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Greece Heatwave Warning: Temperature to reach 41° Celsius

Greece’s National Meteorological Service (EMY) issued an emergency report on Wednesday, warning of a heatwave that will hit the country with temperatures up to 41 degrees Celsius. At the same time, other meteorologists forecast that after the heatwave is over on Sunday, August 21, unstable weather will follow with a …

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USA warns Turkey of S-400 from Russia or else face sanctions

The US State Department has warned Turkey to avoid “transactions with Russia’s defense sector” or else face sanctions. The warning comes a day after Russian news agency Tass reported that Moscow and Ankara had signed a contract for the shipment of a second batch of S-400 surface-to-air missile systems. “The …

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Greece accuses Turkey of pushing migrants into Greek territory

Greece has accused Turkey of pushing migrants into Greek territory. The accusations were made by Migrations & Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis who visited the area of Evros river, a day after  police evacuated 38 migrants who were stranded on an islet in the natural border between the two countries. Wednesday …

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Greece: 73.710 coronavirus cases, 258 deaths; distribution

Greece’s health authorities announced on Tuesday 73,710 confirmed coronavirus cases in the week of August 8-14, 2022 (ISO 32/2022). In the same period 258 [306] Covid-patients have died, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said in its weekly report. The number of intubated Covid-patients stands at 118. Coverage of simple …

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Tax revenue in Jan-July 2022 “higher” than Greece expected

Tax revenues in the period January – July 2022 significantly exceeded the target, according to provisional data on the execution of the state budget Greece’s Finance Ministry announced οn Tuesday The target was exceeded by 5.1 billion euros, with total tax revenues during this period amounting to 31.094 billion euros, …

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Heatwave to hit Greece with up 40°-42° Celsius; risk of fires

Meteorologists forecast high temperatures in Greece in the coming days, around 4 to 7 degrees Celsius above the seasonal average. According to the National Meteorological Service EMY the heatwave temperatures are expected to reach up to 42 degrees Celsius in some parts of the country on Friday and Saturday, August …

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Iran tanker retrieves oil seized by US, set to leave Greece

An Iranian-flagged tanker has retrieved an oil cargo which the United States had confiscated and is set to leave Greece, sources familiar with the matter said on Monday. The seizure from the Lana, formerly the Pegas, prompted Iranian forces in May to seize two Greek tankers in the Middle East …

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39 Syrian refugees finally evacuated from Evros river

After several days and following pressure and general outcry, Greek authorities announced that they had found the stranded refugees in Evros river.  In the previous days Greek Police had announced that they could could not locate the refugees, denying at the same time that they were on Greek territory. “After …

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