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Unlucky Bear Of War Misha Dies In Hibernation

Misha the bear, who had been transferred from Belgrade’s Zoo to Arcturos Bear Sanctuary in Nymfaio, Florina, during the war in Yugoslavia in 1999, passed away in hibernation, it was reported. Volunteers noticed that all the bears had woken up...

Retired Cop With Heroin Arrested

A retired police officer was arrested on drug possession charges in Igoumenitsa port, northwestern Greece, on March 19, daily Kathimerini reported. According to the police, customs officers found 12 kilos of heroin the suspect was carrying in his car. The...

Three Quakes Near Patras, Florina

Three earthquakes occurred last night and early on Friday near the Greek port cities of Patras and Florina, causing no damage, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Center. The first tremor measured 4 degrees on the Richter scale and was...

Blind Conductor Demetrios Liotsis "Sees" Through Notes and Music Scores

Demetrios Liotsis went blind in 1941. From that moment on, the conductor from Florina “sees” the world through music scores and revels in the joy of the children who sing along to his songs at the local choir. Born in...

National Parades Sabotaged By Protesters

Greeks protesting austerity measures sabotaged the national school student parades in many areas of Greece. In Greece's second largest city, Thessaloniki, the demonstrators heckled President Karolos Papoulias and other attending officials, calling them traitor.  Some anarchists spat at retired military officers. In...

Drug Dealer Carrying Hashish Arrested In Florina

Α 53-year-old Albanian was arrested by the Greek police in the northwestern village of Krystallopigi in Florina after trying to smuggle 81 kilos of hashish into Greece in a tanker truck . The drug dealer is allegedly part of an...