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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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17 Bullets Execute Greek Journalist and Alleged Blogger in Athens.

Sokratis Giolias, investigative journalist and alleged blogger, has been gunned down at 5:20 am this morning outside his home in Ilioupolis suburb of Athens. Thirty seven year old Sokratis Giolias died immediately after being shot  17 times by at least two gunmen. A third accomplice was waiting on the car …

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Uneployment Rate shocks Greeks

Almost 600.000 Greeks are jobless and the unemployment rate reached 11,9% according to National Statistics Office data released earlier today. The April report disclosed that 130.000 Greeks lost their source of income within one year. Unemployment rate is 11,9%  in April 2010. In comparison it was 11,6% in March 2010 …

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Greeks: Ready to Migrate at 38% – Eurobarometer Report

Thirty-eight to one hundred Greeks and 48 in a hundred EU-citizens  is ready to leave the residence and to move to another area or country,, if unemployed and facing problems finding work. These results from the Eurobarometer survey, released a couple of days ago  in Brussels, concern the geographical mobility in the …

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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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Greeks protest Animal Abuse

The news always “electrocutes”  the animal lover: it is about a dog set on fire or hanged on a tree,  about neighborhood cats being poisoned,  about pets abandoned with no food or water on a balcony, kitten and puppies thrown in the garbage container, an animal hit by car and left …

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Hollywood goes Greek Islands!

Sun, Sea and Easy Going Life…   Greek Islands have always been an attraction to Greeks and Foreigners alike. Hardly the summer has come and Hollywood stars hustle  to soak in Greek sun,  Greek sea and the notorious Greek salad. And much more than this! Hollywood stars seem willing to boost the …

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How low can you fall? Scandal in War Museum

What a scandal! The son of a conservative politician mingles with a porn actor in Athens War Museum! The actors: Makis Zagoritis: he serves his Navy military duty in War Museum, down town Athens. He is son of general secretay of main opposition party Nea Dimokratia (right), Lefteris Zagoritis Tzoulia Alexandratou: …

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Greeks Protest Harsh Pension & Labor Measures – Riots/Video

Dozens of masked youths have been clashing with police at a union protest in Athens during a general strike against the cash-strapped government’s planned pension and labor reforms. Riot police fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse troublemakers who threw chunks of marble smashed off a metro station entrance …

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Averof: How an armored cruiser becomes a ship model!

How an armored cruiser becomes a ship model…. The idea for this post came from my pal Giannis! Watching the pictures of the creation process reminded me of my brother, who used to spend endless hours on  ship modeling See the whole process of creating a ship model from a …

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The Averof-Party: Can it get Worst???

Clubbing on a Battleship? That was yesterday! Modelling on a Battleship? That’s today! Queen of Noon Time TV, Tatiana Stefanidou, managed the unmanageable! She discovered and published, of course, pictures of the  AVEROF-Party Girls, posing on the private rooms of the AVEROF Sailors! High Heels on a Sailor’s Bed? Video …

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Sudden Winter Outbreak in Greek Labor Market!

I have been complaining the whole day about the heat-wave in Athens. A heat that went even higher as Greece bet Nigeria in Mundial 2010. But now, as we head towards evening, temperature drops. Not much, but enough to let me sit on a comfort chair and enjoy my plants and flowers on …

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Leo Patitsas Apology

Oh dear ! Leo Patitsas sent a letter of apology to Ministry of National Defense, I hear (TV) and read (WEB).  In the letter , the host of AVEROF-Party apologizes in case ” we did something wrong”. Why am I writing this post? Because 1) I am fed up with …

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AVEROF-Party, Part 2: Oh dear…where is my shrink?

Mother Marigo’s counter attack! Marigo Lemos – Patitsa, mother of  Averof-party host Leo, sends critics to the shrink! There were times when I was wondering whether my independance struggle and my critical spirit are issues that I should talk about with a shrink. I haven’t done it so far… But …

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