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Greece’s Health Minister falls victim of yogurt attack

Greece’s Health Minister Thanos Plevris was attacked with yogurt, while he was having lunch with his wife and children in a tavern of Petralona district of Athens at Sunday noon. In a post on Twitter, minister Plevris uploaded two pictures and blamed “brazen leftists” for the attack adding that also …

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Labor Day: Athens buses and trolley buses on work stoppages

Buses and trolleys buses in Athens will take part in the mobilizations marking the Labor Day with work stoppages at the start and end of the day’s shifts. According to their unions’ announcements, buses and trolleys will not be running on Monday, May 1, from the start of the shift …

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Flower show of Kifissia opens its gates in northern Athens

The annual flower show in Kifissia suburb of northern Athens opened its gates on Thursday, April 27, 2023. The 69th show focuses on Greek gardens. More than 2,000 species of Greek and foreign flora will be on display in 86 stands in the Dimitris Zomopoulos Park until May 14th. Opening …

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Greek, Finnish, Romanian evacuees from Sudan land in Athens

A C-27J Spartan transport aircraft carrier of the Hellenic Air Force landed at the Tanagra air base northern Athens short after 4 o’ clock on Wednesday afternoon. On board were 16 Greek nationals, 1 Greek-Cypriot woman, 9 Romanians and 8 Finnish who were evacuated from Sudan. Among the evacuees who …

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Suspicious package outside the Russian embassy in Athens

Bomb squads of the Greek Police were called to examine a suspicious package found at the Russian Embassy in the northern suburb of Neo Psychiko in Athens early Monday afternoon. Citing police sources, Skai TV reported that a man on a taxi tried to deliver a package to the embassy …

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Hydrogen bus tested under real traffic conditions in downtown Athens

The first Greek urban bus running on hydrogen was tested on regular schedules on Wednesday by OSY SA, which runs the buses and trolleys for the Transport for Athens (OASA Group). “The bus has been operating in the center of Athens for around a month on the cyclical route of …

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Athens trolley buses on 5h work stoppage on April 20

Trolley buses in Athens will not run for five hours on Thursday, April 20, 2023, their union said in a statement. The work stoppage will be between 11:00 a.m. and 04:00 p.m. Trolley buses will start withdrawing from operation as of 10:00 a.m., while they are expected to have fully …

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Athens buses, trolley buses on work stoppage, April 11

Workers at buses and trolley buses in Athens will launch one more work stoppage on Holy Tuesday, April 11, 2023 demanding safe public transport. The work stoppage on buses and trolleys will be in two phases: from start of morning shift until 8:30 a.m. and from 10:00 p.m. until the …

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Athens buses, trolley buses on work stoppage, April 7

Buses and trolley buses workers in Athens will launch another work stoppage on Friday, April 7, 2023, the fifth one since the start of the week. The work stoppage will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m. The last buses to carry out their schedules will leave depots as …

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Athens buses, trolley buses on new work stoppage, April 6

Buses and trolley buses workers will launch a new work stoppage on Thursday, April 6, 2023, the fourth in this week. workers demand safe and quality public transport. The work stoppage on Thursday will be launched from 11:00 a.m. to 04.:00 p.m. The last buses to carry out their schedules …

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Police officer fires in the air in busy avenue in downtown Athens (video)

A police officer fired three shots in the air in downtown Athens on Wednesday morning. He was arrested and later released. The officer fired three “warning” shots in the air during incidents that occurred outside the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) on one of busiest avenues in the …

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Athens buses, trolley buses work stoppage on April 5

For third consecutive day, workers at buses and trolley buses workers will launch work stoppages on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 demanding safe and quality public mass transport. the work stoppages are scheduled in the early morning and late night shifts, therefore buses and trolleys will operate between 9:00 a.m. and …

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Bullying in Athens school: Students try to choke classmate with fishing line

Brutal bullying in renowned private school in Athens: A group of six students, five boys and a girl, tied a fishing line around a classmate’s neck and tried to choke him “for fun.” The 15-year-old victim was bullied, tortured and humiliated by the group also in the past and his …

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Buses, trolley buses in Athens on work stoppage also on April 4

For second consecutive day, workers at buses and trolley buses in Athens will launch a work stoppage on Tuesday, April 4 2023, to protest safety problems in the national rail network that led to the deadly train collision on February 28.. Buses and trolley buses will operate on Tuesday from …

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Buses, trolley buses in Athens on 5h work stoppage, April 3

Workers at buses and trolley buses in Athens will launch a 5-hour work stoppage on Monday, April 3, 2023, to protest safety problems in the national rail network that led to the deadly train collision on February 28.. The work stoppage will start at 11:00 a.m. and end at 4:00 …

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Easter 2023: Stores operation hours

The trade association of Athens on Friday announced the proposed working hours for Athens’ stores during the Easter holiday season. According to the proposal, the Easter shopping holiday season seems to be extended, while it usual starts on Holy Monday. With the Greek Orthodox East on April 16, the shopping …

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Historic cinemas in Athens to launch event against their closure

Three of the historic cinemas in Athens will stage an event with free of charge entrance and film screens in the center of the city to raise awareness about their potential closing if the buildings’ owner decides to repurpose their properties, as the movie theaters’ owners say. The event is …

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17-year-old stabs, seriously injures his mother in south Athens

A 17-year-old boy stabbed his mother and went to the street half-naked shouting “I killed them all!” The 45-year-old mother was found seriously injured in the family apartment and was transferred with an ambulance in a hospital in Athens. Citing preliminary information by the Police media reported that the teenager  …

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