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Memorial march for 76th anniversary of “death trains” departed Thessaloniki

A silent march from Thessaloniki’s Freedom Plaza to the city’s old railway station was held in the city on Sunday to mark the 76th year since the departure of the first ‘death trains’ carrying Thessaloniki Jews to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Hundreds walked in silence, carrying white balloons bearing the …

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Turkey claims airspace violations in the Aegean are “legal”

Turkey has claimed that airspace violations in the Aegean are “legal” and “no threat to Greece.” Calling Turkish flights over Aegean “a threat” is incompatible to good neighborly ties, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in response to a Greek Foreign Ministry statement. This is the latest “war of words” between …

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Greek Police: Helpline reduced police officers suicide rate to zero

A 24-hour telephone helpline for police officers has reduced their suicides to zero in 2018, Greek Police has said. The helpline was introduced two years ago, police chief Manolis Koufakis added. Koufakis said that there were no recorded suicides among police men and women in 2018, compared to the total …

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Middle Ages: Protesters cancel Rotting Christ gig due to “obscene name”

Middle Ages are apparently alive and kicking in Greece of 2019, with religious and nationalist groups to have managed to cancel a concert by black metal band Rotting Christ, a band that has been around for 30 years. The concert cancellation was an apparent response to protests over the obscenity …

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Gunman of NZ massacre, Brenton Tarrant, stayed in Greece in 2016

The gunman of New Zealand massacre Brentan Tarrant not only stopped in Athens International Airport twice when he took his trip to Europe. He also stayed in the country for at  least 15 days, media report on Saturday evening. The 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant was reportedly transit at the Αthens airport …

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Varoufakis, Schaeuble & Co: The casting for Gavras’ movie “Adults in the Room”

Famous Greek director Costas Gavras has started his new project: the filming of “Adults in the Room,” the book of former fiance minister Yanis Varoufakis about the fatal first half of 2015, that granted Greece another bailout program. “The history of a country and its people trapped in a power …

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Vilia mob shows the ugly face of xenophobia towards vulnerable refugees

Residents and local authorities of Vilia showed the ugly face of xenophobia towards a group of refugees who were relocated from reception camps to a local hotel. Just two hours after the refugees’ arrival, a mob gathered outside the hotel reportedly hurling stones and petrol bombs, with some to have …

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Exact replica of Nike of Samothrace awaiting to be transferred to home island

An exact replica of the iconic marble sculpture of Nike of Samothrace, one of the most spectacular exhibits in the Museum of the Louvre, has been temporarily placed in the city of Alexandroupolis, NE Greece, before it can be transferred to its home island in the North Aegean Sea.   …

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Spring Weather! At least for the next five days…

Bright sunshine and mild temperatures over 18 degrees Celsius in the large parts of the country. Excluded from the fair weather are Crete and the Dodecanese, with a high possibility of rainfalls, on Saturday. According to weather forecast, the fair weather is expected to last until next Wednesday, when powerful …

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UPD Athens International Airport on hijack alert after warning phone call

Athens International Airport Elefterios Venizelos in Athens was set on high alert Friday afternoon, after an unknown caller claimed that there would be a hijack on one of the airplanes arriving from London today. The call was made at one of the commercial stores of the airport, around 3 o …

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Greek FM sharply criticizes Erdogan defending airspace violations

The Greek Foreign Ministry sharply criticized Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday for his comments about flights of the Greek Air Force over the Aegean. “Whenever Greek military aircraft takes off in the Aegean, Turkish jets will follow suit,” Erdogan said during an interview with private broadcaster Haberturk. Equating …

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Greek students join global #ClimateStrike for planet protection (videos)

Greek school students of all education levels joined the global rally ClimateStrike on Friday urging governments to move towards the protection of the planet. The Climate Strike is an initiative of 15-year-old Swedish student Greta Thunberg. 12 o’ clock Friday noon, students gathered at Syntagma square in downtown Athens holding …

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