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Greece’s leading choco producer Lacta goes viral with Social Diversity Campaign

Lacta, Greece’s leading chocolate producer, did something special and ‘provocative’ for the country’s conservative society: the special campaign for Valentine’s Day “Act for love – Embrace all Tastes of Love. The campaign reflects social diversity, heterosexual and homosexual couples, people with disabilities. “Love has no color, age, nationality and gender. …

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39 people die of flu in Greece, among them a baby and a child

Flu death toll increases in Greece by each and every day, the number of dead has reached 39 people, Greece’s Center for Disease Prevention and Control, KELLPNO, said on Thursday. 84% of the victims belonged to risk groups or were not vaccinated. The death toll reached its peak last week …

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Hospital doctor arrested for €3,000 in bribes by pauper cancer patient

A chief surgeon at a big hospital in Athens was arrested on Friday, after a cancer patient filed a complaint to police that the doctor had extorted a total of 3,000 euros. The 50-year-old doctor is well-known in Athens and is working at the Ippokrateio Public Hospital. During a police …

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Greece to import more flu vaccines due to sharp increase of recorded cases

Greece’s National Drug Organisation (NDO) has urgently ordered another 50,000 anti-flu vaccines to meet the population’s needs after a sharp increase of flu cases has been recorded in the last few weeks. 18 people died of complications after flu infection, 12 of them lost their lives within one week. According …

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One in four Greeks cannot afford to heat their home, finds Eurostat survey

One in four Greeks cannot afford to heat their home sufficiently, the Eurostat announced following data collected as part of the annual EU survey 2017 on income and living conditions in the bloc. Based on the report, 25.7% of Greeks said they were not able to keep their home adequately …

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18 people die from flu in Greece, 12 in a single January week

Eighteen people have died in Greece  due to health complications caused from a flu infection. Alone in the week January 21-27, a total of twelve people died, the Greek Center for Disease Control and Prevention KEELPNO announced on Thursday. The victims of the flu included 14 men and four women, …

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Protesting farmers summoned to prosecutor for obstructing traffic

Ten farmers have summoned to prosecutor in Larissa to be tried on charges of obstructing traffic due to the highway blockade in Nikaia inter-junction on Tuesday. Dozens of farmers moved their tractors to Athens-Thessaloniki highway since Monday demanding better labor conditions. The persecution has triggered an outrage. Unionists from the …

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Employer in Patras shot for demanding return of Christmas bonus

A local businessman in Patras, Peloponnese, was shot in the head with an air gun, after he allegedly demanded back the Christmas bonus he was obliged to give to his employees according to the Greek Labor Law. The perpetrator was not one employee though but a friend of an employee. …

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Greek Post workers on 24h strike, protesting loss of 2,300 jobs

Greek Post workers took to the streets on Wednesday to protest a restructuring plan for Greece’s oldest organization, a plan that foresees the closure of dozens of branches and the loss of more than two thousand jobs. According to ELTA workers’ union more than 2,300 employees will be fired and …

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17-year-old charged for murder of her newborn in home birth

A 17-year-old girl has been charged for the murder of her newborn after she had given birth in an apartment in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece, last week. The baby died of severe head injuries. The newborn allegedly slipped off the young mother’s handa right after the labor and fell on the …

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Greece’s silent dramas: Senior hospitalized with severe hypothermia

Austerity 2019 in Greece and the silent dramas. People, mostly elderly, who live without electricity and heating. A man was transferred to the hospital of Larissa in Central Greece from his hometown in Farsala. He was diagnosed with serious hypothermia. While the medical staff is doing whatever possible to treat …

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Granny Maritsa, symbol of Lesvos refugee compassion, passes away at 89

Maritsa Mavropoulou does not live on the island of Lesvos anymore. One of the three grannies, who became symbol of the Greek compassion and kindness with refugees, passed away at the age of 89. It was October 2015, when the picture of the three elderly Greek women feeding a refugee …

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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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