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Storm shuts down schools, roads; at least one dead

Schools in Attica will remain closed Monday until 10 a.m. due to problems raised by a storm, authorities say.

Heavy rain and debris have shut down both the Athens-Corinth highway, near Elefsina, and the old road connecting the two cities. Authorities say the highway to Athens is expected to open between 9-10 am, while the section to Corinth between 12-1 pm.

Agenda

MONDAY

The Digital Economy Forum, themed: "Leading Greece to Growth," takes place at the Athenaeum InterContinental Hotel, 89-93 Syngrou, Athens. It will also incorporate the Startups d.Day 2019 event. (Info: deforum.sepe.gr)

The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) will publish its third-quarter data on turnover in wholesale trade and in motor trade.

TUESDAY

Group claims vandalism of judicial official's apartment building

An anti-establishment group claimed responsibility on Saturday for vandalizing an apartment building's entrance on Friday night in an action targeting a judicial official in Thessaloniki, northern Greece.

Members of the group spray-painted slogans on the building's entrance and threw flyers before making off.

The Waterboys | Athens | November 21 & 22

British-Irish folk rock band the Waterboys, who need no introduction in Greece, will be performing two shows at the Piraeus 117 Academy in Kerameikos on November 21 and 22. Formed in Edinburgh in 1983, the outfit's early sound became known as "The Big Music," after a song on their second album, "A Pagan Place." The group would go on the explore other genres ranging from punk to soul-pop.

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