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President Papoulias in Thessaloniki for the October 28 national holiday

President Karolos Papoulias arrived on Monday night in Thessaloniki to attend the celebrations of the October 28 national holiday (Ohi Day).
October 27, 2014

Veteran basketball player Misounof arrested for drugs and gun possession

Veteran basketball player Michail Misounof was arrested on Thursday charged with drugs and gun possession.
October 11, 2014

Greek woman 'buried alive by accident'

Police in northern Greece say they are investigating reports that a woman woke up to find herself buried in a coffin, only to die before being rescued.
BBC: September 26, 2014

Boutaris shortlisted for world mayor prize

Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris is among 26 mayors shortlisted for the World Mayor Prize 2014 bestowed by the independent City Mayors Foundation.
eKathimerini: September 23, 2014

Aris soccer club is relegated to the third division

Popular Thessaloniki club Aris will not play in the second division this season, following its relegation from the Super League in spring, but will go straight to the third division, the top tier of amateur soccer in Greece.
eKathimerini: September 6, 2014

Greek workers stage anti-austerity demonstration in Thessaloniki

Hundreds of people have held a peaceful demonstration in northern Greece to denounce austerity measures that the government has imposed to appease foreign creditors to help cap the country’s deepening debt crisis.
Press TV: September 6, 2014

Greek police search garbage dump for baby's body

Police are searching a garbage dump in northern Greece for the body of a newborn baby after a woman told authorities she had given birth at home and then hid the infant in a closet for two days before dumping it in a garbage can.
New Zealand Herald: July 18, 2014

Ex-Thessaloniki mayor's jail term for embezzlement lightened

Former Thessaloniki Mayor Vassilis Papageorgopoulos had his life sentence for embezzlement reduced on Monday to a maximum sentence of 20 years by a court in the northern city.
eKathimerini: July 14, 2014

Ex-Thessaloniki mayor appeals life sentence over embezzlement, denies charges

The former mayor of Thessaloniki, Vasilis Papageorgopoulos, on Tuesday denied charges that he is responsible for the embezzlement of 17.9 million euros from the municipality's coffers
eKathimerini: June 3, 2014

Tsipras addresses crowd in Thessaloniki

Main opposition Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) leader Alexis Tsipras, addressing an open rally in Thessaloniki on Wednesday,
May 22, 2014