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First Woman in Greece Gives Birth After Ovarian Transplant

A 39-year-old woman in Greece has become the first in the country to give birth after undergoing an ovarian tissue transplant. Diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Irini Koka preserved her ovarian tissue before treatment. She delivered a healthy baby boy, marking a significant milestone in reproductive medicine.

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Greece, Jordan, and Australia Aid Cyprus in Battling Wildfire

Aircraft from Greece, Jordan, and Australia are aiding Cypriot authorities in battling a wildfire in Paphos, believed to have started from an illegal landfill. The fire led to the evacuation of five villages, with Cyprus activating the EU fire assistance protocol. President Nikos Christodoulides returned early from Jordan to oversee the response.

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Greek Defence Ministry Inks Deal for Cutting-Edge Unmanned Surveillance Platform

The Hellenic Ministry of Defence has contracted ETME to develop Unmanned Semi-fixed Sea Platforms for Maritime Surveillance (USSPS) under the EDIDP. This project, led by ETME with partners Naval Group and Navantia, aims to advance maritime surveillance using innovative unmanned platforms, enhancing defense capabilities and fostering EU cooperation in research and development.

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Greece Tops EU Rates for Young Men Neither Working Nor Studying

In 2023, Greece made progress in reducing the number of young people neither in employment nor education or training (NEET). However, Greece still has the highest NEET rate for young men in the EU at 14.8%, emphasising the need for targeted interventions and continued efforts to provide opportunities for all young people.

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Citizen Protection Minister Urges Women to Report Domestic Violence Without Fear

The Hellenic Police released new videos on Wednesday to highlight their domestic violence prevention efforts. Citizen Protection Minister Michalis Chrisochoidis urged women to stop being afraid, emphasizing the state’s commitment to protecting victims and arresting perpetrators. Key measures include the nationwide Panic Button system and new Operational Domestic Violence Offices.

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Oakleigh Businesses Team Up for Mural by Renowned Artist Danielle Weber

Dig if U will and Mig Collection, located at 22A Atherton Road in Oakleigh, are collaborating on a major artistic addition to their new shared space. A large-scale mural by acclaimed Australian artist Danielle Weber is currently in the works, adding a splash of colour and local pride to the area

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Alleged $400 Million Fraud Case Against Forum Finance Nears Judgment

In June 2021, Westpac uncovered an alleged multi-million dollar fraud perpetrated by Sydney leasing company Forum Finance. Forum, led by Bill Papas, is accused of creating fake lease agreements for non-existent equipment, resulting in losses exceeding $500 million for Westpac and other banks. The case is nearing judgment in October 2024, with potential consequences for Forum-linked companies and individuals, including Papas who fled the country.

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US Forces Destroy Houthi Missile Launchers After Attack on Greek-Owned Ship in Red Sea

In the strategic Red Sea, tensions flared anew after Iranian-backed Houthi rebels targeted a Greek-owned ship. A Houthi unmanned surface vessel (USV) inflicted significant damage on the Liberian-flagged M/V Tutor, prompting a forceful US response. CENTCOM forces successfully destroyed Houthi missile launchers and intercepted a drone in the region, highlighting the ongoing threats to maritime security and commerce.

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