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Symi-Rhodes boat trip adventure in rough sea (video)

A horror boat trip for several dozens passengers crying for help amid rough sea and high waves. Local boat Dodekanisos Express set sail on Saturday morning, November 9th 2014,  for a trip from Panormitis on the island of Symi to Rhodes. Strong south winds had previously prohibited sailing in the …

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Rhodes: Jobless father hands out baby to tax office, after FinMin confiscates his last €300

A desperate jobless father entered the tax office in Rhodes holding in his arms his 1.5-year-old baby. “Take it,” he told the stunned tax officers “I cannot feed it anymore.” A day earlier, the divorced father had found out that the tax office had confiscated 300 euro from his bank …

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Rhodes: Animal lover raises orphan bat baby

A woman found a lonesome tiny bat baby on her balcony. The animal lover did not how to take care of the newborn orphan and called “Anima”, the animal welfare society for wold birds in Athens. She has been feeding the little black cutie with the bottle and milk for …

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Rhodes Blessing the waters: the cry of the voiceless

Everything was set for the traditional blessing the waters ceremony. Local officials had lined at the waterfront of Rhodes port and so had done the young divers in swimming suits – eager to jump into the cold sea and catch the cross. However, the moment the priest threw the cross …

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Greek coastguard intercepts Sierra-Leone flagged vessel with 20,000 Kalansikov rifles

A mystery cargo ship, allegedly loaded with weapons, was intercepted by Greek coastguard Greek coastguard in the Aegean Sea on Friday. Cargo ship “Nour-M” with Sierra Leone flag carrying large quantities of weapons and ammunition. the vessel was intercepted in the south-eastern Aegean Sea near the islet of Imia by …

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Rhodes: Police officer trains Golden Dawn cadres (pictures)

A trainer with special skills in using and handling with bats, in methods of self-defense. Nothing wrong with it if the trainer was not a police officer and his students were members of extreme-right Golden Dawn, a parliament party known among others for organizing operations in form of a paramilitary formation. pictures and …

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Rhodes parade: protester punches police chief, woman stabs city council member

Independence Day parade on the islands of Rhodes turned bloody. A woman stabbed a member of the city council, while a protester punched the local police director right in the face. According to local news portal rodiaki.gr, the incidents started with a group of protesters verbally attacking local and regional …

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Turkish research vessel “Bilim 2” violates Greek sovereignty

Turkish oceanographic research vessel “Bilim 2” set sail and started research in the waters between the islands of Rhodes and Kastelorizo, in South Eastern Greece. Reason enough for Athens to protest, even though Greece has failed so far to declare its own Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Even though the relevant maritime …

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UPD Channel 4: Greek student films the true face of Golden Dawn

National Film and Television student Konstantinos Georgousis spent a month in summer 2012 filming members of extreme-right party Golden Dawn – wandering through the streets of Athens, harassing migrants. The result is shocking. So shocking that I refuse to display the video footage here. Speaking to UK Channel 4 News about …

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Greek Electricity Company DEH Warns of Power Cuts in Crete and Rhodes, Nov 6/2012

Greek Public Power Company DEH warns of 40-minute power cuts on the islands of Crete and Rhodes due to the strike of the company workers’ union GENOP-DEH. The power cuts are expected to take place after 9 p.m. tonight, November 6th 2012, and will last approximately 40 minutes. GENOP-DEH started …

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Kos Residents Launch Petition as Ryanair Halts Flights to Kos & Rhodes

Low-cost carrier Ryanair has scheduled to cancel to Kos and to Rhodes due to a dispute with the local authorities apparently over a promotion agreement. Ryanair’s flight cancellation is due before the end of the tourism season which ends in November for these two islands of the Dodecanese. Ryanair decided to halt 82 flights per week …

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Greece: Earthquake 5.5R South-East of Rhodes Island

An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale occurred at 04:55 p.m. on Monday afternoon. The epicentre was in the sea area, 120 km south-east of the island of Rhodes in a depth of 10 km in the breach of the Greek arrow. The earthquake was particularly felt on the …

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