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Military shell from WWII found in Athens beach

That was a real surprise for all those who went to Vouliagmeni beach to enjoy a sea swim on Monday morning. They had to be evacuated when a bather found a military shell from World War II and thus at the bottom of the sea very close to the beach. …

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Muslim Association of Greece receives letter with sick threats

The Muslim Association of Greece received a letter containing sick threats and insults and urging them to leave Greece by June 30th 2013. The letter was sent to the head offices of MAG and “had the stamp of a central post office in Athens,” so the Greek police in a …

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Eurovision 2013: Euro-skeptics sent clear message to Brussels

Eurovision song contest 2013 ended with Denmark and Emmelie de Forest winning this year’s festival with 281 points. Greece and KozaMostra got the 6th place, after Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Norway and Russia. The temptation is high to see a political and an economic aspect in the results: that not a single …

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Edinburgh activists demand from TEDGlobal to remove ex PM Papandreou from the speakers list

Ops! Activists of Real Democracy Now in Edinburgh are collecting signatures to hinder the appearance of former Greek prime minister George Papandreou at TEDGlobal 2013 conference scheduled for beginning of upcoming June in the Scottish capital. Sharply criticizing TED for inviting the ex Greek premier as a speaker, RDN stresses …

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If half of PM Samaras’ heart is in Greece, the other half is in China…

Greece’s prime minister Antonis Samaras is visiting China in an effort to get investment in the debt-ridden country. On Thursday, the first day of his official contacts, Samaras invited the Chinese business community to join “Greece’s success story.” On Friday Samaras reiterated his invitation to the Chinese political and business …

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EU Commission Greece’s report: end of recession in 2014 and unemployment at 21% in 2016

Recession in Greece is likely to end in 2024 but unemployment will remain above 20 percent for another three years. That would be …ehm… let me count… in 2016! Nice perceptive for the more than 1.3 million jobless. In a report published on Friday, the European Commission predicted the possibility …

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University entrance exams started – Much Ado about…

University entrance exams started on Friday morning with the participation of some 100,000 high school graduates struggling for a place in higher education. After days full of tension and protests that were not crowned with success,  the teachers’ union decided to refrain from going on strike The decision of the …

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Recession here: Greece economy shrank by 5.3% in 1Q of 2013

Greece’s economic output fell by 5.3 percent in the first quarter of 2013, compared to a year earlier, according to figures published the Hellenic Statistical Authority on Wednesday.  The Greek economy, which has been in recession since 2008, is expected to shrink by about 4.5 percent of GDP this year, …

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Crete: Dutch children clown stabs Russian boy to steal laptop and mobile phone

A hotel clown from the Netherlands, 20, stabbed a Russian boy, 12, after stealing his laptop and mobile phone, Greek media report on Wednesday. The perpetrator had left the boy wounded at the parking slot. He was arrested by the police. The boy had to be transferred to an Athens …

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