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Niarchos Foundation cancels €4million grant to Culture Ministry over “systematic delays”

Greece’s prominent Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) announced on Friday the cancellation of a 4-million-euro grant to the Culture Ministry aiming protect archaeological findings due to “constant and systematic delays” in the project. The SNF grant sought to help protect and showcase the archaeological findings in the Faliro Delta area which …

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Sorin Oprescu: Former Bucharest mayor arrested in Athens

The former mayor of Bucharest convicted of corruption has been arrested in Athens on an international warrant. Sorin Oprescu, 70, who served as mayor in the Romanian capital from 2008 and 2015, was found guilty by the Romanian courts of bribery, setting up a criminal organization and abuse of power. …

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Death of 14-year-old: Suicide after bullying or victim of “Blackout Challenge”?

The mysterious death of a 14-year-old boy in his family home on Friday night, just hours before participating in a competition sports game, has set authorities on alert and the prosecutor ordered an urgent investigation on Monday. The boy was found hanging from the ceiling of his room with a …

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Gallery Walk: 37 art galleries in Athens open to public May 12-13

Thirty-seven Athenian art galleries will be open to the public until evening for the annual Gallery Walk on Thursday and Friday, May 12-13. Organized by the Athens Culture Net of the Municipality of Athens and the Hellenic Art Galleries Association, the event will keep the galleries open as late as …

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Luxury watch stolen in armed robbery in Denmark found in Athens

A luxury watch stolen during an armed robbery in Denmark five years ago was located in Greece when a woman brought it to a store for repair in Athens. The robbery was attributed to international jewel thief network Pink Panthers. As its serial number was registered, the store technician identified …

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Athens and Boston to become Sister Cities

Greek capital Athens and the US city of Boston are to become ‘Sister Cities’ after Athens mayor Kostas Bakoyannis and mayor of Boston Michelle Wu decided over the weekend. Bakoyannis and Wu agreed on the issue during the official visit of Athens mayor to Boston, where he handed over to …

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Zak Kostopoulos trial: Prosecutor seeks exoneration of policemen, guilty verdict for shop-owners found guilty

The prosecutor in the trial over the 2018 beating death of Greek-American gay rights activist Zak Kostopoulos on Wednesday sought the exoneration of four police officers and guilty verdicts for two local businessmen. In his closing arguments, prosecutor Sotiris Bougioukos pointed to expert evidence and witness testimonies that he said …

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Makeshift bomb explodes outside the home of high-ranking police officer

Greek law enforcement authorities were on alert on Tuesday after a makeshift explosive device went off outside the home of a high-ranking officer of the Hellenic Police (ELAS) in the northern Athenian suburb of Halandri. The rudimentary bomb comprised four cooking gas canisters taped together and set off by some …

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Caroline Crouch murder trial: Defendant states “married and widower”

Wearing a bulletproof vest and his handcuffed hands on his back, Babis Anagnostopoulos crossed the door of the Mixed Jury Court of Athens short before 8:30 Friday morning. The trial for the murder of his 20-year-old wife Caroline Crouch, a UK national, started almost a year after the heinous murder …

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Greece-General Strike to paralyze public transport, sea and air traffic UPDs

Public transport, sea and air traffic will be heavily disrupted or just paralyzed on Wednesday, 6. April 2022, as several transport workers unions have declared to participate in the 24-hour general strike. For 24 hours, ferries will remain docked at the ports and airplanes will be grounded at the airports, …

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