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Greece Floods: Deaths rise to 15; rescues continues from flooded villages (videos)

Huge problems continued in the flooded areas of the plain of Thessaly, Central Greece, on Monday, despite signs that the water level in the Pinios River was starting to subside even though very slowly. Storm Daniel may have stopped pouring rain in the area since last week, however, the tonnes …

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Looting in flood-stricken houses in Central Greece. Four arrests

Looting in flood-stricken areas of Volos, Magnisia, and Trikala, Thessaly, Central Greece. Police arrests four thefts, while it intensifies patrols to prevent looting. Police arrested four men on Sunday for stealing two electric devises and one bed from homes destroyed by storm Daniel. the pain, but also the suffering of …

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Epidemiologists sound alarm on floods impact to public health

Epidemiologists sound alarm on severe impact of the floods to public health and warn of several diseases, such as typhus, gastroenteritis, malaria and West Nile Virus, that would break out in the flooded areas due to a large number of drown animals and flood waters to have infiltrated the sewage …

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Inflation in Greece rises in August, food prices too

For the second month in a row, the general price index headed higher. Inflation rose to 2.7% in August from 2.5% in July as food prices remained steep, fuel prices strengthened, while increases were recorded in a range of services including transport, dining and health. Data show a rise in …

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Greece Floods: Death toll rises to 10; number of missing “unknown”

Death toll from storm Daniel and the floods it caused in Greece rose to 10, Civil Protection Minister Vassilis Kikilias announced on Friday afternoon. The dead are 3 men and seven women who lost their lives in Volos, Pilion in Magnisia as well as in Ellinopyrgo, Palamas, Astritsa and Marathea …

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Greece Floods: Death toll rise to 6. Ten missing. Evacuation launched (vids)

UPDATE: Death tool in the floods rose to six on Thursday afternoon, after rescuers found two elderly women dead in their home in the village Astritsa, Central Greece. Relatives of the two women,aged 75 and 80, had alerted authorities as they had no contact with them. Rescuers evacuating people in …

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Traffic on Athens-Thessaloniki highway partly restored

Traffic on the Lamia-Katerini highway, in the direction of Thessaloniki, has been restored while traffic from Katerini to Lamia, in the direction of Athens, is carried out only in the left lane. The Greek police called on drivers to avoid unnecessary travel both on the national road network and on …

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Severe floods in Central Greece ‘drown’ dozens of villages, evacuations still due (picts, vids)

Dozens of villages in the regions of Karditsa and Trikala in the plain of Thessaly in central Greece have been flooded with the water reaching a height of up to 3 meters. Hundreds of desperate people are on roof tops waiting for rescue that it currently seems impossible. Βούλιαξαν. Λάσπη …

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Traffic ban on Skiathos due to floods; tourists trapped at airport

Greek police has imposed a traffic ban on the island of Skiathos early afternoon Tuesday after severe storm weather front Daniel hit and flooded large parts of the Sporades island. The ban covers all except emergency services, roadside assistance and touristic buses transferring tourists to the airport. The ban will …

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Corfu hit by heavy thunderstorm disrupting airport operation

A heavy thunderstorm hit the island of Corfu early afternoon Monday causing problems in the electricity system, while heavy lightning disturbed the operation of the  Ioannis Kapodistrias international airport. Eight flights were not able to land because of the thunderstorm, while three of them had to land at nearby airports. …

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Athens Jazz Festival kicks off on May 22

The Athens Jazz Festival, Greece’s best-known jazz festival, is back at Technopolis City of Athens, from May 22 to May 29, presenting an international line-up mirroring the absolute beyond concrete music limits character of jazz. The city’s longest-running music event, the standard appointment of jazz fans in Athens, is organized …

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Israel curbs on Orthodox Church crowds in Jerusalem for Easter draw ire

  Israeli police will curb the number of worshippers in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem for safety reasons during Orthodox Easter ceremonies on Saturday, drawing anger from church leaders who said they would not cooperate. With huge crowds expected in the cramped alleyways of the Old City, …

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Greece’s TrainOse was renamed to Hellenic Train

Greece’s national railway operator TrainOSE was renamed Hellenic Train at a presentation attended by Greek and Italian ministers in Athens on Friday. The new name and logo were presented by Greek Transport Minister Kostas A. Karamanlis, alongside Finance Minister Christos Staikouras and Italy’s Finance Minister Daniele Franco. The Greek government …

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Greece sends over 11 tons of pet food to Ukrainian refugees

Greece is sending more than 11 tons of pet food and sanitary equipment for the pets of Ukrainian refugees currently at the Polish-Ukranian border. A truck will leave Kalochori, Thessaloniki, and the aid will be distributed to Ukrainian refugees fleeing their homeland with pets: dogs, cats and rabbits. A make-shift …

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Young Greek-Australian doctor killed by a shark in Great Barrier Reef

A young Greek-Australian doctor was fatally mauled by a shark in the Whitsunday Island’s Cid Harbour and died short time later after submitted to a local hospital. 33-year-old Victorian doctor Daniel Christidis worked as a research fellow in the urology department at Austin Health in Melbourne. It was believed that …

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Ecumenical Patriarchate grants Autonomy to Ukrainian Church, risks Moscow ties

The Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate has decided to terminate the effect of its tomos issued 300 years ago and entitling the Patriarch of Moscow to ordain the Metropolitan of Kyiv. With this move, the Ecumenical Patriarchate takes the first step towards the Autonomy of the Ukrainian Church and …

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Igoumenitsa wins European Mobility Week Award for small municipalities

The city of Igoumenitsa in Northwestern Greece is won the European Mobility Week Award 2017 for small Municipalities. The Award is granted for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning. The European Commission announced the winners of the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award 2017 and 6th Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) at a ceremony …

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Greece in Lucifer’s claws: Heat Wave with 41C, thunderstoms, hail, stormy winds

Prolonged heat wave Lucifer gradually weakens and it practically divides Greece into two: into hot West with up to 40 degrees Celsius and into moderate hot East, where temperature will be 35-39 C. At the same time, strong north winds ‘meltemia’ up to 9 Beaufort locally bless locals and tourists …

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