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UPD Silver Alert: French woman reconnected with her family

UPDATE: The French who was found by the police wandering in Glyfada a couple of days ago, was reconnected with her family. According to a statement issued by Silver Alert, the reconnection was done with the aid of the French Consulate in Athens. The name of the woman is given …

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Athens Metro stuck in tunnel; passengers walk to next station using mobile-phones as flashlight

Passengers of Athens Metro Line 2 experienced the blankest horror when the wagons stopped in an underground tunnel due to mechanical failure. The light in the wagons went off, with the passengers first waiting patiently. When time passed and nothing happened, panic broke among the dozens of people commuting to …

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Greek seniors ask Amal Alamuddin-Clooney to help with the Return of the Stolen Pensions

After a glamorously successful visit in Athens, Amal Alamuddin-Clooney is to board on a plane and leave behind the birthplace of civilization and the flashlights showers. Mrs Clooney’s 3-day visit was crowned with numerous lunches and dinners and meetings with the highest representatives of the political and business world. WOW …

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Fabulous Mrs Alamuddin-Clooney to reclaim the fabulous Parthenon Marbles

Reporters follow every step of hers and flashlights capture a hand shake, a smile or a glimpse of a wink. Whether she meets with local authorities, tours ancient sites in Athens or pushes away a strain of her hair, reporters are always there to capture the moment and inform the …

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UPD Athens Metro, Tram, Train work stoppage cancelled, Oct 15/2014

UPDATE The work stoppage has been cancelled! Workers at Athens metro, tram and urban train ISAP (HSAP) will launch a work stoppage on Wednesday, October 15th 2014. The work stoppage will begin at 12 o’ clock noon and will last until 4 pm.

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Athens: Loukanikos, the famous riot dog, passed away

Loukanikos, the famous riot dog of Athens has apparently passed away. According to newspaper Avgi Online, the famous four-legged passed away already last May. He was a little over ten years old. Loukanikos became famous and gains admirers all over the world when he ‘led’ the anti-austerity protests in Athens. …

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UPD Greek engineers warn: “Acropolis is crumbling!”

As if taxes wouldn’t cause enough crumbling in our pockets now a new disaster emerges on the horizon of the crisis-ridden country. Our beloved Acropolis, the Monument of Monuments, is crumbling! Engineers investigating the rockfall of last January found out that  part of the huge rock on which the Parthenon …

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Athens: Roma set tires on fire to protest demolition of their settlement

Some two hundred Roma set tires on fire on one of main Athens roads on Tuesday in order to protest the forceful demolition of their settlement. The protest took place at Mesogeion Avenue around Nomismatokopeio metro station where the Roma have been occupying an area for the last 40 years. …

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Silver Alert: Dutch citizen missing in Athens

A Dutch citizen has been missing since September 24th 2014. Bijloos Eric went missing from Omonia Square in downtown Athens. According to SDilver Alert service, he is 66 years old, thin and 1.70m tall. He does not speak Greek. On the day he went missing he was wearing a yellow …

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Lady Gaga arrives in Athens dressed in sexy seashell Greekini! (pcts, video)

WOW! Lady Gaga arrived in Athens dressed like a mermaid. Yet a mermaid of a special kind: with extra high heels instead of mermaid tail and two shells instead of mermaid bra. But hey! It wasn’t the costume of a disoriented mermaid but the one of  “Aphrodite” of Botticelli. In …

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Athens Mayor’s sophisticated benches to prevent use by homeless

No, no, no! Public benches are not for homeless to sleep. Public benches are for proper people with proper homes and proper beds. In Agios Georgios Square, in Kypseli district of Athens, the new public benches have been installed: nicely lacquered and with a metal detail – apparently a designer’s …

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You think, you can escape an upcoming storm?

The weather forecast was clear: a summer storm with rain and thunder was due on Saturday, July the 19th, and thus short after noon time. Rain and lightning and wind would hit Athens and the bad weather for Greek summer would last until the evening. And so it did. I …

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Athens: Two tourists injured in gunshot exchange between police & fugitive

Two tourists were slightly injured during a gunshot exchange between a fugitive terrorist and Greek police in downtown Athens on Wednesday. According to latest information, the nationalities of the tourists are given as Australian and German. The Australian tourist, a young man 18 years old,  was injured in the left …

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Athens: Fugitive terrorist captured; 4 injuries, among them 2 tourists

Fugitive Nikos Maziotis, a prominent member of “Revolutionary Struggle”, was captured on Wednesday morning in downtown Athens, Greek media report. In clashes with police in one of Athens most crowded shopping streets, Maziotis, one policeman and one Australian tourist were injured. Media incl state television report also of a ‘second …

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Plans for Privatization of Greek Water Companies “freeze”

The project to privatize the Public Water Companies in Thessaloniki (EYATH) and Athens (EYDAP) is been on hold after the State Council ruled that the water has to remain “under strong state control.” The ruling makes the planned transfer of 67% of EYATH shares to private investors practically impossible and …

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Chinese PM arrives in Athens with €6.5bn in his suitcases

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang arrived Thursday afternoon in Athens afternoon where he was welcome with all honor relevant to the leader of a country: two military contingents,  a band playing marches and the national anthems of the two countries, a cooling breeze from Northwest was making the arrival in …

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state TV (NERIT) security guard stabs unionist of former state TV (ERT)

A security guard of state broadcaster NERIT stabbed a unionist of ERT, the former Greek state broadcaster that was closed down last year. According to Greek media, the security guard had moved out to take down a black flag that the ERT unionists had hoisted. When the general secretary of …

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