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Fake dentist arrested in Athens; his victims speak out

A 51-year-old man was arrested for offering dental services and practice without the essential studies. The man is to be charged for practicing dentistry without a degree. He is being investigated for committing fraud and causing bodily harm. The fake dentist was in fact a dental technician who was practicing …

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Police arrests Kurdish man, recruiter to PKK

Greek Police has arrested a 35-year-old Turkish national of Kurdish origin against whom there was a European arrest warrant. The man is allegedly a PKK recruiter. He was arrested during a routine check in Exarchia district of Athens on Tuesday nigh. The man had been sentenced to two years in …

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Passenger traffic at Athens airport up 25.7% in Jan-Sept

Passenger traffic at the Athens airport took off in September with the number of passengers traveling exceeding 3 million, the Athens International Airport said in a report on Friday. Passenger traffic totaled 3,006,870 in September, up 16.3% from the same period in 2022 and up 11.8% from the corresponding month …

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Race for the Cure: Traffic regulations in Athens, Oct 1

Traffic shutdowns and redirections will take place on Sunday, October 1, 2023  because of the “Greece Race for the Cure in Athens”. The race is a fundraiser for breast cancer and includes a running and a walking part. On Sunday, traffic will be gradually restricted and shut down as of …

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No Metro service in Athens; buses operate as usual, Sept 21

There is no metro service in Athens on the strike day Thursday, September 21, after workers decided to ignore a court order ruling their strike was “illegal”, while metro workers unions argued they had only declared “work stoppage” not a “strike.” In this sense Metro Line 1 -urban train ISAP …

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Commuters in trouble due to work stoppages in public transport, Sept 21

Commuters in Greek capital Athens will face troubles on Thursday, due to the 24-hour strike called by several unions, as transport workers will also join the protest against the Labor Bill with strike and wort stoppages. One of the problems is that a court in Athens declared as “illegal” the …

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Unions to launch a 24h strike across Greece, Sept 21

Unions and social organizations will launch a nationwide 24-hour strike on Thursday, September 21, 2023, to protest a labor bill currently discussed and soon to be voted at the Parliament. It is interesting that the private sector union umbrella GSEE does not participate in the strike. Participants are: the Athens …

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Three children injured when plaster falls on their heads in Athens school

Three elementary school children were injured on Friday morning when plasters detached from the school ceiling and fell on the young pupils in an Athens neighborhood. Everything happened at the 149th Primary School of Petralona during the second break. Suddenly, a large piece of plaster fell from the ceiling of …

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Pedestrians swept away in downtown Athens as DANIEL floods Greek capital (videos)

Storm weather Daniel reached Greek capital Athens with a heavy downpour on Wednesday afternoon that lasted no longer than 15 minutes, however, they were enough to flood many streets in downtown and the suburbs, mostly main streets. Ποτάμια οι δρόμοι στο κέντρο της Αθήνας #ΚΑΚΟΚΑΙΡΙΑ_DANIEL #κακοκαιρια #ΑΘΗΝΑ #Αττικη pic.twitter.com/3EPj77x5Z3 — …

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Pedestrian killed by police car in South Athens

A 65-year-old man was killed in a traffic accident involving a police car in Moschato suburb of southern Athens on Wednesday. The victim was trying to cross a main street when he was hit by the police car that had alarm lights on probably heading to an incident. The driver …

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Policemen arrested for working as “private security guards” in Mykonos villas

Three police officers were arrested on the island of Mykonos for providing private security service to villas even during their shift hours at the local police station. Citing police sources, media report on Monday that the officers were providing the private security service for 12 euros per hour to the …

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104 football hooligans charged with gang membership, premeditated murder

Four felony charges and seven misdemeanor charges were read to each of 104 individuals, all of whom except one appeared before an Athens prosecutor on Wednesday for their involvement in bloody clashes between rival football club supporters in the Athens district of Nea Philadelphia on Monday night. Most of the …

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