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Albania: They Killed Him Because He Spoke Greek

Tension prevails in Himara after the assassination of  Aristotelis Goumas, 37, member of the Greek minority in Albania. The incident happened Thursday night in the village Campi in Castro of Himara in South Albania. The incident started when three Albanians asked Goumas to stop speaking Greek in his shop. The …

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Amnesty International urges Greece not to Treat Asylum Seekers as Criminals

Amnesty International urges Greece to stop treating  irregular migrants and asylum seekers as criminals. In a report issued Tuesday  the human rights watchdog states that irregular migrants and asylum seekers are “routinely detained in substandard conditions, documents their treatment, many of whom are held in poor conditions in border guard …

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Group Claims Responsibility for Killing of Greek Journalist

Group “Sect of Revolutionaries” has claimed responsibility for  gunning downinvestigative journalist Sokratis Giolias. SR sent a  seven pages proclamation to newspaper Ta Nea at Tuesday noon after an anonymous phone call. According to TA NEA online edition,  the SR tries  to justify the killing of  Sokratis Giolias and uses heavy characterizations against prominent Greek journalists …

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Greek President: Criticism at Political System is Fair

The criticism at the Greek political system  is fair, said Greek President Karolos Papoulias. President Papoulias  delivered  a speech on the occasion of the 36th anniversary of the democracy restoration in Greece. “The responsibility for the Greek decline is mainly dependent on the political class that is required to guide …

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Greek PM’s Historical Visit to Israel

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou pays  a two-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories, carrying out the first visit by a Greek prime minister to Israel since three decades.  Among the issues to be discussed during the visit is the situation in Gaza and ways to find a final a …

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Papandreou: Cyprus a Precondition for Normalisation of Greek-Turkish Relations

“Solving the Cyprus issue is a precondition for full normalisation of Greek-Turkish relations,” Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou said during abrief stopover at Cyprus’ Larnaca airport on his way to Israel. After the meeting withCyprus President DimitrisChristofias, Papandreou called on Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot leadership to seriously study the …

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Greek Shot Journalist: Why him?

Why him? – The Troktiko blog The question “Why him?” burns the lips of his family, friends and colleagues. Sokratis Giolias, 37, was heading private radio Thema FM 98,9 and was founder of most popular news blog in Greek Troktiko. The blog has a continuous flow of local and international …

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Greek Shot Journalist: Police Investigates in the … dark?

Shocked and heartbroken relatives, friends and colleagues bid farewell at this hour to Sokratis Giolias. The Archbishop of Greece, Ieronymos, is heading the funeral sermon. The investigative journalist was shot dead on Monday dawn outside his home in Ilioupolis suburb of Athens. Giolias came under the cross fire of unknown …

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Greek Journalist shot in Athens: Police shows Terrorists – Photos

Radio Thema98,9 and NET state TV reported a couple of minutes ago that the police has identified the guns , Tokarev type 9mm, as belonging to local terrorist organisation “Sect of Revolutionaries”.  The identification was made via examination of the 17 bullets hulls found at the crime scene. According to police, Sokratis …

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Greek Journalist Shot – Reactions

Shock, anger and fear prevail in Greek journalism community and society after the murder of the renowned journalist and blogger Sokratis Giolias. Journalists, ordinary people and politicians clearly condemn the heinous crime Journalists are especially numb as they perceive the coward  killing of Giolias  as a warning message targeting to silent …

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“Piri Reis” vessel challenges Greeks and Cypriots

Piri Reis, the Turkish naval research ship, has entered  the Greece’ continental shelf to illegally execute survey,  45 miles south of Greek island  Kastelorizo, some 3 nautical miles off the Turkish coast, report Greek and Cypriot media. Athens sent a Coast Guard boat to warn the Piri Reis and ask her …

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Piri Reis: the Naval Ship that makes Greeks Angry

 The “Piri Reis” has not entered in the Greek continental shelf, said National Defence Minister Evangelos Venizelos and sent Turkey the  message  that “in any case it will be done what’s necessary.” Piri Reis, the Turkish naval research ship, has done it again. It has started to carry out ‘seismic research  …

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Jennifer Lopez Cancels Controversial Concert in North Cyprus

  With a  statement in her official site Jennifer Lopezannounced the cancellation of her controversial concert in Northern Cyprus on July 24. The short statement reads: “Jennifer Lopez would never knowingly support any state, country, institution or regime that was associated with any form of human rights abuse. After a full …

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Protests over – Pension bill passed

Another nationwide strike, the 6th within months, paralyzed Greece once again as the parliament went to pass the controversial pensions and labor market reforms bill. Buses, trains, and ferries were on halt, public services gates remained  closed, hospitals functioned on emergency personnel, while Radio stations and TV channels refrained from broadcasting news as major union …

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Organizers deny J. Lopez cancelled performance in North Cuprus

Cratos Premium Hotel board of directors chairman Murat Bozoglu has dismissed reports in the Greek Cypriot media that world-famous American singer and actress Jennifer Lopez has cancelled her plans to attend the grand opening of their hotel in Girne (Kyrenia), saying Lopez has signed a contract to take part in …

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STRATFOR: Greece…. is truly alone!

Loss of geopolitical role in the Balkan region, significant political instability, social violence, economic bankruptcy and exit the euro zone are some of the pessimistic forecasts for Greece as stated in “The Geopolitics of Greece: A Sea at its Heart” STRATFOR-Global Intelligence report on Greece. In the 10-page analysis released on June 28, …

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Greeks frustrated with Political System – Poll

 Greeks are frustrated with the political system  show the results of two surveys published today by Sunday newspapers TO VIMA and  TO PARON.   The overhaul of the pensions system seems to divide people as the majority of  the respondents describes the new draft regulations “necessary, but unfair”. At the same …

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