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Police body to be established for Athens public transport means

Greek government is mulling the establishment of a special police force for public transport in the greater region of Athens, Transport Minister Kostas. Karamanlis said on Friday. the minister’s announcement comes two days after the brutal beating of a metro worker in a station in central Athens. Speaking on Skai …

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Mask-deniers beat metro worker in station in downtown Athens (video)

An employee of the Athens metro  was hospitalized on Wednesday after he was beaten by two young men who had earlier refused to wear the mandatory masks inside the metro. According to a statement by the metro managing company STASY, the employee, a station manager, asked the two men on …

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Sahara dust covers Athens, has mountains on Crete “disappear” (video)

Strong southern winds brought increased quantities of Sahara dust from North Africa to Greece crating a suffocating atmosphere in the Greek capital Athens on Tuesday.  A grey-yellow umbrella covered Athens and Attica, creating a suffocating atmosphere. The sky cleared a little bit on Thuesday afternoon after a weak rainfall. On …

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Newborn positive to Covid-19 born to infected mother in Athens hospital

A baby was born positive with Covid-19 to a mother who was infected with the coronavirus. The birth took place in Attica Hospital in Athens on Friday. It is the first time that a pregnant woman has passed the virus to her unborn or newborn baby, Greek media report. The …

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Omonia Square in downtown Athens in festive mood

“This Christmas, we have the Omonia Square with the decoration it deserves,” Athens Mayor Costas Bakoyannis said on a social media post on Thursday. “For several years we did not have a square and there was a lack of light all over the area,” the Mayor wrote on his Facebook …

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Spectacular Red Sky over Athens (picts)

Athenians woke up on Thursday morning to witness a spectacular view: An orange-red sky. It was short after 7:15 a.m. when the sky turned …surreal and very dramatic. The phenomenon was due to strong south wind bringing billions of Sahara dust particles to the Greek capital. At the same time, …

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Greek police paralyzes public transport, closes 24 metro stations

Greek police went out of control on Sunday and paralyzed the whole public transport network in downtown Athens and far beyond. The number of six metro and urban train ISAP stations closed to the public rose to 24 (!) Sunday noon, the tram operation has been halted some 5 km …

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Greece bans public gatherings with over 4 people, 6 metro stations closed Dec 6

The Ministry for Citizen Protection has banned public gatherings with four and more persons across Greece with an order valid form 5:00 a.m. on December 6 until midnight Sunday. The decision is justified for reasons of public health and as a precaution measure to prohibit the spread of the coronavirus. …

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UPD Workers at Athens Metro, Tram, urban train join strike on Nov 26

Workers at Metro, Tram and Urban train ISAP have modified their mobilization actions on strike day Thursday, November 26, 2020. Late on Wednesday, thu unions of workers at STASY (metro, tram, train ISAP) announced the following: Metro: Lines 1, 2, 3 on 24-hour strike Tram: Work stoppage from 6 pm …

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Antetokounmpo distributes food packages to needy in Athens neighborhood

Giannis Antetokounmpo distributed food packages to the needy in the neighborhood where he grew up in Athens. Together with his mother and brothers, the Greek Freak went to the church of Agios Meletios in Sepolia to help people in one of the degraded districts of the Greek capital. He gave …

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ISIS terrorist from Syria arrested in migrant facility Athens

A prosecutor in Athens charged a 27-year old man from Syria with membership in the terrorist organization ISIS /DA’ESH and direct complicity in manslaughter as a terrorist act after an incident at the migrant facility in Eleonas, an Athens neighborhood, led to his arrest on Thursday. Citing sources, state-run news …

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Covid-Train to transfer patients from Thessaloniki to Athens hospitals

Greece’s health authorities and TRAINOSE are proceeding with special modifications of a so-called “Covid-Train”, a train with six wagons in order to exclusively transfer Coivid-19 patients from Thessaloniki to hospitals in Greek capital Athens. According to the GRTimes, the train has already arrived in Thessaloniki and work is already underway …

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Athens Tram to resume operation to/from Syntagma Sq on Nov 29

The tram service from and to Syntagma Squarein downtown Athens will resume its operation on Friday, November 20, 2020, the management company STASY said in a statement. The service has been suspended since October 2018 due to deformation of the concrete covering the bed of Ilissos river The resumption of …

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Communist KKE holds 17. November rally outside US Embassy

Members of the Greek Communist Party KKE gathered outside the US Embassy on Tuesday morning to mark the Anniversary of the Polytechnic Student’s Uprising against the military dictatorship on 17. November 1973. The protesters were wearing masks and kept social distancing measures. The protest took place despite the ban by …

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Five metro stations in downtown Athens close on Nov 17 by Police order

Five metro station in central Athens will close as of noon on Tuesday, November 17, by order of the Greek Police (ELAS), as part of the security measures imposed on the anniversary of the 1973 Polytechnic Students Uprising and despite the ban on public gatherings due to the pandemic. The …

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