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Police officer among suspects arrested for the death of Roma man in West Athens

A police officer is one of the two suspects arrested and taken to prosecutor on Tuesday for the death of a 44-year-old man, a member of the Roma community, in the suburb of Menidi, west Athens. According to media reports, the man was attacked and beaten on Sunday afternoon and …

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Cannabis use in Athens “among highest in Europe”; pandemic increased use of antidepressants, cocaine

Cannabis use in Attica is among the highest in Europe and Athens ranks fifth or sixth in Europe, said professor of analytical chemistry at the University of Athens, Nikos Thomaidis. Increase is also the us of antidepressants, anti=psychotic drugs and of cocaine, especially in the winter months during the pandemic …

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Whale that stranded in Athens found dead on Wednesday morning

The sick and injured young whale that recently stranded at a beach of Athens Riviera was found dead on Wednesday, the Environment Ministry announced. The small cetacean mammal was found in the shallow waters of Selinia Bay in the east of the island of Salamina in the Saronic Gulf by …

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Dozens households in Athens without power for 4th day; compensation possible

Τhe office of the Public Prosecutor in Athens investigates the multi-day power outages in several areas of Attica in the midst of a snow weather, low temperatures and frost. Investigation is to determine whether the offense of disturbing the operation of an utility has been committed. The order for the …

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Attiki Odos opens again to traffic on Thursday morning after 69 hours

The management company of the Athens highway ring Attiki Odos announced on Thursday morning that all parts of the motorway reopened at 08:00 on Thursday morning, with unobstructed flow of traffic on all sections of the road. No tolls will be charged until Sunday midnight, January 30, to facilitate drivers, …

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Powerful explosion in central Athens; 3 people injured (videos)

One person was injured and taken to hospital, two people were slightly injured and several buildings were extensively damaged by a powerful explosion in central Athens that led to a fire early on Wednesday. Police closed the traffic on one of the main avenues in central Athens as debris have …

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Greek-Turkish Joint Economic Committee meets after 11 years in Athens, signs protocol

After eleven years, the Greek-Turkish Joint Economic Committee met again in Athens on Monday and concluded its talks with the signing of a Protocol by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Economic Diplomacy and Openness Kostas Fragogiannis and Turkish Deputy Minister of Trade, Mustafa Tuzcu. According to a joint announcement, …

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Explosive device blasts outside makeshift mosque in central Athens

An explosion was recorded outside a makeshift mosque in central Athens on Sunday afternoon. There are no reports of injuries but there have been material damages, including to two parked cars. According to the Hellenic Police, the perpetrators used a homemade explosive device that left no traces. The blast took …

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Schools, kindergartens in Attica & other regions closed Jan 24-25 due to snow weather; distance learning

Primary and secondary schools as well as pre-schools and kindergartens in Athens and Attica will remain closed on Monday and Tuesday, January 24-25, due to the second wave of the snow weather. The regional government of Attica took this decision on Sunday afternoon for “preventive reasons, for the safety of …

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Professor assaulted in auditorium of Athens Economic University

A professor at the Athens University of Economics and Business was assaulted by a group of unidentified assailants who were wearing hoods in an auditorium on Tuesday. The professor was in the middle of a lecture when the group attacked him with punches. When students attempted to intervene to stop …

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“We Need Books”: Library with 14,000 books in 30 languages in downtown Athens

“We Need Books” is an NGO that functions as a library and, more broadly, a multicultural space in Kypseli, a vibrant and culturally diverse neighbourhood in the centre of Athens. The library features 14,000 books in over 30 languages and at least 6 alphabets, and also includes a children’s library. …

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