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Julianne Moore message of solidarity to Susan Orfanos for gun controls

Hollywood star Julianne Moore, herself a mother of a son and supporter of gun controls, sent a message of solidarity to Susan Orfanos, the mother of Telemachus Orfanos who was killed during the shooting at Thousand Oaks last week. Posting an older picture of her with her son on her …

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Tel Orfanos survived Las Vegas massacre to die in Thousand Oaks shooting

Telemachus ‘Tel’ Orfanos saw too much horror. The 27-year-old Greek-American first survived last year’s massacre at a Las Vegas country music festival, where 58 people were slain. He was also at the Borderline Bar and Grill on Wednesday night, when a gunman, dressed in black, killed 12 people. One of …

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Albanian authorities release body of killed ethnic Greek Katsifas

Albanian authorities released the body of ethnic Greek Konstantinos Katsifas on Wednesday, with a delay that caused desperation and anger in his family. The body release was reportedly after an intervention by the Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama and the the head of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Albania, Archbishop …

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Nia Vardalos, John Stamos join forces with THI to rebuild wildfires-ridden Orphanage

Actors Nia Vardalos and John Stamos have joined forces with The Hellenic Initiative to help rebuild the Lyreio Orphanage that was largely destroyed during the Athens wildfires in July. Funds raised through the online campaign will be funneled directly to the orphanage that does not receive subsidies and is funded …

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Adoptions in Greece record a 77% increase in 2017

Adoptions in Greece recorded a 77 percent increase in 2017 when compared to 2016, the Greek Statistics Authority (ELSTAT) announced on Thursday. The increase is attributed to remarriages rather to the new adoptions law that was introduced at the end of 2017, beginning of 2018. Of the 393 adoptions, 198 …

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Passenger slightly injured in another attack against Athens public buses

A passenger was slightly injured when unknown perpetrator or perpetrators attacked a public bus in one of the main roads of Athens, the Syggrou avenue. A little earlier, another bus was attacked in the suburb of Agioi Anargyroi in West Athens. The bus was at the height of Agios Sostis …

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High-school students clash with riot police in downtown Athens

The protest rally staged by high-school students in downtown Athens on Monday ended up in clashes with Greek riot police, molotov cocktail bombs and tear gas. A group of more than 100 people who wore hoods started to hurl stones, Molotov cocktail bombs and flares at riot policemen, in the …

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Body of last victim of Medicane “Zorbas” found 23 days later

The last victim of Mediterranean hurricane “Zorbas” was found 23 days after went missing in the floods on September 29, 2018.  The body of the 58-year-old woman found by a local near Krya Vrisi in Northern Evia on October 22. The body was covered with dry grass and soil and …

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2,700 liters of heating oil stolen from school in mountainous Siatista

The director of Technical high-school (EPAL) in Siatista tried in vain to start the heating on Wednesday morning. The system did not work even though 2,700 liters of heating oil were delivered just one day earlier. When he went to check the tank he found out that not a single …

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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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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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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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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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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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