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Heatwave with up to 38-39°C to strike Greece, forecast Jun 23-July 1/2017

Air temperature above 38 degrees Celsius, humidity and wind stillness will be the characteristics of the weather expected in the next days and week. The heatwave sweeping across Europe and USA will reach also Greece. According to Greek meteorologists, temperature will gradually rise as of today, Thursday, to reach 38-39 …

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One dead, flooded homes and agricultural land as summer storms strike Greece

One man lost his life, homes and shops were flooded and agricultural products were destroyed when storms stroke several regions in Greece. In the city of Lamia in Central Greece, a 62-year-old man lost his life in a sequence of tragic events. He had called the fire brigades to pump …

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Mystery around Belgian tourist, 54, found dead in Athens

A Belgian national was found dead by passersby in Neos Kosmos district of Athens on Friday night. The man had a wound on the forehead. While police investigates the issue, a preliminary autopsy conducted on Saturday morning did not confirm initial suspicion that the Belgian tourist was shot. Police investigates …

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Public hospital workers build a wall at Finance Ministry in Athens Video

Workers at public hospitals organized a protest against austerity cuts in the health care sector. With banners, tents, cement and bricks the workers settled outside the Finance Ministry in downtown Athens already on Thursday evening when the Greek economic team was negotiating the deal in Luxembourg. Early Friday morning they …

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Greece Weather Forecast: Rainstorms, hail, strong winds June 15-18 2017

Two days sunshine and high temperatures, then clouds and rain. Summer weather does not manage to settle in. Greece’s National Meteorology Service warns of strong rainfalls and storms, locally hail, strong winds. Forecast Thursday Jun 15 2017 Affected are Macedonia, Thessaly, Epirus, West and central Sterea. The weather will temporary …

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FM Kotzias tells FYROM Dimitrov, Greece will support NATO membership provided ‘Macedonia’ name dispute resolved

Greece remains insistent that the decades-old name dispute needs to be resolved before Athens backs membership of Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to NATO and the European Union. “We are open to membership of FYROM to international organizations provided the name dispute is resolved,” Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said …

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French FinMin Le Maire in Athens with a Debt Proposal the IFM and Berlin tend to reject

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire expressed optimism Greece and creditors are not far away from the agreement. “The next two days will pave the way for an agreement at the Eurogroup” on June 15, Le Maire told reporters after a meeting with his Greek counterpart Euclid Tsakalotos in Athens …

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Weather warning: One more Low with rainfalls, hail, stormy winds

It is the 11of of June and summer refuses to settle in. Greece’s national Weather Service issued a weather warning with rainfalls, hail and stormy winds. June 11 2-17: The bad weather front will initially affect Macedonia, Thessaly, and gradually the whole mainland except Thrace in North-East, eastern Peloponnese. Also …

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Stray bullet kills 11-year-old boy during celebrations to end school year in West Athens

A 11-year-old boy was fatally shot during celebrations ending the school year at the 6th elementary school in Acharnon/Menidi municipality in northwest Athens short after 9 o’ clock Thursday evening. The incident is unprecedented for Greece. It shocks parents, the community and the Greek society. While it was initially assumed …

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Athens: No buses and trolley buses for six hours, June 13/2017

Workers at buses and trolley buses in Athens will launch a six-hour work stoppage on Tuesday, June 13 2017. Reason for the work stoppage are the general assemblies of the two workers’ unions. No bus, no trolley bus from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13 2017.

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Summer rain storm turn streets in downtown Athens into rivers! Videos

It started with a loud noise. The first thunder occurred somewhere in the north back of my home. The second thunder followed within a couple of minutes. The first drops fell on the windows… soon the hell broke out. The much expected hail and rain storm stroke the Greek capital …

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Weather June 3-5/2017: Meteorologists forecast rainfalls, hail, strong winds

Greek National Meteorology Service EMY issued a weather deterioration warning. The statements warns of rainfalls, hail and strong winds over the upcoming weekend June 3-4 2017. The weather is expected to start deteriorating as on Saturday afternoon, although storng rainfalls stroke already Northeast Greece on Friday. Saturday, June 3 The …

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Greek police clears out migrant camp at Hellinikon airport, tension with reporters

Greek police along with authorities representatives, officials from the International Organization for Migration and interpreters, conclude the clearing out of a makeshift migrants camp at the premises of the old Athens airport Hellinikon. Buses arrived at the camp on Friday morning, by noon they had left the area with 168 …

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Train workers cancel work stoppages May 30-31, but 24h strike on June 1/2017

Trains, Proastiakos and metro to the Athens airport will operate as usual on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 30-31 2017, but there will be a 24-hour strike on Thursday, June 1st. Trains workers have reportedly cancelled their work stoppages originally planned for the last two days of May. Last week, the …

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UPDATE Strike: No Trains, Proastiakos, and Metro to/from Athens Airport May 30-June 1/2017

TRAINOSE decided to cancel all Train and Proastiakos (suburban trains) operation due to work stoppages and a 24-hour strike announced the staff of the Greek Railway company. No trains will be running May 30 – June 1 2017. Consequently, there will be no Metro from and to Athens Airport Eleftherios …

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