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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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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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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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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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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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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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