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After pounding Thessaly, Ianos is heading to Crete

After thunderstorms flooded central Greece killing two people on Friday, the Mediterranean tropical-like cyclone that has hit the southern parts of the country now appears to be heading to Crete, the National Observatory of Athens' (NOA) Meteo weather service said on Saturday.

This year’s 100% Hotel Show to employ innovative model

The organizers of the annual 100% Hotel Show confirmed on Friday that the event is going ahead on November 20-23 as planned, utilizing what they describe as a game-changing model of organization that aims to cover the gap created by the absence of exhibitions with a physical presence. 

More migrants and refugees moving into new Lesvos camp

An aerial photo shows a new reception center set up on Lesvos after fires destroyed the Moria camp. Some 7,000 migrants had moved into the new camp by Friday night while 174 who tested positive for Covid-19 were isolated. [Vangelis Papantonis/ANA-MPA]

Pyrgos grappling with riverside health hazard

Local authorities in the town of Pyrgos in southern Greece are commissioning a study on ways to manage a veritable health bomb, consisting of 100,000 plastic-wrapped bales of garbage located, for about 10 years now, in the area of Potoki, next to the Alfeios River.

Hellenic Vehicle Industry ready to change hands

The transfer of the Hellenic Vehicle Industry (ELVO) to the strategic investor who won the tender called by the state company's administrator is now a matter of weeks.

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.

Macron urges Turkey to reopen 'responsible dialogue' in a tweet in Turkish

French President Emmanuel Macron on Sept.19 called on Turkey to reopen a "responsible dialogue" on the Eastern Mediterranean.

"In Ajaccio, we sent a clear message to Turkey: let's reopen a responsible dialogue, in good faith, without naivety. This call is now also that of the European Parliament. It seems to have been heard. Let's move on," Macron said in a tweet in Turkish.

Local Elections2020/ Ludovic Orban: RAFO Onesti alongside all industry destroyed by PSD mob

The RAFO company has been destroyed by the "PSD mob", on Saturday said in eastern Onesti, the PNL (National Liberal Party) Chair and Prime minister Ludovic Orban, at an electoral meeting. "RAFO Onesti and everything that was industry was destroyed by the PSD (Social Democratic Party) organised crime. Let's not pretend we don't know this.