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Greece’s Armed Forces to acquire Harpoon anti-ship missiles

Greece’ Parliamentary Armament Committee has given the green light for the acquisition of 50 “Harpoon” anti-ships, surface-to-air missiles. The regular Harpoon uses active radar homing and flies just above the water to evade defenses Until recently, the US had refused to release these missiles to Greece. The constant request of …

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Greece: 2,819 coronavirus cases; intubations drop below 200

Greece’s health authorities announced on Monday 2,819 coronavirus cases and 22 deaths in the past 24 hours. For the first time since months, the number of intubated Covid-patients dropped below 200. The number of confirmed infections since the pandemic began is 3,364,598. Of the 2,819 new coronavirus infections 313 were …

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Greek PM to announce plan for electricity rates as first mass lawsuit filed

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will announce the national support plan aiming to relief households and businesses from exorbitant electricity rates. The televised message will be broadcast at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday. The new measures are scheduled to be presented in detail on Friday, May 6, by the finance and the …

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#Justice4Zak: Two men sentenced to 10 years each for the killing of Zak Kostopoulos

The owner of a jewelry shop and of a real estate office were found guilty of causing fatal bodily harm in the killing of gay rights activist 33-year-old Zak Kostopoulos in downtown Athens on September 21, 2018. The two men were sentenced to 10 years imprisonment each, without parole. The …

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“Athenian Routes”: Athens Municipality program in May also in English

The Athens Culture Net of the Municipality of Athens offers the “Athenian Routes” a program with historical tours, artistic experiences and walks in the month of May. The aim of the program is that participants get to know through the routes special parts of the city, invisible corners, but also …

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Price hikes threaten Greeks’ beloved Easter lamb roasted on the spit

Greeks are puzzled about what to bring on the Easter table and turn the euro coin twice before they proceed with purchases. Tradition requires lamb or little goat preferably whole and nicely grilled over an open fire on a spit. A delicacy is also mouth-watering kokoretsi, dyed eggs, a plethora …

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Angry mob shouts “Death!” for woman charged with daughter’s murder

An angry mob spent almost the whole night outside the house of the woman who has been charged with the murder of her 9-year-old daughter Georgina, while police investigates the suspicious deaths of the family’s two younger girls. The mob, estimated some 500 mostly young people, kept calling for the …

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Landlord confesses murder of family incl two toddlers; he claims “unpaid rent”; police investigates also racism

The main suspect for the quadruple murder of a family including of two toddlers in Andravida was arrested late Friday  night. The 60 year-old landlord has reportedly shot the parents and suffocated the children over “unpaid rent,” as he claimed. Police, however, investigates also a racist motive. Media report on …

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