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Domestic violence: Man abducts ex wife, rapes her and sets her hair on fire

A 28-year-old woman experienced the sheer horror when the ex husband abducted her, beat her and raped her and threatened to set her on fire thus put her hair on fire with a lighter. The new shocking case of domestic violence took place in Corinth, north-eastern Peloponnese, when the 33-year-old …

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UPDATE: 6.5-year-old girl drowned in Corinth; father arrested

A 6.5-year-old girl was found unconscious under a boat at the beach of Kalamaki in the Saronic Gulf  of Isthmia by Corinth on Monday afternoon. Authorities arrested the father, a foreign national, on Tuesday. According to a statement by the Greek Coast Guard, the body of the girl was discovered …

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Corinth Canal to reopen for shipping in July following repair works

The Corinth Canal will reopen for ships in July, the Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations SA (HCAP) said on Wednesday. The reopening will be temporary, though, over the summer and will shut down again for a few months in autumn in order to complete repair works and stabilize the …

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Repair works on Corinth Canal to start in Jan 2022

Work on the walls and basin of the Corinth Canal will begin in January 2022, Deputy Environment & Energy Minister Nikos Tagaras said last Thursday. The canal was shut down in January 2021 and remains closed to sea traffic ever since after the last of a series of landslides made …

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Gov’t to financially support fire stricken citizens in Corinth and Attica

Interior Minister Stelios Petsas announced on Sunday an immediate economic support of 600 euros to the fire stricken citizens in the region of Corinth and western Attica for their first needs Additional aid of up to 6,000 euros for household appliances is yobe given, after the recording of the damages. …

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Earthquake rattles with 4.2R Corinth and Athens

An earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale rattled Corinth at 6 o’ clock early Friday morning. The tremor was felt in surrounding area but even in Athens, some 50 km away, in the East. The epicenter of the earthquake was in the sea area, east from the Alkyonides islets, …

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Sofiko: Settlements, monastery evacuated after forest fire breaks out in the middle of the night

Several settlements and one monastery were evacuated short before Friday down in the area of Sofiko by Corinth after a huge fire in a forest area. The fire broke out in the area of Agios Vlasis 10 minutes before 3 o’ clock in the morning and for currently unknown reasons. …

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Forest fire in Kehries out of control, settlements, children’s camp evacuated

Three settlements and one children’s summer camp were evacuated early afternoon Wednesday after the forest fire in Kehries by Corinth in eastern Peloponnese went out of control due to powerful winds. Residents of Galataki, Zimens and Agios Konstantinos as well as the children of the camp were transferred to safe …

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Adventurous cat rescue from a power pole in Corinth (video)

A rescue operation was launched for a cat trapped on top of a power column in Corinth. All previous efforts to get the frightened kitty down had failed. When the rescuer reached out to the cat, the frightened animal made a surprise move. Initially, pupils from a nearby school tried …

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Grazing Bull runs wild and kills farmer, shot dead by police

An odd story: Out of the blue a grazing bull run wild and allegedly killed a farmer in a village of Ancient Corinth, North-East Peloponnese. The 72-year-old died immediately after the bull attacked him, “nailing his horns into his belly” local media report. The victim was returning home after visiting …

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Police arrests smuggler with Aphrodite statue stolen from Santorini Museum

Greek authorities have arrested an antiquities smuggler who was about to sell a 2,000-year-old marble statue of  ancient goddess of love Aphrodite and other antiquities stolen from the Museum of Santorini island. Police arrested the 43-year-old Greek in the seaside town of Loutraki in the Gulf of Corinth on Tuesday …

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4.6R earthquake strikes strikes Central Greece on New Year’s Eve

An earthquake with a magnitude 4.6 on Richter scale rattled Athens and central Greece early Sunday morning, witnesses said, with no immediate reports of damage. The epicenter of the earthquake was in the coast of Dombraina, 86 km west of Athens at 6.02 am (0402 GMT) and 33 km north-west …

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