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Opposition parties walk out of Novartis investigating committee

Greek opposition parties walked out of Parliament’s preliminary investigating committee on Novartis on Tuesday, accusing the government of lack of seriousness and delaying tactics. Committee members New Democracy, Democratic Alignment (PASOK), To Potami and Centrists’ Union started walking out of Tuesday’s meeting after ruling SYRIZA-ANEL coalition MPs proposed that the …

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Epiphany 2018 winner: Granny walks into the sea, fully dressed, to catch the Cross (video)

Hundreds of Greeks had to jump into the January cold waters on Epiphany Day to catch the Holy Cross. A granny in Dilesi, near Chalkida Attica, did not bother at all to exposed herself to the chilly weather. Dressed with her warm coat, holding her bag, wearing her shoes and …

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Russian-Greek cosmonaut Yurchikhin Grammatikopoulos to make 6h space walk

Russian cosmonaut of Greek descent Fyodor Nikolayevich Yurchikhin Grammatikopoulos will make a six-hour walk outside the ISS space station where he has been since April. NASA TV will broadcast live the cosmonaut’s trip. The broadcast is schedule to start at 17:00 (Athens time) on Thursday 17 August. 58-year-old Yurchikhin Grammatikopoulos …

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Museums, archaeological sites in Attica closed Thursday morning due to guards walkout

Archaeological sites in Attica are to be closed from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 6th 2017, because guards will stage a work stoppage. Guards at archaeological sites say the protest is over a pay dispute and to demand better working conditions. In a statement, the union representing …

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Amber Alert: Missing 6-year-old girl with walking disability

Six-year-old Styliani Eikosipentaraki or Ecosipentaraki went missing from her parents’ home in Agia Varvara suburb of Piraeus in West Attica on Thursday morning, April 27th 2017. According to an Amber Alert announcement, the girl has a walking disability. She is 118 cm tall and weights 20 kg. she has brown …

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EU summons Turkish ambassador over Erdogan “Europeans will not walk safe”

The European Commission summoned the Turkish ambassador to Brussels seeking explanations about the statements of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that “Europeans will not walk safely on the streets.” The European Commission said on Thursday it had summoned the Turkish ambassador to explain comments by President Tayyip Erdogan that Europeans would …

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The 500km Walk: Refugees try to reach Greece’s borders to FYROM on foot

Families with children, pregnant women, fragile elderly, people with disabilities … They picked up their belongings and started to walk. A long march, a 500-km Walk along Greece’s national highway to the north, the borders with FYROM. Several hundreds refugees started to walk towards Greece’s borders to FYROM on Wednesday, …

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Breakdown in talks, as Greece walks out in Brussels. Now what?

The Greek delegation walked out the negotiations with creditors representatives in Brussels on Sunday afternoon. During the meeting that lasted 46 minutes, the Greek side submitted revised proposals but they were considered as “insufficient” by the creditors. A difference gap of 2.6 billion euro remain between the two sides. According …

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Athens Metro stuck in tunnel; passengers walk to next station using mobile-phones as flashlight

Passengers of Athens Metro Line 2 experienced the blankest horror when the wagons stopped in an underground tunnel due to mechanical failure. The light in the wagons went off, with the passengers first waiting patiently. When time passed and nothing happened, panic broke among the dozens of people commuting to …

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Caution: They Wear Blue and Walk Among Us

The men and women from Financial Crimes Units (SDOE) of the Greek Finance Ministry. They appear in small groups of three and wear Air Force Blue uniforms. They walk down the streets and the malls of Athens. Piraeus and suburbs, devoted to combat tax evasion. With their blue appearance they try …

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“Indignant” Greeks walk from Sparta to Athens (pcts, video)

This is Sparta! Indeed. A group of modern Spartans launched a walking march from Sparta to Athens to join the protests outside the Greek Parliament. The group left central Peloponnese on Sunday and is expected to arrive in Athens on Wednesday. Starting point of the march was the Leonidas Statue, the …

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