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Man identified as retired military officer dies after shooting partner, self

Police in southern Athens on Thursday were investigating the death of a 70-year-old man who reportedly shot himself after trying to kill his partner.

The pair were rushed to the Asklipeio Hospital in the coastal suburb of Voula at around noon on Thursday with severe gunshot injuries, where doctors were unable to save the man.

Explosion at open-air car park rocks Glyfada

A powerful explosion at an open-air car park rocked the southern Athens suburb of Glyfada on Friday morning, with initial reports saying that one person has been injured.

Police and firefighters have been dispatched to 128 Vouliagmenis Avenue and have closed down a large section of the thoroughfare as they manage the incident.

Blast outside linens store rocks Glyfada in early hours

A major explosion outside a store selling linens and other household goods rocked the upscale southern Athenian suburb of Glyfada in the early hours of Tuesday.

The blast occurred shortly before 4 a.m. at 49 Vouliagmenis Avenue and was caused by a powerful explosive device placed outside the business, which sustained extensive damage.

No injuries were reported.

Capital's main tram route to be disrupted for 3 months

The tram will stop running between Syntagma Square in central Athens and Vouliagmenis Avenue for three months from this Sunday, it was announced on Tuesday, so that work can be carried out to improve the stop at Syntagma.

All trams heading toward the center will halt at the Vouliagmenis Avenue stop, from where passengers will have to continue their journeys by metro or bus.

Breaking: Bush fire breaks out in Dafni area in Athens (photos)

A bush fire has broken out in the suburb of Dafni in Athens, Wednesday. 15 firefighters with five firefighting vehicles are attempting to extinguish the flames. The area where the fire broke out at 3.30pm is behind Agios Ioannis Metro Station, at the intersection of Vouliagmenis Avenue with Kasomoulis Street.

Traffic restrictions in Athens on Sunday for half-marathon

Traffic restrictions will be introduced in central Athens on Sunday for the Athens Half-Marathon, which starts at 9 a.m. and is expected to finish by 1.30 p.m.

Motorists should avoid the entire area around Syntagma Square, including Vassilissis Sofias Avenue, the start of Kifissias Avenue and the start of Vouliagmenis Avenue.

Metropolitan Clinic Bazaar | Athens | December 4

The Metropolitan Community Clinic will be holding its annual Christmas bazaar at the Community Center of Elliniko-Argyroupoli, on the premises of the former US Air Force base on Vouliagmenis Avenue, on Sunday, December 4. There will be a sale of handmade items as well as games and activities for children. Also on the day's program is a barbecue and various homemade treats.