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Athens scoffs at terrorism warnings

Australia and Greece are embroiled in a fresh diplomatic row over the Olympics just as Athens faces its critical final assessment by the International Olympic Committee. The IOC began inspecting facilities this week in a city trying to persuade a nervous world it will be ready for the August opening, and that it will be safe. Games organisers have criticised an Australian Government travel advisory warning of an increased terrorism threat in Greece. The advisory makes particular reference to Australians planning to attend the Olympic Games in August or the Paralympics in September. “Australians should be aware of a recent series of firebomb attacks on domestic political and commercial premises in Greece, mainly in Athens and Thessaloniki. More recently there have been incidents involving improvised explosive devices,” it says. Full Story

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