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Jan

Two toddlers, one baby found abandoned on a street of Patras

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An unbelievable story that caused sensation across Greece! Two toddlers and one baby have been found abandoned in a central road of Patras north-western Peloponnese. A citizen walking in the area found the three girls roaming around without the company of an adult. The older child was holding the baby […]





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18
Jan
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Greek-American sues Trump for defamation. FEMEN protester does it better

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A former Apprentice contestant who accuses US President-elect Donald Trump of sexual assault has filed a defamation lawsuit against him. Summer Zervos, who alleges Mr Trump forced himself on her in 2007, said he lied to the nation about his behaviour. The lawsuit, which Ms Zervos announced at a news […]





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18
Jan

Schaeuble loyal to Greece’s drama, prepares new bailout without the IMF

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German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaebule is preparing the continuation of the Greek aid even without the participation of the International Monetary Fund. According to German daily BILD, the gap resulting from the absence of the IMF should be filled by the European Stability Mechanism. Unnamed sources told Bild, that the […]





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18
Jan

Populist Antonio Tajani (Italy) is the new President of the European Parliament

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Conservative Italian MEP Antonio Tajani was elected the 29th president of the European Parliament on Tuesday night. He replaces German Socialist Martin Schulz after he beat countryman Gianni Pittella, also a Socialist. Tajani of the European People’s Party, won 351 votes in a fourth and final round of voting. Gianni Pittella, […]





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17
Jan

Golden Dawn raids elementary school, harasses teachers, parents

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A group of around twenty members of right-wing extremist Golden Dawn led by MP Yiannis Lagos raided an elementary school in Perama on Tuesday morning and bullied teachers and parents in an attempt to stop refugee children attending classes. The mob forced its way to 1. Elementary School Neo Iconio […]





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17
Jan

Shortage of oncology drugs and IC units in Greece’s public hospitals

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Shortcomings in public hospitals postpone scheduled treatments that are life saving for several groups of patients like those suffering from cancer. According to a statement issued by the Athens Medical Association (ISA),  medical staff and patients at Laiko Hospital in Athens informed the ISA of the frequent  shortage of oncology […]





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17
Jan

Greece favors IMF withdrawal from bailout, Govt spokesman says

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Greece’s left-led government says it would welcome a decision by the International Monetary Fund to pull out of the country’s bailout program, which is bogged down in disagreements on further spending cuts. Government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos is blaming the Washington-based fund for “pointless delays” in the negotiations. Athens hopes a […]





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17
Jan

Greece’s wild beauties: Wild, wild horses in the snow (video)

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Wild, wild horses can’t drag me away… Wild, wild horses in the snow up in the mountains of Epirus in North-Western Greece. Wild horses enjoy the snow in the rough beauty of Mpaltenezi (Baltenezi) mountains, commonly known as Thesprotian Mountains (1274m.)  in the prefecture of Preveza. The horses graze, play […]





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17
Jan

Greece’s banks to radically modernize ATMS

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ATMs in Greece are to be radically modernized and offer a series of transactions possibilities that are currently being offered only at the bank counter. The country’s banks plan to replace the ATMs inside and outside the bank branches with a new generation of automated teller machines offering multiple transactions […]





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17
Jan

CoS rules opening shops on Sundays is against the constitution

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Greece’s Council of State ruled that opening shops on Sundays was against the constitution and the right of workers to relax and families to bond. The Assembly of the Council of State ruled about the decision of 7. July 2014 issued by the Ministry of Development to have shops open […]





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17
Jan

Europeans sent more than 4,000 requests to have refugees back to Greece

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European countries deliberately delaying the program of refugees’ relocation, while at the same time want to send more than 4,000 asylum seekers back to Greece. According to Director of Greece’s Asylum Service, Maria Stavropoulou, there are currently 4,415 requests from European countries (mainly Hungary) that want to return refugees back […]





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16
Jan

Chaos, yelling, threats as 4,000 Greeks flock to Mt Parnassus for skiing (video)

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More than six thousand Greeks went to ski center of Mount Parnassus to celebrate the “International Snow Day”. OK, they did not go there due to the ISD but merely to enjoy skiing on a relaxed Sunday. However, the “festivities” ended up in chaos, brawl, swearing, yelling and threats. While […]





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16
Jan

Schaeuble warns Greece on what happens if IMF leaves.

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Another warning by the man who never smiles. Another warning to Greece by the man who has nothing better to do than add 0.00002 + 0.00001/2 and double check to verify and confirm the result. Another warning by the bitter man who warns others but himself remains bitterly relaxed. Schäuble […]





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16
Jan
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For the first time, Greece accepts utility, phone bills for tax discount

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The Finance Ministry issued a list detailing the types of electronic spending – credit and debit cards, e-banking and money forwarding – that will count toward the income tax discount granted to most taxpayers as of this year. Just a handful of expenses are excluded, meaning that the threshold will […]





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16
Jan
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Defense Minister surprisingly replaces Chiefs of Army, Navy, Air Forces

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In a surprise move the highest council KYSEA conveyed to change the chiefs of Greece’s Armed Forces on Monday morning. The head of Land Forces, Navy and Air Force were sent to retirement and new generals were appointed. Media describe the decision as “hasty” and puzzle over the reasons for […]





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16
Jan
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“Victor” strikes Zakynthos with unprecedented hail fall (pictures)

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Low Ariadne left, Victor came. And stroke mainly the West of Greece with snow, hale and rain. The new wave of bad weather is in full development and affected many parts of the country. An unprecedented hail fall hit the Ionian island of Zakynthos on Monday morning. According to reports […]





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16
Jan
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Greece’s FM Kotzias shoots down Politico’s report blaming him for breakup of Cyprus talks

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Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias sharply criticized foreign and Greek press reports on Sunday which blamed him for the breakup in Cyprus talks in Geneva saying that the Turkish side had interrupted the talks unexpectedly. Asked by the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) about reports published in the news website Politico, he […]





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15
Jan

Thessaloniki Mayor Boutaris: “I am ashamed to be Greek”

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The Mayor of Thessaloniki Yannis Boutaris triggered uproar on Sunday when he publicly said that he is ashamed to be Greek. “I am ashamed that I am Greek because when I go abroad I am treated as if I were a leper,” Boutaris said at a meeting organized by former […]





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15
Jan

How to bring flowers and plants through the winter, avoid “sudden frost death”

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I was so saddened the other day to see the plants of a friend who lives in Northern Greece to have died the sudden frost death after a bad weather front with polar air masses tortured the country for a week. “After all these years my flowers did not survived,” […]





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15
Jan

As average earning at €400-€500, lenders, IMF want to tax also the poor

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The International Monetary Fund want the annual tax free income for employees and pensioners to fall down to just 3,500 euro from currently 8.636 euros. This is reportedly one of the IMF’s conditions in order to participate in the Greek program. According to the front page of financial news newspaper […]





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