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14-year-old boy charged with murder of older brother

A prosecutor in Athens charged a 14-year-old boy with homicide with probable intent, possession and use of weapons after he confessed to the shooting and killing his 17-year-old brother on Thursday evening. The body of the 17-year-old boy was found by cyclists in an abandoned industrial area of Mandra, west …

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17-year-old boy shot dead in Mandra, West Attica

A 17-year-old boy was shot dead and his body was found with a fatal head injury in Mandra village, west Attica. The body was found by a passer-by at 5 p.m. early Thursday evening. A bullet casing was found next to the body. According to preliminary information, the victim was …

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Three arrested over shooting at public bus in West Attica

Police have arrested three suspects for the firing at a public bus with an airgun in Aspropyrgos, western Attica, on Sunday. Bus 866 Aspropyrgos-Agia Marina station was on the move on Sunday evening, when it was reportedly struck by bullets from a car with three men on it. One of …

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August in Athens? Organized and free beaches for a cool swim

In Athens mid-August? Longing for a refreshing swim at a beach nearby? There are plenty of beaches along the Athens Riviera, along the whole regional unit of Attica, some of them organized and some free for all. Free beaches have no sunbeds but some like in Glyfada (Blue Flag)  and …

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UPDATE Fire in West Attica forces evacuation, partial closure of Athens-Corinth highway

A forest fire broke out near the Elefsina toll station on the Athens-Corinth national highway, forcing authorities to shut down traffic in a part of the highway and ordering the evacuation of  a nearby settlement. The fire broke out in low vegetation area, three kilometers from the Elefsina toll around …

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12 Attica beaches unsuitable for swimming, says Greek Health Ministry

According to the Greek Health Ministry, there are 12 beaches in Athens, Piraeus and Attica unsuitable for swimming and where bathing is prohibited. The Health Ministry published on Thursday, July 28, 2022, the areas of Attica where bathing in the sea is not allowed According to the relevant decision, this …

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Rethymno: Six villages evacuated as wildfire is raging Friday night (videos, pcts)

An extremely difficult battle against the flames is still being fought by the fire brigade in Rethymno, as the fires that broke out in Rodakino and between Orne and Krya Vrysi are still raging on Friday night. Strong winds blowing with intensity of up to 8 Beaufort make fire-extinction work …

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Speedboats collide during “Big Fat Greek Wedding 3” shooting in Athens; one injured UPDATE

One person was slightly injured as 8 people found themselves in the water, when two speedboats collided during the shooting of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3.”and one of them capsized. The accident occurred around 10 o’ clock Friday morning, in the sea area off ​​Palaia Fokia in south-east Attica. …

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Abbot shoots man who asked to be paid for works at monastery

A abbot shot and injured a 45-year-old man when the latter asked to be paid for works at the monastery in Oinoi, north-western Attica. The perpetrator was arrested and so was his victim as the first had filed a lawsuit against him. The 45-year-old man had gone to the monastery …

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Fire in Aspropyrgos plastic factory releases toxic smoke in Attica

The big fire in a plastic factory in Aspropyrgos, West Attica, that released large quantities of toxic smoke has been largerly contained, however, the blaze keeps burning plastic material in the warehouses on Tuesday morning. The blaze started on Monday night and spread across an area of roughly 4,000 square …

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Snow weather: Some schools in Attica closed on Friday; heavy trucks banned from highway parts

Primary and secondary schools in parts of northern, eastern and western Attica will remain closed also on Friday, March 11, due to snow weather “Philip”, regional authorities announced on Thursday. Hay trucks are banned from highway parts as of 10 p.m. Thursday. According to a statement by the Attica regional …

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Attica Snow Weather: Schools in several areas to remain closed, no heavy trucks in Attiki Odos

Schools in several areas of Attica will remain closed on Thursday due to snow and cold weather front “Philip”, Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Minister Christos Stylianides decided on Wednesday. The schools are in areas of north, east and west Attica. The specific areas affected by this decision were announced …

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Operation of public and private sector in Attica & Crete Jan 27

Normalcy will partly return to Attica and Crete tomorrow Thursday, 27. January 2022, after two days of “obligatory holiday” due to snow weather Elpis. According to an announcement by the government spokesman the instructions about the operation of the public and private sector as well as the retail and schools …

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Schools, kindergartens, nurseries in Attica closed also Jan 27

Schools, kindergartens and nurseries in Attica will remain closed also on Thursday, January 27, the regional government decided on Wednesday, following the aftermath of snowstorm Elpis. According to the decision, primary and secondary schools as well as nurseries and kindergartens will remain closed on Thursday to “prevent accidents and better …

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Schools, kindergartens in Attica & other regions closed Jan 24-25 due to snow weather; distance learning

Primary and secondary schools as well as pre-schools and kindergartens in Athens and Attica will remain closed on Monday and Tuesday, January 24-25, due to the second wave of the snow weather. The regional government of Attica took this decision on Sunday afternoon for “preventive reasons, for the safety of …

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Omicron cases in Greece rise to 26; dozens more under investigation

Confirmed cases of the Omicron variant in Greece have reached 26, health authorities announced on Monday morning. The majority of them are not related to travel. Dozens of suspected cases under examination. The confirmed cases of the Omicron variant have reached 26 on Monday from 17 last Thursday. President of …

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