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Greek Orthodox Church calls on Gov’t to withdraw Gender Change bill

The Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church urged the coalition government to withdraw a legislation on gender change that is to be voted through the Parliament on upcoming Monday. In a statement the Holy Synod said that the proposed bill challenges the feeling society, it torpedoes the sacred institution …

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Greek women postpone marriage and maternity due to economic crisis and unemployment

In recent years, at least one in five Greek women decides to not get married because of the economic crisis and unemployment. At the same time, those getting married postpone the decision of having children for the same reasons. These are the findings of survey that will be presented at …

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Amazing artifacts recovered from Antikythera shipwreck (picts, video)

A treasury of incredibly rare artifacts, pieces of bronze and marble statues and a mysterious  have been found in the famous shipwreck of Antikythera Mechanism and recovered by archaeologists and divers. Most spectacularly, it is suggested that a total of seven bronze statues are still waiting to be recovered form …

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Eurobank to sell €1.5bln bad loans to Swedish hedge fund Intrum

Eurobank , Greece’s third largest lender, said  it will sell a 1.5 billion euro pool of non-performing loans to Sweden’s Intrum, as part of efforts to reduce its load of sour debt and meet targets agreed with regulators. Greek banks are burdened by soured loans clogging up their balance sheets …

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Greece’s Competition Commission fines French, US Cosmetics firms for “distorting competition”

Greece’s state competition watchdog has fined six prominent cosmetics firms, including Estee Lauder, L’Oreal and Christian Dior, some €19 million (SR83.98 million) for distorting competition. The Hellenic Competition Commission said Wednesday it had found “anti-competitive agreements between wholesalers of luxury cosmetics” aimed at fixing retail prices. According to AFP, Estee …

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AI: European governments return nearly 10,000 Afghans to risk of death and torture

European governments have put thousands of Afghans in harm’s way by forcibly returning them to a country where they are at serious risk of torture, kidnapping, death and other human rights abuses, Amnesty International said today in a new report. In their determination to increase the number of deportations, European …

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