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Feb

PM Tsipras: The era of austerity is over

Posted by in Economy

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says the era of austerity is over for his country, painting a positive picture Friday of reforms the country has agreed to take after its latest bailout program ends in 2018. Speaking in parliament, Tsipras described the deal reached Monday as an “exceptional success” and […]





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24
Feb

SNF Cultural Center handed over to Greek State amid maintenance concerns

Posted by in Culture

The Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center has been officially handed over to the Greek state on Thursday. In a spectacular open ceremony attended by thousands of people, the SN Foundation gave to Greeks one of the most significant  cultural, educational, environmental and aesthetic projects in the country.The SNCC is located in […]





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24
Feb

Mnuchin: US wants IMF to stick to hard line on Greece

Posted by in Economy

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin made it clear that the Trump administration does not think much neither of the European Union, nor the Eurozone nor Greece. In an interview to the Wall Street Journal, Mnuchin suggested that the US wants the International Monetary Fund to stick to its hard line on […]





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23
Feb

These are the two Turkish Commandos who sought asylum in Greece

Posted by in Turkey-GR

Tthe pictures of the Two Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece were leaked to news websites on Thursday evening. Greek media refer to them as members special forces Red Berets commandos assigned to execute tough missions. The two soldiers are believed to be members of the death squad that was […]





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23
Feb

Athens is Top 4. among Best Destinations in Europe 2017

Posted by in Tourism

Athens is among the Best European destinations for a holiday or a city trip in 2017. Following an online voting, Athens holds Number 4 on the list of 20 selected destinations in Europe. Top is Porto in Portugal, followed by Milan in Italy and Gdansk in Poland. 4. Athens     […]





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23
Feb

Turkey claims helicopter down in the Aegean, Greece dismisses news

Posted by in Turkey-GR

Turkish media reported on Thursday afternoon that a helicopter of the Turkish Coast Guard feel in the Aegean Sea after having conducted low flight near the disputed islet of Imia. According to Turkish Milliyet, the helicopter fell in international waters, and that both the Turkish and Greek Coast Guard were […]





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23
Feb

Turkish soldiers involved in Erdogan’s assassination attempt sought asylum in Greece

Posted by in Turkey-GR

Two Turkish soldiers fled to Greece and sought asylum, amid increased tension between the two neighboring countries, after the Supreme Court rejected the extradition of 8 Turkish soldiers. However, this case seems quite different as the two are allegedly members of the special forces unit that attempted to assassinate Turkish […]





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23
Feb

Athens: Strikes and angry protesters trying to raid the Health Ministry (videos)

Posted by in Society

Angry workers at public hospitals attempted to raid the Health Ministry in downtown Athens on Thursday. They set a wire fence and hanged ‘blood’ soaked uniforms. They later set them on fire. They clashed with riot police, while one protester fainted due to the tense atmosphere. Video: protesters try to […]





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23
Feb

Poll: Should Germany leave the Eurozone? Final Results

Posted by in Economy

Tired of reading about Grexit polls commissioned by German media, I decided to run a counter poll on Twitter. The poll: Should Germany leave the Eurozone? run for 24 hours. From noon February 22nd until noon February 23rd 2017. Here are the results: Poll: Should Germany leave the Eurozone? — […]





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23
Feb

Jobless father of 3 to lose home due to €3.800 debt

Posted by in Society

Members of leftist political parties, solidarity groups and civic movement “I don’t pay” managed to block the eviction of a 5-member family. The activists chased the notaries out of the court room in Thessaloniki on Wednesday. The home of the family was to be auctioned as the owner had a […]





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23
Feb

Varoufakis launches petition urging Draghi to publish legal opinion on Capital Controls

Posted by in Economy

The European Central Bank has commissioned a legal opinion on the legality of the imposition of capital controls in Greece  end June 2015. But ECB chief, Mario Draghi refuses to make the findings public.  Former Greek finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis and French Socialist Party candidate for the Presidency Benoît Hamon […]





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22
Feb

TRAPPIST-1: NASA Press Release with some amazing videos

Posted by in Very Mix

At about 40 light-years (235 trillion miles) from Earth, the system of planets is relatively close to us, in the constellation Aquarius. Because they are located outside of our solar system, these planets are scientifically known as exoplanets. This exoplanet system is called TRAPPIST-1, named for The Transiting Planets and […]





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22
Feb

NASA discovery: Seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single star; could hold life

Posted by in Very Mix

Are there alien neighbors out there? Is there life on another  ‘earth-similar planet’ in a newly discovered planet system? Is there an Earth among the seven earth-size planets orbit the single star?  Is there a ‘KeepTalkingTrappist1’ blog and website just 40 light years away from KeepTalkingGreece? In a press conference […]





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22
Feb

Lagarde: Greece doesn’t need Debt Haircut but Restructuring

Posted by in Economy

Managing Director of International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, said that “Greece doesn’t need debt haircut for the time being,” right after the meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Wednesday. What needed is “debt restructuring and interest rate cuts on bailout loans.” Stressing the need of reforms, Lagarde […]





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22
Feb

Priceless 18th century icon seized in car in South Turkey

Posted by in Culture

Police in the Mediterranean province of Adana seized on Feb. 22 an 18th century icon that has one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ embroidered on gazelle skin. Police officers from the public security branch stopped a car driving on the Alparslan Türkeş Avenue in the Çukurova district after […]





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22
Feb

Film Director Nikos Koundouros passes away at the age of 90

Posted by in Culture

Film director Nikos Koundouros passed away at the age of 90 on Wednesday. He has several health problems, in the last weeks he was hospitalized with serious respiratory issues. He was born on 15 December 1926 in Athens, his family was from Crete. Koundouros studied painting and sculpture at the […]





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22
Feb

French man charged with abusing 4 migrant minors

Posted by in Very Mix

Greek police say they have arrested a 52-year-old French man on suspicion of sexually abusing four Pakistani boys he had sheltered in his home in the northern city of Thessaloniki. Police said Wednesday the man was arrested Tuesday. He allegedly abused the boys, aged 14-17, in January after offering them […]





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22
Feb

Thessaloniki: Metro works uncover rare 6th century marble square

Posted by in Culture

Construction works for the metro in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece, have uncovered an important archaeological find: a rare 6th century marble plaza. The large square paved with marbles from the Byzantine period was discovered near the <Agia Sofia> station in the center of the city. The square has an oval shape […]





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22
Feb

Stern: Majority of Germans would accept Grexit

Posted by in Economy

What do Germans think of Grexit?  The financial situation of Greece has split the German public opinion. In a poll conducted for German weekly STERN, a narrow majority would accept Greece abandoning the eurozone. Whether the heavily indebted Greece will receive additional billion credits depends on the implementation of the […]





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22
Feb

Glyfada Metropolis: “Salt therapy is incompatible with the Orthodox faith”

Posted by in Society

“Salt Therapy is incompatible with the Orthodox faith and life.” The message is simple and understandable. Salt chambers? Salt crystals? These are dangerous tools that spiritually mislead the Orthodox believers. And they have to reject them without a second thought. This is what is said in a statement issued by […]





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