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Ceiling collapses in public hospital in Piraeus, injures one woman

Pieces of the ceiling in a room of a public hospital in Piraeus have reportedly collapsed injuring one woman. According to workers’ union at Greece’s Public Hospitals POEDIN, the ceiling collapsed Thursday midnight and injured the mother of a patient scheduled to be operated Friday morning. The accident took place …

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Zakynthos Shipwreck beach closed until ‘further notice’. What’s next?

Thousands of tourists will be able to admire the famous Zakynthos Shipwreck from afar after Port Authorities forbade both anchoring of boats and swimming in the area following the cliff collapse on Thursday. Port Authorities on the island of Zakynthos have issued a decision forbidding the sailing of and anchoring …

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Groundhog Day: Cyprus reunification talks collapse in Crans-Montana on Turkey’s insistence

Talks to reunify the divided island of Cyprus collapsed amid anger and recriminations in the early hours of Friday, marking the end of  a 10-day long process in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. The United Nations had said that the talks in July was the “the best chance” for a deal to end …

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Turkish President Erdogan collapses during prayers in Istanbul mosque

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suffered a health condition inside a mosque in Istanbul during the morning Ramadan prayers on Sunday. Reason for the health condition which some media described as ‘fainting’  was allegedly  the President’s low blood pressure due to diabetes and a heavy schedule. Some blamed also the …

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Juncker: Greece aid program on shaky ground as IMF undecided

Greece’s third bailout program could fall apart as the International Monetary Fund has not yet made up its mind whether to take part in providing more aid, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said. “Yes, it is on a shaky ground in the sense that we don’t see how the International …

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Controversial Trump’s EU candidate Ted Malloch shocks Greeks

Short and shocking. But possibly also just stupid. Trump’s leading candidate for the post of US ambassador to the European Union, Ted Malloch, is said to have revealed the intentions of the US administration to Greece’s debt crisis. Malloch’s statement have set at least the Greek media on alert, his …

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Greece’s Public Health Services on the brink of collapse

Employees at Public Hospitals warn: “Greece’s Public Health Services are on the brink of collapse” Six years of economic crisis, loan agreements, austerity cuts and freezing of new hiring threaten the primary care health care system. A report published by the Panhellenic Federation of Employees at Public Hospitals (POEDIN) draws …

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PM Tsipras speaks of “most extreme conservative EU forces” with “detailed plan for Grexit” (full text)

Slightly touched and with the signs of a negotiations marathon, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras described the agreement as “the best possible outcome” after 6 months of hard negotiations. Speaking to reporters covering the Euro Summit in Brussels, Tsipras “photographed” German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble describing him as the most extreme …

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Fotis Kouvelis resigns as leader of Democratic Left (DIMAR)

Leader of Democratic Left Fotis Kouvelis submitted his resignation  just a few days after the European Parliament elections on Sunday that gave the center-left party a thin 1.20%. That is a total collapse for the party that it is claimed to have divided the left right after Greece entered the …

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Employees Build a Wall in Hospital Entrance for Mental-Ill

Employees at Dromokaitio, the Athens  state hospital for mentally ill decided to block the entrance for new patients claiming the hospital was overcrowded and there was no place for new admissions.  With trowel and cement blocks, protesting employees started to build a wall right in the entrance of the hospital. Video: making …

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