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Forty SIM swap attacks claim €700,000 this year

Up to 700,000 euros have been stolen from mobile phone users in 40 SIM swapping attacks so far this year in Greece, Kathimerini has learned.

A new foreign policy

Many of the world's most life-changing events have taken place without a bang, almost quietly. A few days ago, an experienced Greek diplomat, a German judge and a close adviser to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sat down at the same table in a small building next to the German Chancellery in Berlin.

Ferry traffic picks up in holiday exodus

Passengers wait to board a ferry at the port of Piraeus, at the start of the peak of the Greek holiday season, on Saturday. An estimated 355,099 passengers left the country's main port for the Aegean islands last month. Ferries are operating at 60% capacity, while passengers are obliged to wear masks inside the ferries due to coronavirus-related restrictions.

Meaningful reform

Τhe Environment Ministry's recommendation for setting construction limits on certain islands is excellent. It may come at a price, politically, but in the medium term it will boost the value of land and make those islands more sustainable and attractive.

The Greek epidemiologist who 'misled' Donald Trump

Could it be that Stanford Professor John Ioannidis helped decide US President Donald Trump's stance on coronavirus, especially his opposition to lockdowns? Quite likely, according to news website Buzzfeed.

75 new coronavirus cases, 2 deaths

Greek health authorities on Sunday announced 75 new coronavirus cases _ 4 of them from international arrivals _ and 2 deaths over the past 24 hours.

The total number of cases has risen to 4,662, with 208 deaths. Twelve patients are on ventilators, while 128 have exited intensive care units.

Greece opens its first underwater museum

Visitors wearing virtual reality headsets are seen at the information center of the newly inaugurated Underwater Museum of Peristera, on the western Aegean island of Alonissos, on opening day on Saturday. The museum, the first of its kind in Greece, showcases the Peristera shipwreck, named after the uninhabited island opposite Alonissos where it was discovered in the early 1990s.