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Workers at 5 museums in Greece to launch a work stoppage, June 14

Staff at five big state-run museums in Greece will launch a work stoppage on Wednesday, June 14, to protest a law altering their museums operation status. The museums affected are: the National Archaeological Museum in Athens the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki the Archaeological Museum in Heraklion, Crete the Byzantine and …

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Fire in resort hotel near Heraklion, Crete

Strong forces of the Fire Department rushed to a multi-storey resort hotel in Kokkini Hani area of Hersonissos Municipality on the island of Crete on Monday afternoon. It was short after 5 o’ clock when the Fire Service was alerted. Thick smoke rose from the hotel and was seen in …

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Leros: 33-days-old baby with starvation symptoms

A newborn baby was taken from the island of Leros to University Hospital of Heraklion in Crete in an emergency airborne transfer on Saturday. According to local media, doctors diagnosed hypothermia, breathing problems and symptoms of starvation, while the organs have been collapsing. The baby was born on December 15th 2012 …

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Crete: Employee Dies the Moment He Learns He Had Been Fired

 The news was too tough for the employee to bear. The man collapsed and passed away within minutes upon hearing that he had been dismissed. The 49-year-old man was employed at a company in Heraklion, Crete. The moment his employer announced his dismissal due to economic crisis imposed job cuts, the …

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First “Jobless Club” in Crete

What can you do in austerity and recession times? Organize yourself ! Unemployed youth of Heraklion in Crete established the first “Jobless Club” with the aim to promote their interests in the local labor market and authorities. One of the major objectives of the association is to meet members of the …

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Crete: Drunken German sailors beat Greek port guards

A German-Greek “clash” took place last night, when German frigates crew members attacked Greek port guards. The incident took place at the port of Heraklion on Crete, when the Greeks asked the papers of the German drunken sailors as they were trying to enter the port. Security measures are high …

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German Frigates in Crete to assist Libya surveillance

Three German frigates sailed today at the port of Heraklion on the Greek island of Crete, local news portal Cretalivereported. The frigates came from the port of Alexandria in Egypt and carry 670 Marines. They are expected to stay in Crete for at least one week. The ships are on standby and …

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Evacuees from Libya: Some went missing-Greece fears they might stay illegally

There seem to be problems with the evacuation of foreigners from Libya via the port of Heraklion on the island of Crete as Greece is fearing that evacuees from South East Asia may join the army of illegal immigrants in the country. Already 15 Shri Lankans went ‘missing’ after arriving …

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Greeks evacuated from Libya report about the chaos

230 Greeks have been evacuated from Libya with three C-130 and two ships. Among the rescued is a employee at the Greek embassy in Tripoli, who got shot on the shoulder and the leg while driving through the streets of Tripoli.  However there are still 10 Greeks enclosed in the Sahara …

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Greek C-130’s on their way to Libya – Greeks there complain

Three C-130 aircraft have left Athens for Libya this morning in order to evacuate some 300 Greeks living and working in the chaos-driven country. They are expected to land at the airport of Tripoli and Sabha at 12 noon  and return the same day. According to Foreign Ministry estimations 100 …

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