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Jan

Floods cause destruction in Rhodes and Kos (new videos)

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Enormous is the destruction caused by the heavy rains on the islands of Rhodes and Kos. The rushing waters swept away everything in their path and turned roads into torrential rivers. They transported mud, stones, trees, garbage bins, motorbikes and cars.                                                             Rhodes   The overflown rivers on both island passed […]





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30
Jan
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Two Greek C-130 ready to evacuate Greeks from Alexandria

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As the situation in Egypt is getting more and more out of control, Greece’s Foreign Ministry has prepared a plan to evacuate Greek nationals from Alexandria, provided the city’s airport will open. Foreign Ministry has  set two Hellenic Air Force C-130 planes to be on standby in order to evacuate […]





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29
Jan
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Torrential Rains flood Rhodes and Kos Islands (video)

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Thousands of cubic metres of water fell yesterday on the island of Rhodes. The two main rivers overflew and the water masses swept away everything  on their way, including 40 cars. Greek media  report that the south-east part of the Greek island is under water. Videotaken by a Rhodes citizen […]





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29
Jan

Athens: Public Transport Strike, Jan 31

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Oh man, this news is boring…. A new public transport strike will hit the residents of Athens, next Monday, January 31, 2011. The month will conclude as it started, with thousands of private vehicles jamming the streets and hundreds of thousands of people not knowing how to move around. Next […]





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28
Jan

Athens: the Chocolate Museum will be open, Jan 29-30

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Do you love the taste and smell  of chocolate? Is your favorite film “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”? This weekend you have the opportunity to live unforgettable chocolate moments without the fear of turning into an XXL stretched boy or a giant blueberry girl;  Johny Depp and Willy  Wonka won’t be there… It it […]





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28
Jan

Greece: Twelve dead from H1N1 (Upd)

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Influenza A (H1N1) claimed the life of another person, increasing the number of victims to twelve. Greek Health Authorities announced that  30 people are currently hospitalized in intensive care units. From the beginning of 2011, a total of 61 people have been hospitalized in ICU, 12 died and 19 have […]





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28
Jan
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Greek Hackers steal emissions rights & trade them for EUR 28 million

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Greek hackers apparently made the big scoop and earned 28 million euros through emissions trading.  According to Patras portal dete.gr, the unknown hackers knacked the registration codes of Greece, Australia and the Czech Republic, stole their emissions rights and  they sold them in the European Emissions Trading market. They earned no […]





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28
Jan
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IMF Economist: Greece will need 10 years to return to growth

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 Greece needs more austerity measures and a good decade to return back to healthy growth, the International Monetary Fund predicts. “Greece, Ireland and Portugal will continue their fiscal consolidations to cut budget deficits”, International Monetary Fund said in a report on the global fiscal outlook. In a short reference to […]





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28
Jan
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Wikileaks: Background on Turkey’s EU-Accession and Pressure on Cyprus

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We finally get some background on how former Cyprus president Tassos Papadopoulos was convinced to accept Turkey as EU candidate back in 2004. It were several EU leaders who had made the deal with Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and then put pressure on Papadopoulos to accept, a Wikileaks post […]





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27
Jan
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Greek PM: No Debt Restructure; Poor Governance is the Root of the Problem

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Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou sent the message that the country is not moving towards a debt restructure. Speaking at a panel during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Papadnreou said that the country is not going to bankrupt and that the Greek government have taken all the measures to […]





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27
Jan
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Negotiations with protesting immigrants at Law School on deadlock? (video)

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Negotiations are continuing between Greek prosecutors, protesting immigrants and Greek Non Governmental Organisations, however the situation seems to be on a deadlock as there is no consensus among the immigrants. Authorities have accepted the immigrants’ conditions to move into another building, to continue their protest for three more days without police presence […]





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27
Jan
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Tension around the Law School in Athens downtown as immigrants refuse to leave the Law School

Posted by in Very Mix

Situation is tense around the Law School in Athens downtown as the Dean has requested that the “University immunity” (asylum) be lifted in order to empty the school from the 287 illegal immigrants who has settled there and launched a protest since Monday. Strong police forces have sealed off the surrounding area […]





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27
Jan

C.A.P. has a fun Rescued Animals Photo Competition! Interested?

Posted by in animals

I always wanted to introduce to you C.A.P., the Cretan Animal Protection, the animal loving and caring registered non profit animal welfare organisation, based on the Greek island of Crete. CAP was established by expats from Luxembourg, Germany and the UK.   They provide care and protections to animals, strays or […]





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27
Jan

Non-Stop Scenarios on Greek Debt Restructure in Davos

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The issue is getting out of control as  ill-favored  Prophets keep circulating  debt restructuring omens and spells amid denials not only by the EU and the IMf but also by the Greek governemnt . I just wonder, what these self-proclaimed oracles have been chewing … “laurel leaves” like in Ancient times […]





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27
Jan
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Envelope with Bullets sent to Greek Embassy in Madrid

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An envelope containing eight small–caliber bullets and a pamphlet was sent tot the Greek embassy in Madrid, Spain. The envelope was detected yesterday, Thursday, while employees were checking incoming correspondence. As the envelope looked ‘suspicious’ to embassy personnel, Spanish police was called in. The noted was written in Spanish and read […]





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27
Jan

Animal Abuse in Greece reaches alarming dimensions – Where is the state?

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Animals abuse in Greece have taken alarming dimensions and it takes more and more extreme forms of cruelty.  There is no day gone without reading about some poisoned dogs here, a couple of poisoned cats there, a brutally slaughtered wolf somewhere else, a emaciated sea turtle. The Internet pages about […]





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27
Jan

Greek Scientists disprove NASA on Alien discovery: Athens residents breathe Arsenic and they are still alive!

Posted by in environment, weather

Do you remember the Hollies’ song “All I need is the air that I breathe… and to love you” ? Reading the shocking report about the composition of  the atmospheric air in Athens, I propose you stick to love and get an oxygen mask! Then the air that we breathe day-in […]





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26
Jan
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Former Greek PM Simitis verbally attacked on the street

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Former Greek Prime Minister Costas Simitis was verbally attacked by youths in Athens downtown, earlier today. Costas Simitis was walking an an Athens street escorted by his personal guards when a group of 50 young people recognized him and started to swear and spit at him, while they moved in an angry mood […]





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26
Jan

What a Challenge! “Do Nothing For 2 Minutes”…

Posted by in Tech

Ca you imagine you do nothing for two whole minutes? I can surely do, however I have to stare at the sea…. Anyway, a website is challenging you to do nothing for two minutes while you ( or me lol)  sit in front of your computer. All you have to do is […]





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26
Jan

Welcome to Greek Gambling Paradise – Draft Bill is almost here

Posted by in Economy

That’s good news for gambling investors and bankrupt potential players. As Greek state is in desperate need of cash money, gambling will be introduced as a means to fill up state registers with merry tingling euro coins. Greek Finance Ministry is preparing a bill to open the local gambling market and […]





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