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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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Daughter stabs father for alleged sexual abuse; both arrested

A 57-year-old man and his 26-year-old daughter are facing charges of domestic violence on Monday after the daughter stabbed the man with a knife. Τhe daughter accuses him of sexual assault.She faces charges of possessing and using a weapon. The father is also facing charges of domestic sexual abuse. Father …

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Thessaloniki: Dramatic epilogue of a family tragedy

A family tragedy is behind the two passengers of a car that jumped into the sea in Neoi Epivates fishers’ port in Thessaloniki, northern Greece. The 72-year-old mother and her 50-year-old son decided to put an end to their lives on Monday noon.   It was a swimmer who saw …

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Robbers throw 400-kg-heavy safe off Thessaloniki balcony (video)

A group of robbers threw a 400-kg-heavy private safe off the balcony of an apartment building in Thessaloniki located on the sixth floor. They rushed down to the sidewalk, loaded it on their vehicle and fled the scene. The perpetrators reportedly broke into the home of a local businessman well-known …

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Blue Jellyfish outbreak in Thermaikos – JellyReport June 16-26

After the purple jellyfish, it is now the turn of their blue cousins to enjoy the Greek waters. Swarms of Blue jellyfish or Rhizostoma pulmo, commonly known as the barrel jellyfish  have arrived in Thessaloniki and swim in the shallows the waters of Thermaikos Gulf in the last couple of …

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300 kg cocaine seized, four British nationals arrested in Thessaloniki VID

A huge blow to a cocaine trafficking ring in Thessaloniki ended with the arrest of four British nationals, who have been living in Greece for about one year.  Police seized 300 kilos of cocaine shipped to Greece’s second largest port in a freight of bananas. The seizure of cocaine had …

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Thessaloniki Fire: Two intubated, 11 injured, dozens evacuated (video)

Over 44 people were evacuated, eleven people have been rushed to hospitals and two have been intubated after a big fire broke out in the building housing the Thessaloniki Chamber of Industry, on Aristotelous Square in the center of the city in northern Greece. The fire broke out short before …

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