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Monday, July 23, 2018

At Least Two Dead, Dozens Injured in Greek Fire

At least two people were killed and dozens injured as wild fires tore through woodland and villages around Athens on Monday, Greek authorities said. President of Greece’s Ekav emergency service Giorgo...


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GREECE: Fire forces residents to flee region

By Magda Panoutsopoulou. ATHENS. Uncontrolled wildfires have forced hundreds of Greek residents to abandon their homes in two major blazes on ...


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Hundreds flee as forest fires rage on either side of Athens, GREECE

ATHENS, GREECE (AP) — Two major forest fires raged out of control Monday on either side of the Greek capital, burning houses, prompting residents ...


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Several people injured, dozens trapped in wild fire in Penteli, East Attica

Several people suffered burning injuries and respiratory problems and dozens are trapped in the big wild fire on the mountain of Penteli in East Attica on Monday.  One fire fighter has been transferred to hospital with respiratory problems. Dozens are reportedly trapped in the fire areas, among them are elderly and children. Several people have … The post Several people injured, dozens trapped in wild fire in Penteli, East Attica appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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The Latest: Greece Looks for 10 Who Fled Wildfire in a Boat

Greece's coast guard says a search and rescue operation is underway for 10 people, believed to be foreign tourists, who fled a massive forest fire in a boat and were missing. July 23, 2018, at 4:12 p. ...


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Greece appeals for help as forest blazes force residents to flee

KINETA, Greece (Reuters) - Greece issued an urgent appeal for help to tackle forest fires which raged uncontrolled in several places across the country on Monday, destroying homes, disrupting major tr...


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One dead, 25 hurt in Greece fires as Sweden battles blazes

At least one person was killed and 25 others injured as wild fires tore through woodland and villages around Athens on Monday, Greek authorities said, as blazes caused widespread damage in Sweden and ...


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Woman, child, dead in Toronto rampage

TORONTO’S police chief says a 10 year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman were killed in the mass shooting in the city’s Greektown neighbourhood. Police chief Mark Saunders said 13 other victims have injuries ranging from minor to serious. They range in age from 10 to 59.


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10-year-old girl, woman die in downtown Toronto shooting

Authorities in Toronto have said a gunman opened fire in the city's Greektown neighborhood, wounding 12 people and killing two. The suspect was also killed, although his motives are still unknown.


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Greek Ferry Rescues 5 Who Jumped in the Sea to Evade Fire

At least five people were rescued by a ferry as it was approaching the port of Rafina, north-east of Athens. Speaking to private SKAI TV, the captain of the ferry said that the group of Athenians jump...


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One dead, 25 injured in fires raging close to Athens: Greek emergency services

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek emergency services said on Monday that one person had been killed and 25 persons were injured in wildfires that raged unabated for hours in the country. At least six persons w...


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Greek premier Tsipras rushes back to Athens due to wildfires in Attica

Greeces premier Alexis Tsipras will not remain in Mostar to attend the 14th anniversary of the Stari Most reconstruction due to the wildfires raging very close to Athens and the w


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GREECE: Major forest fires rage near Athens as homeowners flee

Several forest fires, fuelled by strong winds, are raging around GREECE'S capital, Athens, damaging homes, disrupting major transport links and ...


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Gyro heroes: Going Greek is good for your health

SIOUX CITY -- When most Americans think of Greece, their minds immediately turn to toga parties, Ouzo and cheesy gladiators movies featuring a barechested Chris Hemsworth. Unfortunately, we sometimes ...


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The Latest: Wildfires in Greece leave 6 people with burns

ATHENS, Greece — The Latest on forest fires in Greece (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Fire officials say at least six people have suffered burns in a forest fire near Athens. Fire Service spokeswoman Sta...


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Greece seeks help from European allies to tackle raging fires

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece has appealed for help from other countries to help tackle a spate of fires which were raging uncontrolled in the country on Monday, its fire brigade said. “Due to the intensi...


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GREECE faces raging fires, residents flee

Forest fires are raging uncontrolled across GREECE, destroying homes, disrupting major transport links and sending people fleeing for their lives.


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The Latest: Greece seeks EU help to battle forest fires

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on forest fires in Greece (all times local): 9:25 p.m. Greece is seeking assistance from the European Union to battle forest fires that have destroyed homes and forced ...


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2 Forest Fires Threaten Athens, Greece; Residents Flee

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Two major forest fires were raging out of control on either side of the Greek capital Monday, burning up to 100 houses, prompting residents to flee and turning the sky over Athen...


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The Latest: Greece declares emergency due to 2 wildfires

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on forest fires in Greece (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Regional Greek authorities have declared a state of emergency in the eastern and western parts of greater Athens ...


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Greek PM cuts short visit to Bosnia over fires raging close to Athens

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has cut short a visit to Bosnia and would return to Athens on Monday, where massive forest fires were raging close to the capital, a government s...


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Greece’s Tsipras Awarded for His Contribution to Peace in the Balkans

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will be awarded on Monday in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, for his contribution to peacekeeping in the Balkan region. The Chairman of the Council of Ministers, Denis Zv...


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Tomb of noblewoman Neiko buried 1800 years ago discovered on Sikinos

Her name was “Neiko” and she was a noblewoman who lived and died 1,800 years ago. Greek archaeologists cannot say yet the woman also had lived on the island of Sikinos in the Aegean Sea, where her tomb was discovered. Greek archaeologists found out that Neiko’s tomb remained intact all these years. The woman was … The post Tomb of noblewoman Neiko buried 1800 years ago discovered on Sikinos appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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Athens expresses condolence to victims of Greektown shooting in Toronto

The Greek Foreign ministry has expressed its condolence and solidarity with the people of Toronto and the government of Canada following the shooting in Greektown district by a gunman on Sunday night. Greece is “profoundly shocked by the abhorrent  shooting in the Greektown neigbhorhood,” the Foreign Ministry tweeted on Monday. “We stand in full solidarity with … The post Athens expresses condolence to victims of Greektown shooting in Toronto appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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Greek officials declare state of emergency in 2 areas as forest fires rage near Athens

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek officials declare state of emergency in 2 areas as forest fires rage near Athens.


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GREECE battles raging forest fires, homeowners flee

KINETA, GREECE: Forest fires raged uncontrolled in several places across GREECE on Monday, destroying homes, disrupting major transport links and ...


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WATCH Horrific Fire Rage Out of Control in GREECE Forcing People to Flee

A video that has recently emerged online shows a wildfire raging uncontrollably, generating clouds of black smoke along a highway in GREECE.


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The woke sound of musicals: why Mamma Mia! isn't the first to rewrite its lyrics

Words to Abba’s When I Kissed the Teacher were rewritten for the latest film release – but it’s not the first time a musical has been adapted for modern tastes Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is being embraced this summer as the perfect film to warm the cockles of a news-weary audience. From the Greek sunshine to the nostalgic Abba soundtrack, and Cher’s camp swagger, everything about the film has been engineered to make the audience feel cosy. But could the Abba tracks themselves have been tweaked to put us more at ease? The lyrics to Lily James and Celia Imrie’s ritzy rendition of When I Kissed the Teacher (recently described as “a pop homage to low level sexual harassment”) were changed for the film – prompting fears that even Abba have to be “woke-ified” for modern consumption. The gender of the teacher who kisses the student in the song has been switched from male to female and a key phrase altered. Abba’s Bj√∂rn Ulvaeus says this isn’t a response to the predatory tales revealed by #MeToo, but simply a tactic to avoid a “horrible” key change. “She had to be a woman. Simple as that,” he has said. Continue reading...


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Shared Macedonian identity and respect for one’s neighbours

ANDY STELMAN says the new government of North Macedonia must not forget the importance of the Ohrid framework agreement. And ALEXANDAR SAPKAROSKI says Greece never had a territory called Macedonia prior to 1913 As someone who recently participated in a two-year EU-funded criminal justice project in North Macedonia, I would endorse the sentiments expressed by the 46 signatories of the letter saying that the historic deal on shared Macedonian identity must be honoured (21 July), and praise the courage of both Greeks and Macedonians in seeking a resolution to their protracted dispute. This could never have happened under the previous corrupt regime of Gruevski and his VROM party. The new government of North Macedonia must not forget the importance of the Ohrid framework agreement (implemented in 2001 to help stabilise the country after the ethnic riots of the previous years). Albanian Muslims make up nearly 25% of the total population, and the framework stated that the multi-ethnic character of Macedonia’s population had to be reflected in its public life. The agreement was the stimulus for the founding of an Albanian-speaking university (South-Eastern European University, based in Tetovo and with a campus in Skopje), funded by US aid and other donors. Continue reading...


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Greeks urged to leave homes as wildfires spread near Athens

Firefighters from across the country have been deployed to Kineta resort region Greek authorities have urged residents of a coastal region near Athens to abandon their homes as an uncontrolled wildfire spread on Monday, closing one of Greece’s busiest motorways, halting trains and sending plumes of smoke over the capital. Authorities deployed firefighters and equipment from across Greece to deal with the massive blaze at Kineta, a small resort town about 54km (35 miles) west of Athens on a route used by tens of thousands of drivers daily to reach the Peloponnese peninsula. Related: Southern Californians know: climate change is real, it is deadly and it is here Related: The big heatwave: from Algeria to the Arctic. But what’s the cause? Continue reading...


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Athens wildfires: GREECE in flames, residents flee homes and city turns ORANGE with smoke

GREECE's fire department said 80 firefighters with 40 vehicles were on the scene near Kineta. Seven water-dropping planes and four helicopters are ...


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Grave from 2000 years ago DISCOVERED in GREECE and what's inside is incredible

Her name, according to a burial inscription, was Neko. The box-shaped grave was found untouched in the vault of the Episkopi monument, a rare ...


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Greek Stocks End Flat in Record Low Turnover

Greek stocks ended flat in the Athens Stock Exchange on Monday in very thin trading conditions. The general index of the market eased 0.38 pct […] The post Greek Stocks End Flat in Record Low Turnover appeared first on The National Herald.


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UN envoy gauges chances for Cyprus peace talks resumption

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A United Nations envoy has sounded out the rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus to see whether conditions are ripe for a resumption of reunification talks. Jane Holl Lute met separately Monday with Cyprus' Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and the leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriots Mustafa Akinci. No statements were made after either meeting. Anastasiades and Akinci have both said publicly that they're ready to re-engage more than a year after the most recent round of negotiations collapsed, but differences remain. Anastasiades wants Turkey to pull its troops out of the breakaway north and to eliminate any intervention rights from an accord.


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Talks restart on Macedonia's referendum about new name deal

The leaders of Macedonia's four main political parties have resumed talks about a planned referendum on a controversial deal with neighbor Greece that would allow the former Yugoslav republic to join NATO


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Dimitris Gyro Grill Brings Affordable Greek Flavors to Harrison

Gyros, souvlaki, and spanakopita are just some of the classic Greek dishes to get excited about at Harrison’s new Dimitris Gyro Grill. Open since June 18, the restaurant, run by husband-wife duo (and ...


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Russia Is Sabotaging NATO's Expansion by Undermining Historic Diplomatic Deal, Greek Officials Say

Greece’s Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias has accused Russia of attempting to sabotage a historic diplomatic agreement with Macedonia in order to stop the expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organiza...


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Russia Is Sabotaging NATO's Expansion, Greece Says

Greece’s Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias has accused Russia of attempting to sabotage a historic diplomatic agreement with Macedonia in order to stop the expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organiza...


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3 dead in Toronto shooting rampage

Source: www.wnd.com - Monday, July 23, 2018 (CTVNews) Gunfire rang out along a busy Toronto street Sunday night leaving three people dead, including the 29-year-old man alleged to have been the shooter. Toronto police say a total of 14 people were shot by a man with a handgun. According to Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit, two people were killed by a man who “fired shots at groups of people several times” while walking along Danforth Avenue. Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders told reporters that police received a call shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday about a shooting near Danforth and Logan Avenues in Toronto’s east-end Greektown neighbourhood. All Related | More on gunfire


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Tom Hanks shops for second holiday home in Greece – report

Tom Hanks is on the hunt for a new holiday home in the Greek islands. The Oscar-winning star and his actress wife Rita Wilson already own a home on the picturesque isle of Antiparos. However, accordin...


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Nightmare of 2007 Deadly Fires Returns to Greece

A series of fires that broke out on Monday in Greece share many features with the massively destructive fires of 2007, said Greece’s Civil Protection chief Yiannis Kapakis. Apart from the fire that is ...


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New Spell of Rains and Storms Forecast this Week

The sunny weather that Greece has enjoyed in recent days is forecast to end in many parts of the country from Monday afternoon, with a […] The post New Spell of Rains and Storms Forecast this Week appeared first on The National Herald.


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PHOTOS: Residents flee as wild fire ravages Greece

Residents of Kineta near Athens, Greece, have fled their homes as fire ravages a pine forest in the mountainous area. The thick smoke from the burning fire has turned much of the sky over the Greek ca...


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Forest fire burns west of Athens, residents flee on mopeds

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A swift-moving forest fire burned through a mountainous area west of Athens on Monday, prompting residents to flee as smoke from the blaze turned the sky over the Greek capital a hazy orange. The fire department said 80 firefighters with 40 vehicles were on the scene near the seaside settlement of Kineta, 50 kilometers (30 miles) from Athens between the capital and Corinth. Seven water-dropping planes and four helicopters were also helping to fight the wildfire. Authorities were sending 17 firefighting vehicles from across Greece to bolster forces already in the area, but strong winds with frequently shifting gusts were hampering firefighting efforts.


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Chantilly-based CORT Brings New Life to Greek Theatre

This post was contributed by a community member. For nearly a century, the Greek Theatre (the Greek) has been one of the nation's premier outdoor amphitheatres. Over the years, the iconic Los Angeles ...


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Greece ‘in Solidarity’ with Canada Over Toronto Shooting

Greece has expressed its condolences and solidarity with the people of Toronto following the late Sunday shooting which left two people dead and 12 injured. In a tweet Monday, the Foreign Ministry sai...


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Toronto Shooting Leaves 2 Dead and 12 Injured, Police Say

A gunman opened fire on a busy avenue in Toronto’s Greektown neighborhood. He died after exchanging gunfire with the police.


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7-grand investment for GREECE to realise 'high quality' recycling infrastructure

GREECE has an average recycling rate of around 16%, which is considerably lower than the EU's average 44% recycling. Corfu, one of GREECE'S most ...


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GREECE 2018: UNICEF's Current/Planned Interventions, June 2018

A service provided by. ReliefWeb has been the leading online source for reliable and timely humanitarian information on global crises and disasters ...


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Refugee and Migrant Children in GREECE as of 30 June 2018

Key figures. 23,500 estimated number of refugee and migrant children across GREECE. Among them 3,448 UAC. 79 accompanied children have been ...


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