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Extreme right-wings set Libertatia squat on fire during the Macedonia rally in Thessaloniki

A group of extreme-rights attacked with Molotov cocktails the Libertatia squat in Thessaloniki short before the Macedonia rally started. The building with a history of more than 100 years was burned down. It was occupied by left-wings and anarchists and was serving as a social center for homeless and a …

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Greek oncologist leads team that develops blood test detecting 8 types of cancer

Scientists have developed a noninvasive blood test that can detect signs of eight types of cancer long before any symptoms of the disease arise. The test, which can also help doctors determine where in a person’s body the cancer is located, is called CancerSEEK. Its genesis is described in a …

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Big operation underway as 410 tones of ‘Andromeda’ explosives are been transshipped in port of Herakleio

Under stringent security measures and in cooperation with the Greek Armed Forces 410 tones of explosives are being currently transshipped from cargo vessel Andromeda to commercial vessel Captain Christos. The huge operation in the port of Herakleio, Crete, is taking place in the presence of  experts on explosives. According to …

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EU Commission urges Greece to implement smoking ban

The number of smokers in Greece has decreased over the last five years, however, the non-implementation of a smoking ban in enclosed public places has irritated the public, which calls it “cultural degradation,” writes European affairs website euractiv.com. The European Commission  generally advises Greece to implement the smoking ban which …

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Meteo Warning: Extreme weather to strike Greece, forecast Jan 10-16/2018

The Greek National Meteorological Service (EMY) has issued a weather warning as the extreme weather front coming from Italy is expected to strike Greek in the next hours. the weather front will bring strong rainfalls, thunderstorms and snow. The weather deterioration is expected in two waves, one on Wednesday night …

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LOL of the Day: Director to sue film critics over negative reviews

Film director Yannis Smaragdis announced that he will file lawsuits against film critics who wrote negative reviews about his latest film “Kazantzakis.” Smaragdis threats come a month after the film was introduced in Greek movie theaters selling 250,000 tickets. “I know that before they came in the movie theater, critics …

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Powerful explosion outside Court of Appeal in Athens, attackers shot at police guard

A makeshift bomb exploded outside a court of Appeal in downtown  Athens short time after 3 o’ clock on Friday morning. The bomb was left in a bag outside the court and caused serious damage in the building. A police guard outside the court reportedly was shot when he saw …

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Katakolo oil Reserves four times larger than expected, says Energean Oil&Gas

The quantities of oil at Katakolo are four times larger than initially estimated, with proven reserves amounting to 10.7 million barrels instead of the estimated three million barrels expected during the period of the tender, sources from Greek energy explorer Energean Oil & Gas revealed on Thursday. West Katakolon oil …

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Thessaloniki: Metro construction cranes shine in Christmas mood

The three large cranes at the construction sites of the metro in Thessaloniki were decorated with thousands of Christmas lights and were lit up in a ceremony on Friday. The cranes at the construction sites of the “Syntrivani”, “Agia Sofia” and “New Railway Station” were decorated in the spirit of …

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Scientists turn Greek yogurt into biofuels and antibiotics for livestock

Consumers across the world enjoy Greek yogurt for its taste, texture, and protein-packed punch. Reaching that perfect formula, however, generates large volumes of food waste in the form of liquid whey. Now researchers in the United States and Germany have found a way to use bacteria to turn the leftover …

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Greece’s impressive “Christmas Home” is in Kozani (video)

Greece’s “Christmas Home” is in Kozani, Western Macedonia. Thousands of lights are lit every evening for the pleasure of the home owners and the neighbors. The owners told kozanilife.gr, that the whole procedure of decoration that takes several days provides them so much joy that they pit aside any economic …

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Rain- and thunderstorms and snow over the weekend, warns

Greece’s National Meteorology Service (EMY) warns of weather deterioration with strong rainfalls and thunderstorms, stormy winds and snowfalls in semi-mountainous areas over the weekend. Analytically the weather forecast and the areas affected. Saturday, Dec 9 2017: Saturday afternoon to Sunday morning rain and thunderstorms in Western Greece, Peloponnese, Crete, West …

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Will the EU dare ban our Gyros and Kebab? #Free_Gyros

Hardly had the news that the European Union will ban Kebab and Gyros for food safety reasons, the hashtag #Free_Gryos became trendy in Greek Twitter where hundreds of Greeks added their own tzatziki sauce on the upcaming real or fake news ban. Εχουν βάλει συντηρητικά παντού, μολύνουν το περιβάλλον, βομβαρδίζουν …

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