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Man arrested for at least 6 sexual assaults in downtown Athens

Greek police arrested the suspect responsible for at least 6 cases of sexual assaults in downtown Athens and thus in broad daylight. The 23-year-old Syrian national was known to police for similar crimes and had served a prison sentence of less than a year for “attempted rape”, while he was …

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Cavafy Archive opens in downtown Athens

Famous Greek poet Constantine Cavafy (1863-1933) has a “new house” in downtown Athens where the public and researchers can visit a big collection of his works and personal items. Founded by the Onassis Foundation, the precious jewel in Plaka, the Cavafy Archive, opens its gates to visitors on Wednesday, November …

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Manhunt for suspect of four sexual assault cases in Exarchia, downtown Athens (video)

Police in downtown Athens has been set on alert in the last 48 hours after four incidents of sexual assault and attempted rape in broad daylight. Among the victims is a 13-year-old girl and three women in their 2o’s. Locals consider to set up “patrols” to protect women and minors. …

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Tilda Swinton in Athens performance “Embodying Pasolini”

Oscar-winning British actress Tilda Swinton and fashion curator Olivier Saillard will for the first time present the results of one of their collaborations at the Onassis Foundation’s Stegi in Athens. Τhe ritualistic performance titled “Embodying Pasolini” features the costumes and props used in the films of the unforgettable director, Pier …

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Four metro stations close, public transport routes change due to Nov 17 rallies

Four metro stations in downtown Athens and changes in public transport routes are scheduled for Friday, November 17, due to events and rallies to commemorate the 50th anniversary since the 1973 Polytechnic students’ uprising against the military junta then ruling Greece. The Αthens Urban Transport Organization (OASA) announced that there …

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Traffic restrictions in downtown Athens until Nov 18

Extensive road traffic restrictions will come into effect ahead of the 50th Athens Polytechnic Uprising anniversary, to be commemorated with a mass rally across the city center on Friday, November 17, 2023. Road traffic will gradually be restricted until it is closed off entirely on the day, starting at 06:00 …

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US Embassy in Athens alerts US citizens about demonstrations

The US Embassy in Greece has alerted American citizens about the planned demonstrations in Athens and Thessaloniki on November 17, 2023 Demonstrations in the two above mentioned cities as well as in other cities and towns across the country take place in order to commemorate the Athens Polytechnic University studenta’ …

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Weapon in parcel destined to USA detected at Athens airport

A weapon in a parcel was detected at the Athens international airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” on Monday morning. the weapon was detected by an employee of a private security company. According to news website in.gr, the security guard detected the weapon during the X-ray check a package destined for the USA. …

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Taxi drivers on work stoppage and 24h strike to oppose tax bill

With a work stoppage on Thursday, November 16, and a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, November 22, taxi drivers will be responding to the government’s tax bill affecting self-employed. that was published on Tuesday in a public consultation entitled “Measures to curb tax evasion”. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the …

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Mitsotakis to meet Erdogan in Athens on Dec 7

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will be meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Athens than in Thessaloniki, as originally planned, on December 7, it was announced on Tuesday. According to the Foreign Ministry, changing the location of the meeting, which will be held in the context of the …

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Athletes from Kenya & Morocco win 40. Authentic Marathon

Edwin Kiptoo from Kenya was the winner of the 40th Athens Authentic Marathon. Kiptoo was the first to arrive at Kallimarmaro Stadium in Athens and cross the finish line with a new record of 2 hours, 10 minutes and 34 seconds. In the second place was Kilimo from Kenya with …

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Athens traffic restrictions due to Authentic Marathon

Traffic restrictions will be introduced early on Saturday morning and stay in place until late afternoon on Sunday due to the annual Authentic Marathon race and other smaller races over the weekend. Bicycle riders and pedestrians are not allowed on the streets runners will use, and they are also not …

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Greek-Lebanese shipowner found dead in his home in SE Athens

Greek-Lebanese shipowner Imad Zein was found dead in his house in Voula suburb of south-eastern Athens late Thursday afternoon. He was the head and co-founder of Naftomar Shipping & Trading company. The 63-year-old shipowner was found dead in the basement of his house by his wife and a member of …

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Neo-Nazis attempt to arson Metro commuters; Police brutally beats citizen (videos)

Neo-Nazis wearing hoods threw gasoline inside a Metro wagon full with commuters in Monastiraki station in downtown Athens on Wednesday evening, recorded the attempted arson of citizens on a video and uploaded it on social media. Eye-witnesses told media that they were throwing oil and gazoline shouting “we are going …

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Two injured after case files shelves collapse in Athens prosecutor’s office

Shelves loaded with case files at the Prosecutor’s Office in Athens collapsed on Tuesday, thus injuring two people. A court clerk and an employee of a transport company were trapped under the voluminous case files and could be only rescued with the help of other clerks and citizens currently in …

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Prosecutor to investigate serious injury of 16-year-old girl during clashes with police

The First Instance Prosecutor’s Office will investigate the circumstances behind the serious injury of the 16-year-old girl that occurred during an anti-fascist event that ended in clashes with police in Neo Heraklion suburb of western Athens on Saturday night. The head of the First Instance Prosecutor’s Office requested an urgent …

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Tram workers in Athens to hold a 3h work stoppage on Oct 31

Commuters in Greek capital Athens will not be able to use the Tram for at least three hours on Tuesday, October 31, due to a meeting of Tram employees. The Board of Directors of the Electric Tram Conductors Association of Attica announced that they will hold a General Assembly meeting …

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Thousands march to Israeli Embassy in Athens demanding end of hostilities in Gaza

Thousands of protesters marched to the Israeli Embassy in Athens on Sunday calling for an end to hostilities and the killing of Palestinians in Gaza. Chanting “Freedom for Palestine”, protesters passed in front of the Israeli Embassy for about half an hour, demanding a “Stop to the slaughter of the …

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Metro, Tram, Buses in Athens change schedules due to parades

Public transport means in Athens will change their regular schedules and routes on Saturday, October 28, due to the parades for the national holiday of OHI Day. According to police announcement, the following measures will apply on Saturday: -Metro station “Syntagma” will close at 08:00 and trains will pass through …

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