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Train collides with …tree; one driver injured

A train driver was injured by broken glasses when the train serving the Thessaloniki-Drama route on Friday collided with a tree on the line near Lachanokipi. As a result of the collision, the windshield of the train was broken and one of the two train drivers was injured and taken …

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Same-sex marriage bill stirs conservative ND, left-wing SYRIZA

Former New Democracy prime minister Antonis Samaras has clearly stated for the second time within a few days that he will vote against a bill legalizing same-sex marriage. At the same time, he sharply criticized the proposal of PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis who said that there would be “no voting with …

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Inflation in Greece rises to 3.5% in Dec; food prices up 8.9%, olive oil 58%

Inflation in Greece significantly accelerated in December 2023, rising 3.5% from 3% in November. At the same time, prices in food rose to another 8.9% in the last month of the last year with olive oil to hit an increase record with 58.5%, Greece’s Statistics authority ELSTAT announced on Friday. …

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Greece’s National Security Council overhauls the military leadership

The National Security Governmental Council (KYSEA), Greece’s top decision-making body for foreign affairs and defense matters, decided in an extraordinary meeting on Friday, to proceed with  substantial changes to the military leadership. Chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA), Konstantinos Floros, retires and is replaced by Lieutenant General …

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Greece weekly report: COVID-19 deaths rise to 93

Deaths due to Covid-19 rose to 93 and new intubations increased in the week January 1-7, 2024, the weekly epidemiological report of Greece’s National Health Care Organization EODY said on Thursday. The hard indicators of Covid-19 that is deaths, hospital admissions and intubations, show an increase, the reported underlined. Positivity …

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Clashes between police and students protesting “private universities”

Clashes between students and police broke out in Athens and Thessaloniki on Thursday, when students took to the streets to protest government plans to legislate in favor of private universities in Greece. The students chanted slogans “Degrees free of charge!” and “Free public education for all!” pictures via @lolosmarios The …

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Bank cards, smartphones to be used to board Athens public transport

A pilot application in public transport means in Athens will allow the use of bank cards and smartphones to board buses, trolley buses, the metro and the tram, in addition to tickets and passes. With the signing of a contract between OASA and the contractor of the project, a member …

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4-year-old boy intubated after brutally beaten by mother’s partner

A four-year-old boy is struggling for its life intubated in the ICU of an Athens hospital after it was brutally beaten by his mother’s partner. The boy was already in come when it was transferred to the Children’s Hospital early Wednesday evening. According to media information, the boy has multiple …

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Iran confirms seizure of Greek-owned oil tanker in Gulf of Oman

An Greek-owned oil tanker was boarded in the Gulf of Oman by “unauthorized” people in military uniforms early on Thursday morning, an advisory group run by the British military and a private security firm warned. The seizure of the Marschall-Islands-flagged tanker St Nicholas with a crew of one Greek and …

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Greece’s gov’t announces four measures to curb soaring prices

Development Minister Kostas Skrekas presented four measures he described as ” drastic” aiming at addressing “unfair trade practices” in an effort to curb soaring prices. In a press conference on Wednesday, Skrekas  announced four measures to help lower the cost of consumer goods. He noted that the government took the …

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