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New case of child pimping in Athens; three arrests

Α new case of child pimping has been discovered on Tuesday, with the victim being a 14-year-old living in a home for minors in a suburb of southern Athens. It was social workers who noticed that the child was leaving the facility and was absent for several hours. Last Sunday …

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Half-Marathon to shut down roads in central Athens on Sunday

Roads will shut down in central Athens for the Athens Half-Marathon and two associated races organized by the city of Athens, from early in the morning to early afternoon on Sunday, March 19, 2023. The city is organizing the Half-Marathon along with a 5km Road Race and a Family Run …

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Powerful explosion destroys deli in Athens north suburb

Α powerful explosion destroyed a deli shop in the northern suburb of Nea Erythraia, Athens, early Tuesday morning. The incident took place at around 3 a.m. when unknown individuals riding on a motorcycle approached the store located at the junction of Venizelou and Strofyliou Streets. They, broke a glass pane, …

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Turkish ambassador thanks EMAK for earthquake assistance

Turkish Ambassador to Athens Cagatay Erciyes visited the headquarters of Greece’s EMAK disaster response team in a gesture of gratitude for its assistance in the aftermath of February’s disastrous earthquake, the embassy said in a tweet Monday. The embassy said that the Turkish envoy, who was accompanied by Climate Crisis …

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Two Athens metro stations closed due to train crash protest rally

Athens metro stations “Syntagma” and “Panepistimio” have been shut down since 10:30 Sunday morning due to protest rallies in downtown. The trains will pass through the two stations without stopping. They will open again upon a police order. The protest rallies start at 12 o’ clock noon. Public sector union …

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Police shuts down 5 metro stations during protest rally

Greek Police shut down five central metro stations in downtown Athens making it difficult for strikers and protesters to join the big rally on Wednesday. These metro stations are: Syntagma, Panepistimio. Omonoia, Monastiraki, Evangelismos. Open metro stations are around 500 meters away from the meeting point at Klafthmonos Square. These …

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Workers at Athens Metro suspend work stoppage

A planned strike action on Metro Line 1 in Athens has been suspended due to the deadly train collision at Tempi, northern Greece, the STASY workers’ union announced on Wednesday morning. Trains resumed their normal operation after 10.30 a.m. “With deep sorrow in our hearts for today’s tragic accident, perhaps …

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Athens Metro workers on work stoppage on March 1

Workers at Metro Lines 2 and 3 as well as at urban train ISAP (Metro Line 1) will launch a work stoppage on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, thus causing troubles to commuters. The issue is particularly complicated to ordinary people as the work stoppage will last shorter than originally scheduled, …

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Greece’s Presidential Guards, the Evzones, go Syntagma Metro

Greece’s Presidential Guards, the famous Evzones, go to Metro exhibition at Syntagma square in downtown Athens. Photographer Dimitra Hatziadam exhibits photos under the title “EUZONES – The guardians of the invisible.” The exhibition runs from March 1 to 31, 2023. Photographer Hatziadam will present part of the photo exhibition inauguration …

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrives in Athens

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Greece short after 17:30 on Monday, for a two-day official visit to Athens. With a post on Twitter, Blinken hailed his “first visit to the birthplace of democracy. Kalispera Greece! This is my first visit to the birthplace of democracy as Secretary …

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Parthenon marbles could be seen both in London and Athens, says British Museum

The UK is working on a new arrangement with Greece through which the Parthenon Sculptures could be seen both in London and in Athens, British Museum chair George Osborne said on Thursday, describing it as a win-win situation. Osborne, a former finance minister, reiterated that the museum was having constructive …

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Athens hotels’ 2022 performance strong, but lower than in 2019

Ηotels located in Athens and the Attica region recorded an average occupancy rate of 69.1% in 2022, up from 54% in 2021, but significantly lower compared with an average rate of 77.4% in 2019, the Hoteliers’ Association of Athens and Attica said in a report on Thursday. However, December figures …

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Tram workers on work stoppage, Metro Line 1 action suspended

Workers at the Tram and Metro Line 1 in Athens will hold work stoppages on Wednesday, February 15, 20223. Workers at Metro Line 1, the overground electric railway from Piraeus to Kifissia, have announced a warning work stoppage from 10 p.m. until the end of the shift on Wednesday. The …

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Athens taxi drivers on work stoppage, Feb 13

Taxi drivers in Athens will hold a work stoppage and a general meeting of their union SATA to discuss and promote financial and other demands on Monday, February 13, 2023. The work stoppage will take place between 12 o’ clock noon and 8 o’ clock in the evening. In an …

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12 injured when bus crashes on private car in downtown Athens

A traffic accident occurred between a public bus and a private vehicle injured twelve people in downtown Athens on Wednesday morning. The accident occurred around 8:15 a.m. at the junction of Vasilissis Sofias and Soutsou avenues in the center of Athens. According to the police, a bus on the Palaio …

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