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Air Traffic Controllers to launch 3h work stoppage , Jan 15

Air traffic controllers called a three-hour work stoppage on January 15, the day of the vote on the omnibus bill containing the prior actions required to close Greece’s third program review. Due to the labour action, no flights to or from Greek airports will take place from 12:00 to 15:00 …

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A “flock” of low intensity earthquakes strikes East Attica, causing concern to residents

A series of consecutive tremors stroke the area of east Attica in the early morning and morning hours of Tuesday, January 9, 2018, causing concern to the residents who reportedly felt each and every tremor. A total of 18 tremors have occurred so far in the area with the biggest …

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Epiphany 2018 winner: Granny walks into the sea, fully dressed, to catch the Cross (video)

Hundreds of Greeks had to jump into the January cold waters on Epiphany Day to catch the Holy Cross. A granny in Dilesi, near Chalkida Attica, did not bother at all to exposed herself to the chilly weather. Dressed with her warm coat, holding her bag, wearing her shoes and …

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Epiphany 2018 Videos: Greeks Bless the Waters, send Kallikantzaroi back to Earth bowels

Epiphany 2018: Greeks blessed the waters and sent Kallikantzaroi, the malevolent goblins back to the bowels of Earth where they belong. Kallikantzaroi are believed to dwell underground but come to the surface during the twelve days of Christmas, from 25 December to 6 January, from the winter solstice for a …

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Greek gov’t says to raise pensions as compensation for scrapping of poverty allowance

The Greek government plans to raise pensions to low-pensioners as a compensation for scrapping the poverty allowance (EKAS) to thousands of people as demanded by the country’s lenders. Speaking to Sto Kokkino FM, deputy minister for Social Security, Tasos Petropoulos, said that low-pensioners of less than 700 euro per month …

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T-2 aircraft of Hellenic Air Forces crashes and cut into two (video)

A T-2 training aircraft of the Hellenic Air Force crashed and broke into two south of Kalamata in Peloponnese on Wednesday noon. The two-man crew managed to save themselves abandoning the aircraft with parachute in a height of 800 ft. They were picked up by an Air Force helicopter. A …

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First Baby of 2018 born in Germany is a Greek!

The first baby of 2018 born in Germany is a Greek. Philippos-Georgios came into the world 8 minutes after the arrival of the New Year. He is the son of a Greek couple that migrated to Germany a few years ago due to the economic crisis. We were already hearing …

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UPD Mysterious death of two German tourists in Kefalonia on New Year’s day

Two tourists were found dead in an apartment they had rented via Airbnb in Vlahata village on the island of Kefalo0nia in the Ionian Sea in the morning of the New Year’s day. The nationality of the tourists is given by local media as “German.” The deaths are covered with …

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Athenians welcome the New Year with spectacular fireworks show (picts, videos)

Thousands of Athenians flocked to Thiseio area in downtown to celebrate the New Year together with the Mayor of Athens and an rich entertainment program. Midnight sharp, the sky illuminated with numerous fireworks that offered a spectacular view to young and old. “Athens sends a message of hope to Greece …

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Happy New Year 2018 to all KTG Readers!

Happy New Year 2018 – Love, Wealth, Health. And May All Your Wishes Come True! Ευτυχισμένος Ο Καινούργιος Χρόνος! Χρόνια Πολλά!

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Kefalonia: Santa and Reindeer bring the Bride to the Church

A dream wedding over the festive days took place on the island of Kefalonia in the Ionian Sea. It was Santa Claus himself who brought the bride to the Church, on his Greek sleight and a kind of bizarre huge reindeer. kefaloniapress.gr Santa had a red cape to keep the …

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Greece’s New Year tradition: Vasilopita and the secret of the Golden Coin

All over Greece, tables over the Christmas and New Year days are set with traditional food savory and sweet, mostly based on recipes going from generation to generation. There are regional preferences depending on local products and customs that one enjoys across the whole country. One of them is Vasilopita, …

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Silver Alert: Missing 26-year-old Austrian man found

Missing 26-year-old Austrian citizen Sebastian Schedlbauer has been found well, the Silver Alert Service said in a statement issued on January 6th 2018. He was identified by a citizen who has seen the Silver Alter Missing report. Schedbauer was wandering around near a village of  Dorida, near his father’s hometown. …

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4.6R earthquake strikes strikes Central Greece on New Year’s Eve

An earthquake with a magnitude 4.6 on Richter scale rattled Athens and central Greece early Sunday morning, witnesses said, with no immediate reports of damage. The epicenter of the earthquake was in the coast of Dombraina, 86 km west of Athens at 6.02 am (0402 GMT) and 33 km north-west …

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Broken arm of Baby Jesus found abandoned on a street

The broken arm of a Baby Jesus was found abandoned on the pavement of a street in the center of the town of Nafpaktos in West Greece, two days after it was forcefully removed. The creepy and damaged finding was spotted by a passerby who shot a picture and sent …

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