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TRAPPIST-1: NASA Press Release with some amazing videos

At about 40 light-years (235 trillion miles) from Earth, the system of planets is relatively close to us, in the constellation Aquarius. Because they are located outside of our solar system, these planets are scientifically known as exoplanets. This exoplanet system is called TRAPPIST-1, named for The Transiting Planets and …

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NASA discovery: Seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single star; could hold life

Are there alien neighbors out there? Is there life on another  ‘earth-similar planet’ in a newly discovered planet system? Is there an Earth among the seven earth-size planets orbit the single star?  Is there a ‘KeepTalkingTrappist1’ blog and website just 40 light years away from KeepTalkingGreece? In a press conference …

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Lagarde: Greece doesn’t need Debt Haircut but Restructuring

Managing Director of International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, said that “Greece doesn’t need debt haircut for the time being,” right after the meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Wednesday. What needed is “debt restructuring and interest rate cuts on bailout loans.” Stressing the need of reforms, Lagarde …

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Priceless 18th century icon seized in car in South Turkey

Police in the Mediterranean province of Adana seized on Feb. 22 an 18th century icon that has one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ embroidered on gazelle skin. Police officers from the public security branch stopped a car driving on the Alparslan Türkeş Avenue in the Çukurova district after …

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Film Director Nikos Koundouros passes away at the age of 90

Film director Nikos Koundouros passed away at the age of 90 on Wednesday. He has several health problems, in the last weeks he was hospitalized with serious respiratory issues. He was born on 15 December 1926 in Athens, his family was from Crete. Koundouros studied painting and sculpture at the …

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French man charged with abusing 4 migrant minors

Greek police say they have arrested a 52-year-old French man on suspicion of sexually abusing four Pakistani boys he had sheltered in his home in the northern city of Thessaloniki. Police said Wednesday the man was arrested Tuesday. He allegedly abused the boys, aged 14-17, in January after offering them …

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Thessaloniki: Metro works uncover rare 6th century marble square

Construction works for the metro in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece, have uncovered an important archaeological find: a rare 6th century marble plaza. The large square paved with marbles from the Byzantine period was discovered near the <Agia Sofia> station in the center of the city. The square has an oval shape …

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Stern: Majority of Germans would accept Grexit

What do Germans think of Grexit?  The financial situation of Greece has split the German public opinion. In a poll conducted for German weekly STERN, a narrow majority would accept Greece abandoning the eurozone. Whether the heavily indebted Greece will receive additional billion credits depends on the implementation of the …

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Glyfada Metropolis: “Salt therapy is incompatible with the Orthodox faith”

“Salt Therapy is incompatible with the Orthodox faith and life.” The message is simple and understandable. Salt chambers? Salt crystals? These are dangerous tools that spiritually mislead the Orthodox believers. And they have to reject them without a second thought. This is what is said in a statement issued by …

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