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Greek paratrooper remains hanging in the air when parachute fails to open (video)

A paratrooper of the Greek Armed Forces remained hanging in the air outside a C-130 at a height of 5,000 feet for several minutes after his parachute failed to open during an exercise in Cyprus. The unprecedented incident took place during an exercise in Larnaka and a tragedy was averted …

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Armed Forces assist Fire Service in Greece’s multiple fire fronts

The Armed Forced were mobilized on Thursday morning to assist the Fire Service as several fire fronts have got out of control burning down thousands of acres of forest and destroy existences as they destroy also homes and businesses. At a press briefing National Defence Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos outlined how …

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Vaccine refrigerators arrive in Greece, Armed Forces mobilized

The first refrigerators for storage of Covid-19 vaccines arrived in Greece that will use Police, Coast Guard and the Armed Forces for transfer and safeguarding. The COVID-19 vaccines that must be kept at ultra-deep freeze temperatures of -72 Celsius (-161.6 Fahrenheit) for safety and efficacy. The first vaccines from the …

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Oruc Reis: Turkey claims more maritime areas in East Mediterranean

The Turkish research vessel Oruc Reis that entered the easternmost point of the Greek continental shelf on Monday, remains in the same area on Tuesday, Greek media report citing sources. At the same time, Turkey makes new claims on more maritime areas in East Mediterranean Sea. The Oruc Reis is …

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Greece sends ship with medical staff and humanitarian aid to Beirut

Landing ship IKARIA of the Hellenic Navy left Greece for the port of Beirut early Sunday morning. The ferry carries medical and nursing staff of the Armed Forces as well as humanitarian aid and medical-pharmaceutical material. According to a statement by the Greek General Staff, the Ikaria will also load …

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Greeks rush to support with donations security forces deployed at Evros

Residents in north-eastern Greece are getting together tons of food and water to show their solidarity with the Greek Armed and Security forces deployed at the border with Turkey to prevent thousands of migrants crossing into Greece. The Evros Health Stores Association distributed water, food, snacks and energy drinks to …

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Greece tightens sea and land borders, Armed Forces, Coast Guard on alert

Greece has maximized border controls at land and sea borders with Turkey after Erdogan opened the gates for refugees and migrants to go to Greece and “Europe.” Armed Forces and Coast guard are on alert, the chief of General Staff is heading to Evros and the islands of the North …

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Family, Armed Forces and Church are the institutions Greeks trust mostly

“Family”, the “Armed Forces” and the “Church” are the institutions Greeks seem to trust more, according to a public opinion poll conducted by MRB on behalf of conservative German Konrad Adenauer Foundation affiliated with the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). According to the survey, the institution of the “family” is the …

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In Uniform We Love: Tsipras seeks last minute “equivalent measures” to have Kammenos vote for the omnibus bill

Debate in Greek Parliament reaches its peak as lawmakers get ready to vote the omnibus austerity bill of €5.4 billion, the last prerequisite in order to conclude the Program Review and reach a deal at the Eurogroup on May 24th. Keys points of argument between the coalition government SYRIZA -ANEL …

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