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Jul
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Athens: Fugitive terrorist captured; 4 injuries, among them 2 tourists

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Fugitive Nikos Maziotis, a prominent member of “Revolutionary Struggle”, was captured on Wednesday morning in downtown Athens, Greek media report. In clashes with police in one of Athens most crowded shopping streets, Maziotis, one policeman and one Australian tourist were injured. Media incl state television report also of a ‘second […]





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16
Jul

Patient who accused surgeon for bribe dies after delayed heart operation; prosecutor investigates

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An in-depth investigation has been launched into the death of a public hospital patient who accused a heart surgeon of demanding bride for a life-saving surgery.  The 67-year-old man died on Monday after an open heart surgery performed by another surgeon. However the quadruple bypass was apparently much too late […]





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14
Jul

UPD The Crocodile won’t bite; Croco-Dundees in Crete; see Poll results

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UPD July 29/2014: Despite all efforts and all the crocodile dundees who rushed to Crete, famous crocodile “Sifis” hasn’t bite so far…. The crocodile won’t bite. The slaughtered chicken in the traps got rotten and started to stink. “Sifis”, the crocodile of Crete, turns to be a clever cat, after […]





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14
Jul

Merkel was watching WorldCupFinal as Greeks were submitting their tax declarations

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Sunday night in Europe. Football fans around the globe rave and roar for the World Cup Final in Marakana stadium between Germany and Argentina.  Present at the VIP seats is also German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a devoted football fan, who jetted across the universe to support the National Football Team. […]





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14
Jul
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Ambulance worker received full salary for 5 years but never appeared to work

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For five whole years an employee at the ambulance service EKAV has been receiving his monthly salary month in, month out. However, he never bothered to appear at the service and do his duty. How could he? The man was very busy: he was working at the cafeteria of his […]





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14
Jul
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Tilos: dramatic migrants’ rescue amid sea waves (videos)

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A bunch of people are struggling between the sea and the rocks. Men, women, children and elderly are trying to reach a small boat moving like a nut shell between the waves. The people are undocumented migrants who have entered Greece illegally. 43 men, women, children and elderly, who left […]





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11
Jul

Shops open on Sunday? Retail workers on 24h-strike, July 13/2014

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I am afraid you will not be able to go shopping next Sunday, July 13th 2014, as retail workers will launch a 24-hour strike. Retail workers will strike in order to protest the opening of shops on 52 Sundays per year in 10 selective cities. Strong reactions come also from […]





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11
Jul
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KTG website was down…

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Yes, we had a problem. KTG-blog site was down…. Things happen. Sorry for the inconvenience.





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8
Jul
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Shops to open 52 Sundays per year in selected Greek cities

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The cities and areas where shops will be open 52 Sundays of the year have been published at the Greek Official Gazette. Among the cites and areas are the historical center of  Athens and Thessaloniki,  Chalkidiki, Rhodes, Kos, Syros, Mykonos and Santorini but also Pikermi and Rafina in Attica Prefecture. […]





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8
Jul
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Operation “Get Sifis”, the mysterious Crocodile of Crete (videos)

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His name is Sifis – a popular name for Cretan males. His is alleged to 180 cm long, even though nobody has come close to the mysterious crocodile wandering and swimming around in the lake of Potami Dam on the Amari plain in the prefecture of Rethymnon in the resort […]





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8
Jul
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Cape Ray: Neutralization of Syria’s Chemicals started off Crete

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U.S. container ship Cape Ray began the neutralization of  Syria’s chemical weapon on Monday, the Pentagon confirmed. US military and civilian specialist form the Edgewood Chemical & Biological Center are processing about 600 metric tonnes of HD sulfur mustard gas and DF, a precursor for nerve gas sarin. The chemicals […]





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7
Jul
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PPC- unionists strike is over. Now, really…

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Now, really. The unionists of Public Power Company decided to end their strike after an Athens court ruled the strike was “illegal” and the Greek government was about to or it did indeed issued ‘civil mobilization order’.  To tell you the truth I didn’t really care much to read in […]





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5
Jul
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Gov’t issues “civil mobilization orders” to PPC-strikers”

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In a decision published at 11 p.m. Friday, the Athens First Instance Court ruled that the strike of unionists at Public Power Company (PPC/DEH) was “illegal”. Immediately the government moved to issue “civil mobilization” order to strikers as it was clear that they would continue their strike despite the court […]





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4
Jul
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Power Cuts Schedule: Only Crete 8-10pm, July 4/2014 – Details

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The National Distribution of Electricity in Greece (DEDHE) will proceed to power cuts in order to save consumption only in the four prefectures of the island of Crete. The power cuts will take place between 8 pm and 10 pm on Friday, July 4th 2014 and they will last less […]





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4
Jul
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Some blessed Greeks receive up to 10 different pensions

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Do you know that there are people who receive retirement money from up to 10 different pension funds? According to data reported by the Greek Minister of Labor, Social Security and Welfare, Yiannis Vroutsis, there are a total of 174 retirees managing to collect more than 4,000 euro per month […]





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4
Jul

The Greek “invisible” wroker and employee

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A new term appeared in our Modern Greek language of our Modern Greek crisis-hit country: the ‘invisible employee’. Who is the invisible employee who emerged from the Greek crisis and the skyrocketing unemployment? Oh, it is the employee who has  a job but is not being registered in social security […]





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3
Jul

Corfu airport: Pictures of shame as no cleaning personnel

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This is the airport of the beautiful island of Corfu: hundreds of empty water and beverage bottles are laying nicely on the floor or are carefully arranged around garbage boxes by passengers ready to take off.  The pictures of shame have been uploaded on internet by Giorgos Tseremis, the president […]





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3
Jul
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PPC rolling strikes: Power cuts schedule announced; islands exempted, for far

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Power cuts are expected it various areas of Greece and at various times as unionists of Public Power Company (DEH) launched their strike and switched off  13 electricity producing units. According to DEH and DEDHE (Power Distribution System) there will be power cuts of “maximum one hour” during  daytime in […]





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1
Jul

The God of Greeks must be joking: income €14K, tax €6.5K

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Somebody must be making really bad jokes at the cost of Greeks. The tax returns this year trigger uncontrolled laughter outbreaks especially to self-employed who for the first time are been taxed with 26% from the first euro they get in their hand and in addition they have to pay […]





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1
Jul
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Gov’t threatens PPC-unionists with ‘mobilization’ should they cause “black out”

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Greek government is determined to prohibit black outs as the unionist of Greek Public Power Company  threaten to turn off the electricity, if the government proceeds with the sale of 30% of PPC to private investors. The unionists claim that the sale of so-called “little DEH” will alternate the ‘public […]





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