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Retired policeman arrested for sending bullets to gov’t officials, Muslim communities

Greek police arrested a retired policeman accused to have sent envelopes containing bullets and threats to government officials among them the governor of Bank of Greece, journalists and Muslim communities in Athens.. In a statement, the Counter-Terror Department of  Greek Police said that ten cases of sent envelopes containing bullets …

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Greece may benefit from Brexit as shipping companies leave London

Greece is unlikely to suffer significant losses amid Brexit but could instead benefit from shipping and service companies looking for alternative post-Brexit locations, Vassilios Korkidis, the president of the Hellenic Confederation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (ESEE), told Russia’s Sputnik. The Brexit negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union …

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Be a rower on ancient trireme Olympias with the Greek Navy

Do you want to be a rower on a ancient Greek trireme? The Hellenic Navy offers exactly this opportunity to the public, to anyone who wants to fulfill a hidden dream. Following the successful trips of the Trireme OLYMPIAS in summer 2016, the Greek Navy invites citizens to join voyages …

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Greece needs more prior actions before tranche disbursement possible

A delay is expected in the disbursement of the bailout tranche from Greece’s creditors. Reason for the delay is allegedly that some of the prior actions required have yet to be fulfilled. Speaking to daily Kathimerini, sources say that instead of the decision that was to be made on Thursday, …

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Budget airline Scoot travels directly from Singapore to Athens

Here’s good news for seat sale hunters: a budget airline is finally flying direct to Europe from Southeast Asia. Scoot, a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, recently launched its first flight to Athens, Greece. The 11.5-hour flight on Scoot’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner takes off from Singapore every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and …

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Museums, archaeological sites in Attica closed Thursday morning due to guards walkout

Archaeological sites in Attica are to be closed from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 6th 2017, because guards will stage a work stoppage. Guards at archaeological sites say the protest is over a pay dispute and to demand better working conditions. In a statement, the union representing …

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Convicted ASPIS-onwer, Pavlos Psomiadis, dies in Athens prison

The entrepreneur, a former major shareholder of the Aspis Insurance Group, Pavlos Psomiadis, died in Korydallos Prison in Athens on Monday morning. He was 78 years old. Ηe died of a heart attack. media report. He was convicted to a 22-year prison sentence, was in custody since December 2010. His …

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Extreme Weather: Stormy winds up to 8 Beaufort mainland and the islands (maps)

Heat wave goes, stormy winds coming from the North. Sharp temperature drop. A tiny breeze started to blow from South/South-West around 4 0′ clock in the afternoon, Sunday . It was not exactly “cooling” but it did have a small effect and gave hope that the suffocating  heat wave of …

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Greeks cooking eggs in the sun as heat wave strikes with 45C (videos)

The cooking hit of Friday: save energy, fry eggs using natural heat produced by the sun. Directly by the sun. No need for photovoltaic installations and other forms of energy saving that are expensive in the short-term even though cheap in the long-term. Highest temperatures recorded on June 30 2017 …

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Several stuck in elevators as heat wave causes power outages in Athens

Heat wave: Increased temperatures increase the power consumption. Despite assurance by the Public Power Company, several outages occurred in the hottest day of June, where mercury stroke even 44 degrees Celsius in the shade in the Greek capital. Power outages occurred among others west and north suburbs like Agia Paraskevi, …

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Clean Beaches 2017 report for Athens, Attica and surrounding areas is out

The clean beaches report for summer 2017 has been released a couple of days ago. the report refs to beaches in the Attica region Several beaches one can reach with public transport means like buses and the Tram and beaches that one is better to use private vehicle as it …

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Two die, one survives Helicopter crash. Passenger was transmitting flight live on Facebook

A small helicopter with three people on board crashed in Schinias near Athens on Friday morning. Two people were killed an one survived the helicopter crash in the wetland of eastern Attica. One of the passengers was transmitting the flight live on Facebook. The helicopter had concluded aerial sprays against …

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Heatwave with up to 38-39°C to strike Greece, forecast Jun 23-July 1/2017

Air temperature above 38 degrees Celsius, humidity and wind stillness will be the characteristics of the weather expected in the next days and week. The heatwave sweeping across Europe and USA will reach also Greece. According to Greek meteorologists, temperature will gradually rise as of today, Thursday, to reach 38-39 …

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