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One dead, nine injured in traffic accident with migrants in North Greece

One woman died and nine people were injured in one more traffic accident with migrants in northern Greece. The traffic accident occurred at a side road of Egnatia Highway near Thessaloniki at 8 o’ clock Tuesday morning. According to local media, the driver did not stop at a police signal …

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90-year-old guard opens the doors of Allied Cemetery on Armistice Day

90-year-old Djordge Mihailovic could not be absent from the ceremony marking 100 years from the end of World War I. Serbian Djordge Mihailovic is the keeper of the Serbian cemetery Zeitenlik Allied Cemetery in Thessaloniki, the biggest military cemetery in the Balkans. Dressed in military uniform, the guardian of the …

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Child dies, 27 injured when migrants van collides with truck in Thessaloniki

A 4-year-old child died and 27 people were injured when a van transferring migrants collided with a truck on the old national highway Thessaloniki-Kavala on Friday night. Among the injured are five children with the youngest to be a 5-month-old baby. Injured are also two traffickers who are hospitalized guarded.  …

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“Greeks save Macedonia”: Anti-Prespes protest during Oxi Day parade (videos)

Macedonia protests against the Prespes Agreement between Greece and FYROM were part of the official parade held in Thessaloniki to commemorate the Oxi Day, the historic day when Greece rejected the Italian invasion on 28. October 1940. “GREEKS SAVE MACEDONIA” was read on two placards held by children, when Members …

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Police arrests street musician for “beggary” in Thessaloniki, triggering outrage

Greek police has arrested a young street musician in Thessaloniki and triggered an outrage in media and internet community. The young woman was playing music in the city’s central Aristotelous square on Sunday. Police officers arrested her and furthermore they filed a lawsuit for beggary. The arrest triggered an outrage …

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Migrants camp outside police station in Thessaloniki hoping for arrest (video)

Dozens of migrants from Iraq and Iran have been camping on the main square of Thessaloniki  and outside the police station awaiting to be arrested. Once arrested, the police  can give them the necessary documents so that they can apply for asylum, many of them told local media. Families with …

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Drones on the service of Greece’s tax inspectors again tax evaders (video)

High-tech drones on the service of Greece’ Independent Authority for Public Revenues. With Argus eyes, the little secret agents have been buzzing over the heads of tax evaders and their facilities screening and recording movements So far the drones have been deployed in Santorini, one of the most popular destinations …

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Detached ceiling fan injures pupils in Thessaloniki school

Two elementary school pupils were injured when the ceiling roof fan detached and fell on the children in the class. The class in one of the rooms of the 5th Elementary School of Thessaloniki had just started on Thursday morning, when the teacher turned the fan on. Within minutes the …

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Children in rage: 10-year-olds vandalize kindergarten in Thessaloniki

Three elementary school pupils in rage vandalized a kindergarten school in Lagadas Municipality by Thessaloniki in Northern Greece. The three chilrden reportedly entered the kindergarten on Sunday afternoon and demolished everything that came under their fingers. They broke furniture, toys and library selves, they opened the water tab in the …

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Mitsotakis pledges €2bn tax reductions program, reduce primary surpluses

The International Fair of Thessaloniki is the place where fairy tales are born and quickly spread through media. A week after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced a series of relief measures including tax cuts, it was the turn of Kyriakos Mitsotakis, leader of Greece’ main opposition party  conservative New Democracy, …

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Unknown perpetrators vandalize statue of Alexander the Great in Thessaloniki

Unknown perpetrators have vandalized the statue of Alexander the Great located at the seaside in the center of Thessaloniki, Northern Greece. The perpetrators wrote the word “slaughterer” on the statue pedestal under the inscription bearing the name of the Macedonian king and conqueror. According to local media, the perpetrators first …

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Red, blue and white US stars decorate the streets of Thessaloniki

Dozens of red, white and blue stars are decorating Greece’s second largest city in the North  Thessaloniki since the weekend. The stars in the colors of the stars of the flag of the United States that it the honored country in this year International Fair of Thessaloniki. “Stars related to …

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Burglar dies after fall from 6th floor in Thessaloniki building

A burglar died when he fell from the 6th floor of a building in downtown Thessaloniki, Northern Greece. The man was killed on the spot. He had previously committed burglary in an office apartment. The 33-year-old was killed while allegedly committing a burglary on Saturday night. The man had broke …

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Greek soldiers back home after 167 days in Turkish custody (picts, videos)

It was 3:19 Wednesday morning when the state airplane landed at the airport of Thessaloniki. On board were Greek soldiers Aggelos Mitretodis and Dimitris Kouklatzis, who touched again Greek soil after 167 days in Turkish custody. Second Lieutnant Mitretodis and Sergeant Kouklatzis exited the airplane wearing military uniforms and not …

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Thessaloniki: Epic bus driver urges commuters to “befriend with deodorant”

High temperatures, fully packed buses at peak hours and the divorce some people have taken with personal hygiene and deodorants often create an unbearable situation. An epic driver in Thessaloniki found a way to get rid of the bad summer odors in they fully packed buses. As the driver could …

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