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Farmers to start scaling back roadblocks amid impasse

Farmers who have been blocking national highways for the past three weeks, demanding tax breaks and lower production costs, are expected to start scaling back their action from Saturday after talks with government officials failed to yield a compromise.

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Road rules restricting use of vintage cars amended

The rules governing the circulation of vintage cars on Greek roads were amended on Friday in a joint decision by the Transport and Economy ministries after a string of reports that owners were flouting restrictions on their use.

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Pupil saves school bus in the Peloponnese

The 52-year-old driver of a school bus who fainted on the return route from a secondary school in Koroni, Messinia, in the Peloponnese, earlier this week, was hospitalized for tests following the incident, which did not result in injuries after a pupil intervened, local reports said Friday.

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PM conducts light reshuffle amid new election talk

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras carried out a light reshuffle on Friday, as had been long expected, promoting Giorgos Katrougalos to foreign minister and bringing in officials who had served under former socialist premier George Papandreou as deputy ministers, amid mounting speculation of likely snap polls in May. 

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Servicemen must be extradited, Turkish envoy insists

In the wake of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s official visit to Turkey earlier this month, the neighboring country’s ambassador in Athens has reiterated Ankara’s demand for the extradition of eight military personnel who fled to Greece after the 2016 coup attempt.

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Three alleged drug traffickers arrested in northern Greece

Police narcotics squad officers were questioning three suspected drug dealers – a 32-year-old man and two women, aged 23 and 52 – on Friday after seizing 81 kilograms of hashish following a car chase near the city of Kastoria in northern Greece on Thursday. 

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Greek presence at international security conference

Conservative New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis (second from right) is seen at the Munich Security Conference, which started Friday and is to run through Sunday, with International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde (left) and the leader of Germany’s Christian Democratic Union, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. At the same event, Greece’s Defense Minister Evangelos Apostolakis met North Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Zaev are expected to receive an award for resolving a long-standing name dispute between their countries. [ANA-MPA]