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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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Greek soldiers: Mothers protest outside Turkish Consulate in Thessaloniki

A group of mothers gathered outside the Turkish Consulate in Thessaloniki on Monday and demanded the immediate release of the two Greek soldiers in Turkish custody since March 1. Holding the pictures of Dimitris Kouklatzis and Aggelos Mitretodis, the group requested a meeting with the Turkish Consul. Their request was …

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Thessaloniki lawyers on strike over police brutality against colleague

Lawyers in Thessaloniki will abstain from their duties in the city’s courts on Monday, July 9th 2018, to protest an assault incident by a policeman against one of their colleagues. The incident took place on June 29. A policeman reportedly grabbed a female lawyer from the arm and dragged her …

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Ex mayor of Thessaloniki convicted for money laundering & embezzlement of city funds

A Greek court convicted a former mayor of Thessaloniki, the country’s second largest city, of   money laundering related to the embezzlement of city funds and sentenced to eight years in prison. The court verdict on Friday was the second conviction for Vassilis Papageorgopoulos, a former sprinting champion who was mayor …

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Macedonia protesters clash with police in Athens & Thessaloniki

Macedonia protesters clashed with police outside the Greek Palriament in downtown Athens on Sunday. Carrying Greek flags and banners showing the Greek flag with the sun of Vergina, protesters defied the summer heat and gathered in central Athens to protest the Macedonia Agreement between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic …

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Holocaust Memorial in Thessaloniki vandalized

For one more time, vandals desecrated the Holocaust Memorial at Eleftherias square in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece. They threw paint and destroyed an Israeli flag on Wednesday evening. The vandalism is allegedly attributed to people who left a protest against the Macedonia deal between Greece and FYROM and was taking place …

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Earthquake 4.2 R strikes Thessaloniki, Northern Greece, just hours after 5.5R in the South

Three hours after the powerful earthquake off Pylos in South Peloponnese, another tremor stroke Thessaloniki, in the North of the country. The Earthquake had a magnitude of 4.2 R and its epicenter was located between villages Askos and Evaggelismos, 30 km North-East of Thessaloniki. The earthquake occurred at 11:21 a.m. …

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Ferries link Thessaloniki to Sporades islands as of June 15/2018

Golden Star Ferries will launch a direct route from Thessaloniki to Sporades islands as of June 15th 2018. This was announced on Friday by Greece’s Shipping Ministry. The ferries will depart from Thessaloniki daily at 10:00 a.m. and return at 07:15 p.m. Ticket fare is at 60 euros. With return …

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Three men sentenced for Boutaris attack, however, on suspension or bail

The Misdemeanor court in Thessaloniki found guilty three men for the attack against the mayor of Thessaloniki, Yiannis Boutaris. The court sentenced one 20-eyar-old and a 36-year-old to 14 months imprisonment and the second 20-year-old to 21 months. The sentence is suspended for 3 years for the two 20-year-olds. There …

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Snake found next to trolleys in Thessaloniki supermarket

A snake was found next to the trolleys of a supermarket in Thessaloniki on Monday, causing panic among the customers. A volunteer from the Action for Wildlife was called to save the day and collect the approximately 1,5-metre snake. According to Stavros Kalpakis from Action for Wildlife, the reptile was …

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