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Young Frenchman dies as he attempts graffiti on train wagons in Thiseio

A 19-year-old Frenchman died while he was attempting to paint graffiti on train wagons. According to suggestions, the man got electrocuted. Together with two friends of the same age, the young Frenchman had arrived at the urban train ISAP station <Thiseio> short before 7:30 Wednesday evening. While he was between …

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Scotland Yard is looking for Madeleine’s secret in Athens

Scotland Yard is looking for the secret of British toddler Madeleine McCann in Athens after a witness contacted the team Grange. A Greek newspaper revealed that a German citizen living in Athens contacted  “Team Grange” claiming he had information about the case as he was in nearby area when 3-year-old …

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President Emmanuel Macron to visit Greece in September

President Emmanuel Macron will visit Greece September 7 and 8, a source in the Elysee Palace said, as he seeks to build momentum behind a drive to deepen European integration. Macron’s aides have described a “very European” agenda after he returns from a holiday in southern France. He travels to …

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Wildfires rage “in decreasing intensity” in Athens North, Zakynthos and Peloponnese

Greece’s Fire Service said on Wednesday it was close to containing a wildfire that is burning north-east of Athens for a fourth day as well as the wildfires on the island of Zakynthos and Ilia in South Peloponnese. According to a statement issued 2:30 pm on !6. August, the Fire …

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Greece in Lucifer’s claws: Heat Wave with 41C, thunderstoms, hail, stormy winds

Prolonged heat wave Lucifer gradually weakens and it practically divides Greece into two: into hot West with up to 40 degrees Celsius and into moderate hot East, where temperature will be 35-39 C. At the same time, strong north winds ‘meltemia’ up to 9 Beaufort locally bless locals and tourists …

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Full Moon and Eclipse over Sounio, Athens and the Aegean (video, picts)

August 7, 2017:  Awesome and rare phenomenon for sky-gazers. Full moon and partial Lunar Eclipse. Fully visible in Greece. The eclipse affected 25% of the lunar disk Part of the moon was already a little darkened when the moon rose in the sky. The Moon rose is at 08:23 p.m. …

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City of Athens opens A/C halls for vulnerable, appeals “Water for Strays” during heat wave

Prolonged heat wave: The Athens Municipality has opened six air-conditioned halls across the city especially for the vulnerable groups of the society who cannot afford to have an A/C or even a fan run in their homes. The halls will be open from 08:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m.  all thought …

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Ten injured when American Airlines flight from Athens hits ‘extreme turbulence’

Ten people have been hospitalized after an American Airlines flight from Athens, Greece, experienced extreme turbulence prior to landing in Philadelphia, USA. Flight 759, an Airbus A330-300, left Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport at 11:39 a.m. local time bound for Philadelphia International Airport. The aircraft encountered the turbulence shortly before …

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August Full Moon: Culture Ministry opens 115 archaeological sites and museums

Greece’s Culture and Sports Ministry will open 115 archaeological sites and monuments to public to enjoy the August Full Moon on Monday 7th August 2017.  Continuing a tradition dating back many years, the entrance is free of charge. A series of events is planned from 5th to 0th August 2017, …

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School of Tourist Guides reopens in Athens after seven years

A pledge by Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura to reopen the Athens Guide School was met via a Joint Ministerial Decision (JMD) issued by the tourism and education ministries on Wednesday, which ordered that the school reopen after seven years. The guide school, which had provided vocational training to tour guides, …

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Another sweat-fest in Greece with a mini heat wave July 23-25/2017

Air temperature is on the rise and a mini heat wave is right before our Greek doors. At the same time, strong North wind will be blowing with up to 8 Beaufort locally in the Aegean Sea, and rainstorms are expected in the Central and East Macedonia. Sunday, July 23 …

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Missing refugee boy, 7, found dead near camp in Skaramagas, west Athens

The body of missing 7-year-old refugee boy Nuryian Mohammed was found in the sea area of Skaramagas near the refugee camp where he was staying together with his family. The boy was reported missing by his father at the police station of Chaidari Municipality at 9 o’ clock Friday morning. …

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