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A fire that broke out Tuesday afternoon in the tallest of the two blocks that comprise the Athens Towers complex in the neighborhood of Ambelokipi, near central Athens, caused a panic among residents and office workers but was brought under control by fire service workers before it could cause any significant damage or injuries.
A new poll published on Tuesday, a day before Greek lawmakers start the first round of crucial voting to determine whether Parliament will elect a new president or whether the country will head to general elections, showed opposition SYRIZA gaining a 4.9 percent lead over New Democracy, the larger of the two parties co-governing Greece.
By George Georgakopoulos
A row has broken out between the national weightlifting federations of Greece and Albania following claims over the weekend that the former Greek Olympian and current national squad coach, Leonidas Sabanis, played a role in the doping of three Albanian athletes at last months World Championship in Kazakhstan.