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Greece: Political row between Deputy PM and Left party

Remember the yogurt that was hurled against the deputy prime minister Theodoros Pangalos? The yogurt may have been cleaned up from face and clothes but the well-known ‘active culture’ still remains alive, at least in the memory of the victim. Monday morning Theodoros Pangalos appeared in a private television program …

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Greece: 4 Belgian F-16 took off for Libya … and Return (Upd)

Update 8 pm: The four Belgian F-16 that took off from Araxos on mission over Libya return back. Defencenet reported that they landed at Araxos air base with their armament (AIM-120 & AIM-9). It looks as if they just patrolled the No Fly Zone over Libya under NATO AWACS guidance. …

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Syros: Stones, Teargas and Chairs fly as students attempt to speak to the Greek PM (videos)

Teargas, stones, bitter oranges and even chairs flew in the air and clashes erupted between riot police and protesters on the island of Syros, as Highschool and University students attempted to speak to Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou , who was delivering a speech  -just  50 meters away. The clash …

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No radiation in 14 Greeks coming from Japan – GR Food safety measures

Fourteen Greeks, among them a baby, arrived at Athens Eleftherios Venizelos airport Monday morning  from Japan. Conducted tests by Greek scientists showed no evidence of radiation on them. State television NET showed a woman carrying her 3-month old baby on her arms saying that she left as a precaution measure …

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Greece: Increased AF Landings & Take Offs at Souda Bay

There is an increasing action of coalition aircraft at the air base of Souda bay on the island of Crete. According to latest reports (12:00 noon, local time) by state television NET, fighter jets are landing and taking off after refuelling. NET reported said that in the last hours, six aircraft …

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Defense Minister: Greece safe from Gaddafi’s Scuds missiles

Greek National Defense Minister Evaggelos Venizelos assured that Greece is safe from any retaliation by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. In an interview to TA NEA  daily Venizelos stressed that Gaddafi’s defense is unlikeley to affect Greek territory.  Yesterday a Greek military news portal claimed that the Scud ballistic missiles have a range …

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