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Daily Archives: September 16, 2013

Maria Callas: 36 years after the death of La Divina – Tribute by the Greek National Opera

36 years after the death of great Greek soprano Maria Callas. Born Maria Cecilia Kalogeropoulou in New York City on December 2, 1923, La Divina died of a heart attack on  September 16, 1977 in Paris. The American-born Greek soprano was one of the most renowned and influential opera singers …

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Viohalco: one of Greece’s heavy industry companies to move its headquarters to Belgium

Viohlco, a heavy industry corporation, announced Monday it will move its headquarters and stock market listing to Belgium. It is the third big firm in a year to flee the austerity-hit country for a more stable, lower-tax jurisdiction. Viohalco, will merge with a Belgian subsidiary whose shares will trade on the Euronext …

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Two Eathquakes 4.6R & 5.1R in Amfiklia shake Athens

measuring 4.6 R occurred at 5:49 p.m. local time. The epicentre was in Amfiklia, 24 km south-west of Atalanti and 32 km south-east of Larisa in Fthiotida area. The earthquake depth was 10 km. Short time after, at 6:01 pm a stronger tremor of 5.1R had almost at the same depth and  the …

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Athens: dramatic rescue operation to free boy,13, from 18m-deep cave

UPDATE 3:13 pm: rescue operation of boy from cave ends successfully. After several hours, the men of Greek Search & Rescue Units (EMAK) managed to untrapp the boy from the cave, As lifting it to surface with a stretcher was impossible, the rescue team used a lader to helf the boy …

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Greek party leader urges residents to …lynch local mayor

This has certainly not happened before: that a politician, and thus a political party leader, urges people to lynch someone, in this case a local mayor. Speaking to a group of residents of Aristotelis municipality in Chalidiki, Panos Kammenos, leader of Independent Greeks ‘advised’ to lynch Aristotelis mayor Christos Pachtas: …

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Athens: Tear gas against school guards – some protesters taken to hospitals

The week started with police firing tear gas against school guards protesting Administrative Reform Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. The school guards had moved early on Monday morning to the ministry to force a meeting with the minister. They blocked the building entrance. At 7 o’ clock riot police forces fired tear gas …

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