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Microsoft to open R&D hub in Athens


Microsoft will create a robotic process automation (RPA) development center in Athens, spokesman Charles Lamanna said last week in a teleconference with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis following the information technology giant’s recent acquisition of Greek-owned software company Softomotive.

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Beat challenges Spirtzis law at Competition Commission

Ride-hailing company Beat has asked the Competition Commission for its opinion on the previous government’s ban on companies of its type, as it says the provisions of the law brought by former transport minister Christos Spirtzis exclusively concern the activities of Beat given the departure of Uber from Greece.

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Seacomber sanctioned by US over Venezuelan oil

The US Treasury Department said on Tuesday it had sanctioned four shipping firms for transporting Venezuelan oil, the latest escalation in Washington’s effort to oust socialist President Nicolás Maduro by cutting off the OPEC nation’s crude exports.



Outdoor cinemas reopen to the public


A woman prepares to take a seat at an open-air cinema in Kypseli, central Athens, Monday evening. Open-air movie theaters across Greece opened their doors to the public following the easing of coronavirus-related restrictions. They are only allowed to run at 75 percent capacity, with open bars and no breaks. Only cinema employees are obliged to wear face masks. The opening coincided with wet weather as heavy rainfall hit the capital Monday. Most venues will be holding just one screening per night for the time being, as opposed to the customary two, beginning at between 8.45 and 9.15 p.m. [Intime News]