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Athens: Two tourists injured in gunshot exchange between police & fugitive

Two tourists were slightly injured during a gunshot exchange between a fugitive terrorist and Greek police in downtown Athens on Wednesday. According to latest information, the nationalities of the tourists are given as Australian and German. The Australian tourist, a young man 18 years old,  was injured in the left …

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Athens: Fugitive terrorist captured; 4 injuries, among them 2 tourists

Fugitive Nikos Maziotis, a prominent member of “Revolutionary Struggle”, was captured on Wednesday morning in downtown Athens, Greek media report. In clashes with police in one of Athens most crowded shopping streets, Maziotis, one policeman and one Australian tourist were injured. Media incl state television report also of a ‘second …

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Deputy PM and PASOK leader Venizelos out of the hospital

Deputy Prime Minister and leader of PASOK Evangelos Venizelos was admitted to hospital on Monday night suffering from stomach and chest pain. No worries, though! A number of medical tests conducted by doctors did not find any significant health problems and the deputy PM is expected to attend the sworn-in …

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Man’s best friend: Dog refuses to leave overturned car after traffic accident

A dog is not only man’s best friend but also man’s most loyal pet. A dog in Lamia refused to leave the car involved in a traffic accident until his owner, the driver, returned from the hospital. According to Lamiareport.gr , the accident occurred at a dangerous road spot near …

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Inmate who uploaded pictures from Athens prison hospital to be charged

The inmate who captured with a mobile phone the inhumane conditions at Korydalos prison hospital and uploaded them on social media is to appear before the Disciplinary Board of the largest prison in Athens. According to the Initiative for Prisoners’ Rights , despite the furor created in and outside the …

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Appalling conditions in hospital wing of Greece’s biggest prison Korydallos

A dramatic appeal was launched in the name of some 180 chronic-ill prisoners in Greece’s biggest prison Korydallos in Athens asking for proper health care treatment. Heart and kidney patients, HIV positive patients, people suffering from diseases, contagious or not, stuck together in what they call the “hellhole” of Korydallos. …

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Democratic Left leader, Fotis Kouvelis, in hospital after fainting

Former coalition government partner Fotis Kouvelis was taken to the hospital on Friday morning after fainting. the leader of Democratic Left (DIMAR) was at the airport to fly to Kavala, when he felt unease and fainted. He received first aid from paramedics in airport and he was transferred with ambulance …

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Athens: Protesters attack Health Minister during hospital inspection

Health Minister Adonis Georgiadis had to experience the outrage of protesting hospital personnel when he visited Attikon public hospital on Friday morning. The minister was allegedly verbally attacked and even punched in the face amid hurled water bottles and plastic coffee mugs. Protesters had gathered at the hospital entrance, while …

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Nikaia: state hospital doctors present the “austerity toilet paper roll”

Everybody who has visited a Greek state hospital or public health facility in the last three years of austerity and expenditure cuts has often stunned about the shortages. A friend for example told me, that there was not paper to clean himself from the gel after a heart triplex examination. …

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Greek health care: EU-citizens and third-country nationals to pay double prices for hospital treatment

The decree issued last October by Greek health ministry separates patients into two categories: Greeks and foreigners. This health care scheme separating patients in two classes will charge foreigners receiving treatment in public hospitals with double prices and thus for the same service received by the Greeks. According to the controversial decree, the daily fees …

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Greek tycoon Lavrentiadis in Kolydallos prison over Proton Bank embezzlement

After three days wandering from hospital to hospital, entrepreneur Lavrentis Lavrentiadis entered a cell in Korydallos prison in Athens on Monday. Supported by three policemen, Lavrentiadis entered Korydallos main entrance limping. He has been suffering from rheumatoid arthritis since several decades. Although arrested on Thursday, Lavrentiadis claimed health problems and spent the last …

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Greek FinMin Stournaras Rushed to Hospital

Greek Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras was rushed to hospital on Thursday morning after he suddenly fell uneasy. According to Greek media, doctors diagnosed ‘overworking’ and a virus infection. Stournaras did not stay in the hospital. Doctors advised him to take a day off. A discussion in the parliament scheduled for …

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Greek PM Samaras Released from Hospital After Eye Surgery

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras was released from the hospital on Monday short after 3 o’ clock in the afternoon. With a bandage on his right eye, Samaras waved at journalists and reporters waiting outside. He was taken directly home as doctors’ ordered a 10-day-long rest. Later in the afternoon …

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