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Greek banks: Hackers extend ransom payment deadline

A team of hackers has allegedly threatened to bring down the electronic systems and websites of Greek banks, unless they pay ransom in Bitcoins. Greek media report on Monday that a group called “Armada Collective” has threatened the Greke banks with a DDoS attack. Sources told the media that the …

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Refugee Crisis: … and the winner is Turkey!

The European Union reached a super deal with Turkey in order to get rid of the Refugees problem. The EU promised Turkey €3 billion cash and opening the ‘frozen’ chapters that would allow Turkey’s accession to European Union. On its part, Turkey promised to handle the flow of refugees into …

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Greece’s recession increases in Q3 2015

On Friday, Greece’s state statistics agency, ELSTAT, drastically revised downwards the economy’s third-quarter contraction to 0.9 percent, from 0.5 percent previously. “These differences are on account of using new data, not available at the time of the flash estimate,” the Elstat agency said, citing a mixture of September balance of …

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DNA of Paris Attacks “mastermind” found in 2 Athens apartments

The mastermind of Paris Attacks, the meanwhile dead terrorist, Abdelhamid Abaaoud is confirmed to have stayed in Athens last winter. Based on cooperation between Greek and French police authorities, DNA samples found in two Athens apartments confirm that Abaaoud was in Athens in last January. According to Greek media, the …

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Greece has mass production of “unemployed labor-craft with higher education”

Greeks continue to ‘invest’ in education and ‘produce’ qualified jobless despite the high unemployment among the youth and the highly skilled labor craft. According to OECD’s latest report “Education at Glance 2015” Greece has the highest rate in higher education. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development found in its …

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Ops! Trikala driverless bus needs …a driver?

The famous driverless bus of Trikala probably needs a driver or new settings. Several pedestrians got scared this morning to see that the town jewel lost its orientation,  and stranded on the sidewalk in the middle of the town. The bus halted what it seems one meter away from a …

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Germans hand out to Greece 10,588 data of suspected tax evaders with assets at Swiss Banks

German regional state of North-Rhine Westphalia handed out to Greece files containing more than 10,588 data – that is Swiss bank accounts – of suspected tax dodgers. The data is from one Swiss bank but the name had not been revealed. The data on tax evaders was reportedly bought by …

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NATO calls on Turkey and Russia to “Calm down”, Ankara gets Obama’s support

NATO called on Turkey and Russia to show restraint as tensions rise in the wake of the downing of a Russian jet near the Turkey-Syria border on Tuesday morning. After a meeting of the diplomatic representatives at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said that the military …

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UNHCR data Jan-Nov 2015: total 863K arrivals to Europe by sea, 715K to Greece, 3.4K dead/missing

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees published data about the arrivals of people to Europe by the sea. The data refer to arrivals from January to November 2015. A total of 862,901 people have arrived to Europe via Spain (3,592), Malta (105), Italy (143,700), and Greece (715,704). 3,485 people trying …

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Bomb explodes at Greece’s Enterprises Federation in central Athens

A bomb exploded outside the offices of the Greek Federation of Enterprises (SEV)  at 3:35  early on Tuesday near Syntagma Square in central Athens. The explosion caused material damage but no injuries. Prior to the explosion there was a warning phone call to newspaper Efimerida ton Syntakton. An anonymous caller …

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Belgians let LOLCats out when police tells them not to tweet on anti-terror operations

Sunday night a major anti-terror operation took place in several areas in Brussels and elsewhere in Belgium. As the operation took place in the middle of neighborhoods, residents watched what was going on and reporting it on social media, mostly on Twitter. Then the authorities requested that Belgians refrain from …

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