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Carnival The Night Parade: 40,000 march through Patras – LIVE Stream

The Night Parade of Greece’s biggest and most famous Carnival in Patras started on Saturday night. Estimated 40,000 carnivalists are currently marching through the streets of the port city in West Peloponnese. As the live stream concluded midnight Saturday, below is a recorded video form the Night Parade. According to …

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US President Donald Trump and Melania on private trip to Patras

US President Donald Trump and wife Melania took a break from head-aching policies and charities and made a short visit to Greece over the weekend. As the trip was strictly private, they avoided Greek capital Athens and landed directly at the port city of Patras in West Peloponnese. Although the …

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Apokries: The Carnival season revives old customs across Greece

Greece’s Carnival season, the Apokries, reaches its peak over the weekend with the biggest Carnival Parade, the Carnival of Patras, to take place on Sunday. The weekend marks the end of masquerading, eating, drinking and dancing and opens the way for the 40-day fasting until the Greek orthodox Easter. Staring …

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Dodecanese celebrate unification with Greece after end of British occupation

The island group of Dodecanes came under a brief occupation by the British from 1945 until 1947, when they were ceded to Greece with the Treaty of Peace. Τhe British occupation ended formally on 7. March 1948, the Dodecanese were untied with the Motherland. Reason for the islanders to celebrate …

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40-day-old baby injured after priest stumbles and falls during blessing

A 40-day-old baby got injured when the priest blessing it in the church stumbled and fell. The baby suffered a broken leg and head injuries The incident occurred in the Church of Koimmissi Theotokou in Nikiti, Halkidiki, in Northern Greece. The parents had taken the baby for the special blessing …

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One dead, eight injured in inmate fight in Korydallos prison

One man died and eight others were injured after a fight between two groups of inmates broke out in the psychiatric unit of maximum-security prison Korydallos in Athens late on Thursday. The inmates had make-shift knives, media report. The fight broke out between Albanian, Russian-speaking Greeks and Georgian inmates. The …

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Mati wildfire report: Cynical 199-operators, complete chaos in Fire Service

The prosecutors’ report on the Mati wildfire on 23. July 2018 highlights the complete lack of organization and operation, and reveals the shocking responses by the Fire Service operators to residents desperately calling for help. The anguished calls by distressed citizens fearing for their lives were met with the cynicism …

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Greek NASA Researcher Eleni Antoniadou turned into Barbie doll to inspire girls

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Barbie, company Mattel has honored NASA’s Greek researcher, Eleni Antoniadou,with a special doll. It is the first Greek Barbie Role Model. The scientist Barbie is aiming to inspire millions of girls around the world to follow their dreams and become what they …

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20 charged for the wildfire in Mati that claimed 100 lives in July 2018

Greek authorities have charged 20 people with negligence in connection with the country’s deadliest wildfire in decades, which killed 100 and devastated the seaside town of Mati near Athens last year. Court officials say the suspects include the greater Athens regional authority chief, Rena Dourou, the mayors of Mati and …

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Greek authorities arrest Bulgarian national for babies trafficking

Authorities in Northern Greece have arrested a Bulgarian citizen for trafficking babies. The 38-year-old man was arrested while he was trying to return to Bulgaria although arrest warrants were issued there as well. According to media, the man would find poor mothers in Bulgaria, offered them a price and bring …

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Greek Holocaust-themed game shocks Jewish Community

A Holocaust-themed game created by a Greek company has shocked the Jewish community and prompted their outcry. The company “Great Escape” created an escape-room game with direct reference to Steven Spielberg’s film “Schindler’s List.” The outcry by the Jewish Community prompted the company to change the game name into “Secret …

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One firefighter dies and another hospitalized in Thessaloniki blaze

One firefighter died and another was transferred with respiratory problems in hospital on Friday. Both men were actively operating against a fire in an open plot near a factory in the industrial area of Sindos by Thessaloniki in Northern Greece. The tragedy took place around 3 0′ clock Friday afternoon. …

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Flu death toll in Greece rises to 91, after another 17 people die last week

The number of flu victims rose to 91, after another 17 people died last week, February 17-24, 2019, the Greek Disease Control and Prevention Center KEELPNO announced on Thursday. Accoridng to KEELPNO weekly bulletin, the majority of the victims, that is 95% had contracted influenza virus Type A, as well …

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Granny rescue after she abandoned crumbling home in Crete village (videos)

Fearing that her house would collapse due to erosion, a granny abandoned her home in a village in Crete and started to walk in the rugged mountainous area, between rocks, boulders, shrubs, mud, landslides and water streams. Her only aid was a crutch and a make-shift wooden stick. Granny Irene …

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