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Pseudo-doctor arrested as responsible for the death of 3 people, incl. 2 minors

Greek police arrested a man, a pseudo-doctor, as responsible for the death of three cancer patients. Among his victims were two children, aged 14 and 16, and a 76-year-old man. The man would falsely identify himself as a doctor, convince his victims or their relatives to interrupt the therapies. He …

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Greek Easter wishes before and after Resurrection: Καλή Ανάσταση! Χριστός Ανέστη!

When in Greece… exchange Easter wishes like a Greek! Easter wishes are a bit complicated and depend on whether they are exchanged before of after Jesus Resurrection. In the average Greeks wish Καλό Πάσχα! Kalo Pascha! Happy Easter! from Palm Sunday until Good Wednesday or Good Thursday. From Good Thursday …

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Great Greek poet, Kiki Dimoula, passed away at 89

Great Greek poet, Kiki Dimoula, passed away on Saturday afternoon, following days in intensive care unit of a private hospital in Athens. According to a statement issued by the hospital she died of a heart failure following suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In one of her speeches about …

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Mt Athos: Greek state to support installation of photovoltaic units to cover monks’ needs

The Greek state will support the installation of photovoltaic units to meet the needs of the monks living in their own “Republic” in Mount Athos. Energy Minister, Costis Hadjidakis, and a government delegation visited Mt Athos a couple of days ago and discussed ‘burning’ issues with the leadership of the …

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Greek 10-Year Bond yield falls below 1% for the first time ever

For the first time ever, the Greek 10-Year Bond yield fell below 1 percent. It is a milestone for a country that has been bailed out three times in the last 10 years. The Greek 10-year bond yield fell to as lows as 0.992 percent, Tradeweb pricing showed GR10YT=TWEB, dropping …

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First Greek in Wuhan evacuation flight, all passengers in quarantine

One Greek national is among the Europeans evacuated from Wuhan with a special flight chartered by France. Among the passengers were many French and dozens of other European citizens. On passenger showed symptoms suspected to cornavirus during the flight. The plane landed in Istres military base in Southern France, 50 …

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Greek athletes say Good-Bye to Kobe Bryant on social media

The sudden death of NBA legend “Black Mamba” Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash on Sunday shocked not only his family, his friends, colleagues and supporters in the US. The shock spread like a wildfire all over the world. The wave of  grief grabbed also Greek athletes who used the …

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VAN method: Greek seismologist warned of a big earthquake in Turkey

Seismologist and Research Director of the Athens Institute of Geodesy, Gerasimos Chouliaras, warned of a major earthquake in Turkey, just twelve hours before the powerful tremor stroke with 6.8R on Friday night. Chouliaras had evaluated data according to the Varotsos method of earthquake prediction (VAN method) and estimated that earthquake …

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Passenger arrested for smoking in toilet of Ryanair flight to Greece

A passenger on a flight from Germany to Greece has been arrested for having a smoke in the plane’s toilette. The passenger is a 32-year-old Greek-born man with German citizenship. He lit a cigarette in the toilet of a Ryanair flight from Baden-Baden airport in South Germany to Thessaloniki in …

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Turkish coast guard harass and threaten Greek fishermen off Kalymnos

Turkish coast guards harassed Greek fishermen and even threatened them with a weapon in the sea off the coast of the island of Kalymnos in the Dodecanese. The Turkish inflatable boat with a couple of men on board approached the Greek fishermen boat dangerously close. The incident took place on …

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Pirates release abducted crew members of tanker, among them young Greek

Three of the four abducted crew members – among them a Greek national – of the Greek-owned tanker “ELKA ARISTOTLE” have been released following negotiations with the pirates, it was announced on Friday. One crew member from the Philippines had died due to health issues, the shipping company said. After …

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Links to ISIS: Turkey deports woman with Greek & Australian passport to Greece

Turkey has deported to Greece a woman Ankara initially described as an “ISIS fighter.” It turns out that the woman was arrested because she entered Turkey from Syria with expired passport. Ankara deports to their countries of origin, people the Turkish Army has arrested during and after the military operation …

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Greek swimmer Andreas Vazaios wins 2 Gold, 1 Bronze in Glasgow

For the second time in a day, Greek swimmer, Andreas Vazaios, won a medal at the 25th European Swimming Pool Championship in Glasgow. Half an hour after winning the bronze medal in the 100m mix individual medley, he won the gold medal in the 200m butterfly. Andreas Vazaios gets his …

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Chios: “Patriot” trafficker hides migrants under huge Greek flag

Port authorities on Chios have arrested a Greek for attempting to transport ten migrants from the island in the eastern Aegean Sea to the port of Piraeus in the mainland. The “patriot” had carefully hidden the migrants under a huge Greek flag. The 42-year-old human trafficker was caught during controls …

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Ithaki: Local man beats UK national to death in hotel room

A local man has beaten to death a 40-year-old UK national in a hotel room on the island of Ithaki in the Ionian Sea. The crime took place on Saturday. Greek police arrested the 54-year-old perpetrator a day later but also his 42-year-old wife.. The perpetrator had reportedly suspected that …

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20-year-old Naval Academy student among tanker crew kidnapped by pirates

The family of the 20-year-old Greek sailor kidnapped by pirates in Tongo is fearing for his life. Almost 24 hours have passed, and the kidnappers have not contacted the shipping company yet. “My son needs to take three small pills every day,” his father told media on Tuesday evening. He …

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Bishop Ignatios: He who doesn’t help refugees & migrants “is not a Christian”

Someone who refuses help to refugees and migrants is “neither Greek nor Christian,” Bishop of Dimitriados and Almyros, Ignatios, amid growing protests by local communities against their resettlement from the islands. Speaking to Alpha FM, Ignatios said “I cannot accept anyone who refuses to help refugees and immigrants. For me, …

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Greek Olive Oil wins first place in World Ranking Evoo

A Greek olive oil took the first place in the World Ranking Evoo (WREVOO) for second consecutive year. The extra virgin olive oil “Gemstone Blend Evoo” from the biological olive groves Sakellaropoulos in Lakonia was declared the best olive oil in the world in the category Best Condimento Olive Oil. …

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