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Jewish Community of Thessaloniki condemns “hideous vandalism” of monument inside campus

The Jewish Community of Thessaloniki condemned on Thursday condemned the vandalism of the monument constructed in 2014 inside the campus of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH). In a statement the Jewish community asked the university authorities to not only to condemn the incident and to restore the monument but also …

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Thessaloniki: 29-year-old son beats and stabs mother to death

A 29-year-old son brutally beat and stabbed to death his 60-year-old mother in her home in Kalamaria district of Thessaloniki on Wednesday afternoon. Neighbors said that they heard voices and noises from the apartment short before 4 o’ clock and called the police. Police officers and ambulance rescuers were confronted …

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Impressive Christmas Tree Lighting in Thessaloniki (video)

The Christmas tree in Thessaloniki ‘s main square Aristotelous was lit on Wednesday evening, thousands of people had flocked to the city center to attend the festive ceremony. The lighting was accompanied by fireworks and a live music concert with Christmas carols and other popular songs. The 18 meters-long tree …

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ARIEL: Floods, landslides, power outages. Updated weather warning (videos)

Bad weather front ARIEL keeps on hitting Greece with rain, storms and powerful winds , causing serious problems and damages in several regions of the country. From Attica to Thessaloniki, to the island of Skopelos and western Macedonia and Halkidiki  the damage from the heavy rains and storms that fell …

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Greece to introduce “Panic Button” for victims of domestic violence

Greece plans to introduce a “panic button” to fight gender-related and domestic violence. The relevant bill was introduced for voting in the plenary session of the Parliament on Thursday. The “panic button” is an application to be installed on smart phones and alert Police in cases of domestic violence. Once …

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Father kills son with adze, attempts suicide

Police said on Thursday that a 69-year-old man has killed his 41-year-old son in Menemeni suburb of Thessaloniki, northern Greece. The man was found unconscious next to his son‘s body on Wednesday afternoon. He is now at a hospital emergency unit under guard. A coroner determined that the victim was …

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More antiquities unearthed during works for Thessaloniki metro

More antiquities have been unearthed during the construction works of the metro in Thessaloniki, northern Greece. The finding span from the Proto-Byzantine to the Middle-Byzantine era, that is from from the 4th to 11th centuries AD. According to local media, the antiquities were discovered during works at the southern access …

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Metro stations to turn museums with thousands artifacts found during construction in Thessaloniki

More than 300,000 archaeological artifacts were discovered during the construction of the Thessaloniki metro system, Culture Minister Lina Mendoni said at a press conference on Wednesday. Many of them will be exhibited at several metro stations, turning them also to museums. She added that a large selection of these artifacts …

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Young Briton who forced flight to divert to Thessaloniki released without conditions

Α young Briton who was arrested at the international airport of Thessaloniki for forcing an airplane to divert and do an emergency landing was released by Greek authorities without conditions. The incident occurred last Friday on a commercial flight from London to Paphos, Cyprus. The 22-year-old became drunk and harassed …

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Torrential rain floods Thessaloniki; over 800 calls to Fire Service (pcts,vids)

A heavy rainstorm hit the urban complex of Greece’s second biggest city Thessaloniki turning streets into rivers, sweeping away vehicles, flooding homes and shops, and even the landmark of the city , the White Tower. Power outage recorded in some of the residential and commercial areas. The rain started around …

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August Full Moon major events in Athens, Thessaloniki

The Acropolis Museum and the National Archaeological Museum as well as the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki are only some of the Greek museums celebrating the August full moon on Friday, August 12, 2022 with special events with entrance free of charge. 105 archaeological sites, museums, historical monuments will …

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