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Train crashes into Larissa station building, two injured (video)

Two women were injured when a local passenger train crashed into the wall of a station building in the city of  Larissa at 5:40 in the morning on Friday. The train was traveling the route Lianokladi-Stylida when it smashed into the wall of a storage room in a building of …

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Matted dog Loukoumakis rescued in Athens wildfires seeks forever home

Loukoumakis is the dog that survived the hell in Athens wildfires and his story touched millions of people in Greece and around the world. One can hardly recognize that the small vivid dog is the same who was found a week ago in an outdoor oven in an desperate situation: …

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Fire Service leadership under fire for Athens wildfires as blames fly around

Twelve days after the deadly wildfires in Athens and the list of errors apparently committed by Greek authorities is seemingly getting longer. Fire Service, Police and Regional Government are throwing responsibilities about the tragedy with 87 dead in East Attica on 23. July 2018 on each other. Based on fire …

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One and a half ministerial Apology for the Athens Wildfires

The first minister apology for the Athens wildfires came by the deputy defense minister on Thursday morning. Even though with a delay of eleven days. The ministers of Foreign Affairs and the deputy for Citizen Protection and Public Order followed. Almost. Deputy Defense Minister, Fotis Kouvelis, said during a live …

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Up to 12 years to demolish illegal constructions on Greece’s coastline

Demolition of illegal constructions prohibiting access to the sea have started in Halkidiki, North Greece on Thursday morning. Short before 10 o’ clock municipality workers and representatives from local authorities moved to “Gatzoureika” settlement along the old land road Polychonoy-Chaniotis on the first leg of Halkidi peninsula in Kassandra. After …

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German Parliament approves €15bn disbursement for Greece

The budget committee of the German Parliament approved on Wednesday the disbursement of the last loan installment for Greece. Berlin has blocked the disbursement of 15 billion euros in July after the Greek government had announced the postponement of  Value Added Tax hikes for five islands hit by the migration …

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85 people dead, one missing in Athens wildfires, says Fire Service

The bodies of 81 people have been identified, one person remains missing, the Greek Fire Service said on Wednesday evening. The four people who have died in the hospitals should be added to the above number, the statement said. According to registration conducted by relatives, one person remains missing. Media …

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Son of murdered UK expat Derek Arber arrested in Athens

Τhe son of murdered British expat, Derek Arber, was arrested the moment he returned to Greece on Tuesday night. The man had reportedly fled to Spain, after the murder of his father, a hotelier on the island of Antiparos, last month. The body of 65-year-old Derek Arber was found in …

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Artists in Crete: Exhibition opening and Workshop in Sivas Aug 3-12

The ‘Atelie’ artists workshop presents its inaugural painting and sculpture exhibition focused on works from a selection of Artists who live and work in Crete. The vernissage will be held on August 3rd from 7pm – 11pm in the Olive Oil workshop of Agia Marina in Sivas. (South Crete, en …

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Victims’ families file first lawsuit against all responsible for Athens fires tragedy

Two families who lost relatives in the Athens wildfires filed lawsuits at the First Instance Prosecutor’s Office in Athens on Wednesday morning. The families demand the persecution of all responsible for the loss of their beloved ones: a 70-year-old father and husband and a 74-year-old mother. The testimonies how the …

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Preliminary Conclusions on Wildfires Tragedy by Athens University

The Department of Geology and Geo-Environment and the postgraduate program “Strategies for Management of the Environment, Disasters and Crises” of the University of Athens have published a report with scientific data and preliminary conclusions regarding the fires that affected Attica on July 23rd 2018. The data are presented in a …

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IMF: “Progress but action needed”… Ops! and “condolence” to Greece’s fire tragedy

IMF Greece’s report published on 31. July 2018: With the wildfires tragedy since last week we forgot that we have other issues that are pressing, like Greece’s commitments to the lenders. But a creditor is a cool-headed technocrat who does not get impressed by 92 dead people killed within a …

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Athens wildfires: Citizen files first lawsuit against all state responsibles

The first lawsuit by a private citizen over the devastating fire in eastern Attica on July 23 was filed with the chief prosecutor of the Athens Appeals Court Antonios Liogas on Monday, by retired navy officer Panagiotis Stamatis. The plaintiff also asked that the plenum of appeals justices be convened …

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Body with burns spotted floating in sea off Glyfada – Fleves

A body floating in the sea was recovered on Tuesday morning near the islet of Fleves in the sea area of Glyfada in south Athens. The macabre finding was discovered by the owner of a private boat sailing from the marina in Glyfada to the island of Aegina at 8:30 …

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Heartbreaking dog rescue in Athens wildfires (videos, picts)

Burned and wounded, scared and hungry… a living creature with all signs of torment and suffering in the Athens wildfires. A matted dog who managed to survive after he sought refugee from the sweeping flames in a burned-out furnace in a forest in the area of Mati. The animal was …

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FYROM Parliament sets date for Name Change Referendum

The Parliament of  the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has approved a government proposal setting September 30 as the date for a referendum on a deal with Greece to rename the country. Sixty-eight deputies in the 120-member parliament voted on July 30 in favor of holding a referendum on the …

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Greeks hold candle event to honor the fires victims in Athens

A few hundred people gathered outside the Greek Palriament at Syntagma Square on Monday evening to honor the  dozens of victims of the deadly wildfires in East Athens. With candles the formed a heart and the date of the unprecedented tragedy <23-7>. Their solidarity with the victims’ families was silent. …

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