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Four charged over attack on Thessaloniki mayor

Four men were charged on Monday over an attack on Thessaloniki’s mayor, Yiannis Boutaris. The 75-year-old was attacked on Saturday during a ceremony in the city, honouring the 353,000 victims …

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Greek comedian Harry Klynn dies, aged 78

Popular Greek comedian, Harry Klynn (née Vassilis Triantafyllidis), has died at age 78. Born in 1940 to Pontic Greek refugees in Kalamaria, Thessaloniki, he experienced poverty during his childhood before …

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Outstanding owed wages could see Loutraki Casino shut down

Loutraki Casino has come under fire over its failure to pay employees on time, and could face closure as a result. According to Kathimerini‘s sources, two-and-a-half months worth of salaries …

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Greece says no to Republic of ‘Ilinden Macedonia’

Despite hopes expressed by US Vice President Mike Pence that Greece and FYROM are faced with a historic opportunity to settle the ‘Macedonia’ name dispute, Athens rejected Skopje’s proposal to …

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FYROM has “no alternative to NATO and the EU”

As Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), get ready for the defining moment for their strained relationship, Zoran Zaev expressed his country’s commitment to join NATO and …

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What ended the Mycenaean era?

A new study conducted by the Navarino Environmental Observatory (NEO), a research partnership between Stockholm University, the Academy of Athens and TEMES SA reveals that the end of the Mycenaeans, the civilisation …

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Church on Naxos island wins European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage

One of Greece’s most renowned churches, the 8th Century Byzantine temple of Agia Kyriaki in Naxos has become a recipient of the 2018 Europa Nostra Award which stands for the European …

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Greece calls for ‘restraint’ following deaths in Gaza

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Greece has taken a stance against the deaths of the Palestinian protesters by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip on Monday, expressing its “abhorrence …

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New asylum bill passes in Greece to curb overcrowding in camps

With over 16,000 asylum seekers stuck on various Greek islands, overcrowding in refugee camps has been an ongoing concern, many camps holding up to three times the number of residents …

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International driving permit required for vehicle rental in Greece

Those travelling to Greece with the intention of renting a vehicle are now required by law to have an International Driving Permit (IDP) in addition to a valid driver’s licence …