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“Greeks save Macedonia”: Anti-Prespes protest during Oxi Day parade (videos)

Macedonia protests against the Prespes Agreement between Greece and FYROM were part of the official parade held in Thessaloniki to commemorate the Oxi Day, the historic day when Greece rejected the Italian invasion on 28. October 1940. “GREEKS SAVE MACEDONIA” was read on two placards held by children, when Members …

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Unknown perpetrators attack Canadian Embassy in Athens

Unknown perpetrators attacked the Canadian Embassy in Athens with sledgehammers and paint early Sunday morning. A group of some 10 people who were wearing hoods broke glass windows with sledgehammers, hurled black and red paint and fled. They left behind two sledgehammers. The attack took place at 6:10 a.m. According …

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Urgent maintenance works on river construction halt part of Athens Tram operation

Urgent maintenance works on the construction and retaining walls channeling the river of Ilissos underground will disrupt the operation of the Athens Tram for an unspecified period of time. Starting on Friday, October 19th 2018, the Tram will no longer operate up to end station <Syntagma> but will halt at …

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Anarchists attack police station in Athens, injure 4 policemen

Four police officers were injured when anarchists attacked the police station of Omonia in downtown Athens on Monday evening. It was around 9 o’ clock, when some 50 people wearing hoods and helmets started to throw stones and molotov cocktail bombs first at a police van and then at several …

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Brazen robbery in jewelry shop in downtown Athens caught on video

A robbery in a jewelry shop in one of the most vibrant avenues in downtown Athens takes place in early Friday evening. The three robbers wear hoods and enter the well-known shop at 7:30 p.m. An employee screams, a robber holds out to hit her. Two robbers fill bags they …

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Man climbs on 15m high sculpture in Omonia Sq, threatens to jump

It was short before 4 0′ clock Friday afternoon when a man climbed up to a 15-meter high sculpture in Omonia Square in downtown Athens and threatened to jump. Fire Service and an ambulance rushed to the spot. One police negotiator was assigned to persuade the man to give up …

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Head of EP information office in Athens suspended amid anti-fraud probe

The head of European Parliament information office in Athens has been suspended from duty amid an anti-fraud probe by the EU Anti-Fraud office OLAF. Together with Leonidas Andrikopoulos, suspended were reportedly also two other employees whose names and nationalities were not made public. The case was confirmed by Marjory van …

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First Animal Rights March in Athens, October 6 2018

Marches for animal rights are been organized every year in many cities across the globe. This year’s march in Athens is scheduled on October 6th 2018. Below is a press release and a video we received by the organizers, the Ethos & Empathy organization: For the last couple of years, …

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Zak Kostopoulos: Policemen under investigation after new video

LGBT rights activist Zak Kostopoulos may had managed to escape the worst from the fierce kicks by a jeweler and his friend last Friday, but he did not escape further abuse in the hands of policemen. The Ministry of Public Order and the Greek Police ordered on Friday disciplinary investigation …

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Ancient Tomb hidden inside a department store in Athens

An Ancient Roman Tomb is located in a place one would never thought it would: inside  a department store in downtown Athens. I must say right away: I had no idea that such treasuries exist in our stores. Archaeological ruins are scattered throughout the capital of Greece especially in its …

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Minister for Public Order to send bill to Rouvikonas anarchists for …

Alternate Minister for Public Order Katerina Papakosta plans to send the bill for material damages caused by Rouvikonas to the anarchists themselves. Attacks conducted by Rouvikonas largely harm the image of the country but what they do are misdemeanor crimes, she added. In an interview with Skai TV on Wednesday, …

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Urgent appeal for Baby Milk & Diapers, by the Metropolitan Social Clinic Elliniko

The Metropolitan Community Clinic Elliniko is in urgent need of milk for babies and infants as well as of diapers. ” Unfortunately we are in difficult position to ask for your help for one more time, the Metropolitan Clinic writes in a statement issued on Sunday, September 16th 2018. The …

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Bus routes for tourists through “cultural Athens” to be launched again

Nine years after the abolition of  touristic buses operating through the cultural monuments in the Greek capital, the Athens Transport Organization said it is planning to relaunch the routes. The plan foresees two routes that will be called “cultural” and not “touristic” as in the past. One route will operate …

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Museum vandals tell police “Oil on artifacts is healing, works miracles”

The prosecutor in Athens has filed criminal charges against two women suspected of dousing oil at artifacts in Greek museums. They are charged for violation of the Law for Protection of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage. Caught in action on Sunday, they could go to trail today, however, the court postponed …

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One more European airlines suspends flights to Tehran as of Oct 11/2018

Greek airlines Aegean has announced the suspension of flight to and from Tehran effective as of October 11th 2018. The suspension is temporary, the airlines said and added “The company is forced to temporarily discontinue this route due to foreign exchange bank restrictions that affect its viability.” In the statement …

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