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BBC NEWS   16 November 2017   Greece   Attiki  
<p>Flash floods caused by heavy overnight rain have killed at least 15 people and caused destruction in central Greece.<br />The industrial towns of Mandra, Nea Peramos and Megara, west of the capital Athens, were the most affected.<br />Many of the dead were ...
ypodomes   16 October 2017   Greece  
<p>The... heavy artillery of new projects in Greece is being prepared the Ministry of Infrastructure; projects that will keep alive and even strengthen the country's technical sector.</p> <p>We are talking about 7 large-scale projects worth 4.1bn euros that ...
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highways.today   11 October 2017   Greece   Ptolemaida  
<p>On site at one of the biggest projects in Greece in recent years, construction of the lignite-fired power plant Ptolemais Block V needs cooling-tower formwork expertise from Doka, plus compliance with a very special structural requirement. This is the first ...
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The Guardian   21 September 2017   Greece  
<p>Greece&rsquo;s biggest foreign investor has withdrawn its threat to pull out of the country in a dispute with the government over mining permits, as miners protested in Athens fearing job losses.<br />George Burns, chief executive of the Canadian mining ...
Filed under: Mining News
RT Question More   15 September 2017   Greece  
<p>The sinking of an oil tanker near Greece&rsquo;s largest port over the weekend has left a number of popular beaches closed. With thick black waves of foul-smelling liquid drifting further along the Greek Riviera, authorities are struggling to contain the ...
Science Daily   31 August 2017   Greece   Crete  
<p>Newly discovered human-like footprints from Crete may put the established narrative of early human evolution to the test. The footprints are approximately 5.7 million years old and were made at a time when previous research puts our ancestors in Africa ...
<p>The Olympia Odos project—largest of the five concessionaires with an original contract of more than $2 billion, now restructured in a reduced scope to $1.4 billion—comes with its share of Olympic-sized challenges. In the task of upgrading the 63.2-km-long ...
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BBC NEWS   21 July 2017   Greece   Kos  
<p>A strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea has killed at least two people on the Greek island of Kos, officials say.<br>The 6.7-magnitude quake hit 12km (seven miles) north-east of Kos, near the Turkish coast, with a depth of 10km, the US Geological Survey said.<br>At ...
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NEWSINFO   16 July 2017   Greece   Crete  
<p>ATHENS, Greece &mdash; Greece&rsquo;s Institute of Geodynamics says that a magnitude 5.3 earthquake has rattled the island of Crete.<br />The earthquake occurred at 11:30 p.m. local time (2030 GMT) off the southern coast of Crete, at a depth of 10 kilometers ...
npr   12 June 2017   Greece   Lesvos  
<p>A powerful earthquake Monday afternoon killed a woman and damaged buildings on the Greek island of Lesbos, according to the mayor.</p> <p>The earthquake, magnitude 6.3, was centered south of Lesbos in the Mediterranean Sea, according to the U.S. Geological ...
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