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Greece Hit by Massive Power Cut After Fire at Power Station

A massive power cut hit regions across Greece on Sunday night after a fire broke out at a high-voltage power station in a suburb of Athens. The country's power grid operator, ADMIE, said power was restored within 40 minutes in...

New Facility in Aspropyrgos to Replace Notorious Korydallos Prison of Athens

The Greek Ministries of Defense and Citizen's Protection on Monday signed a Memorandum of Cooperation under which the procedures for the replacement of the infamous Korydallos prison complex will soon begin. One of the main pledges of the conservative government...

Stray Dogs of Athens Become Protagonists of Touching Documentary

The documentary "Greek Animal Rescue" by Menelaos Karamaggiolis, is a cinematic allegory of what has been happening in Greece in the last seven years; using as examples the stories of stray animals. The protagonist is Menios, a sick and terribly abused...

Three Right-Wing Extremists Held Over Racist Attack in Greece

Three teenagers; two aged 17 and one aged 18 years old, were arrested as suspects for the racist assault and beating of the two Pakistani workers last Saturday at Aspropyrgos, west of Athens. According to police officers, the three are...

Victim of Racist Attack in Greece: I was Targeted for my Involvement in Protest Rallies

Pakistani national, Safak Mahmud, described to journalists on Monday how he and fellow patriot, Vakas Hussein, were the victims of a vicious attack by five men at their work in Aspropyrgos on Saturday. With injuries on his face that were...

Outcry in Greece over Brutal Racist Attack on Pakistani Immigrants

Political parties have condemned the violent assault against two Pakistani immigrants in Aspropyrgos, Attica on Saturday. In a statement, ruling party SYRIZA says that the attack "is adding to a series of violent and racist attacks in the region. Photographs...

Two World War II Bombs Defused West of Athens

Explosive experts defused two World War II bombs in Aspropyrgos, west of Athens on Sunday. The two 500 lb bombs were discovered at an Air Force base during excavation work. Police ordered people in surrounding areas to leave and cordons were...

Police Raid Illegal Cigarette Manufacturing Facilities Near Athens

Greek police seized 70 tonnes of smuggled tobacco and 8.8 million cigarette packets at two illegal tobacco manufacturing facilities in Aspropyrgos, west of Athens. A total of 40 people are thought to be involved in the racket. Police believe that they...

Philip Morris to Invest €300 Mln for Smokeless Product in Greece

Philip Morris, maker of Marlboro cigarettes, is to invest 300 million euros in its Greek unit Papastratos to make the smokeless IQOS product, Reuters says. IQOS is a device that heats real tobacco refills to produce tobacco-flavored vapor instead of...

Exposure to Aspropyrgos Factory Fire Means 13% Increased Chance of Developing Cancer, Experts Say

Some disturbing news was announced at an event by the coordinator of CROME-LIFE, the Cross-Mediterranean Environment and Health Network who stated that people who live in Aspropyrgos within a 2-kilometer radius of a recycling factory which caught fire last year have...