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Russia Foreign Ministry lashes out at Greece, accuses Gov’t of “hypocrisy”

Russia’s Foreign Ministry went one step further towards a deeper deterioration of the Greek-Russian relations, directly accusing the conservative government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis of “hypocricy” and a “defamation campaign against Russia.” The verbal attack was launched by Maria Zakharova, the information and press director of the ministry in Moscow. According …

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Four more ethnic Greeks killed in east Ukraine; fatalities rise to 10 (UP)

Four more ethnic Greeks are killed in eastern Ukraine raising the total fatalities to ten on a single day. The Greek Foreign MInistry announced late on Saturday that four more ethnic Greeks were killed in Sartana, eastern Ukraine. Another four were killed Saturday afternoon in the village of Bugas, some …

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Athens Metro extends operation hours on Fridays and Saturdays

Athens Metro lines 2 and 3 will extend their operating hours on Fridays and Saturdays and trains will run until 01:30 in the morning, managing company STASY announced on Friday. The extension will be in effect from March 4, 2022. According to STASY the last trains will depart from Syntagma …

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Police officer among suspects arrested for the death of Roma man in West Athens

A police officer is one of the two suspects arrested and taken to prosecutor on Tuesday for the death of a 44-year-old man, a member of the Roma community, in the suburb of Menidi, west Athens. According to media reports, the man was attacked and beaten on Sunday afternoon and …

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Cannabis use in Athens “among highest in Europe”; pandemic increased use of antidepressants, cocaine

Cannabis use in Attica is among the highest in Europe and Athens ranks fifth or sixth in Europe, said professor of analytical chemistry at the University of Athens, Nikos Thomaidis. Increase is also the us of antidepressants, anti=psychotic drugs and of cocaine, especially in the winter months during the pandemic …

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Whale that stranded in Athens found dead on Wednesday morning

The sick and injured young whale that recently stranded at a beach of Athens Riviera was found dead on Wednesday, the Environment Ministry announced. The small cetacean mammal was found in the shallow waters of Selinia Bay in the east of the island of Salamina in the Saronic Gulf by …

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Dozens households in Athens without power for 4th day; compensation possible

Τhe office of the Public Prosecutor in Athens investigates the multi-day power outages in several areas of Attica in the midst of a snow weather, low temperatures and frost. Investigation is to determine whether the offense of disturbing the operation of an utility has been committed. The order for the …

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Attiki Odos opens again to traffic on Thursday morning after 69 hours

The management company of the Athens highway ring Attiki Odos announced on Thursday morning that all parts of the motorway reopened at 08:00 on Thursday morning, with unobstructed flow of traffic on all sections of the road. No tolls will be charged until Sunday midnight, January 30, to facilitate drivers, …

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