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Bomb outside home of Supreme Court prosecutor in Athens

Special teams of anti-terror squads of Greek Police have defused an explosive device left outside the home of Supreme Court deputy prosecutor Isidoros Dogiakos in Vyronas suburb of Athens early Tuesday morning. The bomb was hidden in the trunk of a motorcycle parked outside the prosecutor’s home. Police rushed to …

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Athens proclaimed the European Capital of Innovation for 2018

The Greek capital Athens has been proclaimed the European Capital of Innovation for 2018. In a special event organized in Lisbon, the Greek capital was declared the winner of the European Commission iCapital Awards. “The prize awarded Athens for its ability to harness innovation in order to improve the lives …

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Unknown perpetrators attack Canadian Embassy in Athens

Unknown perpetrators attacked the Canadian Embassy in Athens with sledgehammers and paint early Sunday morning. A group of some 10 people who were wearing hoods broke glass windows with sledgehammers, hurled black and red paint and fled. They left behind two sledgehammers. The attack took place at 6:10 a.m. According …

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Brazen robbery in jewelry shop in downtown Athens caught on video

A robbery in a jewelry shop in one of the most vibrant avenues in downtown Athens takes place in early Friday evening. The three robbers wear hoods and enter the well-known shop at 7:30 p.m. An employee screams, a robber holds out to hit her. Two robbers fill bags they …

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Man climbs on 15m high sculpture in Omonia Sq, threatens to jump

It was short before 4 0′ clock Friday afternoon when a man climbed up to a 15-meter high sculpture in Omonia Square in downtown Athens and threatened to jump. Fire Service and an ambulance rushed to the spot. One police negotiator was assigned to persuade the man to give up …

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Head of EP information office in Athens suspended amid anti-fraud probe

The head of European Parliament information office in Athens has been suspended from duty amid an anti-fraud probe by the EU Anti-Fraud office OLAF. Together with Leonidas Andrikopoulos, suspended were reportedly also two other employees whose names and nationalities were not made public. The case was confirmed by Marjory van …

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First Animal Rights March in Athens, October 6 2018

Marches for animal rights are been organized every year in many cities across the globe. This year’s march in Athens is scheduled on October 6th 2018. Below is a press release and a video we received by the organizers, the Ethos & Empathy organization: For the last couple of years, …

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Zak Kostopoulos: Policemen under investigation after new video

LGBT rights activist Zak Kostopoulos may had managed to escape the worst from the fierce kicks by a jeweler and his friend last Friday, but he did not escape further abuse in the hands of policemen. The Ministry of Public Order and the Greek Police ordered on Friday disciplinary investigation …

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