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Greek politician, Miltiadis Evert, dies at 72

Miltiadis Evert, a prominent Greek politician and former president of the conservative New Democracy party, died Wednesday, at 72.    Evert, who had a history of heart problems, was hospitalised at the Ippokratio Hospital in Athens since January 6. Evert served as the Mayor of Athens from January 1, 1987 …

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Greece: German woman in custody on suspicion of terrorism

Misdemeanours Court Justices on Wednesday ordered that 27-year-old German national Marie Fee Meyer be remanded in custody until she is tried on charges of belonging to a terrorist group. The public prosecutor in the case had recommended that Meyer be kept in custody, judging a likely flight risk.    The 27-year-old …

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Greece offers €1 million award for capture notorious Chopper-Jailbreaker

Greece’s police and finance ministry are offering a €1 million reward for the capture of the most notorious Greek robber, who has been also suspected of terrorism. The robber Vassilis Paleokostas, 45,  is on the run since 2009 when he spectacularly escaped from a maximum security prison in Athens for a second …

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Greece to crack down on Fare Dodgers with Misdemeanor Law

 Do you belong to the group of  ‘social outcasts’ like Athenians of middle aged people and pensioners who declare on Greek television channels that they don’t pay the expensive ticket fares because they can’t afford it?  Are you one of the “anti-socials” ( Transport Minister) or “Scumbags” (newspaper editor), who refuse to buy tickets …

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Keratea: When police suffers a breakdown, who protects the citizens from the police? (video)

 A young plain cloths Greek policeman has pull his gun and holds it against some people. His hand is shaking, his nevres are blank. He seems kind out of control.One of his collegues grabs him from the waist and tries to calm him down. Other policemen come to aid and try to diffuse …

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Keratea: Greece’s Austerity has no impact in the use of Tear Gas (video)

I have been watching the news coverage about the clashes between police and residents in Keratea last night. Only some minutes ago, a middle aged man complained to state television NET that “police fired 50 to 60 tear gas in, out and around his home”. The well-dressed man, who seemed descent …

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Athens:Doctors demonstrate against health reform bill (video, pcts)

Public Transport workers joined forces with striking doctors and flooded Athens downtown earlier today to protest the controversial health bill currently under vote in the Greek Parliament. The two groups were supported by teachers, who didn’t miss the chance to preliminary opposition to a bill currently under discussion aiming to reform …

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Is Mubarak fleeing to Greece?

As protests continue all over Egypt, noone doubts that Hosni Mubarak will not manage to keep warm his gold-smideen throne until next September. Several scenarios about Mubarak’s future shelter – no bunker by all means – have  been circulating  since a couple of weeks, the latest claiming an exile in  Greece. A country …

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