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Greece cancels privatization of Alexandroupolis port; Kavala next

The Greek government has cancelled the privatization of the port of Alexandroupolis in Northern Greece, a process that had started already in 2017. The conservative government has now announced that the port is too important to be entrusted to a private investor. On Thursday, the board of directors of the …

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Femicide: Breeder shoots dead partner and their 10-month-old baby

A 56-year-old man shot and killed his 29-year-old partner and their 10-month-old baby and then committed suicide with the same hunting rifle. The femicide took place in the village Lekani near the city of Kavala in North Greece. According to preliminary media information, the perpetrator took both victims to the …

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Antonov plane with 8 crew members crash in Kavala, N. Greece (videos)

An Antonov airplane with 8 crew members crashed off the city of Kavala, Northern Greece, about an hour before Saturday midnight. The plane was flying from Serbia to Jordan with reportedly 12 tons of dangerous material. Eyewitnesses said that the plane was on fire when it came down. The Antonov-12 …

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23-year-old beats his grandmother to death over a glass of water

A 23-year-old man has beaten his grandmother to death because she asked him for a glass of water in the middle of the night. The man is said to have been suffering from serious mental illness and had been hospitalized in a psychiatric facility issues in the past. According to …

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Kavala: Teacher there, books there, but class-room yet to be constructed

Books are there, the teacher is there, her chair too. Only the class-room is missing. The 5th grade teacher is standing on the platform where a container class room will be installed. Four days are left before the pupils of the 5th elementary school in Chrysoupolis flock to the school …

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Outbreak alarm in Kavala: 24 factory workers tested positive

Coronavirus alarm in the prefecture of Kavala in north-eastern Greece: 24 workers at a meat procession plant have been tested positive on Covid-19. The fact that they are asymptomatic has increased concerns in an area that already counts infections due to tourists arrivals. National Public Health Organization (EODY) confirmed Saturday …

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Tom Hanks in wax: Local artist honors the philhellene Hollywood star

A wax museum in the northern Greek city of Kavala plans to celebrate its reopening after the lifting of coronavirus restrictions next week with the unveiling of a wax sculpture of Hollywood star and honorary Greek Tom Hanks. The wax statue of Hanks will be the 31st exhibit to be …

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Taxi fares from Athens, Thessaloniki, Kavala airports reduced

Fixed taxi fares to and from the airports of Athens, Thessaloniki and Kavala to the corresponding city centers are now reduced, in line with broader cuts in public transport fares introduced on June 1, the Transport Ministry announced on Friday. In Attica, taxi rides from or to the Athens International …

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Vandals destroy 3,000-year-old rock carvings in Northern Greece

Archaeologists and historians are lamenting the destruction of several 3,000-year-old rock carvings on the Pangaion Hills near Kavala in northern Greece and calling for measures to protect the remaining samples of this ancient art. According to state-run news agency amna, unknown vandals have scraped several carvings depicting human figures, animals, …

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Storms flood Halkidiki, Kavala, Thassos, thunderbolt strikes house (videos)

Storms have flooded areas in Halkidiki, Kavala and the island of Thassos in northern Greece. At least two municipalities have been declared in “state of emergency. A thunderbolt opened a hole in a house on the island of Limnos house. Limnos A thunderbolt stroke a home on the island of …

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Man shoots and kills two neighbors over parking spot dispute

A 42-year-old man shot two of his neighbors in North Greece over a dispute about a parking space.The perpetrator shot and killed a 42-year-old lorry driver as well as the 67-year-old mother who was standing next to her son. According to local media, the two men had for one more …

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Kavala: Part of central bridge collapses in Northern Greece (pictures)

A part of the central bridge in the city of Kavala, Northern Greece, collapsed short after 4 o’ clock on Friday afternoon. Motorists moving on Nuremberg Avenue in front of the old hospital were shocked when they felt that the ground under their wheels was collapsing. At the point of …

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11 migrants burned alive in car crash in Northern Greece (videos)

Eleven migrants were burned alive in a car crash in Northern Greece early Saturday morning. The frontal crash between a truck and a mini van occurred short after 5:00 a.m. Saturday near the village Sarakina by the town of  Kavala. According to Greek police, the private car was heading to …

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