News in brief


News in brief

Increased traffic at this hour on Kifisias Avenue from Psychiko to Abelokipoi in both directions, on Kifissou Avenue from Metamorphosi to the three Bridges junction, heading inbound and from Peristeri to Acharnon heading outbound, on Mesogeion from the level of Cholargos heading towards the city center, on Syggrou avenue heading towards Syntagma square and on the coastal highway from Piraeus to the Faliron Delta heading towards Glyfada.

A car accident with one person dead and two injured occurred in the early hours of Monday at the Athens-Lamia national highway at the level of Oinofyta, causing delays in traffic. A KTEL bus collided with a truck, causing the death to the truck driver.

The Prime Minister concludes today his briefing of political leaders on his recent trip to the United States.

Ηe will meet shortly with the General Secretary of the Communist Party Demetris Koutsoubas. In the meantime, Koutsoubas has stated that he is not in favor of the new agreement reached between Athens and Washington, regarding defense cooperation.

The geostrategic developments between Greece and Cyprus will be discussed at a meeting of Foreign Affairs Minister of Greece, Nikos Dendias and Cyprus, Nikos Christodoulides. The meeting is scheduled in Athens at noon. Christodoulides will further meet with the President of the Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos and in the afternoon with the Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

The technical team of Greece’s creditors will visit Athens this week, ahead of the 5th assessment of the Greek economy, as part of the Surveillance program. The heads of Greece’s creditors are expected in Athens next week.

Twenty people arrested in Saturday’s operations to remove people from two squats in central Athens will be tried this morning.

The charges include disturbance of peace, attempt to inflict serious bodily damage, damage of property and violence against police.

Six police officers were injured during the operation.

An ATM explosion was reported at 3.30 this morning in the northern suburb of Lykovrisi. Τhe perpetrators took money, while the explosion caused material damage at the bank entrance.

Winter sales kick off today, January 13 and run until Wednesday, February 29.

Stores will also be open on Sunday January 19.

In the early hours of Monday weak lava began flowing out of Taal volcano – located some 70km (45 miles) south of the capital of Philippines, Manila.

It comes after it emitted a huge plume of ash, triggering the mass evacuation of 8 thousand people from the area.

Taal is the Philippines’ second most active volcano.

And the weather forecast…

Partly cloudy in Attica today with the temperature expected to reach a high of 14 degrees Celsius.

More news in brief tomorrow morning at 9.

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