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ELAS orders probe into attack on police officers

The Greek Police (ELAS) has ordered an internal investigation into the police’s response to Monday’s attack on officers by a group of self-styled anarchists outside the Athens Court of First Instance which left three policemen injured. 

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Samos mayor calls for migrant transfers

The mayor of Samos, Michalis Angelopoulos, has written to Migration Minister Dimitris Vitsas calling for the immediate transfer of migrants from the island’s identification and processing center, or hotspot, to the mainland due to overcrowding. 

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Greek Cypriots protest 1974 invasion

A group of Greek-Cypriot university students went on a two-day hunger strike on Tuesday outside the Turkish Consulate in Thessaloniki on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the unilateral proclamation of the Turkish-Cypriot state in the occupied north of Cyprus on Thursday. 

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Akinci: Mix region's gas, send via Turkey

An accord reunifying ethnically split Cyprus could unlock a deal to convey gas discovered in fields off Israel, Egypt and Cyprus to markets through neighboring Turkey's existing pipeline network, the leader of the island's breakaway Turkish Cypriots said Monday.

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Unholy row over Church deal

Just days before the Holy Synod’s emergency meeting to discuss a tentative deal between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Archbishop Ieronymos on relations between Church and state, bishops have been lining up to denounce and reject it.

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Ex-FYROM PM Gruevski says he's seeking asylum in Hungary

The former prime minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) Nikola Gruevski said on Tuesday he had fled to Hungary and was seeking political asylum there, six months after he was sentenced to two years in prison on corruption-related charges.

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