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Russian man arrested for threatening e-mails to airport, hospitals in Athens

Police officers have arrested a Russian national in northern Greece for having sent threatening e-mails to Athens International Airport and six public hospitals in the Greek capital a day earlier. The 42-year-old Russian man was arrested in Thessaloniki in the early hours of this Wednesday by officers of the Sub-Directorate …

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Tom Hanks slams Greek Culture Institute for using his name for event

Hollywood star Tom Hanks took to Twitter on Wednesday to dismiss for one more time news that he was going to Athens to receive an award for being a friend of Greece, a philellene, for having made a generous donation to an archaeological site or whatever the rumors and a …

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“I’m happy to be alive,” says Greek director Costa Gavras on the news of his “death”

Greek and international media including news agencies like Associated Press and mainstream media like NY Times fell victim of a hoax claiming that prominent Greek film director Costa Gavras had died. The hoax was posted on social media on Thursday afternoon. “I am happy to be alive,” prominent Greek director …

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Bomb threat that forced Condor flight to land in Crete proves to be a hoax

Security control checks on the Condor Airlines plane at the airport of Chania concluded around 4 o’ clock Friday morning. Explosives disposal units from the Army and the Police thoroughly and two specially trained dogs conducted search on the plane but also on passengers’ luggage. No bomb or other explosives …

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