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Body pulled out of basement raises flash flood death toll to 16

The body of another man was recovered by the Fire Brigade on Thursday from the basement of his house in the area of Gefyraki in Nea Peramos, which was one of the towns hit most severely by flash floods yesterday.

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Economic adjustment programmes achieved only ‘limited’ Greek recovery, report says

The economic adjustment programmes agreed for Greece after the financial crisis broke out failed to bring about its full recovery, despite providing short-term financial stability and making some progress on reform possible, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors released on Thursday.

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Death toll from Attica flooding at 15, according to newest reports

The death toll from flash floods in Mandra and Megara, western Attica, reached 15, sources from the General Secretariat Civil Protection told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) on Wednesday.

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Government will respect its contractual obligations for Hellinikon, say gov’t sources

Greek government sources were quick to assure property developer Lamda Development on Friday that it will respect its contractual obligations with the company for the vast investment in Hellinikon, and invited the investor to cooperate “in good faith? to complete the project.

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President Prokopis Pavlopoulos underlines need for strong Europe

Greece’s President Prokopios Pavlopoulos on Friday underlined the need for a strong, united Europe – with institutional and political cohesion for the European structure as a whole – while speaking at the 4th Congress of Athens at the Onassis Cultural Centre.

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Greeks were the biggest consumers of antibiotics in the world in 2017-OECD report

Greeks topped the list for prescription and consumption of antibiotics in 2017 in an annual Health report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published on Friday.

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The U.S., China, and the Real “Thucydides’ Trap”: A Distorted Compass

By ILIAS KOUSKOUVELIS Predicting the future is a very hazardous exercise in the social sciences field. Yet, often, academics, under the pressure of the moment, wander into uncharted waters. Their navigation then depends on their theoretical compass. The discussion about the possibility of a conflict between a leading world power and a rising one, presently […]

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Mitsotakis outraged by furlough granted to convicted 17N terrorist Koufodinas

Main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday expressed outrage at a decision to grant a two-day furlough to convicted ‘November 17’ terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas, who is serving 11 life sentences in Korydallos Prison as one of the leaders of the notorious terror group.

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Prime Minister Tsipras invites the Arab world to invest in Greece

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras invited the Arab world to take advantage of the important investment opportunities currently offered by Greece, addressing the 2nd Euro-Arab Summit taking place on Thursday and Friday at the Athens Concert Hall.

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Convicted terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas leaves prison for the first time in 15 years

Convicted 17N (November 17) terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas left Korydallos prison at around noon on Thursday, on a two-day furlough subject to strict conditions. This is the first time he has been allowed to leave the prison, where he has been incarcerated since the day he turned himself in to the police in 2002.

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