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Riot police fires tear gas at young people hanging out in Athens suburb

Riot police fired teargas to disperse a crowd of young people hanging out at the main square  of Agia Paraskevi suburb of northern Athens late on Tuesday. It was the second night youngsters gathered there in a kind of open party with take-away drinks as bars and cafes are still …

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120-year-old Greek Orthodox icon from Rhodes on US Tour

A 120-year-old Orthodox icon has just made the over 5,000-mile journey from Rhodes, Greece to the Baltimore area. “It’s the first time that this icon has ever left the village,” said Father Zacharias Mavroudis. This religious icon is that of Saint Paraskevi, a saint many Greek Orthodox pray to. Some …

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Athens: Elderly in facility unit left without food and heating

The owner of a facility for seniors abandoned fourteen elderly and left them without food, heating and cleaning service. Authorities organized a big operation to free the elderly from the wretched living conditions and relocate them to proper public facilities for elderly. The care center was operating illegally. It has …

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Senior Shoots with Rifle in Athens Tax Office Due to Debts

Panic broke on Monday morning at a tax office of Agia Paraskevi suburb of Athens when an angry senior entered the premises and started to shoot around with a rifle. Panicked employees and tax payers fled to the roof of the building to escape the man’s outrage, others blocked the offices entrances …

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