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Sorin Oprescu: Former Bucharest mayor arrested in Athens

The former mayor of Bucharest convicted of corruption has been arrested in Athens on an international warrant. Sorin Oprescu, 70, who served as mayor in the Romanian capital from 2008 and 2015, was found guilty by the Romanian courts of bribery, setting up a criminal organization and abuse of power. …

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Athens and Boston to become Sister Cities

Greek capital Athens and the US city of Boston are to become ‘Sister Cities’ after Athens mayor Kostas Bakoyannis and mayor of Boston Michelle Wu decided over the weekend. Bakoyannis and Wu agreed on the issue during the official visit of Athens mayor to Boston, where he handed over to …

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Zak Kostopoulos trial: Prosecutor seeks exoneration of policemen, guilty verdict for shop-owners found guilty

The prosecutor in the trial over the 2018 beating death of Greek-American gay rights activist Zak Kostopoulos on Wednesday sought the exoneration of four police officers and guilty verdicts for two local businessmen. In his closing arguments, prosecutor Sotiris Bougioukos pointed to expert evidence and witness testimonies that he said …

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Makeshift bomb explodes outside the home of high-ranking police officer

Greek law enforcement authorities were on alert on Tuesday after a makeshift explosive device went off outside the home of a high-ranking officer of the Hellenic Police (ELAS) in the northern Athenian suburb of Halandri. The rudimentary bomb comprised four cooking gas canisters taped together and set off by some …

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Caroline Crouch murder trial: Defendant states “married and widower”

Wearing a bulletproof vest and his handcuffed hands on his back, Babis Anagnostopoulos crossed the door of the Mixed Jury Court of Athens short before 8:30 Friday morning. The trial for the murder of his 20-year-old wife Caroline Crouch, a UK national, started almost a year after the heinous murder …

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Greece-General Strike to paralyze public transport, sea and air traffic UPDs

Public transport, sea and air traffic will be heavily disrupted or just paralyzed on Wednesday, 6. April 2022, as several transport workers unions have declared to participate in the 24-hour general strike. For 24 hours, ferries will remain docked at the ports and airplanes will be grounded at the airports, …

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