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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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Foreigners arrested at Evros border for child abduction in UK

Greek authorities have arrested two foreigners wanted with a European arrest warrant for the abduction of a child in United Kingdom. A 37-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman were arrested at the Border Control point Kipoi at Evros river as they were trying to enter Turkey from Greece. When authorities …

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Raki instead of ‘contrast agent’: Cretan grandpa lands in intensive care

The grandpa was supposed to undergo a magnetic resonance imagine (MRI) for his digestive system at a public hospital in Herakleio, Crete. However, instead of an examination that is considered routine, the elderly man landed in intensive care with brain stroke symptoms. According to local media, the elderly man went …

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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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Notorious Greek-Australian crime figure gunned down in Athens

A Greek-Australian businessman was shot and killed in Panorama Voula suburb of south Athens short before 9 o’ clock on Wednesday night. According to preliminary media reports, the man had just got in his car parked outside his home, when he got shot by unknown perpetrator or perpetrators. The man …

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Bakari Henderson: Prosecutor asks maximum sentences for 6 defendants

The public prosecutor in the criminal court in Patras asked maximum sentences for six out of nine defendants for the murder of 22-year-old US tourist Bakari Henderosn last year in Zalynthos. According to local media, the prosecutor who leads the trial has asked the maximum sentence for murder with intent …

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Passenger slightly injured in another attack against Athens public buses

A passenger was slightly injured when unknown perpetrator or perpetrators attacked a public bus in one of the main roads of Athens, the Syggrou avenue. A little earlier, another bus was attacked in the suburb of Agioi Anargyroi in West Athens. The bus was at the height of Agios Sostis …

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Aftershocks of 5.3R, 4.1R and 4.3R jolt Zakynthos on Tuesday

Strong aftershocks have  been jolting the island of Zakynthos in the last hours. An earthquake measuring 5.3 on Richter scale occurred early Tuesday morning. The powerful tremor occurred at 4:59 a.m. and it epicenter was 48 km South-West of the island. The earthquake followed a tremor of 4.1R that occurred …

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High-school students clash with riot police in downtown Athens

The protest rally staged by high-school students in downtown Athens on Monday ended up in clashes with Greek riot police, molotov cocktail bombs and tear gas. A group of more than 100 people who wore hoods started to hurl stones, Molotov cocktail bombs and flares at riot policemen, in the …

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Greece sets clocks one hour back early morning Sunday, Oct 28

Wintertime: Greeks will set their clocks one hour back in the night from Saturday to Sunday, October 27th to 28th 2018. This may be the penultimate time they do so, should the European Union to implement its decision to scrap the twice per year adjustment to save energy in 2019. …

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Three reasons Zakynthos survived 6.8R earthquake with minor damages

The powerful earthquake that hit the island of Zakynthos with 6.8R in the early morning hours of Friday had surprisingly few damages. Despite its force, there were no casualties and “no injuries” as the mayor told media Friday noon, several hours after the earthquake. Some old uninhabited houses and buildings …

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Body of last victim of Medicane “Zorbas” found 23 days later

The last victim of Mediterranean hurricane “Zorbas” was found 23 days after went missing in the floods on September 29, 2018.  The body of the 58-year-old woman found by a local near Krya Vrisi in Northern Evia on October 22. The body was covered with dry grass and soil and …

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2,700 liters of heating oil stolen from school in mountainous Siatista

The director of Technical high-school (EPAL) in Siatista tried in vain to start the heating on Wednesday morning. The system did not work even though 2,700 liters of heating oil were delivered just one day earlier. When he went to check the tank he found out that not a single …

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Greek woman killed in Culemborg, Netherlands, partner arrested

A Greek national was killed in a violent crime in the Netherlands. The body of the woman was found in a Culemborg apartment on Monday morning. Her partner has been arrested. According to Dutch media, it was the 31-year-old man, also a Greek national, who told police where the  woman …

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Internet addition: Greece ranks 2nd in Europe after the UK

Greece ranks second in Europe after the United Kingdom for rates of internet addiction among its population. This is the result of a study conducted by nine European universities in collaboration with the Hellenic Association for the Study of Internet Addiction Disorders (EEMDED). The study’s findings were recently presented at …

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