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26-year-old wildfires victim dies in hospital, death toll rises to 99

For fifty days a 26-year-old woman was fighting for her life in the intensive care of a hospital in Athens where she was since 23rd July. On Tuesday, Sept 11th, the heavily injured victim of the Athens wildfires succumbed to her injuries. Together with her mother, Elisavet Hardaloupa was in …

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Silver Alert: German national missing on the island of Aigina

German citizen Axel Walter has been declared as missing through the Silver Alert service. He was on the island of Aigina when he went missing on 22. August 2018. According to a relevant announcement, Axel Walter went missing on 22. August 2018 on the island of Aigina in the Saronic …

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Xematiasma: 60% of Greeks believe prayers against Evil Eye cure headaches

Got a headache? Why bother with a painkiller? Get a ‘healer’ and get rid of the Evil Eye right away. If the headaches persist you can consult a doctor, but according to 60 percent of Greeks they will first get a ‘xematiasma’ and then seek other solutions to cure themselves. …

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British tourist dies on Kalymnos due to ambulance shortage, says Hospitals Union

A 74-year-old British tourist died on the island of Kalymnos in the Dodecanese in the night form Monday to Tuesday because there was no ambulance available to take her to hospital, the national union of public hospital workers (POEDIN) has said. In a statement, POEDIN said the local hospital on …

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Sinead McNamara’s Parents reveal “she called us crying short before” the tragedy

The parents of  20-year-old Australian instagram influencer Sinead McNamara are intensively looking to the causes of their daughter’s death on a luxury yacht anchored off the island of Kefalonia last week. They reveal that Sinead called them short before she was found and she was crying. Sinead’s desperate family is …

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20 people lose their lives in 363 traffic accidents in Attica in August

Twenty people lost their lives in 363 road accidents alone in the Prefecture of Attica only in the month of August, traffic police said on Wednesday. In the same month, 425 people were injured, 13 of them. The main causes of these accidents was a failure to drive with due …

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Doctor admits forgery of disability certification for convict Floros, denies bribe

This could possibly be a case of  “filotimo” the Greek word that cannot be translated in other languages. A doctor admitted to have forged a disability certification for a convict to be released from prison. However, he denied that he received any bribe in order to do so. In a …

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Coroner speaks of Sinead McNamara “suicide”, yet everything open until…

All clues lead Greek authorities to suspect that 20-year-old Australian instagram model Sinead McNamara committed suicide. However, the investigation is not completed until the toxicological laboratory results are out. Many wonder what led the young woman on her last day of work on board of luxury yacht Mayan Queen IV …

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+++ Ferries strike ends after Greece Seamen’s unions agree with shipowners

The Greek Seamen’s unions Federation PNO has reportedly agreed with shipowners for Passenger Ships on Tuesday noon. The ferries strike ends later on Tuesday, media report, and not at 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 5th 2018, as originally scheduled. PNO and shipowners agreed for a 2% wage raise for 2018 and …

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Power disconnections due to debts skyrocket by 313% in last three years

Thousands of households across Greece see technical teams of public power supplier PPC to disconnect the electricity supply on daily basis. Electricity disconnections to households and businesses due to debts to power suppliers have increased by 313% in the last three years. The official data of the Regulatory Authority for …

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Ferries to remain docked for another 24 hours, after unions extend strike

Greek Seamen’s Federation PNO decided on Monday to extend its strike for another 24 hours. Ferries remain docked and the strike will last until 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 5th 2018. The seamen did not accept the proposal by ship owners for a 2-percent wage raise. The PNO wants a …

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Naxos breaks Guinness Record with giant portion of French Fries (video)

A giant portion of french fries secured the island of Naxos in the Aegean Sea with a new Guinness Record. The Association of Agricultural Cooperatives of Naxos managed to break their own previous record. In less than 8 hours, 2.5 tons of  diced potatoes were fried crispy and golden in …

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Ferries remain docked at Greece’s ports on Monday due to 24h strike UPD

Ferries remain docked at Greece’s ports due to a 24-hour strike on Monday, September 3rd 2018. The  Greek Federation of Seamen’s Unions PNO decided to proceed with the strike after negotiations with shipowners over wage hikes did not bring the expected fruits. Main request of the PNO is the signing …

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Authorities investigate death of Australian Sinead McNamara on yacht in Greece

A veil of mystery covers the sudden and unexpected death of 20-year-old Australian instagram model and social media influencer Sinead McNamara. The young woman had died while she was working as crew member on a luxury yacht anchored off the port of Argostoli on the island of Kefalonia. “She had …

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Ex ENERGA Floros back in prison over doubts about medical certification

Former Executive of private power supplier ENERGA Aristidis Floros was arrested again on Friday night and is heading back to prison in Halkida on Saturday. The 39-year-old entrepreneur was released from prison on Aug 24, submitting a medical document asserting  him 67 percent disability and triggered an outcry on media …

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Zakynthos police seizes 14760 bulbs of laughing gas stored in …

Zakynthos police has found and seized a total of 14,760 bulbs with laughing gas. The illegal stuff was packed in 41 boxes. Each box contained 360 bulbs. The boxes were stored in a remote warehouse in Ammoudi area in the east of the island. Police reportedly followed information given by …

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Ferry evacuated from firefighters and crew due to sharp leaning

Small fires are burning inside garage of ferry Eleftherios Venizelos of ANEK shipping company still on Friday morning. An order to temporary evacuate the ferry from firefighters and crew was given around 11:15 a.m. as the vessel suddenly leaned to the right by 7 degrees. According to information of Athens …

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Earthquake jolts Central Greece with 5.2 R magnitude UPD picts

An earthquake with 5.2 R rattled Central Greece and had residents rushing out of their homes on Friday morning. The earthquake occurred at 10:12 a.m. on 31. August 2018. Its epicenter is located in Argithea, especially in the triangle of Drakotrypa – Pefkofyto-Oxya. in the mountain area West of Lake …

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