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US News Seamen on strike in Greece - ferries stay in ports

11:00  23 february  2021
11:00  23 february  2021 Source:   finanzen.net

Flashback - Prince Philip: the terrible death of his sister who gave birth in the middle of a plane crash

 Flashback - Prince Philip: the terrible death of his sister who gave birth in the middle of a plane crash © Agence / Bestimage Flashback - Prince Philip: the terrible death of his sister who gave birth in the middle of a plane crash Hospitalized since Wednesday, February 17, Prince Philip has gone through great hardships in his life. On November 16, 1937, her sister, Princess Cécile of Greece, died in a plane crash while she was pregnant. We take a look back at this tragic episode which turned the life of the Duke of Edinburgh upside down. The health of Prince Philip worries the British.

Greek seamen are to go on a 24-hour strike , stranding tourists and Greeks and leaving dozens of islands cut off for the day as ferries remain tied up in port until midnight. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris). This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. The PNO seamen ’s union called Wednesday’s strike to demand salary increases as part of collective wage agreements. Dozens of inhabited Greek islands don’t have airports and are accessible only by sea. The passenger shipping business association SEEN, with which the seamen ’s union had been negotiating

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Most of the ferries in Greece stayed in ports on Tuesday due to a seafarers' strike.

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Numerous islands that do not have an airport remain cut off from the outside world, reported state television (ERT). The strike is set to continue on Wednesday, unions said. The seafarers are demanding better pay and support for their colleagues who have lost their jobs because of the corona pandemic and the associated collapse of traffic and tourism. There were hardly any stranded travelers. The shipping companies had warned the travelers in good time, as the state television reported. ATHEN (dpa-AFX)

Prince Philip: Palace gives update on his state of health .
Great worries in the UK: On Tuesday (February 16), Prince Philip (99) was taken to the King Edward Hospital . As the palace announced, the stay in the hospital was a precautionary measure. The husband of the Queen (94) should rest and recover for a few days. But the few days in the hospital quickly turned into a whole week. The concern for the prince consort grew. Only on Monday (February 22nd) his grandson Prince William (38) made a statement and announced that Prince Philip was "okay" .

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