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Parliament Approves Amendment Sparing PAOK and Xanthi From Relegation

The Greek Parliament on Wednesday approved a last-minute amendment introduced by the government which spares Greece's football champion PAOK and Xanthi FC from being relegated down from the Superleague. The government's amendment garnered 156 positive votes, while 90 MPs voted...

Political Turmoil Follows Suggestion of PAOK and Xanthi Relegation

Government spokesperson Stelios Petsas announced on Tuesday that following orders of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, MEP Theodoros Zagorakis will be expelled from the European Parliament caucus of the New Democracy party. The announcement came as the latest episode in a...

Greek Super League Champion PAOK Threatened with Relegation

Greece's Professional Sports Committee announced on Monday that the football teams of PAOK and Xanthi must be excluded from the Superleague, the country's top football league. The shocking announcement was made because, according to the Committee, the team of PAOK...

Forty-one Migrants Found Crammed in Truck in Xanthi, Greece in Routine Inspection

A tragedy similar to what happened a few days ago in Essex, England, where 39 migrants from Asia were found dead in a truck, was avoided at the last minute in Xanthi, Greece on Monday morning. Following a routine police...

Who is Responsible for Letting Turkey Influence Greek Muslim Minority in Thrace?

This editorial was published in Hellas Journal in Greek by Nikos Meletis The Greek State is perpetuating the mistake of allowing Turkey to use the Greek Muslim minority in Thrace for irredentist and expansionist purposes. The Greek Muslims were used once...

Battery Plant on Fire in Northern Greece, Villages Evacuated (video)

A huge fire that broke out on Tuesday in the Sunlight battery plant in Olvio, Xanthi, forced authorities to evacuate the surrounding communities, due to toxic fumes. The fire which broke out at 1:00pm, had firefighters struggling to extinguish the toxic blaze...

Father Kills Daughter and Hangs Himself in Northern Greece

A 49-year-old man killed his 18-year old daughter, and then committed suicide by hanging himself on Friday, in northern Greece. The tragic incident occurred at Sminthi, a village near Xanthi. The daughter was found in a pool of blood inside the...

Vandals Target Professor Speaking Out Against Violence in Greek Universities

The car of a Greek professor at the University of Thrace, was vandalized on Wednesday by unknown assailants outside his home at Xanthi, northern Greece. The vandals sprayed the car with slogans against fascism and painted the hammer and sickle...

The Most Bizarre Yellow Card Ever Given Happened in Greece

A yellow card was given to a player for wiping his shoes on the referee’s socks. The hilarious incident happened during the Greek Super league game between Xanthi and AEK (1-1), on Sunday night. While the referee was drawing a line with white...

Muslim Headscarves Dominate Student Parade in Xanthi, northern Greece

For the first time in Modern Greek history, all students in a parade in Xanthi were wearing Muslim headscarves. In the past, Muslim headscarves rarely appeared en masse in student parades. Xanthinews.gr. reports that the spectacle was unprecedented, and it became...