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Holy Flame arrives late

The Holy Flame has arrived from Jerusalem with an hour and a half delay and planes are scrambling to help bring it to every corner of Greece in time for the midnight vigil celebrating the Resurrection.

ND leader unveils 'realistic' public works proposals

Conservative New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Tuesday unveiled his party's proposals for infrastructure works, including three major road projects in Attica, notably a new highway between Yliki in Fthiotida and Elefsina, which would link the country's south to the north while bypassing Athens and lessening congestion in the capital.

Hellenic Petroleum workers battling selloff block suitors from refineries

Workers at Hellenic Petroleum on Monday physically prevented suitors eyeing a majority stake in Greece's biggest oil refiner from entering two of its sites in protest at plans to privatize the utility, a union spokesman said.

While privatizations have been a key part of successive bailout agreements Greece has struck since 2010, they have been met with strong political resistance.

Death toll in wildfires rises to 91

A 95-year-old man who was being treated at the intensive care unit of Thriasio hospital in Elefsina, western Athens, following the deadly wildfires that ravaged Attica last month died Sunday, bringing the confirmed death toll to 91.

His death followed that of an 85 year-old man, who had been hospitalised at Evangelismos hospital.

President visits fire-stricken town in east Attica

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos visited the fire-stricken east coast of Attica on Wednesday to inspect the damage caused by last week's deadly blaze and efforts to help those affected.

At least 91 people were killed and scores were injured in Mati, a holiday spot 17 miles east of Athens, when flames fanned by gale-force winds burned down the town.

Blood donations sought for Attica fire victims

Greek health authorities are calling for blood donations of blood and blood components to help burn victims from the deadly east Attica fire.

"In difficult times like these, we should all contribute as we can," the National Blood Center said in an announcement on Tuesday, stressing that supplies are currently short because of the summer holidays.

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