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Athens: Petrol bombs and tear gar at teenager boy commemoration

Tear gas and fires in garbage bins create a suffocating atmosphere in Exarchia district of Athens where protesters clashed with police on Thursday evening. Protesters hurled petrol bombs at riot police and set garbage bins on fire. Police fired teargas and chased the protesters through the streets of the area. …

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Athens: a touch of compassion for the hungry fellow citizen

A plastic bag left in front of a store. The goodies carefully wrapped in foil. A simple note: “Bread and Cheese (Clean)”. Somebody left a modest meal for somebody who cannot afford to cover a basic need: food. A gesture of compassion by an unknown somebody for a hungry soul. A jobless, a homeless…  The …

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Humanitarian crisis: Greeks take action for free health care for uninsured citizens in need

As the economic crisis in Greece has turned into a humanitarian one and thousands of citizens are unable to receive basic health care and medicine,  the Athens Medical Association (ISA) and the Association of Pharmaceutical Companies will join forces with the Greek church and “adopt” a chronic-ill, unsinsured citizen in need. The program is supported by the …

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Athens: 3 protest rallies to commemorate Alexis Grigoropoulos

Students, left parties and anarchists will stage three protest rallies in downtown Athens today to commemorate teenager boy Alexis Grigoropoulos, 15, who was shot by a police officer on 6. December 2008. 11:00 am: Students demo at Propylaia, Athens University 05:00 pm: Left-wing Syriza, Antarsya and non-parliamentary left parties 07:00 …

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S&P downgrades Greece from CCC to “Selective Default”

Standard & Poor’s on Wednesday cut Greece’s sovereign long-term foreign currency credit rating to “selective default” from an already low “C” rating. Last week Greece and its international lenders reached a deal to lower the country’s debt burden, which included a debt buyback (Reuters)       Fainting Couch What is Selective …

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