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Patras: Soccer hooligans stab one policeman on the back and beat another one

Hooligans stabbed on the back the head of the police force as riot police and Olympiacos fans clashed outside Ayias football stadium in Patras. The clashes started when some 100 Olympiacos fans attempted to enter the stadium without tickets. Riot police fired tear gas to disperse the crowd.  During the clashes …

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Greek Pharmacists start giving medicine on credit again, Dec 20/2012

After almost four weeks of mobilizations due to outstanding debts by the Greek National Health Care Organization (EOPYY), Greece’s pharmacists will start to give prescription medicine on credit again. The decision was announce don Wednesday after a meeting of the Greek Pharmacists Federation. Apparently the Health Ministry will start paying …

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Greece warns consumers of wash-balls with radioactivity

Greek Cosnumers’ General Secretariat has ordered the withdrawal of wash-balls from the market because they were radioactive. However there has been no reason of concern for the consumers. According to a statement issued on Wednesday evening, the warning refers to imported wash-balls “PRIMATO”. the Greek importer was asked to withdraw all …

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Hedge Fund earns $500m after betting against Grexit

(Financial Times) — One of the world’s most prominent hedge funds is sitting on a $500m profit after making a bet that Greece would not be forced to leave the eurozone, bucking the trend in a difficult year for the industry. Third Point, headed by the billionaire US investor Dan …

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Greece pulls the plug the day EURONEWS launches Greek Service

Tuesday was supposed to be a special day for independent and unbiased information:  Euronews launched a Greek-language channel targeting Greece, Cyprus and Greek-speaking audience all over the world. However, as Greeks tuned to the news service in their own language, instead of Euronews, they got to see this:  Greek state broadcaster …

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