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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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Greece 2018: Pupils go to school on an open farmer’s truck

This is not a picture shot in some remote area in undeveloped world. This picture has been shot in Greece on 18. October 2018. Fifteen children are been transported on an open farmer’s  truck. This is the only way for the elementary pupils to reach their school in Chrysopigi, 6 …

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Angry high-school and uni students raid office of Education Minister (video)

Protesting high-school students raided the office of Education Minister Kostas Gavroglu in  Athens on Monday. The students had gathered in the ministry’s yard and at some point broke through the police chain. A large group forced themselves inside the ministry and open his office door with a kick. Consequently, Minister …

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Police arrests street musician for “beggary” in Thessaloniki, triggering outrage

Greek police has arrested a young street musician in Thessaloniki and triggered an outrage in media and internet community. The young woman was playing music in the city’s central Aristotelous square on Sunday. Police officers arrested her and furthermore they filed a lawsuit for beggary. The arrest triggered an outrage …

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Unknown perpetrators attack Canadian Embassy in Athens

Unknown perpetrators attacked the Canadian Embassy in Athens with sledgehammers and paint early Sunday morning. A group of some 10 people who were wearing hoods broke glass windows with sledgehammers, hurled black and red paint and fled. They left behind two sledgehammers. The attack took place at 6:10 a.m. According …

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Greek Police arrests policeman beaten by Pakistani migrants in Nikaia

The police officer who was found to have been beaten by Pakistani nationals in Nikaia was arrested by Greek Police on Friday. The 34-year-old policeman faces charges for robbery in complicity, while police is seeking for two of his accomplices, Greek Police said in a statement. Από τη Διεύθυνση Εσωτερικών …

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41 people die in Greece due to mosquito-transmitted West Nile Virus

The number of people who died of complications from the mosquito-transferred  West Nile virus has increased to 41, Greece’s Center for Disease Prevention and Protection KEELPNO said in its weekly report. From the begin of mosquito period in 2018 until 13:00 on 18. October, 308 people were diagnosed to have …

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Greek reality show pushes contestant to underwater challenge. Panic Attack!

A contestant of a Greek reality show for aspiring models suffered a panic attack after she was forced to an underwater challenge. The judge’s pressure triggered an outrage on social media. Greece’s Next Top Model is a reality show broadcast by a private Greek television Star channel. A jury of four …

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Athens Metro workers to launch 2 work stoppages on Friday

The union of Athens Metro workers will launch two work stoppages on Friday, October 19, 2018. The first work stoppage will start with the begin of the early morning shirt until 9:00 a.m. and the second will start at 11:00 p.m. until the end of  the night shift. The workers …

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Anarchists attack police station in Athens, injure 4 policemen

Four police officers were injured when anarchists attacked the police station of Omonia in downtown Athens on Monday evening. It was around 9 o’ clock, when some 50 people wearing hoods and helmets started to throw stones and molotov cocktail bombs first at a police van and then at several …

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Thissio: Municipality destroys Handicraft Artists in Athens’ most colorful area

The Municipality of Athens is destroying one of the most colorful areas in the historical center of the Greek capital. The 300 artists who sell their homemade handicraft in the area of Thissio should be removed and relocated outside three metro stations in Keramikos and Victoria squares quite far from …

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Two police among eleven arrested members of a drug ring

Two police officers are among eleven people arrested on suspicion of a drug dealing ring supplying with cocaine and cannabis several cities across Greece. Next to the police officers arrested were also six more Greeks and three Albanian nationals. The ring leader is believed to be also Albanian and is …

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The Mafia Challenge: Sugar sachets by Greek company trigger outrage in Naples

Mafia stereotypes that insulted a whole city: Marlon Brandon as The Godfather, a pistol and the phrase “Live dangerously in Naples” on sugar sachets produced and distributed by Greek company “Coffeland Ltd” triggered an outrage in Italy and forced the company owner to stop the advertising campaign. The face of …

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11 migrants burned alive in car crash in Northern Greece (videos)

Eleven migrants were burned alive in a car crash in Northern Greece early Saturday morning. The frontal crash between a truck and a mini van occurred short after 5:00 a.m. Saturday near the village Sarakina by the town of  Kavala. According to Greek police, the private car was heading to …

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Father Antonios receives European Citizen 2018 Award for his work with underprivileged children

Father Antonios, the soul of the non-profit charity “Ark of the World” has been announced European Citizen of 2018. In a ceremony at the European Parliament the Greek Orthodox priest in one of the under neighborhoods of Athens received the Award for his struggle for the underprivileged children of this …

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Manager of famous Kolonaki cafe arrested for stealing electricity UPD

Police officers have arrested the manager of a prominent coffee bar visited mostly by local  politicians and established  journalists in Kolonaki districts of downtown Athens close to the Parliament. Together with members of the Greek Electricity Distributor  Network Operator DEDHE,  police officers reportedly went to the busy coffee bar short …

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