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Consultants charged for bribery to Athens Metro personnel

An Athens prosecutor on Wednesday brought felony bribery charges against two consultants of a joint venture that served as technical advisers for the construction of the Athens metro. According to athensnewsagency, “the charges were filed against the manager of consulting company OMEK and the head of engineering company Lahmeyer and …

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Athenians welcome the New Year with spectacular fireworks show (picts, videos)

Thousands of Athenians flocked to Thiseio area in downtown to celebrate the New Year together with the Mayor of Athens and an rich entertainment program. Midnight sharp, the sky illuminated with numerous fireworks that offered a spectacular view to young and old. “Athens sends a message of hope to Greece …

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Silver Alert: Missing 26-year-old Austrian man found

Missing 26-year-old Austrian citizen Sebastian Schedlbauer has been found well, the Silver Alert Service said in a statement issued on January 6th 2018. He was identified by a citizen who has seen the Silver Alter Missing report. Schedbauer was wandering around near a village of  Dorida, near his father’s hometown. …

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Gun and bullets stolen as the police guard of ND deputy chairman was…

Τhe gun of the police officer assigned with the safety of New Democracy deputy chairman Kostis Chatzidakis was stolen in downtown Athens, while the police officer was carrying packages to the lawmaker’s office. According to media, the policeman had left the gun together with thirteen bullets in a small leather …

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Far-Left “Popular Fighters” claims responsibility for court bombing in Athens

A small far-left group in Greece has claimed responsibility for a Dec. 22 bombing at an Athens courthouse that caused extensive damage but no injuries. The Popular Fighters Group said in a post on a far-left website Wednesday that it attacked the Athens Court of Appeal to protest what it …

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Police officers to replace private security guards at Athens Metro and urban train ISAP stations

Police officers will replace private security guards at the stations of  metro and urban train ISAP in Greece’s capital Athens. According to an agreement signed between the Transportation Ministry and Greek Police,  ELAS will supply 200 police officers whose sole task will be the protection of commuters and public property. …

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Shops opening hours over Christmas and New Year period Dec 17-Jan 2

From Friday, December 15th 2017, until Tuesday, January 2nd 2018, shops in Greece follow different operation hours and will be open also on three Sundays in order to allow consumers to do their Christmas shopping in a relaxed atmosphere. Shops will be open on three consecutive Sundays, December 17, 24 …

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Christmas Tree lighting brings festive mood in Athens

Greek capital Athens is officially in Christmas mood. Mayor Giorgos Kaminis lit the Christmas tree in Syntagma Square in the center of the city, at 7 o’ clock on December 12th 2017. Sixteen meters long, more than 4,000 Christmas lights. “Christmas and New Year days are days of joy, hope …

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Work stoppages at Athens public transport on Dec 14 general strike day

Workers at public transport means in Athens will join the general strike of public and private sector unions on December 14th 2017. Transport means workers will launch work stoppages next Thursday, mainly in order to allow unionists to join the big protest rally again austerity measures. According to an announcement …

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Erdogan says he wants “borders change” and angers Greece before setting foot in Athens

Just hours before setting foot in Athens for a historical visit as the first Turkish President to come in 65 years, Recep Tayyip Erdogan angered Greece. In an interview, diplomatically unacceptable towards his host, Erdogan reiterated the steadfast Turkish claims to revise the Treaty of Lausanne and change the bilateral …

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Newborn abandoned outside kindergarten in Maroussi, Athens

A newborn baby was abandoned outside a kindergarten in Maroussi, suburb of North Athens. The baby is reportedly just a couple of days old and it was found by a teacher. According to media, one of the teachers found the baby when she went to the kindergarten at 7:30 on …

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One elderly injured in the head when foreclosure protesters clash with riot police (videos)

Protesters clashed with riot police when they tried to halt foreclosures in a court in Athens on Wednesday afternoon. One elderly was injured, when a police bat landed on his head. Two more people were injured. among them is the former mayor of Kaisariani suburb of Athens was transferred to …

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Huge anti-terror operation in Athens, nine people linked to “foreign organization” detained

A huge operation of Greek anti-terror police in at least two suburbs of Athens has been taking place since early Tuesday morning. At least nine foreign nationals have been detained. The case is linked to ‘terror organization outside Greece’, police sources told media. According to first information: The huge anti-terror …

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Robert Pattinson tours the Acropolis before attending Good Time premiere in Athens

Hollywood star Robert Pattinson has been in Athens to attend the premiere of his latest film Good Time. A day earlier, he visited the Acropolis together with some of his friends. Good times in Athens. more pictures justjared In neo-grindhouse thriller Good Time, Pattinson plays the role of outcast and …

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First winter snow falls in the mountainous outskirts of Athens

A sudden temperature drop brought snow in the mountainous outskirts of Athens on Monday.  The first snow of the year fell on the Mountain of Parnitha in Nort-West Athens. Video Bafi shelter Screenshots from Live cam from the Bafi shelter at an altitude of 1,161 meter. With 1,413 m elevation, …

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Workers at Athens Metro to launch 24h strike on Tuesday

Workers at Athens Metro will launch a 24-hour strike on Tuesday, November 21st 2017. The strike will affect Metro lines <2> and <3>. The rest of public transport means in Greece’s capital are expected to operate as usual.

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Germans, French among the 16 arrested during riots in Athens

Sixteen rioters arrested on Friday night in Exarchia district of  Athens are to be brought to the prosecutor on Saturday. According to a statement by Greek Police the nationalities of the arrested are: Nine Greeks aged 18-32 Two French, 22 and 26 years old Two German 30 and 37 One …

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