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Anti-Obama rallies started in Athens, protesters march to US Embassy

Two protest rallies started short after 5 o’ clock in the afternoon against the visit of US President Barack Obama in Greece. Protesters are marching towards the US embassy, police implies it won’t allow them to reach the embassy. With the slogan “Obama is not wanted in Greece” trade unions, …

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Police finds a bag with molotov cocktail bombs, perpetrators steal suspicious material

Two mysterious incidents on Tuesday morning cause puzzling to Greek police especially with US President Barack Obama to drive up and down main roads in the city of Athens. Police has found a bag containing seven fire bombs. The bag was found reportedly found near the cemetery of Nea Smyrni, …

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Obama: “Greece has made progress but still way to be covered

“In Greece there is progress, but you have a long way ahead,” US President Barack Obama said during his conversation with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos in front of the cameras. Obama added that the United States stand by Greece and the Greek people. he made a special reference to the refugees …

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Obama in Athens – Live stream: meeting with the President (Nov 15/2016)

US President Barack Obama in Athens – Live streaming via state broadcaster ERT TV. 13:30 Obama meets president Prokopis Pavlopoulos 14:30 Obama meets prime minister Alexis Tsipras 13:20 Syggrou Avenue is closed to traffic awaiting Obama convoy to drive into the city center. Even pedestrians are not allowed to cross …

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Obama in Athens airport and the vicious red carpet

US President Barack Obama arrived in Athens. He was welcomed at the airport by Defense Minister and junior coalition partner Panos Kammenos. The welcome ceremony was incredible short: just a handshake with Kammenos… and there he got in the car and left the airport for the hotel Astir in Kavouri. …

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“Revolutionary Self-Defense Group” claims responsibility for grenade in French Embassy

A Greek left-wing urban guerrilla group on Monday claimed responsibility for an attack with a hand grenade on the French embassy in Athens last week, which wounded one guard. The attackers were riding a motorcycle when they threw the hand grenade outside the building opposite parliament, in one of Athens’s …

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Obama in Athens: troubles for drivers, commuters and protesters

The center of Athens will be locked down. Public gatherings and protest rallies  will be banned in the area where US president Barack Obama and his entourage will move.Main Avenues and streets will be closed to traffic from time to time. 5,000 policemen will be deployed, 500 of them in …

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UPD II: Athens Metro, Tram on work stoppage Nov 15/2016

+++ UPDATE II: Confusion till the end of the day, now it seems final: Metro and Tram workers will be on work stoppage from beginning of shift until 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 15th 2016. Workers at urban train ISAP have cancelled their strike. Whether they will keep their work …

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Luka Rotis (Kenya) wins the 34. Athens Marathon

A record participation. More than 50,000 registered athletes from 105 countries. The winner of the 34th Authentic Athens Marathon is Luka Rotis from Kenya with 2:12:49. First Greek to finish is Christoforos Merousis (8th) with 2:24:58 Great event on a sunny day. Marathon Runners without Borders – Medicins Sans Frontieres …

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Urban Guerilla group urge anarchists to “sabotage Obama’s visit in Athens”

An armed anarchist group in Greece is calling for “attacks and clashes” during next week’s visit by US President Barack Obama. The Conspiracy Cells of Fire group is urging anarchists to “spoil the party … and sabotage” the November 15-16 visit to Athens. The nihilist group has organized a string …

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Obama cancels his speech in Pnyka for reasons of … bad weather

Outgoing US President Barack Obama cancelled his planned speech in the open space of Pnyka, officially due to upcoming bad weather front. The speech was scheduled to take place on Wednesday, November 16th 2016. Unofficially the reasons are rather of “security” as Pnyka at the feet of Acropolis is an …

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Grenade thrown at French embassy in Athens, policeman injured

Two people riding a motorcycle threw a grenade at the French embassy in Athens at 4:45 am Thursday morning. The grenade exploded injuring one policeman who was on duty. According to police, one of the people threw the grenade while the motorcycle was passing by the embassy located in Vassilissis …

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Athens: Anarchists turn Patision Avenue into a “battle field”

Dozens of anarchists turned the downtown Athens outside the Polytechnic School into a battlefield on Monday. After the protest rally staged by thousands of high-school students, a group wearing hoods and helmets move to Patision Avenue near the national Museum and started to throw stones and molotov cocktail bombs at …

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Athens: High-school students protest rally ends in …fire-bombs throwing & teargas

Thousands of high-school students flocked to downtown Athens on Monday morning to demand a “a school system and a life they deserve”. However, the protest rally ended in the usual mess as in most of the cases. A group of authoritarians intermingled with the students and started to throw molotov …

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Police evacuates paramilitary squat “Hot Spot for Greeks only”

Riot police squads and dozens of policemen moved to squat of Votanikos and evacuated the area from occupiers with paramilitary features. The operation was launched very early in the morning on Friday, after several media reported about the illegal occupation increasing pressure to authorities. The police asked the occupiers wearing …

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Theater in Athens: “Women of Passion, Women of Greece” – in English :)

Would you love to visit a English-speaking theater performance in downtown Athens?  The very original theater stage in a railway carriage “Railway Carriage Theater” – Treno sto Rouf – offers one: every Saturday, all through the season, until Easter 2017. “Women of Passion, Women of Greece” According to the Press …

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