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Shipowner Marinakis buys historical media group, stake at Mega TV

Shipowner Vaggelis Marinakis bought the historical media group Lambrakis Press Group(DOL). Making the best tender offer, Marinakis is now owner of newspapers TA NEA and TO VIMA, of the websites of DOL group as well as of a 22.11% stake at private MEGA TV. The deal includes also VIMA FM, …

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Brutal father beats daughter almost to death: 9 out of 10 child abuse cases go unreported

A case of child abuse that was recently revealed shocked the Greek society. A video was showing a father brutally beating his 14-year-old daughter. Taping the abuse was made possible because the man has installed video cameras in and outside the family home. Although the footage is not clear, one …

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Draghi warns QE for Greece is not to be taken for granted

Mario Draghi joined the club of those delaying return of Greece to the international markets. The European Central Bank will not consider including Greek government bonds in its asset purchases program before a pending bailout review is concluded and creditors agree to ease the country’s burden, Mario Draghi said on …

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Trump considers naming Reince Priebus ambassador to Greece

US President Donald Trump and his advisers consider making changes in the White House amid the flurry of reports involving Trump’s campaign associates and Russia. One such change could involve making Chief of Staff Reince Priebus the ambassador to Greece, according to US media reports. The Washington Post is reporting …

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Train workers cancel work stoppages May 30-31, but 24h strike on June 1/2017

Trains, Proastiakos and metro to the Athens airport will operate as usual on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 30-31 2017, but there will be a 24-hour strike on Thursday, June 1st. Trains workers have reportedly cancelled their work stoppages originally planned for the last two days of May. Last week, the …

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Conservative ex Greek Prime Minister Konstantinos Mitsotakis dies at 98

Former Greek Prime Minister Konstantinos Mitsotakis dies at the age of 98. He was one of the most prominent politicians in the country for decades. He is father of New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis and of  MP Dora Bakoyianni, a former Foreign Minister and Athens mayor and grandfather of young …

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UPDATE Strike: No Trains, Proastiakos, and Metro to/from Athens Airport May 30-June 1/2017

TRAINOSE decided to cancel all Train and Proastiakos (suburban trains) operation due to work stoppages and a 24-hour strike announced the staff of the Greek Railway company. No trains will be running May 30 – June 1 2017. Consequently, there will be no Metro from and to Athens Airport Eleftherios …

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