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2009-08-19 14:35:46

A group of pilots in Greece on Wednesday urged for the banning of laser pens during landings, citing an increased threat of momentary blindness during landing. "It usually happens during night-time landings, Grigoris Constantellos, the president of the Civil Aviation Pilots' Union told the Greek daily Kathimerini newspaper. "When a plane comes in for landing, the lights in the cockpit are dimmed so the pilots can see the runway. Their pupils are dilated so if a laser is shone in their eyes...

2008-10-29 21:00:12

The director of the Dora Stratou Theater says its dance company, caught up in a land ownership dispute, may be evicted from its home in Athens, Greece. The theater is where a touring troupe of well-known traditional Greek dancers is based. Alkis Raftis said in a letter to Kathimerini that six people made claims on the Philoppapou Hill lot "out of the blue." "The noose is tightening Â… who knows what documents they have produced?" Raftis said. "I am very worried because, as...

2008-08-29 15:00:30

The last member of a protected brown bear species living on Greece's Mount Olympus appears to have been killed, conservationists say. Members of the environmental organization Callisto said the carcass of the bear was found at the foot of the mountain with its mouth frozen open and with suspicious wounds to its chest, Kathimerini reported Friday. The conservationists say those physical characteristics are indicative of the animal either being shot or poisoned. The Callisto group, which...

2008-07-15 15:00:28

Greek authorities have banned bathing in areas of the eastern province of Attica after tests revealed arsenic in the water. The source of the toxic chemical was what was only termed a discharge into the sea, with a second round of tests revealing smaller traces of arsenic than the first, said authorities. Swimming remains prohibited while the Hellenic Center for Marine Research continues look at health impacts, the newspaper Kathimerini reported Tuesday. The Hellenic Ornithological...