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Greek priest shot at church in France

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A Greek Orthodox priest was shot Saturday while he was closing his church in the French city of Lyon, and authorities locked down part of the city to hunt for the assailant, authorities said.

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Fugitive convicted of murder nabbed in Thessaloniki

A 36-year-old man convicted of murder who failed to return to Kassandra prison in northern Greece after being granted a furlough in February 2017 was arrested on Friday in the Thessaloniki suburb of Neapoli, police said on Saturday. 

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Sounio tunnel to reopen by November 12

The Loumbarda tunnel of the Athens -Sounio highway in southern Athens which closed in early October due to safety concerns will reopen to traffic by November 12, Regional Governor Giorgos Patoulis has said.

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Hundreds wait for Covid tests along Thessaloniki waterfront

Long queues formed on Thessaloniki’s waterfront promenade Thursday as hundreds of people waited to get tested for the coronavirus amid a decision to put the northern city under lockdown. Around 50 out of some 1,100 rapid antigen tests conducted randomly in the port city Thursday came back positive for coronavirus, the head of the National Organization for Public Health (EODY), Panagiotis Arkoumaneas, said after meeting with the city’s mayor, Konstantinos Zervas. The tests are part of efforts by authorities to chart the spread of the virus in big cities. “We will keep testing to have a better picture of the epidemiological situation in Thessaloniki,” Arkoumaneas said. [InTime News]