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Hand grenade found outside school in Athens

A hand grenade was found in a park next to an elementary school in Labrini area in Galatsi suburb of Athens on Tuesday. The school director who happened to found the grenade immediately called the police. Special police forces and explosives experts rushed to the point to find out that …

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Three trolley buses set on fire in downtown Athens (video)

Unknown perpetrators set three trolley buses on fire outside the Polytechnic School in downtown Athens on Monday evening. According to media, a group of people wearing masks stopped the buses, order the passengers to get out and set them on fire. The group reportedly doused the windows with flammable material …

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Bomb at Labor Ministry in downtown Athens

A back bag with an explosive mechanism was left outside of the Labor Ministry on Stadiou street in downtown Athens. An anonymous called had warned a newspaper at 1:20 a.m. on Monday that the bomb would explode forty minutes later. Police that rushed to the ministry found a back bag …

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Grigoropoulos’ killing: Commemoration rallies, metro stations closed –

More than 3,000 policemen have been deployed in Athens ahead of the commemoration rallies for the anniversary of the killing of teenager boy Alexandros Grigoropoulos by a policeman on December 6th 2008. High school and university students will hold commemoration gatherings at 12 o’ clock noon outside the Athens University …

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UPD Explosion in downtown Athens – 1 dead, 5 injured

A powerful explosion shook the area around Victoria square in downtown Athens  short after 9 o’ clock on Thursday morning and left behind one women dead and 6ive people injured – one of them in serious condition. The explosion occurred in the basement of a fast food restaurant while some …

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Greece’s public sector unions to launch 24h strike & protest rally , Nov 24/2016

The civil servants’ union federation ADEDY announced a rally in Klafthmonos Square on Thursday, November 24th 2016, at 11:00, on the same day that it has declared a 24-hour general strike. ADEDY’s strike action was decided in response to the negotiations between the government and institutions on labour issues and …

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Bank of Greece report: Apartment prices down 1.5 pct in Q3

Nominal apartment prices are estimated to have declined on average by 1.5 pct year-on-year in the third quarter of 2016, the Bank of Greece said on Monday. The central bank, in a report, said that according to revised data, the decline in the first and second quarters of 2016 was …

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Athens – Event: Telescopes enable Observation of the Planet Mars (Nov 21-27/2016)

With telescopes set up in seven points in Athens, the National Geographic in cooperation with the Athens Observatory offer a unique opportunity for stargazers: the Observation Week of the Planet Mars”. The telescopes will be set in Zappeion in downtown Athens as well as in the south suburbs of Palio …

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Athens: Painting & Sculpture Exhibition “IndepArt2016” under the auspices of the French Embassy

Under the auspices of the Embassy of France, the Painting and Sculpture Exhibition “IndepArt2016” opens its gates in the Image Gallery in downtown Athens on Friday, November 18th 2016. In one of the most beautiful neoclassical buildings of Athens, visitors will have the opportunity to admire the works of several …

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Obama sends a message for Democracy directly from Acropolis (video)

With a new video from the Ancient rock of Acropolis, US President Barack Obama sent a new message about Democracy stressing “we are part of the community of nations that solves problems and make the best for humanity.” the video was uploaded in his personal account on Facebook and Twitter. …

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Speech in Athens: Obama praises Democracy, Sacrifices of Greeks

US President Barack Obama started his speech with “Yias sas!”, “Kalispera!” and “Filoxenia”(hospitality). He used other Greek words like “foustanella”, “spanakopita” and “ouzo” At the end of his 40-minute long speech he said “Zήτω η Ελλάς” (Long Live, Greece) and had Greeks cheer. President Obama speech without teleprompter or notes …

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Obama tours the Acropolis Museum

US President Barack Obama toured the Museum of Acropolis after a visit to the Parthenon on Wednesday morning. In Acropolis Musuem Obama was wearing suit and a tie, while he went to  Acropolis in casual look. picture by US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt  #Acropolis Barack Obama is expected at the Stavros …

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Obama in Acropolis – Live Streaming – Pictures – Video

In his last day in Athens, US President Barack Obama is visiting Acropolis, one of his childhood dreams, as he recently said. Security measures are draconian, policemen stand in a 5-meter distance from each other, snipers have taken position on buildings roofs. However, the security measures could not hinder Athenians …

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Obama in Athens: Metro and Tram halted, Urban Train… Nov 16/2016

Wednesday, November 16th 2016 will be another day of trouble for drivers and commuters. as US President Barack Obama will visit the Acropolis and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation in Faliron in order to deliver a speech. Metro station <Acropolis> will close as of 9:30 a.m. The Tram operation will be …

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Obama praises Greece for NATO financial commitment: If Greece can do so, so should all allies

President Barack Obama is praising Greece for its financial commitment to NATO – specifically, for being one of five NATO allies that dedicated at least 2 percent of its gross domestic product to defense spending. Obama says Greece has met that threshold despite difficult times, and if it can do …

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