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Anti-vaxxers in Greece: Far-rights and religious zealots rally against Covid-vaccines

Waving Greek flags, holding wooden crosses and icons more than 5,000 anti-vaxxers gathered in downtown Athens on Wednesday afternoon to protest vaccines against Covid-19 and the mandatory vaccination of specific groups of professionals. The crowd consisted of far-rights like Golden Dawn and others, religious zealots, Macedonia-is-Greek patriots and supporters of …

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Police officer arrested for trafficking, holding captive 18-year-old girl

A police officer was arrested late on Saturday for trafficking and holding captive an 18-year-old girl. The case was revealed when the girl managed to escape from his home and sought help in a cafe nearby in Ilioupoli suburb of eastern Athens. The girl had run away from home after …

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EU-MED-7 Ministers meeting opens in Athens

A meeting of the Ministers of European and Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Malta (EU-Med7) will be held in Athens on Friday, with a focus on the preparations for the EU-Med7 Summit that will take place in Athens in September 2021. The issues on the meeting’s …

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Curse pot with over 30 inscribed names and chicken remains found in Ancient Agora

Excavations in Ancient Agora in Athens unearthed a unique object: a curse pot. The 2,300-year-old vessel was used as a tool to “bind” curses to some over 50 people whose names were inscribed on it. According to Jessica Lamont, Assistant Professor of Classics at Yale University, the object reveals new …

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Prosecutor investigates professor at Athens University for sexually harassing students

The head of the Athens Prosecutor’s Office has ordered a preliminary investigation in order to prosecute a professor at the the National Kapodistrian Univesity of Athens (EKPA), who allegedly took advantage of his position to sexually harass female students. Part of the investigation will be, among others, whether he committed …

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Man arrested for stealing two vials of Pfizer vaccine in Athens

Α 40-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the theft of two vials of Covid-19 vaccine from the vaccination center in Peristeri, western Athens, on Tuesday. According to police, the man, a suspected drug user, had visited the site in order to get vaccinated. Immediately after he was administered …

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Police bans Police bans public gatherings in central Athens, over football violence concerns

Greek Police has banned any public outdoor gathering as of 21:00 on Friday (May 21) to 06:00 on Sunday (May 23) in central Athens, particularly around Omonia Square and Patission and Akadimias Streets, over concerns of football fan violence after a final Greek Cup match. “This particular ban is imposed …

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Turkish FM has accepted invitation to visit Athens, says Greek FM Dendias

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has accepted an invitation by his Greek counterpart to visit Athens, Nikos Dendias said at the Delphi Economic Forum VI in Athens on Friday, though no specific date has been agreed on. “Of course I will meet Cavusoglu. I have invited him to Greece and …

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