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The Athens Declaration, adopted by Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Croatia, Cyprus, Malta, Slovenia and Greece, focuses on key areas of the climate crisis with particular relevance to the Mediterranean: biodiversity, forest management; marine environment; civil protection. #UNGA 

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"This was where we know that Plato developed and lectured on the Good — or value itself" In Athens with his daughter, the writer @thomaschattwill  could finally pay homage in person to the classical education his own father gave him.

A new defense pact between Washington and Athens could give U.S. forces access to a second naval base on the island of Crete and an air and sea base on an island in the Aegean Sea, a prominent Greek news agency reported this week.

"In the history of democracies - from ancient Athens until today - ours was the most detailed, demanding and uncompromising election audit that has ever been conducted." No lack of self-esteem here ...

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15-year-old charged with murder in Athens apartment shooting

Fridays for Future rally in Athens calls for action in climate crisis

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#Greece A rally to call for more action for the climate crisis was held in Athens on Friday, as part of the Fridays for Future movement. #ClimateCrisis 

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Prime Minister@kmitsotakis  will deliver his address at the 76th UN General Assembly at 14:30 local time (21:30 Athens time), his office said in an update on Friday. 76 #UNGA  #UNGA76 

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In Athens, thousands rally against COVID-19 vaccinations

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Greece reported its highest temperature on record on Monday (115°F) as it experiences its worst heat wave in over 30 years. There have been 100+ fires in 2 days. A major fire near Athens has cut the main highway linking the north and south, forcing hundreds to evacuate.

The Antetokounbros take the Acropolis. 🏆 GR

A Ryanair flight #FR4978  from Athens to Vilnius, diverted to Minsk in Belarus earlier today. According to reports in media a Belarus journalist, that was onboard the flight, was arrested after the diversion to Minsk.

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Athens, Greece, rings in the new year with a dazzling fireworks display over the Acropolis.

Sophie, a groundbreaking producer and performer whose music distilled speed, noise, melody, clarity and catchiness into what would soon be called hyperpop, died in Athens after an accident on Saturday. She was 34.

5 years ago today I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I’m only here now squeezing the life out of every moment because of skilled, compassionate NHS staff. The sons & daughters of Scarborough, Port of Spain, Manila, Athens, Mumbai, Sydney & St Helen’s saved my life. I ❤️them

Every year, ancient Athenians would scratch the name of a person they disliked on a tile. If enough people wrote down the same name, that person would have 10 days to leave Athens for 10 years. In Greek, a tile was called an ‘ostrakon’, which gives us the word ‘ostracise’.

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