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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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Lawyer injured by flare during Athens riots in critical condition (shocking video)

The 55-year-old woman who was injured during the riots in Exarchia in downtown Athens on Friday night remains in critical condition. After a 5-hour surgery in the leg, the lawyer remains in intensive care and is intubated. The woman has reportedly suffered a fracture and also respiratory problems due to …

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Anarchists riot with firebombs in Athens, Patras, Thessaloniki, one woman badly injured (videos, picts)

Anarchists started to riot in two districts of downtown Athens after the peaceful march for the 44. Anniversary of the Polytechnic Students’ Uprising of 1973. After the march, the clashes started in Alexandra Avenue. According to protesters, riot police squads started to beat them without a reason. Anarchists hurled flares …

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UPD Athens Metro workers suspend 24h strike Nov 16, work stoppage remains

Update: Athens Metro workers decided to suspend the 24-hour strike scheduled for Thursday, Nov 16/2017. the work stoppage scheduled for Wednesday remains valid. ———————————————— Workers at Athens Metro will launch one more work stoppage, in addition to the planned 24-hour strike. Work stoppage on Wednesday, Nov 15th, will start at …

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UPD Athens Metro, Proastiakos workers to launch work stoppages and 24h strike

Workers at Athens Metro will launch two work stoppages and a 24-hour strike this and next week. The work stoppage is schedule for Friday, November 10th 2017. It will start at the beginning of the morning shift and last until 9 a.m. On Friday, Metro workers decided to launch one …

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