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2008-12-18 06:45:00

ATHENS, December 18 /PRNewswire/ -- City of Athens Christmas festivities commenced on Tuesday December 16, with the lighting of the city's Christmas tree at Syntagma Square at 19:30. The festivities programme had been suspended due to recent tragic events for which the City of Athens took immediate action, placing the highest priority on repairing the damages rapidly and bringing back to its citizens the festive spirit. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081218/332476 )...

2005-12-22 17:11:39

ATHENS (Reuters) - A small home-made bomb exploded outside Greece's Ministry of Development near the city center of Athens on Thursday, causing no casualties and only limited damage, a police official told Reuters. Minutes later police sealed off the city's main Syntagma square, site of a recent bombing attack, following another anonymous call warning of another bomb that turned out to be a hoax. "There are no injuries and almost no damages," the official said of the blast. "It was...

2005-12-12 00:49:20

ATHENS (Reuters) - An explosion rocked a central Athens post office close to Greece's Finance Ministry on Monday, causing some damage but no casualties, a police official told Reuters. The post office in the city's main Syntagma Square, about 100 metres from the parliament building, was closed at the time. A police spokesman said: "There are no injuries to people passing by." It was not immediately clear who was behind the blast. Police said there was a warning call to a Greek...

2005-12-12 00:00:34

ATHENS (Reuters) - An explosion rocked a central Athens post office, close to Greece's Finance Ministry, on Monday, causing some damage, a police official told Reuters. It was not immediately clear if there were any casualties in the blast at the city's main Syntagma Square. A witness told state television he saw shattered glass more than 50 metres from the site of the blast.


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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