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Greek female expedition set to conquer the “Roof of the World” Mt Everest

Two Greek female mountain climbers are set to “conquer” the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest. The expedition is scheduled to start on April 5, 2019. Vanessa Archontidou and Christina Flambouri will embark on their toughest challenge, reach the highest peak of Mount Everest at 8,848 metres above sea level, and …

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Greek Army officer, UK national member of NGO arrested in military area

A Greek army sergeant and a UK national, member of an NGO, have been arrested in a restricted military area in North-Eastern Greece on Sunday. They were arrested by an army patrol and Greek police. According to Greek state agency amna, the two men were taking photographs in a restricted …

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Norwegian Frigate ignored multiple collision warnings by oil tanker

The crew on board of the Norwegian frigate KNM Helge Ingstad  have ignored multiple warnings sent not only by the Greek-owned tanker Sola but also by maritime traffic authorities based at nearby Fedje, local media report. The frigate responded at least once to the warnings, claiming they “had control.” They …

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Greek woman killed in Culemborg, Netherlands, partner arrested

A Greek national was killed in a violent crime in the Netherlands. The body of the woman was found in a Culemborg apartment on Monday morning. Her partner has been arrested. According to Dutch media, it was the 31-year-old man, also a Greek national, who told police where the  woman …

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Ancient Greek shipwreck found intact at the bottom of Black Sea (video)

Archaeologists have found what they believe to be the world’s oldest intact shipwreck. The ancient Greek shipwreck has been lain undisturbed for more than 2,400 years at the bottom of the Black Sea. The ship wreck is similar to Odysseus’s vessel as featured on an Ancient Greek pottery found in …

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German police smash traffickers’ ring using fake Greek visas for residence permit

German authorities allege that a number of Indian nationals sought residency in Germany using falsified Greek visas and fake marriage certificates claiming they had Romanian brides. The key suspect faces serious charges. Authorities allege that a number of Indian nationals sought residency in Germany using falsified Greek visas and fake …

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Greek tanker rescues Russian couple drifted in Black Sea for five days

A Russian couple got on a inflatable dinghy and left the port of Novorossiysk  for a short round of fishing in the Black Sea. Strong winds blew. drifted them the shore and got them into an unbelievable adventure. For five days, Nadezhda Achapkina, 35, and her husband Mikhail Alaverdyan, were sailing …

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25-year-old theft victim dies after falling 20m from rock of Philopappou Hill

Greek police investigates the death of a 25-year-old Greek who fell from the rocks of Philopappou Hill in central Athens, on Wednesday night. The young man was there with his 23-year-old girl friend who is from Portugal. The couple was reportedly approached by three men around 11 o’ clock at …

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Greek, male, aged 18-44: The profile of homeless in Greece

The Ministry of Social Solidarity attempted to record the homeless population living in seven municipalities of Greece. In a survey conducted in collaboration with the Panteion University, the ministry captured the main demographic features of homeless people in Greece with the aim to create facilities for them in the future. …

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German neo-Nazi member sentenced for murders of one Greek, nine Turkish citizens

A German court found neo-Nazi NSU member Beate Zschäpe guilty of murder on ten people and sentenced her to life in prison. The surviving member of the neo-Nazi terrorist group the National Socialist Underground (NSU), Beate Zschäpe, has been found guilty of 10 counts of murder. Nine of the terror-organization …

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Space AgroBox: Two Greek students to deliver fresh food in space

Are you an astronaut bored of frozen hamburgers and pizza? Two Greek students have the solution for you: the “Space Agrobox”!  The kit supplies gourmet astronauts with fresh food the gASTROnoms can grow in space. PhD student Avgoustinos Pantazidis and pre-PhD Maria Kontogianni at the Agricultural University of Athens invented …

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Greek Court rejects extradition of whistleblower Maria Efimova to Malta

A Greek Court of Appeals confirmed the decision to not extradite whistleblower Maria Efimova, a Russian national, to Malta. The request for the extradition of Pilatus Bank whistleblower Maria Efimova has been denied by the Greek Court of Appeal in a decision delivered on Thursday. Maria Efimova was the source …

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Santa Fe school shooting: Suspect Gunman is 17-year-old Greek-American, Dimitrios Pagourtzis

The suspect in a deadly shooting rampage at high school in Santa Fe, Texas, Friday morning has been identified as 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, US and international media report. Eight to ten people, mostly students, were killed and 12 were injured, after the teenager of Greek origin entered the classroom shouting …

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Turkish Cargo rams Greek Gunboat “Armatolos” off Lesvos

Turkish cargo ship KARMATE rammed Greek gunboat “Armatolos” despite warnings it was on collision course. The incident took place at 4 o’ clock Friday morning  South-East off Lesvos within Greek territorial waters. The Turkish-flagged ship had deviated form its original course and fled into Turkish territorial waters. The gunboat was …

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Fifteen Greek MEPs call on Turkey to release the two detained soldiers

Fifteen Greek MEPs are calling on the Turkish government to swiftly release two Greek soldiers who are held in the city of Edirne, Turkey, after they accidentally crossed into the country’s territory during a border patrol two weeks ago.  In the joint statement, an initiative of SYRIZA MEP Kostas Chrysogonos, …

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