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Woman arrested in Thessaloniki for promising “Covid-cure” against juicy fee

The 47-year-old owner of a convenience store in Thessaloniki was arrested on Wednesday for posing as a doctor promising Covid-patients treatment against a fee of several thousands euros. According to police, the woman posed as anesthesiologist and approached families with Covid-19 patients in hospital. Following a complaint filed by the …

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Wild Far West: Woman shot dead while buying bread in a bakery in Thessaloniki

Scenes from the Wild Far West took place in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on Monday morning: A woman was shot while she was buying bread in a bakery. She died short time later. The shooter was reportedly another woman who fled the scene right after the murder.. The victim was transferred …

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Proastiakos train derails with 75 passengers, Piraeus-Renti line temporarily closed

A train of Suburban Railway Proastiakos derailed  on Wednesday evening at the station of Renti in Piraeus. 75 passengers were onboard.The PIraeus-Renti line was temporarily closed, operator TrainOSE said in a statement. Nobody was injured during the incident and all 75 passengers disembarked in safety. According to TrainOSE, the derailed …

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Man stabs wife to death in Thessaloniki – 14th femicide in Greece in 2021

A 49-year-old man brutally stabbed his wife to death in their home bedroom in Thessaloniki and surrendered to police on Sunday night. It is the 14th femicide in Greece in 2021. Police found the 48-year-old victim in a lake of blood. The woman had injuries in the chest and the …

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Diavata prison placed in lockdown after coronavirus outbreak

At least 40 inmates in Diavata prison by Thessaloniki have been tested positive for Covid-19 during a testing drive carried out this week. The inmates have reportedly either mild symptoms or not at all. According to media reports approximately three quarters of the prisoners have been vaccinated against Covid-19. A …

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4-month-old baby infected with Covid-19 had to be intubated in Thessaloniki hospital

A four-month-old baby infected with Covid-19 and treated at the Ippokratio Hospital in Thessaloniki had to be intubated on Monday morning According to state broadcaster ERT, the baby was transported from Komotini Hospital, eastern Greece, to Thessaloniki on Saturday morning with  respiratory problems and a respiratory infection. For about 48 …

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UNESCO designates Thessaloniki as a City of Gastronomy

The UNESCO has designated Thessaloniki as a City of Gastronomy. It is the first Greek city to receive this title which is part of the Creative Cities Network. On 8 November, UNESCO unveiled the newest members of its Creative Cities Network. Created in 2004, this network seeks to promote the …

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North Greece: Hospitals in dramatic situation; 300 Covid-deaths in 15 days

At least 300 people have died of COVID in Macedonia and Thrace hospitals in northern Greece over the last fortnight. 85-87 percent of them were unavaccinated. The total number of fatalities due to the pandemic in the last two weeks is 479 across the country. The situation in the hospitals …

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False ceiling collapses in Thessaloniki school, teacher rescues pupils in last minute

The false ceiling of a classroom in an elementary school in Thessaloniki, collapsed on Thursday morning and it was only due to the teacher’s sharp observation that the 23 pupils of the 6th Grade escaped without harm the disaster of metal bars and debris falling on their heads. At the …

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Marathon-runner dies in Thessaloniki when truck carries away her bike

Α well-known Greek marathon-runner died in a horrible traffic accident on Tuesday morning, when her bike was hit and carried away by a truck at a crossroads in Thessaloniki. The cyclist was 42-year-old marathon-runner and triathlon athlete Dimitra Iordanidou. Eye witnesses told local media that the woman was cycling on Grigoriou …

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Pfizer inaugurates Digital Innovation and Business Services investments in Thessaloniki

Two digital investments by Pfizer, the Global Center for Digital Innovation and the Global Center for Business Operations and Services, were inaugurated in Thessaloniki on Tuesday by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla. The investment will contribute 650 million euros to the northern port city’s economy and …

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Mini Lockdown in Thessaloniki, Halkidiki & two more regions (COVID-MAP)

Greece’s Civil Protection placed four regional units in mini lockdown on Thursday citing particularly increased virus load. Other factors such as low vaccination rates and increased occupancy at hospitals Intensive Care Units in these regions added to this decision. According to a statement the regional units of Thessaloniki, Halkidiki, Larissa …

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Police fires tear gas at neo-nazi youth in Thessaloniki school (videos)

Riot police fired tear gas and flash grenades into a high school yard in Stavroupoli, Thessaloniki, after neo-nazi youth started throwing stones and petrol bombs at them. Riot police was deployed to the vocational school EPAL on Wednesday morning to separate fascist and anti-fascist youth groups, while it is not …

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Far-right high school pupils attack leftist students outside school (video)

High school pupils and university students clashed outside an EPAL vocational school in Stavroupolis suburb of Thessaloniki on Tuesday morning. At least, two people were injured. Eyewitnesses speak of an ideologically motivated clash as the attackers are known to belong to far-right front. The brawl started when a group of …

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