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Last-ditch bid to avert Attica lockdown

As the upward trend in coronavirus infections continues, with the majority of cases concentrated in Attica, the government on Friday announced a raft of new restrictions for the greater Athens area in a bid to contain the outbreak and avert the possible need for a new lockdown. 

Crete, Rhodes were Greeks' top air picks

Despite the pandemic and the restrictions on air transport, a far from negligible number of Greeks chose to go on holiday by airplane this summer. Crete and Rhodes were the top choices, while some smaller destinations such as the island of Paros also stood out, in the context of the significantly reduced air traffic this year.

Ubuntu | Athens | September 19 - March 18

Sixty-six works by 34 contemporary African artists from the Harry David Art Collection are being exhibited by the National Museum of Contemporary Art this winter, in a show that casts light on emerging trends on the African continent and among the African diaspora.

Anti-fascist rally goes south in Thessaloniki

Police said on Friday that 45 men and six women had been arrested over the riots that broke out during a protest rally in downtown Thessaloniki in northern Greece on Wednesday evening.

Romania's COVID-19 case count rises by 1,333 to 111,550, death toll hits 4,402

As many as 1,333 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been recorded in Romania since the previous reporting, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, announced on Saturday. All the new cases involve patients that did not test positive before. Romania's COVID-19 total case count reached 111,550 on Saturday.

Dendias, Stoltenberg discuss east Med

Foreign minister Nikos Dendias and NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg discussed the situation in the eastern Mediterranean in a phone call Saturday morning, ministry sources say.

The two discussed progress towards creating a mechanism to de-escalate tension between NATO allies Greece and Turkey.