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Rare victory for Panathinaikos in Euroleague

Panathinaikos tasted a rare win in the Euroleague these days, beating Bayern Munich in Athens on Friday, after Olympiakos went down to Baskonia on Thursday.

The Greens improved their record to 3-6 with their 83-76 home win, in a game they dominated after the first four minutes, turning a 5-10 deficit into a 28-15 advantage.

Athens to take tough stance at summit

With Ankara's stance seen as nothing but an effort to buy time with no real intention for a candid dialogue, Athens is expected to insist on a hard line in favor of sanctions during the upcoming European Council on December 10 and 11.

According to Athens, Ankara's behavior over the previous five days in particular leaves no room for optimism.

Drama hospital strains under influx of Covid-19 patients

The Drama General Hospital in northern Greece has reached capacity due to an influx of coronavirus patients, experts warned Friday,

Speaking on Skai TV, Ioannis Papadopoulos, who represents health care workers and employees at the hospital, said that only four beds are currently free at the hospital's coronavirus ward, out of a total of 140.

Keeping children in touch with school

Sofia Roboli records sign language lessons that are broadcast on public television, at an elementary school in Athens, Friday. Most other European countries have vowed to keep schools open, but the pandemic has hit Greece hard for the first time in recent weeks following a successful lockdown in the spring, overwhelming hospitals in parts of the country.

Athens 50th in 66 entries in Expat City Ranking

Athens ranks very low in the Expat City Ranking 2020, published on Thursday by InterNations, the world's largest expat community with around 4 million members.

Out of 66 cities in the Expat City Ranking 2020, Athens ranks 50th. 

It ranks best in the Local Cost of Living Index (20th) and worst in the Urban Work Life Index (64th).