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Cleaner, mother of 13, sentenced for forging year of elementary school graduation

A mother of 13 children who applied for a job vacancy was sentenced to 8 years imprisonment for having forged the date she graduated from elementary school. In her job application for a work at a state hospital in Ioannina, Epirus, the woman had wrote the year of her graduation …

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Missing shepherd found dead, no sign from senior couple 4 days after Medicane

A 73-year-old shepherd was found dead at a height of 1,500 m on the mountain of Almyros by Volos in central Greece on Wednesday. The man was missing since Saturday afternoon when he went up to the mountain to bring his free-ranging cows into safety due to severe weather conditions …

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Flash-flooded Mandra hit by floods again as Low “Nefeli” sweeps across Greece (videos)

Torrential rains flooded again Mandra and Nea Peramos in West Attica, the villages that were stroke by flash floods in Last November and 24 people lost their lives. Scared and concerned Mandra residents see again rain waters rushing through the streets, covering large areas, and sweeping away cars, garbage bins …

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PAOK-AEK supporters deliver tough clashes, 70 people injured VIDEO

Supporters of Football Clubs PAOK and AEK launched a stone war earlier today in Volos in Central Greece. They turned the football field and surrounding areas into a real battlefield. Police has fired tear gas and sound flares but the brawl continues as KTG writes the post at 07:10 pm …

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Volos: First swim of 2017 for men, women and children

Men, women and children defied the winter temperatures and took a dive into the cold sea of Pagasitikos Gulf in central Greece. The event took place on Sunday, 1st January. The swimmers were lucky that the sun was shining after days of snow weather and frost. In the company of …

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Volos: More than 5,000 Lanterns with Christmas Wishes for a good cause

More than 5,000 paper lanterns filled the night sky over the city of Volos, central Greece, on second Christmas Day taking way more than 5,000 Wishes. It was an initiative of the Volos Municipality in order to raise funds for the poor and needy members of the local society. Everyone …

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Volos: Homeless surrenders to police seeking shelter from the icy cold

A homeless  had an original idea on how to protect himself from the polar cold sweeping through Greece. He thought that the police would provide hm with a roof over the head, a blanket and a warm meal. So what did he do? He broke into a vehicle parked in …

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Life of a Greek soldier killed on duty is worth €13,000 minus €3,000 tax!!!

We have an expression here in Greece: “somebody squeezes fat out of a fly”.  We use this expression in order to describe someone extremely miserly and stingy. Now the Greek state, precisely the Greek Finance Ministry shows this attitude towards the family of a 19-year-old soldier who was killed during …

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Volos: Possible ammunition problem killed three soldiers, injured one

Three soldiers died and one was seriously wounded when a mortar-tube exploded during an army firing range. Two professional soldiers 33 and 34 years old were killed instantly along with a 19-year-old who was doing his military service. A lieutenant, 30, suffered stomach injuries and was transferred to the  hospital …

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Volos: desparate parents urge Greek PM to foster their children

In a symbolic action, at least fourty parents from Volos, urged the President of the Republic, the Prime Minister and the Parliament Speaker to adopt or foster their children. The members of the local association of families with three children in Almyros symbolically signed adoption papers agreeing that their children …

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Volos: homeless family, 5 kids camp outside tax office

Father unemployed suffering from heart disease. Mother without job. Five children – one of them still a baby. Apparently without a home. Seeking a way out of their misery and the deadlock. Giorgos Fitsiados took his wife Eleni, their five kids, packed his belongings, a tent and settled outside the tax …

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Volos: Arson attack at Bank of Cyprus with scent of Golden Dawn

Greek police arrested three young men in Volos for the arson attack at a Bank of Cyprus branch in Volos. The attack took place with molotov cocktails in the dawn of Thursday. The ATM was  destroyed. The men had managed to break a glass window and throw molotov cocktails inside the …

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Volos: Man, 63, jumps to death from the roof of insurance fund building

Volos, Monday, 2 p.m.: A 63-year-old man entered Greece’s biggest insurance fund IKA branch in Volos, went up to the roof of the building and jumped to death. Without leaving a notice, without to have previously contacted any of the IKA services. According to information of local media, the man …

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Greek Coast Guard shoots at grazing goats (video)

Dressed in his official coast guard uniform and standing on the boat bow, the “big boy” lifts his weapon and starts shooting six times at goats grazing on the remote side of an island. In shear panic the goats are running to escape the deafening sound and the deadly bullets. The …

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Greek Super-Market Chain Sets Pet-Food Donations Boxes For the Benefits of Strays

 This a new charity action for Greek local animal welfare organisations that struggle to cope with the economic crisis and an always increasing number of strays of abandoned pets. Supermarket “AB VASILOPOULOS” accepted to set pet food donations boxes at its branches so that animal lovers can donate food. For …

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Volos: Homeless Man Dies Inside a … Refrigerator

These are conditions that were unknown in Greece until recently….  A homeless man was found dead inside a refrigerator abandoned at a plot of a square at the city of Volos, in central Greece. The 70-year old man was ‘living’ inside the abandoned refrigerator for deep frozen fish, size 2 x …

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