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Celine Dion to bewitch her fans in first concert in Athens in July

One of the most recognized and widely respected superstars, the ultimate pop icon, Celine Dion, will be meeting her fans in Athens, Greece. The concert is scheduled for  Friday 31st July 2020 at the Olympic Stadium of Athens (OAKA). It will be the first concert of the Canadians singer in …

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Coroner confirms: Refugee baby girl from Syria was sexually abuse

A forensic examiner confirmed the suspected horror: the 11-month-old refugee baby girl from Syria that died on Sunday was sexually abused. A conducted autopsy could not determine the causes of the baby’s death so far. Results of toxicological tests are awaited. “It is clear that there has been abuse and …

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Athens police investigates death of 11-month-old refugee baby from Syria

Police in Athens investigates the death of an 11-month-old refugee baby from Syria. Preliminary forensic findings are shocking: the body of the baby girl had marks of sexual abuse, police said in a statement. However, the initial scenario of the baby abuse may change due to new findings in connection …

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Workers at all Athens public transport means join 24h strike on Feb 18

Workers are all public transport means in Athens will join the 24-hour general strike on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, leaving hundreds of thousands of commuters with no option other than use their own car, if they have any, taxi, if they find any, walk to workplace or stay at home. …

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Rhodes: Powerful winds hinder planes from landing, ferries from docking

Passengers on a flight from Athens to the island of Rhodes experienced tough moments on Friday night. Due to bad weather and powerful winds, the airplane could not land at “Diagoras” airport on the island. The crew reportedly made three attempts to land, however, without success.   Ultimately, the Aegean …

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US Embassy, consulates, US gov’t offices in Greece to be closed Feb 17

The United States embassy and consulate in Athens, its consulate in Thessaloniki, and all US government offices in Greece will be closed on Monday, February 17, 2020,  in observance of Presidents’ Day. This holiday marks the birthdays of American Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, the US Embassy in Athens …

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Chinese man in Athens hospital quarantine over coronavirus suspicion UPD

A Chinese national is in quarantine in Attikon hospital in Athens, tested on suspicion of being infected with coronavirus. The 33-year-old man had traveled to Greece from China ten days ago. He first went to a private hospital in South Athens, with fever and coughing. The doctors alerted the Greek …

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Dozens of curse tablets discovered in 2,500-year-old Athens well

Dozens of curse tablets have been discovered in a  2,500 year-old water well in the ancient Greek cemetery of Kerameikos in downtown Athens.  The 30 small lead tablets were found engraved with ancient curses and hexes at the bottom of the well. Curse against the newlywed Glykera, focusing on her …

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Athens voted 2nd in Best Destinations in Europe 2020 poll

Athens was voted the second-best destination in Europe in the poll conducted by the European Best Destinations Tourism Promotion website. The Greek capital received 104,639 votes, out of a total of 600,000 votes Winner is the French sleepy town of Colmar in the southeast borders with Germany. It received  179,723 …

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Greece in the grip of ice weather: Snowfalls in low altitudes even in Athens

Snowfalls are expected in the region of Attica and even in low altitudes like downtown Athens in the night from Thursday, Feb 6, to Friday, Feb 7, and the early morning. Parnitha, Penteli and Hymettos, the mountains surrounding the basin of Attica are dressed in white, while traffic has been …

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Airbnb market in downward trend as property owners see income decrease

The fashion of the short-term leases via the online platform Airbnb is slowly starting to go downwards both in terms of occupancy and prices According to daily tanea, more and more property owners in Athens and Attica abandon the short-term leases and return to traditional “tenants.” Fierce competition and rising …

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Religious leaflets with homophobic content distributed in Athens school

“Homosexuality is the peak of all sins, worse than murder.” Religious leaflets with homophobic content were distributed in a school in Athens and triggered a social outrage. Leaflets with homophobic distributed among students of a school in Athens have triggered a social outrage. The leaflet quotes a religious man saying …

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Arsonists target 20 cars in Athens for third consecutive night

For the third consecutive night, arsonists targeted private cars in several suburbs of Athens, destroying a total of twenty vehicles. The series of attacks started in Maroussi, Polygono, Agia Paraskevi, Ymittos in the North-East and ended at the Philipappou Hill near Acropolis. Twelve cars were set on fire alone in …

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Libyan General Haftar arrives in Athens short before Berlin Conference

Libyan General Khalifa Haftar arrived in Athens late on Thursday short before the Conference in Berlin on upcoming Sunday. Haftar will meet with Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias on Friday morning and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at noon, state media report. A private meeting between the Libyan General and the Greek …

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Anti-abortion campaign in Athens metro triggers public outcry

Anti-abortion posters appeared at several metro stations in Athens on Monday morning and triggered a public outcry.By early afternoon, the posters were removed following an order of the Transportation Minister. Many metro commuters were shocked on Monday morning to see huge ads about an issue that has been settled in …

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IMF office in Athens will close, Greek PM Mitsotakis announces

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Tuesday evening that the office of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Athens will close. He did not specify when the IMF office will close, though. Mitsotakis’ announcement followed a meeting with the IMF its managing director, Kristalina Georgieva, in Washington, on Tuesday. Government …

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