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Greek police fires tear gas at protesting teachers demanding jobs (picts,video)

Tension and tear gas at the protest organized by teachers in downtown Athens on Friday. The marched through the city center and at one point a big crowd attempted to reach the prime ministry mansion. As expected, riot police did not let protesters prevail and fired tear gas to disperse …

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Easter 2018: Extended shop hours in Athens & Thessaloniki

Retail shops in Athens will operate in extended opening hours due to the Easter Holidays. The extended working hours start Thursday, March 29th 2018 and end on Holy Saturday, April 7th. On Palm Sunday, April 1st, retail shops will be open. The general plan is as follows: On weekdays, Monday …

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13-year-old girl gives birth to a healthy baby girl in Athens hospital

A 13-year-old girl delivered a healthy baby in the 37th week of pregnancy. The girl was in advanced labor when her mother took her to the Health Center of Lavrio, South-East Attica. After receiving first aid by a midwife and doctors, the girl was transferred  to a maternity hospital in …

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Online Survey 2018: UK Embassy outreach to British nationals in Greece

In the framework of its regular outreach to British Nationals living in Greece, the British Embassy in Athens has just launched a short online survey to find out more about Brits in Greece and their information needs and to enhance and improve the way we communicate with them. It takes …

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40% of Thessaloniki without water, after big damage in main water pipeline

Forty percent of households and businesses in Greece’s second largest city  Thessaloniki have been left without tap water. The problem started on Tuesday due to a big damage in the main water pipeline of Aravisos that supplies with water the urban complex of the city together with the river of …

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Busy day for Greek police, clashing with protesters in Piraeus & Thessaloniki (videos)

Greek police has been very busy on Wednesday clashing against several groups of people representing several groups of interest. In the morning Greek police tried to hinder members of Popular Unity protesting foreclosures and electronic auctions from entering a notry’s office conducting e-auctions. PU leader and ex Syriza minister Panagiotis …

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One employee injured in knife attack at Iran Embassy in Athens

An incident with one injured took place at the Iranian embassy in Psychiko suburb of North Athens at Wednesday noon. According to preliminary information by state broadcaster ERT TV, an unknown perpetrator injured one embassy employee with a knife. Two embassy employees reportedly went out to check a suspiciously behaving …

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Police learns of bomb explosion after anarchists claims responsibility

Greek police has learned from an anarchists’  website on Tuesday night that an explosive device went off  behind the Evelpidon court building in Athens on Saturday. Police teams have found and are examining the bomb remnants. The bomb was reportedly placed at a guard’s post between Pedion to Areos Park …

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Trolley bus workers in Athens to hold 6h work stoppage on March 28

Workers at Trolley buses in Athens will hold a work stoppages on Wednesday, March 28th 2018, in order to attend the general assembly of their union. The work stoppage will start at 12 o’ clock noon and last until 5 p.m. As usual, the trolley buses will start withdraw form …

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Greek Orthodox Bishop of Chicago supports March For Our Lives

Newly enthroned Metropolit Nathanael Symeonides in the Greek Orthodox Church of Chicago said he feels a responsibility to protect the youth participating in the March For Our Lives gun control rallies in US. He feels a responsibility to not only pray for the youth, but to protect them. “They want …

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E-cigarettes banned in public spaces, transportation means and ads

Electronic cigarettes fall under the same restrictions as cigarette smoking, the Council of State plenary ruled on Monday, including a ban on their use in public spaces, transportation and in advertisements. Law 4410/2016 and related ministerial decisions on conventional smoking also affect e-cigarettes, Greece’s highest administrative court said in its …

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Prosecutor appeals court decision to acquit Bishop Amvrosios of homophobic rant

A prosecutor of the misdemeanors court in Aigio, western Greece, has appealed an earlier court decision to acquit bishop Amvrosios, on the charge of inciting hatred against homosexuals. The controversial bishop of Kalavryta most likely will find himself back to the court room. That decision had cleared Amvrosios of violating …

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Greek authorities on alert after 45 out of 60 students get sick in regional high school

Greek health authorities are on alert after 45 out of 60 students in a regional high school went sick on Monday. The director of the high school in Akraifnio, in the Viotia Prefecture, north of Attica, decided to close the school Closed the Akrafnaio school by Orhomenos. According to preliminary …

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Nea Kios: House wrapped with 140-sqm Greek flag (video)

It is a tradition that Greeks decorate their houses, balconies and yards with the Greek Flag on national days. And some use the Independence Day on 25th March to make a point. Giannis Athanasopoulos used 140 square meters of cloth in the colors of the Greek flag and wrapped his …

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Google honors Greece’s Independence Day with a special Doodle

Google honors Greece’s Independence Day and the Greek Revolution of 1821 March with a special doodle, logo. Graphic designers of the company used a pair of  the traditional shoes – tsarouchi – and laurel leaves, all framed with the colors of the Greek flag.   Tsarouchi is a type of …

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Amber Alert: 13-year-old boy missing in Peristeri, West Athens

13-year-old boy named Thanassis S. has been missing since 04:00 p.m. Friday, March 23rd 2018. He went missing in Peristeri suburb of West Athens. He was at tutorial classes and never return to a children facility where he has been staying for the last years. Thanassis has black eyes and …

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Students’ Parade on Greece’s Independence Day in downtown Athens (picts)

Students honored Greece’s Independence Day, March 25th, with the traditional big parade in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens downtown on Saturday.  This year, the parade to honor the Independence War against the Ottomans in 1821 had a specific symbolism due to the intensified tensions with Turkey and the …

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