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Forensics mystery: Zak Kostopoulos DNA found on “his” knife but no fingerprints

Forensic examination has reportedly found traces of DNA of Zak Kostopoulos on “his” knife but not his fingerprints. “The fingerprints are insufficient and not identifiable,” media report on Tuesday citing police sources. “The knife’s size was too small,” media write citing police lab technicians. Therefore the identification of the partial …

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Court rules scrapping 13th & 14th pension was “illegal”, orders return of €11K

A  first-instance court in Thessaloniki ruled that austerity cuts scrapping the 13th and 14th pensions were illegal and ordered the pension funds involved to return the money. The court ruled that  70-year-old IKA pensioner Odysseas Tsologiannis has to await for a total amount of 11,184 euros. The pensioner had filed …

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Air raid sirens drill across Greece on Tuesday, Oct 9

Air raid sirens will sound across Greece on Tuesday, October 9th 2018. In a statement The Greek Police reassures citizens that there is no reason of concern and explains the drill as follows: The sirens will sound: at 11:00 a.m. for 60 seconds with interrupting sound of different volume. at …

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10. Race for the Cure: 40,000 people run to raise awareness against Breast Cancer

Forty thousand people run through Athens and sent their own symbolic message against breast cancer. The 10th Race for the Cure Against Breast Cancer took place on Sunday under the auspices of Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos. The event included a 5 km race and a 2 km walk. The race …

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Big fat Greek wedding for Maria Menounos & Keven Undergaro (picts, video)

Maria Menounos could not but have a big fat Greek wedding. In her father’s birth place Akovos, Maria and her husband Keven Undergaro sealed their holy bond in a Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony on Saturday afternoon. “I wanted the religious wedding to take place here in order to honor Greece,” …

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Labor conditions in Greece worsened for 90% of private sector employees

Nine in ten employees in the private sector in Greece faced worsening labor conditions in the years of the debt crisis, according to a survey carried out for the General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE) on the occasion of the 100th-year anniversary of its founding. The 90 percent of respondents …

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Brazen robbery in jewelry shop in downtown Athens caught on video

A robbery in a jewelry shop in one of the most vibrant avenues in downtown Athens takes place in early Friday evening. The three robbers wear hoods and enter the well-known shop at 7:30 p.m. An employee screams, a robber holds out to hit her. Two robbers fill bags they …

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Man climbs on 15m high sculpture in Omonia Sq, threatens to jump

It was short before 4 0′ clock Friday afternoon when a man climbed up to a 15-meter high sculpture in Omonia Square in downtown Athens and threatened to jump. Fire Service and an ambulance rushed to the spot. One police negotiator was assigned to persuade the man to give up …

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The Fish is Free! Medicane Zorbas destroys fish farms, locals go fishing

Thousand of doradoes have been set free to swim in fish eternity… if only it wasn’t the locals of Evia who rushed to catch the fresh fish. Medicane Zorbas destroyed fish farms in the sea area of Evia and set free more than 150,000 fish. While there is no scientific …

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Greece’s Sites and Museums staff on 24h strike due to privatization plans

Unions of workers at Greece’s archeological sites and museums have called for a 24-hour strike to protest the trasnfer of several public museums and sites to the country’s Privatization Fund. The strike is scheduled for 11. October 2018. The protest is likely to close the ancient Acropolis in Athens that …

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Tom Hanks slams Greek Culture Institute for using his name for event

Hollywood star Tom Hanks took to Twitter on Wednesday to dismiss for one more time news that he was going to Athens to receive an award for being a friend of Greece, a philellene, for having made a generous donation to an archaeological site or whatever the rumors and a …

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Missing shepherd found dead, no sign from senior couple 4 days after Medicane

A 73-year-old shepherd was found dead at a height of 1,500 m on the mountain of Almyros by Volos in central Greece on Wednesday. The man was missing since Saturday afternoon when he went up to the mountain to bring his free-ranging cows into safety due to severe weather conditions …

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Head of EP information office in Athens suspended amid anti-fraud probe

The head of European Parliament information office in Athens has been suspended from duty amid an anti-fraud probe by the EU Anti-Fraud office OLAF. Together with Leonidas Andrikopoulos, suspended were reportedly also two other employees whose names and nationalities were not made public. The case was confirmed by Marjory van …

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Peace Boat for Nuclear-Free World arrives at Corfu

The Peace Boat for a Nuclear-Free World docked at the port of the island of Corfu in the Ionian Sea on October 1. Among the 1,000 passengers are also survivors from the Holocaust in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They are bringing a message of world peace. The ship and its passengers …

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Extreme weather, “extreme” sports? Medicane on Mykonos (video)

Extreme weather phenomena are opportunities for extreme sports. Medicane Zorbas poured tons of rain water and caused floods across Greece over the weekend. While the Mediterranean Cyclone brought fear and disaster for many people, for some it was a rare opportunity for fun. On the island of Mykonos, a worker …

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Zak Kostopoulos: Policemen under investigation after new video

LGBT rights activist Zak Kostopoulos may had managed to escape the worst from the fierce kicks by a jeweler and his friend last Friday, but he did not escape further abuse in the hands of policemen. The Ministry of Public Order and the Greek Police ordered on Friday disciplinary investigation …

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Boys missing in Cyprus have been found, suspected kidnapper arrested

The two boys who went missing from a school in Larnaca on Tuesday morning, have been found. Following a tip off, police raided an apartment one kilometer away from the school were the boys had disappeared seven hours earlier. According to cyprusmail, Police said they have detained a 35-year-old man …

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