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Conversion Therapy Banned For Minors In Greece

Greece outlawed conversion therapy for children on May 11, treatment that aims to suppress a person's sexual orientation or gender identity. Psychologists and other health professionals must obtain consent before performing such treatment, according to the bill, approved by Greece's parliament. Those who break the law face penalties and prison sentence. Greece also intends to prohibit procedures on intersex babies and those with atypical… read-more

Fri, 13 May 2022 - 09:01 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: LGBTQIA+ community, Greece, Conversion therapy, thanos plevris, Bills

Courtesy: India today

KGF Chapter 2

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'KGF: Chapter 2' Likely To Release In Greece, Official Confirmation Awaited

After the success of KGF: Chapter 1, the second part, scheduled to release on April 14, is expected to release in Greece. Upon release, it would be the first South-Indian movie to have an international release. However, an official announcement is awaited. Furthermore, Kannada actor Yash starrer 'KGF: Chapter 1' released in 2018 and broke records. Now, the sequel is one of the most anticipated South Indian movies of 2022.… read-more

Mon, 04 Apr 2022 - 07:15 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: KGF Chapter 1, Sequel, South Indian movie, KGF Chapter 2, Greece


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Greece To Start Welcoming International Tourists From March 1

Greece will officially welcome international tourists from March 1, instead of mid-April. Amid Omicron infections, Greece managed to welcome international travellers. The tour operators and airlines are urging for a 30-50% hike in travel bookings. As per reports, one in four euros in the country’s economy comes indirectly or directly from tourism. Notably, Greece welcomed more than 7.2 million tourists in the January to November period of… read-more

Fri, 11 Feb 2022 - 04:22 PM / by Shaloo Priya

Tags: Travel, Greece, Tourism, Covid-19, omicron

Greece-Turkey wall

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Greece Builds 40 km Wall On Turkey Border Amid Surge In Afghan Migrants

Greece has built a 40 km fence along with a surveillance system on the Turkey border amid the surge of Afghan migrants. "We cannot wait, passively, for the posible impact," Greece said. This comes after Turkey's President Recep Tayyib Erdogen called European countries to take responsibility of the migrants. "A new wave of migration is inevitable if the necessary measures are not taken in Afghanistan and Iran", he said. 

Sat, 21 Aug 2021 - 07:06 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Greece, Turkey, Wall, Afghan migrants

Courtesy: BBC News


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Algerian Wildfires: At Least 65 Killed; Highest Temperature Recorded

Countries around the Mediterranean coast are on fire as they are witnessing some of their highest temperatures in decades. Greece, Turkey, Algeria, and southern Italy are suffering through huge wildfires that firefighters are unable to control. Reportedly, 65 people have died in Algeria so far. Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis termed this a "nightmarish summer". Only recently, the UN warned that the world was dangerously close to runaway warming… read-more

Thu, 12 Aug 2021 - 01:38 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Greece, Algeria, Turkey, Wildfires, Runaway warming

Courtesy: Reuters

Firefighting Aircraft

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Israel To Send Planes & Firefighters To Help Greece With Wildfire

An unusual heatwave in late July swept across southern Europe causing heavy wildfire in many countries like Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey, and many others. Greece and Turkey were the most affected regions with 568 wildfire incidents. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has promised its Greek counterpart that Israel will assist and aspire to send three planes with extinguishers in addition to 15 Israeli firefighters to help Greece. 

Tue, 10 Aug 2021 - 06:06 PM / by Prateek Chakradhar

Tags: Wildfires, Israel, Greece, Natural Disasters

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Greece Wildfire

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Citizens, Tourists Evacuated Due To Massive Wildfires In Greece

Greece is suffering from massive wildfires which have killed at least two people, including a firefighter. Reportedly, six areas have been on high alert and 150 fires have been spotted. Tourists and residents are being evacuated as strong winds and high temperatures are making the blaze uncontrollable. People in Athens are also being moved out due to huge clouds of smoke and ash surrounding the city.

Sat, 07 Aug 2021 - 07:57 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Wildfires, Greece, firefighters, evacuation

Courtesy: BBC News

Rescue operation

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Greek Authorities Continue Search And Rescue Operations Off Coast For Missing Migrants

Off the coast of the southern island of Crete, Greek authorities began a search and rescue operation on July 23, for several migrants who went missing after their boat carrying them sank due to high winds. So far Greek authorities have rescued 37 migrants including one child and a woman on the night of July 22. The submerged boat total had 45 migrants on board.

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 - 09:45 PM / by Balaji L

Tags: Migrants, coastguard, Greece, boat

Courtesy: The Times Of India

Hermes, the Ancient Greek God

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Workers Unearth Bust Of Greek God Hermes From Sewage In Athens

During a sewage work, a bust of ancient Greek god Hermes was unearthed in central Athens on November 13. The Greek Culture Ministry stated that the bust could be from 300 B.C. and served as one of the street markers in ancient Athens. The ministry added that the sculpture depicted Hermes at his matured age. Besides, it replicated the style of famous Greek sculpture Alcamenes.

Mon, 16 Nov 2020 - 04:40 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: World news, History, Greece, ancient god

Courtesy: The Hindu

A 6.6 magnitude earthquake collapsed at least 20 buildings in Izmir

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Massive Earthquake Of 6.6 Magnitude Shakes Greece, Turkey

Turkey's Izmir and Greece's Samos Island felt major tremors on October 30 after an earthquake occurred in the Aegean Sea. Reportedly, the 6.6 magnitude earthquake has destroyed minimum 20 buildings in Izmir and trapped people under the debris in at least five places. Being positioned at 13 km north-east of the Greek island of Samos, the earthquake had an initial magnitude of 6.9, reported the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre.

Fri, 30 Oct 2020 - 07:09 PM / by Debanshi Das

Tags: Earthquake, aegean sea, Turkey, Greece, European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre

Courtesy: TRT World