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Norman Atlantic: Rescued driver says drivers were “allowed” to sleep in their trucks

Although it is strictly forbidden, drivers were so to say “allowed” to sleep in their trucks and lorries in the car deck of the Norman Atlantic ferry. Speaking live to private Mega TV, driver Yiannis Vlyssidis admitted that he and his wife, but also quite a number of other drivers …

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PM Samaras: “Early elections result of partisan self-interest”; Parliament dissolves Dec 31/2014

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras visited the President of the Hellenic Republic Tuesday noon time for the necessary arrangements to dissolve the Parliament and proclaim early elections. “The big moment has arrived,” Karolos Papoulias reportedly told Samaras and expressed hope that “all goes well with the country.” The Prime Minister replied …

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UPD2 Freighter BLUE SKY M with 400-700 migrants sends distress signal; suspected armed people on board

Freighter BLUE SKY M has reportedly sent a distress signal due to suspected armed people on board. The latest position of the freighter was 3 nautical miles south of the island of Othonoi in the North-West of the island of Corfu in the Ioanian Sea and within Greek territorial waters. …

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Greece in the grip of freezing weather: snow also in Athens

Millions of snow flakes have been falling in the north suburbs of Athens and the surrounding mountains since the early morning hours. Mount Penteli and Parnitha are topped white, temperatures in the North of the city are near the freezing point. In some roads, vehicles move with snow chains. Video: …

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IMF and ECB will resume bailout talks with Greece’s new government

Snap elections in Greece? The statements of the country’s main lenders remind me of an old Greek song: “It’s midnight and the whole nature quietens…” The International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank said that they will hold bailout talks until after elections and will deal with the country’s …

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