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Wildfires rage in East Attica, settlements evacuates in Kalivia, Anavyssos, Keratea

East Attica wildfires: Church bells were ringing calling the residents of Anavyssos to evacuate the area; a police car was also calling on people to leave the area in southern East Attica as the fire front had already reached the yards of some houses. Thick smoke has turned day into …

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Keratea Landfill: Non-Stop Protest with 2m deep trench in the middle of the road

The struggle spirit of the Keratea citizens opposing government plans for a landfill has not limits. Last night ‘inknown revolters’ dug a two meter deep trench in the middle of the main Layrio road in order to prohibit construction units to reach the area. The trench was dug during the …

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Keratea: There is a war going on 50 km SE of Athens… (videos)

 In Ovriokastro village church bells rang, and sirens and megaphones called the residents to rush to the road blocks on the outskirts of the town. “We are getting attacked!” the voice was warning through the megaphones, while the shrilling sound of municipality sirens was sending waves of goosebumps to men …

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Seven people rescued after fishing boat runs aground in central Aegean Sea

A fishing boat ran aground on the Tripiti Reef in the sea north of Makronissos in the central Aegean Sea on Monday afternoon. The seven people on board were picked up by rescue vessels and are in good health. Two Coast Guard patrol boats and private boats rushed to the …

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Four big summer fires burned 16% of forest land in Attica (MAP)

Recent wildfires in Attica have burned 16 percent of its forest, the National Observatory of Athens said on Thursday. The fires were estimated to have burned about 240,000 acres, of which 186,000 acres are forest land. According to the National Observatory analysis about one sixth of the total forest land …

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Race to extinguish the forest fire in Vilia, West Attica

Five settlements in total and one nursing home were evacuated as the forest fire is still raging in Vilia area in western Attica on Tuesday. The fire front extends to 10 km burning down dense and inaccessible pine forest on the Mount Patera and approaches residential areas. Η #φωτιά στα …

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Rolling power cuts in Attica from Aug 6 to avoid blackout due to fires, HEDNO announces

The Greek Electricity Distribution Network Operator (HEDNO) will implement controlled rolling power cuts in Athens and Attica in order to avoid a blackout. The plan goes into force today, Friday, August 6, 2021. “There will be rolling power cuts in Attica in accordance with the instructions of the Independent Power …

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Greek Police recover Picasso, Mondrian paintings stolen in 2012 (UPD)

Greek police has said that they have recovered two paintings by 20th century masters Pablo Picasso and Piet Mondrian, stolen in 2012 from the National Art Gallery, the biggest state art gallery in Athens,. A statement late Monday said the two works were in the hands of the police. According …

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“Tilemachos” strikes Greece with heavy snow and freezing temperatures

Snow-queen “Sophia” left Greece on Sunday, allowing hundreds of religious Greeks to jump into ice-cold sea and river waters to catch the Holy Cross on Epiphany Day, the day the Waters are being blessed. However, the snow break was of short duration as new barometric low, “Tilemachos” is forecast to …

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Power column explodes like fireworks due to gale force winds in Attica (video)

It was short after 7 o’ clock Thursday evening, when a power column started to explode like fireworks. A resident immediately called the Fire Service as the area of East Attica still suffers from the painful and deadly wildfires in July. Powerful winds blowing with intensity of up to 9 …

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UPD Kidnapped businessman M. Karamolegos freed, one kidnapper surrendered to police

Kidnapped businessman Manolis Karamolegos was released on Wednesday afternoon, at least two of the kidnappers has been arrested. P{Olice is seeking a third man. According to first information reported by the Greek media, the kidnapper-trio allegedly consists of a Greek and two foreign nationals, at least one of them Moldavian. …

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Greece Seeks International Aid to Combat Wildfires Near Athens

Greece sought international aid to combat the wildfires that started on Saturday, spread to an area of  20,000 acres and burnt of rural and agricultural land, several houses, professional sites and warehouses and causing dozens of residents to flee their homes in the Eastern Attica region some 30 to 50 km away from …

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Greeks protest Culture Minister at Europa Parliament (video)

Protests against Greek politicians are continuing in Greece and abroad and last ‘victim’ was Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos. He was attending the event “2,500+1 years after the Marathon Battle” at Europa Parliament in Brussels, when members of  Belgian Solidarity Committee with Greeks raised a banned saying: “EU &  IMF Barbarians, …

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