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Hiker found on Evia after going missing in storm
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A 36-year-old man who issued a distress call on Wednesday night after losing his bearings in a storm while hiking on Mount Dirfi in Evia has been found and is safe, the Fire Service said on Thursday.

Germany’s Scholz wants Western Balkans in EU
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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said he will travel to the Western Balkans before a meeting of the European Council takes place next month, bearing the message that the region belongs in the European Union.


Athens reaps benefits of PM’s US visit
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The almost three-day visit to the US by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, which was accompanied not only by the warm meeting in the White House with US President Joe Biden, but also by the historic speech in the US Congress, was welcomed in Athens for the positives he took away.

Ankara irked by Greek PM’s speech in US Congress
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Turkey’s leadership expressed annoyance at Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ speech on Tuesday to the Joint Session of US Congress, with Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay slamming it as “theater” and “a show.”


Potami chief responds to ex-PM’s comment
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The head of a now-defunct centrist liberal party responded on Thursday to former prime minister Antonis Samaras, who said that ruling New Democracy must not be allowed to “become Potami.”

Evia hiker missing as stormy weather grips Greece
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The search for a missing hiker on Mount Dirfi resumed at first light on Thursday morning on the island of Evia after a stormy night that saw the emergency services receive dozens of calls for assistance.

Bicameral resolution seeks to reaffirm US-Greek ties
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A resolution was submitted to the US Senate earlier this week seeking to reaffirm “the historic and present role of Greece in the defense of democracy” and the “continued partnership with Greece to bolster energy cooperation.”




President of charity blasts child protection decision
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The president of the Smile of the Child nonprofit child welfare organization, Costas Yiannopoulos, has launched a scathing attack against Deputy Labor and Social Affairs Minister Domna Michailidou over a ministerial decision last week setting the operating conditions for child protection structures, making the prospect of deinstitutionalization in Greece more visible.


Man arrested over body of woman found in suitcase
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A 48-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday in connection to the remains of a woman found in an abandoned suitcase near the area of Vilia in Attica in late December. The 38-year-old woman had been declared missing on October 17, 2021.

New plan for fighting fires presented
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An increase in the means for fighting forest fires, the permanent installation of European firefighters in Greece during the summer months, the creation of forest commando units, more forest patrols and the systematic implementation of aerial surveillance measures are included in the new operation plan for the fire service that was presented on Tuesday at a press conference held by Civil Protection Minister Christos Stylianides.


New cases of Covid-19 ease back down to 4,626
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Greek health authorities announced 4,626 new reported cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday (down from 6,252 on Tuesday) and 19 virus-related deaths. The National Organization for Public Health (EODY) also stated that there are currently 161 intubated patients being treated in Intensive Care Units.