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UPDATE Body of baby found in landfill – Parents arrested

Police has arrested a couple of Nepalese nationals suspected of having disposed their newborn baby in a trash bin. While it remains unclear whether there was a birth or a miscarriage, whether the baby was dead or alive when disposed, its body was found in a landfill late Friday afternoon. …

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Mafia-style execution: Businessman shot, body found inside burning car

The charred body of well-known businessman Christos Gialias was found in a burning vehicle in the West Attica suburb of Mandra on Wednesday evening. A Kalashnikov weapon was also found inside the car. It is the second mafia-style execution since January 1, 2024. It was neighbors who alarmed the police …

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Anti-skid chains mandatory in Attica or €80 fine

Greek police conducted intensive checks in cars in the northern suburbs of Athens on Monday morning to confirm that drivers are supplied with anti-skid chains due to upcoming snowfalls at night. Anti-skid chains are in fact mandatory from 10 o’ clock Monday night, January 29, 2024, following a decision by …

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Police officers arrested for extortion and bribery

The Internal Affairs Service of the Greek Security Forces arrested two police officers for repeated extortion, bribery of an employee, abuse of power, breach of official confidentiality, dereliction of duty, as well as for breaching arms and drug laws. The arrests on Sunday morning followed a complaint according to which …

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Stolen icons discovered in Attica Monastery

Greek Police has discovered stolen icons and wood-carved doorposts of archaeological value in a monastery in Attica. The icons were stolen from other monasteries and churches outside the Attica region. With the assistance of a team of archaeologists and experts in Byzantine studies, officers from the Department Cultural Heritage and …

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Bones, skull of missing man found on west Attica mountains

Hunters found bones and a human skull in a remote place of the Gerania Mountains in western Attica on Saturday. The human remains were identified to belong to a missing man. Last Saturday noon, a hunter noticed that his dog was digging up bones through bushes in an remote area …

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Bedbugs discovered in Attica hotel; French tourists blamed

The ‘epidemic” of bedbugs have arrived in Greece too and forced the closure of a wing in a seaside hotel in capital Athens. The bedbugs were recently discovered by hotel cleaners. The news was revealed by Giorgos Hotzoglou, the president of the food and tourism workers on Wednesday. Speaking to …

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24 municipalities in Attica ordered to clean Kifissos river due to flood risk

Twenty-four municipalities in the Region of Attica have been ordered to proceed immediately with the cleaning of the waterways of Kifissos river and two of its tributaries, Podoniftis and Eschatia, in view of the risk of flooding. The Civil Protection Ministry has declared municipalities in western and north Athens to …

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Two Turks arrested for mafia-style shooting in East Attica

Two Turkish men have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the fatal gangland shooting of six other Turks in Greece last month, Greek authorities said Wednesday. Police said the six men killed in a Sept. 11 car ambush outside Athens were believed to have been members of an international crime group …

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Two villages evacuated in East Attica due to wildfire

An evacuation order was sent via the emergency number 112 to residents in the areas of Paliouri and Rizari at Marathonas, on the east coast of Attica, where a wildfire broke out at 14:40 on Wednesday afternoon. According to local media, the area is filled with smoke and the flames …

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Zeibekiko amid wildfires cost Attica governor Patoulis ND support (video)

Ruling New Democracy officially withdrew its support to Attica Regional Governor Giorgos Patoulis on Monday morning. Ahead of the local elections in October, the press office of ND announced the deputy Defense Minister, Nikos Hardalias, as its candidate. Reason for Patoulis’ support withdrawal was a short video showing him relaxing …

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Fires reignite in West Attica, Rhodes, Lakonia (videos)

Fires in Mandra and Dervenochoria in West Attica, on the island of Rhodes and Lefkochoma near Sparti in Lakonia reignited on Thursday afternoon and citizens were again ordered to evacuate as the flames started to spread out of control. Western Attica Video: Agios Ioannis Korakas, west of Mandra. The fire …

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43 beaches in Athens safe for swimming, 7 not; PAKOE Analysis Full List

The Center for Ecological Research (PAKOE) published on Thursday, June 1, its annual evaluation on the stand of beaches water in the southern coast of Athens and Attica. As every year, PAKOE micro-biologically analyzed samples of seawater from 50 beaches along the Athens Riviera, from Piraeus to Vouliagmeni, in south-east. …

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