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British tourist found dead next to garbage bins in North Corfu

A British tourist found dead next to garbage bins on the land road Sidari-Karysades near the Ai Giannis village in the north part of the island of Corfu on Wednesday morning. According to preliminary media reports, the man is believed to be a British tourist aged between 40 and 45 …

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Inspectors’ report blames municipality, forestry officials for deadly flash-floods in Mandra

Forestry officials, elected municipal officers and engineers from the private sector share the responsibility for the deadly flash floods that hit western Attica in November 2017,  an official report published on Monday said. Twenty-four people died in the floods, that swept through Mandra and devastated the town after torrential rain. …

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AMBER ALERT: 12-year-old boy missing from Acropolis found safe

AMBER ALERT: The 12-year-old boy that was missing from the area of Acropolis, Athens, has been found on Tuesday, 3. July 2018. According to an announcement by Greek children charity To Xamogelo toy Paidioy (Child’s smile) Christian-Kostas Lintquist was found in the area of Egaleo, a suburb of Piraeus/West Athens. …

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AMBER ALERT: 12-year-old boy goes missing in area of Acropolis

AMBER ALERT: A 12-year-old boy whose name is given in Greek letters as ΚΡΙΣΤΙΑΝ-ΚΩΣΤΑΣ ΛΙΝΤΚΒΙΣΤ  went missing from the area of  Acropolis in Athens on Monday, 2. July 2018. According to the issued Amber Alert, the boy has Brown Eyes and Brown Hair.  He is 1.43 cm tall and wight …

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Rethymno: Breeder’s murder on Crete revives 10-year-old vendetta

The atmosphere is tense in Ano Meros by Amari village after the murder of a 63-year-old stock-breeder. Locals express fear for the revival of an old vendetta between two families as the victim has allegedly killed the grandfather of the suspected murderer. The breeder was assassinated with three bullets in …

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Frontex pictures from the rescue operation of Russian tourist drifted off Crete

The Frontex has released pictures from the rescue operation of the Russian tourist who was drifted away in the sea while on an air mattress. The missing for 20 hours. The 55-year-old Russian national was spotted by Frontex border patrol aircraft and was rescued by the Greek Coast Guard. She …

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Dioni Alert: Citizens in Attica create “patrol group” to prevent crime incidents

Burglaries and armed robberies, invasion of criminals in homes and businesses, incidents of  use of raw violence that sometimes ends in the victim’s death have apparently resulted that citizens’ greatest fear is no other than the unexpected violence outbreak. At the same time, the shortages in human resources and funds …

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France seeks extradition of Russian bitcoin suspect Vinnik

France has joined the US and Russia in seeking the extradition of a Russian held in Greece for allegedly laundering $4 billion using the bitcoin digital currency, a court source said Wednesday. The French warrant says Alexander Vinnik, who headed bitcoin exchange BTC-e, had defrauded over 100 people in six …

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Athens Metro on work stoppage, Friday, June 29

Workers at Athens Metro Lines <2> and <3> stage a work stoppage on Friday, June 29, 2018. the work stoppage will start at 11:00 o’ clock Friday night and last until the end of the shift. All other transport mean in the Greek capital will operate as usual. Athens Metro …

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Missing tourist found on air mattress drifted 6nm off Crete

A missing tourist has been found on an air mattress that was drifted out to the sea, 6 nautical miles off the North of the island of Crete on Thursday. The woman on the floating mattress was spotted by Frontex aircraft and was rescued by the Greek Coast Guard. The …

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Appeals Court unanimously rules Irianna & Perikles “Not Guilty” on terror charges

The 5-member Court of Appeals in Athens unanimously declared Irianna and Perikles were found not guilty on terrorism charges. The decision was announced short after 3 o’clock on Thursday afternoon and was cheered and applauded by dozens of solidarity supporters of the two who are known in the Greek public …

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Holocaust Memorial in Thessaloniki vandalized

For one more time, vandals desecrated the Holocaust Memorial at Eleftherias square in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece. They threw paint and destroyed an Israeli flag on Wednesday evening. The vandalism is allegedly attributed to people who left a protest against the Macedonia deal between Greece and FYROM and was taking place …

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Greek mafia-boss gunned down in Palaio Faliro (CCTV videos)

A 45-year-old man was gunned down in a central street of Palaio Faliro in South Athens around 9 o’ clock on Wednesday morning. The perpetrators used Kalashnikov assault rifle in an attack police evaluates as “turf war” between criminal organizations. The victim was a well-known figure in the underworld of …

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Europol report: Left-wing terrorism still active in Greece, Italy & Spain

Left-wing terrorism is still active in Greece, the Europol says in its “EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report (TE-SAT) 2018” after evaluating incidents in 2017. In the same report, the Europol notes that left-wing terrorism is also active in Italy and Spain, even though to a lesser extend. Greece, Italy …

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Greek Education Ministry bans mobile phones in schools

Greece’s Education Ministry bans mobile phones in primary and secondary education schools and the operation of security cameras during school working hours. According to a circular issued by Education Minister, Kostas, Gavroglou, teachers will be allow to carry mobile phones only for teaching purposes. The ministry prohibits the use of …

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Earthquake 4.2 R strikes Thessaloniki, Northern Greece, just hours after 5.5R in the South

Three hours after the powerful earthquake off Pylos in South Peloponnese, another tremor stroke Thessaloniki, in the North of the country. The Earthquake had a magnitude of 4.2 R and its epicenter was located between villages Askos and Evaggelismos, 30 km North-East of Thessaloniki. The earthquake occurred at 11:21 a.m. …

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