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Pharmacies excluded from deregulated Sunday trading laws

Pharmacies will be expressly excluded from the deregulated Sunday trading laws applying to other retailers under technical legislative improvements tabled by Health Minister Andreas Xanthos.The improvements tabled late on Friday also change the time when pharmacy night duty shifts begin to 21:00 instead of 20:00 in the evening.The changes are made...
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Two women die, two rushed to hospital after fire in Kallithea old people’s home

Two women aged 68 and 55 years old, respectively, lost their lives in a fire that started in the basement of the Kallithea old people’s home ‘Welfare Shelter for the Elderly’ at 6:00 on Saturday morning. Two elderly women were rushed to Evangelismos Hospital suffering from respiratory problems.The two women that died became trapped in their room...
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Boat carrying 29 migrants and refugees runs aground on Kefallonia beach

A vessel carrying 29 migrants and refugees ran aground in bad weather on Megas Lakkas beach near Lyxouri, Kefallonia after one of its engines broke down. The boat, which was washed ashore on Friday night, had set sail for Europe when it was caught in a severe storm near the islands of Kefallonia and Zakynthos, with wind speeds reaching 9 Beaufort.A...
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Traffic restrictions in central Athens suspended on Monday due to strikes

Measures restricting the circulation of vehicles in the centre of Athens will be suspended on Monday, January 15 due to strikes affecting all types of public transport on that day, police announced. In addition, all vehicles will be allowed free access to bus lanes.Traffic in Athens’ city centre on weekdays is normally restricted to cars with e...
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‘Andromeda’ freighter crew charged with violation of laws on weapons

The eight-man crew of the Tanzania-flagged freighter “Andromeda”, which was seized by the Greek coast guard near Crete after authorities found it was carrying 29 crates of explosives and other materials used in the making of bombs, received a deadline until Monday (Jan. 15) to make their plea to the prosecutor of Piraeus on Thursday.The crew, five...
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Egyptian national arrested over the knifing death of an Afghani in December

An Egyptian national, 31, was identified as the killer of a 23-year-old Afghani who died on December 15, 2017 after a fight in the Omonia Square area of Athens, Greek police said on Thursday.According to police, the two started a fight on December 15 at the Theatre Square that ended in each knifing the other. The Afghan national was transported to...
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Six TV stations apply for TV broadcasting licence; one licence vacant

Six TV stations filed bids with the National Council for Radio and Television (NCRTV) before the expiry of the deadline on Thursday and applied to participate in a tender for the issue of nationwide broadcasting licences for seven TV stations.The stations that applied were Skai, Star, Alpha, ANT1, E, and the company “Elliniki Tileoptiki”.A new...
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