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16
Jan

Sea tragedy with immigrants off Corfu island – 22 missing

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A tragedy occurred off 30 miles off the Greek island of Corfu in western Greece, when a boat carrying illegal immigrants sank. 241 people were rescued but 22 are missing in the cold waters of the Ionian Sea.   Quoting Greek coastguards, media report that the wooden boat  (beating the nice Turkish name ) “Hasan […]





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16
Jan
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OMG! So many public polls published today…

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I have been attacked by public polls this morning. How dull… Translating Public polls is an issue I feel it’s quite boring to post about. However, I feel morally obliged to do so.  Unless people e-mail me that they have no interest and spare me the work… There are several polls […]





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15
Jan
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Greek Police: Arrested German Not ex-RAF-member’s daughter

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Yesterday drums were beating for the big catch, today the cross-check prevailed.  Marie Fee Meyer  is not the daughter of ex RAF-member Barbara Meyer. “It was a mistake” police sources let the public know through private television Mega during prime time news. Marie Fee Meyer, 27,  was arrested Friday afternoon on suspicion of […]





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15
Jan
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(Upd) Athens:New Round of Public Transport Strikes, Jan 17-20

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What if public transport unionists have entered the dialogue with the Transport Ministry? They remain stuck to their decisions to proceed to work stoppages next week. Buses, Trolley and Tram will not operate January 17, 19 and 20, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. Urban Train-HSAP workers will not […]





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15
Jan

Greek Police reveals Name & Picture of arrested German, suspected of terrorism

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Greek Police gave the name and the picture of the German woman arrested Friday on terror suspicions. The woman is identified as Marie Fee Meyer and is 27 years old. Meyer has been living in Perissos suburb of West Athens for the last seven months after having moved from Thessaloniki. […]





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15
Jan
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Grand Opening for Greek Winter Sales, Jan 15-Feb 28

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Grand opening for Winter Sales start today all over  Greece. This year’s Winter Sales start on January 15, two weeks earlier than normally, and will last until February 28,2011. Price discounts are expected to reach even 80%. This year’s Winter Sales start two weeks earlier than in previous years. Merchants see a […]





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15
Jan
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Lost your bike in Athens? Check the Municipality Site!

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Lost your bike in Athens, Greece? That’s a smart service by the Athens Municipality !  You can visit cityofathens.gr  website and check the pictures. Is your bike among those abandoned or confiscated? All you need are some documents and there you go! You can take it back! You will need […]





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14
Jan
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Ops! It’s Friday!

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I have nothing to say … except… enjoy a great weekend!    And watch below a nice song  with Lily Allen “Friday Night”





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14
Jan
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Greek Study: Illegal immigrants at 470,000

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Suddenly everybody in Greece has started to tangle the issue of illegal immigrants. I believe that this is due to several reasons: It’s a bit the racists’ attacks in certain Athens areas, a bit the fence that is to be built at with border with Turkey, a bit the news […]





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14
Jan
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Fitch cut Greece’s rate into Junk – Greek FinMin reaction

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Ratings agency Fitch cut Greece’s credit rating to junk on Friday, highlighting persisting doubts over the country’s ability to pull itself out of a severe debt crisis that has shaken the euro zone, Reuters reported. The rating agency cut Greece’s rating to BB+ from BBB- and kept it under negative […]





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14
Jan
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(Upd) Is the German arrested in Athens daughter of ex RAF member?

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Is the arrested German woman  daughter of a former alleged member of the Red Army Fraction (RAF), the “urban guerrilla” terrorist group engaged in several armed operations during the 1970’s and the 1990’s? Greek media report likewise and give the name of the arrested German woman and that of her mother, who apparently […]





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14
Jan
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Pharmacies in Piraeus will remain closed Jan 17-18

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Pharmacists’ Association in Piraeus have decided to go on a 48 h strike next week. Pharmacies at the area Greece’ largest port will remain closed upcoming Monday and Tuesday, January 17 – 18, 2011. The decision came after a meeting with Greek Health Minister, Andreas Loverdos. Pharmacists oppose the new […]





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14
Jan
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Greek Police arrests German woman on terrorism suspricion

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Greek anti-terror police detained a German woman in the frame of  investigations against a domestic terror group. The 27 years old woman is a suspect of  involvement in the terrorist organization “Conspiracy of Cells of Fire” Police Counter-Terrorism Department announced. Greek media reported quoting police sources, that the German woman was […]





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14
Jan
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The Revenge of the Prey: Fox shoots Hunter!

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Huh! That can happen as well! A fox shot her hunter with his rifle! A hunter shot a fox from a distance and approached the wounded animal to kill it with the butt of his gun. However, the  little fella fiercely resisted, fought for life and …miracolo! miracolo! …pulled the rifle […]





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14
Jan
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Greek Police detained 4 terror suspects

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Greek anti-terror police detained four youths suspected of having links with a domestic terrorist group. Thursday’s  detentions  followed raids in several apartments in Vyronas, Patisia and Tavros suburbs of Athens and in Thessaloniki.  Police said that the four suspects were believed to be involved in the terrorist group “Conspiracy of Cells […]





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14
Jan
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Arta: Immigrants ate Cat that had eaten a poisoned rat…

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This is the “Disgusting News of the Day”! Illegal immigrants ate a cat that had eaten a rat that was apparently killed by rat poison. The incident occurred in the city of Arta (West Greece) and  came out when the immigrants got sick and went to a local hospital.  The incidents […]





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14
Jan
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Greek officials: Unlikely to return to markets in 2011

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 This post could fairly bear the title: “the Dumb News of the Day”. Hardly we heard some kind of reassuring news about the course of  Greek economic developments  by Olli Rehn   and 10-year bond spreads fell sharply, genius Greek officials come out spoiling the fun in the known way of  […]





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14
Jan
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The Good News of the Day: No Public Transport Strike

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After days of unbelievable severe testing for motorists and passengers and traffic chaos on the streets of Athens, things are normal today and thus for a simple reason: There is no Public Transport Strike!  However, unionists are holding meetings to decide on how to proceed further and some public transport unions have […]





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13
Jan
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Hillary Clinton to visit Athens?

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The intention of US  Secretary of State to pay an official visit to Athens  was expressed by US embassy officials to Greek diplomats, according to Greek weekly Proto Thema online, quoting anonymous sources. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s wish had been to visit Athens in upcoming February. The web site noted that the request has […]





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13
Jan
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EU’s Rehn rules out Greek debt restructuring

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EU’s top Monetary Commissioner Olli Rehn ruled out debt restructuring for Greece saying it would have serious negative consequences and revealed that the EU plans to increase the EFSF bonds bailout fund. European Union Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn said: “Restructuring of Greek debt, or of debt of any other […]





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