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Serial “Rapist with Tattoo”of Palaio Faliro, S. Athens, fled to Albania

The 45-year-old Albanian national identified by Greek police as the “rapist with the tattoo” of Palaio Faliro, in South Athens, has fled to his home-country. The 45-year-old man from Albania has been identified via CCTV footage and DNA sample as the perpetrator of the rape of a 34-year-old woman and …

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Athens mayor to cut municipal taxes by 5%

Municipal taxes in Athens will be reduced by 5% across the board, Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis said in an interview to Skai TV on Saturday. The mayor said that he would introduce the measure during the city council meeting in order to “relieve and support citizens – this winter will …

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Priest’s mysterious death in Athens: Suicide or Homicide?

The mysterious death of an high-ranking clergyman in his home in downtown Athens is puzzling the Greek Police that examines the possibility of a homicide. 52-year-old archimandrite Chrysostomos Levogiannis was found in his home at Amerikis Square in Kypseli district of the Greek capital by his cleaner at Wednesday noon. …

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Metro Piraeus-Athens Airport cancels some schedules Oct 26-27

Athens metro will cancel some of its schedules between Piraeus and the Athens International Airport on Wednesday and Thursday due to the visit of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, following the order of the Hellenic Police. All stops between Piraeus (‘Dimotiko Theatro’ stop) and the Athens International Airport will be affected …

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Bogus “miracles”: Archbishop gives fraudulent priest a deadline

Bogus “miracles” Archbishop of Athens Ieronymos gave a deadline of five days to the fraudulent priest of Agioi Isodoroi and a community of some people to abandon the chapel on Lycabettus Hill in downtown Athens and to move to a monastery. The head of the Greek Church is furious about …

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Cat Adoption Day: Athens Municipality Shelter, Oct 23

Kittens and cats, one color, two colors, multi-colors… Furry friends in Athens waiting to offer non-stop cuddles in permanent loving homes. They are waiting for you on Cat Adoption Day, October 23, 2022. Young and a bit older, cute girls and vivid boys, even some with special needs. They are …

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Pedophilia scandal: Police officer under investigation, priest in hospital

A priest of Athens was rushed to the hospital on Thursday as people close to him found him passed out at his home. According to information from the church issues website, ekklisiaonline.gr, the name of the priest was involved in the scandalous case of the 12-year-old girl that was forced …

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Pedophilia scandal: Victim’s mother arrested, two defendants remanded custody

In a last minute development of the horror case of sexual exploitation of a 12-year-old girl in Athens, police arrested the victim’s mother on Wednesday afternoon. She is being accused of pandering. Earlier today, the two defendants in the pedophilia scandal that shakes Greece, a 53-year-old man and a 42-year-old, …

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“Family man” arrested for the repeated rape and pandering of minor girl in Athens

A 53-year-old who repeatedly raped a 12-year-old girl and also operated as a pimp for the underage victim has been arrested in Kolonos district of Athens. His neighbors praised him as a “good and religious family man.” The man has a mini market store in the area and the girl …

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Earthquake 5R shakes central Greece, Athens: Seismologists can’t say if main tremor

“We still don’t know if it was the main earthquake. We don’t have many aftershocks (until 9:00 a.m.) Efthymios Lekkas, professor of Disaster Management at EKPA and president of Greek Earthquake Planning and Protection Orhanization, told CNN Greece on Sunday morning. The earthquake occurred at 1:02 early Sunday and its …

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Presidential Manson Gardens in Athens open to public from Sun, Oct 9

The gardens of the Presidential Manson in downtown Athens will open to public on Sunday, October 9, 2022 and for every Sunday. People can visit the 25,000 square meters garden on Sundays, from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm, entering the premises from 2 Vasileos Georgiou Street. Any changes in visiting …

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Airport schedules on Athens metro to be delayed as of Sept 27

Trains on the Athens metro Line 3 (blue line) going to the Athens International Airport will be delayed by 6 minutes over the next few days starting on Tuesday, due to tests for the new line extension toward Piraeus. Thus, trains running directly from Nikea to the Airport will run …

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Mahsa Amini: Molotov cocktail at Iran’s Embassy in Athens; protests continue

Protests in Athens continue as Iranian refugees and solidarity groups demand justice for the murdered 22-year-old Mahsa Amini and the end of oppression of women in Iran. Unknown assailants hurled a Molotov cocktail at the embassy of Iran in the suburb of Psychico in the early hours of Sunday morning. …

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Court rules the 24h strike in Athens public transport was “unlawful”

A court in Athens ruled on Thursday that the 24-hour public transport strike that brought the Greek capital to a standstill on Wednesday was unlawful and exploitative. According to the court’s decision, the strike called by the Athens Labor and Employment Center (EKA) and staged by the union of workers …

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Ryanair shuts down Athens base in winter season

Ryanair announced it would shut down its Athens base during the winter season following “the inexplicable failure of the Greek government (…) to reduce non-competitive airport fees,” it announced on Thursday. The Ireland-based airline will disengage two aircraft from the Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” (AIA) from October 29 to …

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