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Only one topic in Greece: The auction for the four TV licenses

The controversial TV licenses auction is unfolding in full speed and one or two out of four licenses in total have apparently been already secured by the competitors. However, at the same time the wall of the building where the auction is taking place under strict secrecy and strong security …

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EU source: Greece has made little reform progress

Same procedure as last time? Same procedure as every time! – before Greeks and lenders come together to talk about the Program progress that usually ends in the release of a bailout tranche. As the second review of the Greek program in terms of the third bailout are to commence …

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Katerini: Newborn baby girl abandoned in light shaft, mother arrested

It was a shock for residents and firefighters to discover a newborn baby abandoned on the floor of the open space of the lightwell of a multi-storey building in Katerini, central Greece. The resident of the apartment in the first floor had heard from the bathroom room some weird noise, …

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Chios: Turkish judge seeks asylum in Greece

A Turkish judge arrived on the island of Chios on Tuesday morning with a boat carrying Syrian refugees. Together with the other co-passengers, the 50-year-old man was arrested by Greek authorities for illegally entering the country. Upon his arrest, the man showed to authorities documents confirming his identity and work …

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High security measures for a simple …TV license tender

Riot police squads, regular police units, car parking has been banned in a range of 300 m,  a public building is to be checked by police and be ‘sealed’. It’s not some super high-ranking world leader visiting the General Secretariat of Information in Athens, or an international meeting concerning the …

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ALERT: German tourist, 35, missing on the island of Rhodes

A German tourist has been missing since Sunday,  21st August 2016. Sergej Enns, 35, was spending vacations on the island of Rhodes with his family. On that Sunday morning, he left the hotel where the family was staying and has been missing ever since. He is facing health problems. According …

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A Turkish family of academics and 3 businessmen seek asylum in Greece

Seven Turkish citizens have approached Greek authorities in Alexandroupolis, northern Greece and on the island of Rhodes, in south-east Aegean Sea to request asylum. In Alexandroupoli, a couple, both university professors, and their two children are seeking protection from alleged persecution in Turkey. They are believed to have entered the …

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Nigerian arrested in Athens: $10mn fraud for Belgian Wall Street trader for an island called “Greece”

Greek police arrested  Nigerian man wanted for cheating a Belgian trader over 10 million dollars. The 56-year-old man from Nigeria, Ali Kassem Soobhe, was arrested in the suburb of Voula in south-east Athens on Thursday. There was a European arrest warrant against him issued by French authorities. The fraud Soobhe …

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