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Flag of “Independent” Crete sold on e-bay

Is the island of Crete an independent state? Of course, it is not! However an ‘agent provocatuer’ based in Sinzheim-Winden in South Germany, sells ‘Cretan’ flags on e-bay. Sold at the pot price of EUR 9,90 the sneaky entrepreneur has already sold 15 pieces of the flags of a non-existing …

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NATO warming up for Libya? Greece’s Souda Air Base to get involved?

Is NATO warming up  for a military intervention in Lybia, even if for ‘humanitarian reasons’? If the answer is “Yes”, Greece is most likely to play a role in facilitating and supporting North Atlantic Treaty Org. troops with its Souda airbase on the island of Crete, some 300 nautical miles away …

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Is Mubarak fleeing to Greece?

As protests continue all over Egypt, noone doubts that Hosni Mubarak will not manage to keep warm his gold-smideen throne until next September. Several scenarios about Mubarak’s future shelter – no bunker by all means – have  been circulating  since a couple of weeks, the latest claiming an exile in  Greece. A country …

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Greek PM cancels visit to Egypt

Greece’s Prime Minister George Papandreou cancelled his visit to Egypt set for today Sunday. A statement from PM’s office said that Papandreou postponed his planned visit because of  the latest  developments in Egypt.  Yesterday Saturday the son of Hosni Mubarak, Gamal,  resigned from the leadership of Egypt’s ruling party. Egypt tv …

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Clinton in Athens to bless Greek-Israeli energy cooperation

 Although not officially announced yet, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is due to visit Athens next month, most likely on February 6 or 8, 2011.  Clinton will hold talks not only with her Greek counterpart Dimitris Droutsas but – and not differently excepted -with Prime Minister George Papandreou. …

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Erdogan: Greek-Turkish Reciprocal Steps; Firm on avoiding Netanyahu

The importance of reciprocal steps between Greece and Turkey was  stressed  by Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan only days before visiting Athens to attend the Summit on Climate Change. At the same time he appeared firm on not meeting Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Speaking to Alexis Papachelas from SKAI TV,  Tayyip …

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USA: Peace Solutions for East Mediterranean Sea?

A solution here (Palestinians-Israel) and a solution there (Cyprus) … Washington seems determined to  settle disputes and conflicts and bring  political stability in Eastern Mediterranean Sea.  US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton is pressing for a Cyprus deal , writes Kathimerini newspaper. Clinton is sending a message to a conference …

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Rapproachment with Israel in Coordination with Arab World, says Greek Minister

Greek-Israeli rapprochement is not in conflict with the Arab world ,  said Alternate Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas in an interview to radio station Flash 96. In a move to reassure that good relations with the Arab world will not get any harm and the country is not changing course, Greece said that …

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Papandreou – Netanyahu: The Perfect Astrological Match

They look so damn good together… It must be the “chemistry”!  Black polo t-shirt, hair shimmering white in the sun. The perfect match: Greek PM Giorgos Papandreou and Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu . Athletic and sun tanned,  Socialist leader Papandreou and  forgot-my-gym-at-home and milky-white, Far-right leader Netanyahu seem to perfectly complement each …

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Greece: Everybody Angry at Netanyahu’s Visit

It seems everybody in Athens is angry about the visit of  Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Left parties and activistsare angry because they oppose “Israel’s oppression and embargo to occupied Territories”. Journalistsare angry because they don’t get information whether Greek PM will accompany Netanyahu to his short holidays on the island of Poros …

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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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Historical Orphanage to return to Ecumenical Patriachate

   Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan highlighted the further boosting of Greek-Turkish relations in talks he held with Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou in Istanbul on Wednesday, on the sidelines of a SouthEast European Cooperation Process (SEECP) summit.    Erdogan mentioned the importance of the implementation of the agreements signed during …

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Greek activists arrived in Athens – also 3 French, 1 American

At 3:10 in the morning the C-130 carrying 31 Greeks, 3 French and one American citizen  landed at Elefsina military airport, near Athens. More than 100 relatives and supporters cheered them and shouted Pro-Palaistinean slogans. Alternate FM D. Droutsas  and two lawmakers  were alo at the airport to meet the …

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Flotilla activists: 3 Greek Journalists Detained

  Maria Psara – Μαρία Ψαρά: Ethnos newspaper Aris Xatzistefanou – Αρης Χατζηστεφάνου: Sky TV Karetina Kitidi – Κατερίνα Κιτίδη: TVXS on board of the Gaza Flotilla, covering the Gaza Aid, have been detained and are currently held in Beer sheva prison. They will be deported from Israel.  

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Anti-Israeli Protest in Athens

  Some 2.500 protesters gathered outside the Israeli Embassy in Athens. The demonstration ended in clashes between protesters and police. Protesters threw water bottles and cups full of coffee, stones and wooden sticks to the policemen, who answered with tear gas.

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latest news from state NET TV correpsondent Panos Xaritos According to information from Israeli Foreign Ministry – there are no Greeks among the dead or injured – Captain of Sfendoni is not reported as injured – 14 Greeks are to be deported from Israel – There is a group of …

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Kaan: Youngest Gaza Activist on Board of Mavi Marmara

Kaan Cetin is one year old. Kaan is on board of  Mavi Marmara together with his mother. His  father Ekrem is officer at Mavi Marmara  stormed by  Israeli army. there are no news about their fate…. DHA-story in Milliyet  & Hurriyet newspapers http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/gundem/14891959.asp?gid=373 http://www.milliyet.com.tr/geminin-en-kucuk-yolcusuna-ne-oldu-/turkiye/sondakika/31.05.2010/1244834/default.htm

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