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Tank truck overturns on Athens-Thessaloniki highway; traffic stopped

A tank truck transporting flammable material overturned in Gyrtoni by Larissa, Central Greece, on Wednesday. The heavy traffic accident forced authorities to close both directions of the Athens-Thessaloniki national highway in the area due to possible explosion risk. The accident took place at the 367. km Athens-Thessaloniki highway at the …

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Two tankers seized by Iran in May allowed to sail to Greece

Greece’s Shipping Ministry said on Wednesday that two Greek-flagged tankers seized by Iran in May have been released after months of negotiations between the two sides. The ministry said that the vessels Prudent Warrior and Delta Poseidon have left Iran for the port of Piraeus. Αναχώρησαν σήμερα, μετά από πολύμηνες …

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Building remains point to Poseidon lost temple in Peloponnese

The remains of a temple-shaped building that could be a lost sanctuary of ancient god Poseidon have been discovered in Kleidi at the foothills of the acropolis of Samiko, western Peloponnese, the Culture Ministry announced on Wednesday. The excavations completed at the end of September revealed part of the foundation …

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Bill tightens wiretapping procedures by Greece’s National Intelligence

Greece’s  government has posted online for public consultation a draft legislation with the aim to optimize the wiretapping procedures the National Intelligence Service (EYP) is required to take to wiretap citizens. At the same time, the draft bill updates the process of lifting the confidentiality of communications, and upgrades the …

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Three Metro stations in Athens shut down due to Nov 17 marches

Greek Police has ordered the shut down of three metro station in downtown Athens on Thursday due to the marches on the anniversary of the Polytechnic school Students’ Uprising on 17. November 1973. According to a statement by the Urban Rail Transport (STASY) on Wednesday noon, the following metro stations …

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Erdogan: “Greece to know its place, remember history”

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened for one more time Greece on Wednesday reiterating his threat to invade the country with “we can arrive suddenly one night.” He said further that “Greece has to know its place” and ” remember history.” “Again, I say it against Greece’s behavior that causes …

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PM Mitsotakis urges public to get vaccinated against the flu

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis called on the public to get vaccinated against influenza, especially if there are people over 60 in their families, on Tuesday. In a video posted in a tweet, Mitstoakis said, “Despite the fact I am not over 60, there is a highly vulnerable relative in my …

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NIRIIS-22: Multinational Military exercise concludes in Greece (picts)

Multinational exercise “Niriis-22” took place from November 5 to 13 in the wider area of ​​Crete and south of the Peloponnese, with the participation of personnel and media of the armed forces of Greece, the USA and Israel. Also participating in the exercise was the Standing NATO Maritime Group Two, …

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Greece weekly: 55,917 coronavirus cases, 115 deaths

Greece’s health authorities announced on Tuesday 55,917 coronavirus cases confirmed in the week of November 7-13, ISO week 45/2022. In its weekly covid-19 bulletin, National Public Health Organization (EODY) said also that 115 Covid-patients died in the same period of time. The number of intubated Covid-patients stood at 81 on …

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Greece expanding territorial waters is “call to war,” says Erdogan’s gov’t partner

Leader of the Nationalist Movement (MHP) and government partner of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Devlet Bakhceli, threatened Greece with war if it expands its territorial waters. It will be a “call to war” if Greece expands it territorial water, Bahceli said on Tuesday in a speech to his party’s parliamentary group. …

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