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Athens: Man, 75, Dies from West Nile Disease

A 75-year-old man is the first victim of the West Nile disease in the Greek capital – A virus infection transmitted through “tiger” mosquitoes. The man was been hospitalized with encephalitis at the Intensive Care Unit of “Ippokratio” hospital. The man was a resident of the city centre, Greek media …

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“Money Back” – Get Purchase Discounts with Used Public Transport Tickets

 Used public transport tickets would bring benefits to their holders. According to the “Money back” used tickets can being transformed into an “unofficial” or “alternative currency” and be redeemed with discounts from stores that participate in the innovative scheme. Greek and foreign passengers in Athens, but also airplane-, ferryboats- and train-ticket holders …

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Greek Doctors Refrain from Hand-Written Prescription Due to Fines

 The troubles of the Greek patient have no end. After the pharmacists’ blocking the unified insurance fund EOPPY, it is the turn of doctors to create problems to the insured patients. Athens Medical Association decided to refrain from hand-written prescriptions even if the electronic prescription system is down. With this action doctors protest …

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Jobless Man, 42, Commits Suicide – 350 Incidents in June 2012

The relatives of the 42-year-old man were shocked to find him on Monday morning hanging in his home in Amaliada town of Peloponnese. The man was jobless since quite some time and was father of two children. This tragedy is one of the many that hit families in times of …

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Athens: Arson Attack against Microsoft Headquarters

Unknown assailants attacked the Microsoft headquarters in Athens with a van that they set on fire in the early morning hours of Wednesday. Nobody was injured as the assailants had removed the security guards prior to arson. The ground floor of the building was damaged, the operation of US software company was …

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Athenians Queue to Get Their Medicine in …Piraeus as Athens Pharmacists Boycott Greece’s Biggest Insurance Fund

Hundreds of distressed Athenians rush to stand line outside the pharmacies of the port city of Piraeus in order to get prescription medicine without having to pay it in advance from their own pockets. Reason for this incredible “population movement” is that the Athens Pharmacists Association continues to boycott the country’s unified …

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Feel Like Joining “Athens Flash Mob” for a Good Purpose? Jun 22 & 29/2012

 If you are a fan of “Flash Mob” actions, here is your chance. Charity foundation “Together for the Child” and “Hard Rock Cafe” organize a “Flash Mob” performance right in the heart of Athens at Syntagma Square. The target of organizers is to have as much people as possible to dance …

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Where is Greece’s ND-PASOK-DEMLEFT Government?

Greece’s new coalition government is still on the making. ND-leader Antonis Samaras will meet  DEMOCRATICLEFT-leader Fotis Kouvelis at 12.30 noon and with PASOK-leader Evangelos Venizelos one hour later. At the same time representatives from the three parties will continue their negotiations to fine tune the convergence programme of the coalition government. …

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Three More Attacks Against Migrants in Athens and Crete

Three more most probably racism-motivated attacks took place in Greece in the last 24 hours. In Crete, a migrant, 25, from Egypt was attacked in the early morning hours of Tuesday at Talos Square in the old city of Chania. Two attackers beat the man with wood and iron sticks. The attackers …

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Greece Seeks International Aid to Combat Wildfires Near Athens

Greece sought international aid to combat the wildfires that started on Saturday, spread to an area of  20,000 acres and burnt of rural and agricultural land, several houses, professional sites and warehouses and causing dozens of residents to flee their homes in the Eastern Attica region some 30 to 50 km away from …

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