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Seven women MPs from Afghanistan arrive in Athens, says Foreign Ministry

Seven women MPs from Afghanistan arrived in Athens via Tbilisi, accompanied by their family members, earlier on Wednesday, the Foreign Ministry announced. The seven women were extricated from Afghanistan following the actions of the NGO Zaka Khan, which is based in New York. Their arrival and stay in Greece, which …

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EU leaders, von der Leyen flock to Athens for the EUMED 9 Summit

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and eight EU leaders are flocking to Athens on Friday for the EUMED 9 Summit to be held at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Culture Centre (SNFCC). The presence of the EU VIPs will disrupt traffic and public transport for security reasons. The agenda …

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Earthquake strikes Athens with 3.7 on Richter scale

An earthquake measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale was recorded at 13:08 Sunday noon. The epicenter was  11 km north of Greek capital Athens, according to Athens National Observatory’s Geodynamics Institute. It focal depth was at less than 10 km. The tremor was prolonged and accompanied by a noise. It …

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Acropolis Rally 2021 ‘Rally of Gods’ kicked off in Athens

The EKO Acropolis Rally 2021 ‘Rally of Gods’ kicked off in central Athens on Thursday for the first time since 2013. A special 980m course was set up in the streets around Syntagma Square, and it was launched by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. #wrc is official started!!#RallyofGods #rallyacropolis2021 #rallyacropolis #Greece …

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Traffic in downtown Athens closed due to Acropolis Rally, Theodorakis funeral Sept 7-9

Large parts of the center of Athens will be closed to traffic for several hours on upcoming Thursday due to the start of the famous Acropolis Rally. Temporary traffic measures are taken also in the center of Athens on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 7-8, 2021. The EKO Rally Acropolis starts …

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Greeks pay their respect as body of Mikis Theodorakis lie in state

With a few flowers in their hands, his songs on their lips and emotions touching deeply their souls, Greeks flocked to the Athens Cathedral to pay respect to Mikis Theodorakis. People of all ages from every corner of the country gathered outside the chapel of the Cathedral on Monday afternoon. …

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Theodorakis: Dates to pay respect at Athens Cathedral changed

Another change in ceremonies to honor great composer Mikis Theodorakis as his body lie in state Monday to Wednesday and not Tuesday to Thursday as originally planned. Reason for the change is that downtown Athens will be closed due to the Rally Acropolis media reported. The body will lie to …

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Prosecutor investigates death of Covid-patient who refused intubation

The public prosecutor in Athens has launched investigation into the death of a 54-year-old woman, a Covid-19 patient, who refused intubation while in the Intensive Care Unit and sought legal assistance to support her case with posts on social media. However, in the end, the patient was intubated and died. …

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Earthquake strikes with 4.4R, felt strongly in Athens

An earthquake stroke with 4.4 on the Richter scale Monday midnight. The epicenter was off the Loutra of Oraia Eleni in the regional unit of Corinth, some 20 km South-East of the town in northern Peloponnese. According to preliminary information its focal depth was 5 km. The earthquake was felt …

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Thirteen children and infants are treated for Covid-19 in Athens hospitals

A total of thirteen are the children and infants are treated with coronavirus in the Children’s Hospitals “Aglaia Kyriakou” and “Agia Sofia” in Athens. The case of an intubated  12-year-old boy is causing concern. At the same time, the admission of newborns to the Neonatal Intensive Care Units of the …

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Over 1,000 electricity poles burnt in Athens fire

More than 1,000 electricity poles have reportedly so far been damaged in the devastating wildfires that have ravaged northern Attica. Of these, more than 230 are in the suburb of Varybobi alone, according to Giorgos Adamidis, the president of the GENOP-DEI union representing Public Power Corporation employees. Speaking to Skai …

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Man dies in Athens fire; More people evacuated are fire fronts raging in Greece

A 38-year-old man lost his life on Friday afternoon after he suffered serious head injuries while he was combating fire in Ippokratio Politia, in North-West Athens. The man, a civilian, has hit by a power column that crashed, state broadcaster ERT reported. According to earlier reports, the man was taken …

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Rolling power cuts in Attica from Aug 6 to avoid blackout due to fires, HEDNO announces

The Greek Electricity Distribution Network Operator (HEDNO) will implement controlled rolling power cuts in Athens and Attica in order to avoid a blackout. The plan goes into force today, Friday, August 6, 2021. “There will be rolling power cuts in Attica in accordance with the instructions of the Independent Power …

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Firefighters, civilians injured in the Athens forest fire (UPD)

Several firefighters and civilians were injured in the big forest fire in north Athens and were taken to hospitals in the Greek capital on Thursday evening. Two volunteer firefighter are intubated. Injured are: one firefighter, four volunteer firefighters, and five civilians. The firefighter was injured in the battle against the …

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