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Norwegian frigate sinks after collision with Greek-owned tanker

There go 400 million euros under water and the captain’s career. The Norwegian frigate “KNM Helge Ingstad“ sank deeper in the water in the night from Monday to Tuesday, just days after its  crew ignored warning signals by a Greek-owned tanker that a collision was imminent. The pictures made public by the …

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Civil Servants in Greece launch 24-hour strike, Nov 14/2018

Public sector union ADEDY will launch a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, November 14th 2018. The planned protest rally to the Greek Parliament will disrupt traffic in downtown Athens. The union demands pay raise as well as increase of pensions. Both have been reduced several times since the bailout agreements in …

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Bomb outside home of Supreme Court prosecutor in Athens

Special teams of anti-terror squads of Greek Police have defused an explosive device left outside the home of Supreme Court deputy prosecutor Isidoros Dogiakos in Vyronas suburb of Athens early Tuesday morning. The bomb was hidden in the trunk of a motorcycle parked outside the prosecutor’s home. Police rushed to …

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Albanian authorities release body of killed ethnic Greek Katsifas

Albanian authorities released the body of ethnic Greek Konstantinos Katsifas on Wednesday, with a delay that caused desperation and anger in his family. The body release was reportedly after an intervention by the Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama and the the head of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Albania, Archbishop …

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Athens proclaimed the European Capital of Innovation for 2018

The Greek capital Athens has been proclaimed the European Capital of Innovation for 2018. In a special event organized in Lisbon, the Greek capital was declared the winner of the European Commission iCapital Awards. “The prize awarded Athens for its ability to harness innovation in order to improve the lives …

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Taxi owners to launch 12-hour strike across Greece on Nov 8

The Panhellenic Federation of Greek Taxi will launch a 12-hour strike on Thursday, November 8th 2018.  The strike is supposed to protest a decrease in their business due to ride sharing services and “failure of the government to protect the sector.” It is certainly coincidence that on Thursday, the chairman …

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Michael Dertouzos: Google Doodle honors Greek computer scientist

Google celebrates the 82nd birthday of computer scientists Michael Dertouzos with a special Doodle. Dertouzos is the man who foresaw the impact of internet on people’s everyday lives. ago. In a blog post, Google says, “Under his guidance, the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science grew into a thriving research center …

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Adoptions in Greece record a 77% increase in 2017

Adoptions in Greece recorded a 77 percent increase in 2017 when compared to 2016, the Greek Statistics Authority (ELSTAT) announced on Thursday. The increase is attributed to remarriages rather to the new adoptions law that was introduced at the end of 2017, beginning of 2018. Of the 393 adoptions, 198 …

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