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Explosion on sailing boat injures UK family of tourists on Corfu

A 9-year-old girl reportedly suffered serious injuries after the engine of a sailing boat exploded earlier on Friday near the island of Corfu in the Ionian Sea. The girl’s parents were injured as well even though much slighter than the girl. The 9-year-old is being hospitalized with serious burning injuries …

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Greece’s President tells Prince Charles: “We hope for the Return of Parthenon Marbles!”

It didn’t help much that the British royal couple did not visit the Acropolis in order to avoid moments of embarrassment with regards to the Parthenon Marbles, stolen by Lord Elgin in 1816 and exhibited at the British Museum in London. It was the President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis …

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Healthy eaters in US turn to Greece’s flavors and food in 2018

2018 is witnessing an influx of new flavors invigorate the taste buds as imaginative chefs, aspirational start-ups, and a competitive established market vies for your attention. But consumers aren’t just wary of cost, our appetites increasingly whet by originality, convenience and, importantly, a more health-conscious approach to our diets. That’s …

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Visit program of Prince Charles & the Duchess to Athens and Crete

The final touches are being added to the program for the first official visit of Prince Charles and  Duchess of Cornwall Camilla to Athens and Heraklio, Crete, scheduled to take place on May 9th and 10th 2018. The first day of the visit is very busy and involves several joint …

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US, UK and France launch strikes in Syria before Chemical Weapons investigation

Bombing has begun. US, UK, France launched missile strikes on Syria short before 4:00 o’ clock  Saturday. The strikes lasted for about one hour, more than 100 missiles were fired. The Strikes were reportedly launched while US President Donal Trump was still addressing the nation. Strikes rocked Damascus with explosions …

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Online Survey 2018: UK Embassy outreach to British nationals in Greece

In the framework of its regular outreach to British Nationals living in Greece, the British Embassy in Athens has just launched a short online survey to find out more about Brits in Greece and their information needs and to enhance and improve the way we communicate with them. It takes …

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Greek Police arrests Pakistani for stabbing British Expat in Corfu

Greek police has arrested a 36-year-old Pakistani national on Monday for the stabbing of a British expat living on the island of Corfu on Saturday. The perpetrator had stabbed the 51-year-old expat allegedly suspecting he had an affair with his former girl friend. He had beaten the woman before stabbing …

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US, UK condemn 17. Nov convicted terrorist Koufodinas’ second furlough

The US State Department and the UK Ambassador to Athens expressed their strong opposition to the second furlough granted to 17. November convicted terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas. “It is extremely disheartening to see an unrepentant convicted terrorist coming out of the prison again,” UK’s ambassador Kate Smith said on Twitter on …

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British Expat commits suicide in Malia, Crete

A British expat committed suicide in his home in Malia, Crete, on Saturday, two days before Christmas. The 55-year-old man had hanged himself in the home  where he has been living alone for the last years. He was was found by a friend. He had not left a note explaining …

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1,700 Greek doctors work in UK’s NHS, number doubled during economic crisis

The number of Greek doctors who work in the United Kingdom has doubled since the beginning of the economic crisis in 2009. 1,700 of doctors working in UK’s National Health System were born in Greece, overwhelming majority of them has also studied in Greece. They hold the second place among …

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UPD British father dies when rainstorm sweeps away family car in Corfu

A 57-year-old British tourist lost his life when rushing waters swept away the car he was driving during a thunderstorm. The tragedy occurred during the time a thunderstorm with torrential rains was striking the island of Corfu in the Northern Ionian Sea on Saturday evening.  In the car were also …

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Municipality of Rhodes awards loyal tourists from Denmark, UK and Germany

The Tourism Directorate of the Municipality of Rhodes awarded several tourists from Denmark, England, Scotland and Germany for being “loyal” visitors to the Knights’ island. More than 20 tourists received Awards of Honorary Distinctions of the Friends of Rhodes at a ceremony hosted at the City Hall of Rhodes. The …

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Monarch Airlines collapses, UK Civil Aviation to airlift 110K stranded passengers (info)

Monarch Airlines has collapsed and issued a statement in the early morning hours of Monday, October 2nd 2017. British Civil Aviation is launching an airlift operation in order to bring home 110,000 passengers. According to Independent, passengers booked on the first wave of Monarch flights were already at five UK …

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Big SAR operation to locate missing UK tourist, 64, in Rodopi, NE Greece

Police and Fire brigades are searching for a 64-year-old British tourist who has been missing since Thursday afternoon in Thrace in north-eastern Greece. After a visit to a local archaeological site, the woman had decided to return on foot. She called her relatives in UK that she was attacked by …

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