Cities in Europe

Protest in central Athens over Exarchia squat evictions

Around 1,000 protesters marched in downtown Athens on Saturday in a rally organized by several anti-establishment groups protesting the evacuation last month of three squats in the central district of Exarchia that had been home to dozens of refugees and migrants, including families with small children.

Over 1400 Victims of the Extremely Hot Summer in France

Extremely hot weather in June and July killed 1 435 people in France, a spokesman for the French health ministry said.

Most of the victims are elderly, but there are some who have lost their lives at work. According to the ministry, because of preventive measures, the death toll was significantly lower than in 2003. At that time, the death toll was nearly 15,000.

UPB wins 16 gold medals at the International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada

The Polytechnic University of Bucharest (UPB) won five trophies, 11 gold medals and diplomas of excellence, four individual certificates of appreciation, as well as five gold medals and prizes at the 4th edition of the International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada, which took place at the end of August.

Jim Allen: ‘We’ll build more than just a casino at Elliniko’

"At Elliniko we want to develop an integrated tourism and entertainment complex that will be much more than just a box with slot machines and gaming tables," explains Jim Allen, the president of Hard Rock International, which is pulling out all the stops in its bid for the license to develop and operate an integrated casino complex at Elliniko in southern Athens.

Off the Hook Festival | Athens | September 5 & 6

The Athens Municipality's Technopolis cultural complex will be hosting the city's first Off the Hook Festival on September 5 and 6. This celebration of hip-hop and other similar genres comprises a lineup of 23 Greek acts (including Social Waste, Lobo Amarillo and Sadomas) and foreign artists (such as Lady Leshurr, R.A. the Rugged Man and Snowgoons).