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Middle Ages: Protesters cancel Rotting Christ gig due to “obscene name”

Middle Ages are apparently alive and kicking in Greece of 2019, with religious and nationalist groups to have managed to cancel a concert by black metal band Rotting Christ, a band that has been around for 30 years. The concert cancellation was an apparent response to protests over the obscenity …

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Carnival The Night Parade: 40,000 march through Patras – LIVE Stream

The Night Parade of Greece’s biggest and most famous Carnival in Patras started on Saturday night. Estimated 40,000 carnivalists are currently marching through the streets of the port city in West Peloponnese. As the live stream concluded midnight Saturday, below is a recorded video form the Night Parade. According to …

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US President Donald Trump and Melania on private trip to Patras

US President Donald Trump and wife Melania took a break from head-aching policies and charities and made a short visit to Greece over the weekend. As the trip was strictly private, they avoided Greek capital Athens and landed directly at the port city of Patras in West Peloponnese. Although the …

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Apokries: The Carnival season revives old customs across Greece

Greece’s Carnival season, the Apokries, reaches its peak over the weekend with the biggest Carnival Parade, the Carnival of Patras, to take place on Sunday. The weekend marks the end of masquerading, eating, drinking and dancing and opens the way for the 40-day fasting until the Greek orthodox Easter. Staring …

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Employer in Patras shot for demanding return of Christmas bonus

A local businessman in Patras, Peloponnese, was shot in the head with an air gun, after he allegedly demanded back the Christmas bonus he was obliged to give to his employees according to the Greek Labor Law. The perpetrator was not one employee though but a friend of an employee. …

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Bakari Henderson: Prosecutor asks maximum sentences for 6 defendants

The public prosecutor in the criminal court in Patras asked maximum sentences for six out of nine defendants for the murder of 22-year-old US tourist Bakari Henderosn last year in Zalynthos. According to local media, the prosecutor who leads the trial has asked the maximum sentence for murder with intent …

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Trial for slain Bakari Henderson kicks off despite postponement attempts

Under strict security measures, the trial of the suspects for the murder of US student Bakari Henderson kicked off  in the Mixed Jury Court in Patras, West Peloponnese, on Friday morning. lawyers’ attempts to postpone the trial failed, relevant petitions were rejected by the court. Nine defendants are being tried …

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Greek police relocates hundreds of migrants from camps close to Patras port

In an operation that started as early as 5:30 Tuesday morning, Greek police evacuated hundreds of migrants from makeshift camps at two abandoned factories near the the port of Patras. A total of 563 migrants were transferred with buses to state facilities where authorities are to check their documents. Dozens …

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Shipping company urges Patras Port authorities to take measures against migrants

A big shipping company is allegedly threatening to halt its route schedules to Italy if authorities do not take measures against migrants at the port of Patras, in North-West Peloponnese. The company Grimaldi Lines has reportedly said it will have its ferries operate from the port of Igoumenitsa  in West …

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20-year-old Afghan dies in clashes among migrants in Patras

A 20-year-old Afghan migrant died after suffering heavy injuries during serious clashes among migrants in the port area of Patras on Saturday night. The young man was found with heavy head injuries and was transferred to the hospital in the city in North-West Peloponnese where he passed away despite doctors’ …

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Patras: Red Cross volunteers rescue elderly dog from the sea (picts, videos)

Sea Rescuer volunteers from the Greek Red Cross had to intervene and rescue an elderly dog from a trap: he had found himself on the rocky sea mole at the Marina of Patras, North-West Peloponnese. For some unknown reason, the dog found himself in the sea and had swam approximately …

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Moderate earthquakes strike Zakynthos, Crete, Patras and Sporades in less than

Greece is showing an intense seismic activity on Thursday with four earthquakes to have struck Zakynthos, Crete, Patras and Sporades in less than ten hours. The tremors caused concern among locals, however, Greek seismologists appear reassuring. The first tremor occurred at 1:45 Thursday morning with a magnitude of 4.8 R. …

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Macedonia protest in Patras scheduled for Feb 25 cancelled

The Macedonia protest scheduled for February 25th in the city of Patras has been canceled. The organizer, a 22-year-old student, announced the cancellation with a post in social media where the promotion was been conducted.  The student said in a post of Facebook that the protest is being cancelled due …

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Lovely 10-month-old Mitsi has one Christmas wish: a forever home

Cutie Mitsi is a lovely dog approximately 10 months old. She was abused and left to die by monster perpetrators in Patras, western Greece. A wire was tied tight around her neck, an ugly wound was open wide in one of her legs, the bone was visible. The abused dog …

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Patras: Migrants swim to ferries in order to get on board and travel to Italy (video)

In Patras, Western Greece, migrants are seen to jump into the sea and are swimming towards departing ferries in an effort to leave Greece for Italy. They climb through the hanging ropes and try to get on board. The desperate ‘escape’ has been observed in the old port of Patras …

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