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Greek police arrests attacker at Iranian embassy incident

Greek police arrested an Iranian national who stabbed an embassy staff member  in Psychiko suburb of North Athens last week.  Police arrested the 47-year-old man in Keratsini suburb of Piraeus on April 1st, five days after the attack. The man claimed towards police that he was hearing “God’s voice telling …

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Police arrests antiquity smugglers, seizes precious statue they wanted to sell for €500K

Greek Police seized a statue believed to date to the Hellenistic era after breaking an antiquity smuggling ring in Sparti, in the southern Peloponnese. The marble statue without head is believed to represent ancient Greek goddess of Health (Ygeia). The statue is 55 cm high. The antiquity smugglers wanted to …

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Five injured when riot police goes against house auctions protesters

Four protesters and one photo-reporter were injured when police used violence against members of People’s Unity Party (LAE) and other organizations protesting house auctions. Riot Police had taken place outside the notary office in downtown Athens as early as Wednesday morning. When protesters gathered they attempted to enter the notary …

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PAOK owner Savvidis apologizes for Sunday incident, sports prosecutor investigates

PAOK owner Ivan Savvidis uploaded an apology statement on the website of PAOK FC on Tuesday. “I wish to apologize to all PAOK supporters, Greek fans and the international football community,” Savvidis writes. ” I feel sorry for what happened. I had absolutely no right to enter the pitch the …

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4 protesters injured in clashes between anti-auctions movement and riot police(videos)

Three protesters were injured when clashes broke out between riot police and a crowd of leftists protecting foreclosure and e-auctions. in downtown Athens on Wednesday. Protesters started to push at riot police when the latter did not allow a delegation but only two leading members to visit the notary’s office …

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Police crackdown on neo-nazi ‘Combat 18 Hellas’ in Athens and Ioannina

Greek police has crackdown one of the tentacles of neo-nazi and white-supremacists Combat 18 Hellas. The “18” in the organization name derives from the first and eight letter of the alphabet corresponding to the name of Adolf Hitler. An anti-terror operation launched in the early morning hours of Tuesday, raided …

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Greece’s anti-terror police detains 6 members of far-right group

Greece’s anti-terrorism police has launched a big operation in Athens and in one city in the province.  The operation started in the early morning hours of Tuesday and is on developing. Six people have been detained so far, they are reportedly members of a far-right organization. According to media information, …

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Greek Police arrests Pakistani for stabbing British Expat in Corfu

Greek police has arrested a 36-year-old Pakistani national on Monday for the stabbing of a British expat living on the island of Corfu on Saturday. The perpetrator had stabbed the 51-year-old expat allegedly suspecting he had an affair with his former girl friend. He had beaten the woman before stabbing …

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Police union criticizes government for using officers to protect notaries during foreclosures

Greece’s government has decided to deploy policemen to protect notary offices during the electronic property auctions. However, the union of police officers reject the plans saying that protecting notaries while they are implementing such negative policies creates tensions between police and the public. ‘While the government supposedly cares about improving …

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Union ESIEA demands investigation into attacks on journalists covering murder of Greek mafioso

Reporters covering the assassination of Greek mafioso Vassilis Stefanakos on Wednesday complained that they became target of attacks by ‘individuals’ they alleged they were affiliated with the victim. The Union demands immediate investigation by Minister of Public Order saying police did nothing to prevent the attacks. ” They built a …

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Leftist unions try to storm the Parliament, clash with police over new Strike Law (videos)

Dozens of left-wing unions and leftist party Antarsya tried to storm the Parliament  to protest the new strike law on Friday. The angry crowd climbed up the stairs behind the Monument of the Unknown Soldier opposite of Syntagma Square in downtown Athens. Initially riot police squads build a human shield …

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Gun and bullets stolen as the police guard of ND deputy chairman was…

Τhe gun of the police officer assigned with the safety of New Democracy deputy chairman Kostis Chatzidakis was stolen in downtown Athens, while the police officer was carrying packages to the lawmaker’s office. According to media, the policeman had left the gun together with thirteen bullets in a small leather …

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Fortress Athens: Police on high alert due to Grigoropoulos marches and Erdogan’s visit

Thousands of policemen are being deployed in downtown Athens, metro stations will close to public, public transport means change their routes and tight security measures will be implemented for the next three days. Reasons for the high security are rallies and marches that will mark the 9th anniversary of the …

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Huge anti-terror operation in Athens, nine people linked to “foreign organization” detained

A huge operation of Greek anti-terror police in at least two suburbs of Athens has been taking place since early Tuesday morning. At least nine foreign nationals have been detained. The case is linked to ‘terror organization outside Greece’, police sources told media. According to first information: The huge anti-terror …

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