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Prominent lawyer shot dead in his office in downtown Athens

A prominent Athens lawyer was shot and killed by unknown assailants in his office in the center of the Greek capital on Thursday afternoon. They killers pretended to be clients. 52-year-old Michalis Zafeiropoulos was shot with two bullets that caused fatal injuries in his head and abdomen. He died almost …

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PM Tsipras takes a ride in an F-16 and flies over the Aegean Sea

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras took a ride in a F-16 fighter jet of the Greek Air Force and flew over the north-west Aegean Sea. Wearing a pilot suit Tsipras got on the 2-seat F-16 as “co-pilot.” The flight lasted one hour and the prime minister had the chance to enjoy …

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IMF trolls Greece claiming ‘it does not ask for extra austerity measures’

The International Monetary Fund insists on additional austerity measures and reiterates that the primary surplus of  3.5 percent of GDP cannot be achieved. In its Greek report published on Thursday, the IMF projects a primary surplus of 2.2% of GDP in 2018. IF the IMF’s forecast is not revised, Greece …

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EU Commission says it can’t do anything on Return of Parthenon Marbles because “they’re old”

After several written requests the European Commission finally took position on the return of the Parthenon Marbles in the context of Brexit. In a notion to SYRIZA MEP Stelios Kouloglou, the Commission said there is nothing it can do arguing the Marbles are old. MEP Kouloglou had already written twice …

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Justice Minister seeks legal measures against vulgar and homophobic front-page of conservative daily

Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis asked the prosecutor of  Greece’s Supreme Court to investigate the homophobic and vulgar front page of far-right daily newspaper “Eleftheri Ora.” One day after the Parliament adopted the legislation for gender change, the newspaper published its Wednesday edition with the title Travesti – Parliament and subtitles: …

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Earthquake 5.1 Richter East of Alonnisos jolts the Sporades islands

A powerful tremor of 5.1 R stroke between Alonnisos and Skyros  short after midnight and had locals jump out of their beds. The earthquake occurred in the sea area and had a very low depth. The earthquake occurred at 1:49 a.m. on Thursday. According to the Geodynamics Institute of Athens, …

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