Friday , November 24 2017

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Epiphany Cross amid freezing temperatures: a test for the real brave (videos)

The Epiphany tradition of Greek Orthodox Church turned into a real test for the faithful and brave divers this year. The cold was biting, strong winds were blowing from the North. This did not hinder the faithful divers to jump into ice-cold waters, catch the Cross and receive the blessings …

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President Hollande grants the Greeks right to vote

I am so relief. Honestly. And I am so impressed by the divine generosity of a French president granting me the right to vote and decide about my own destiny.  Joining the Club of Scaremongers Society, French President Francois Hollande said Monday that “The Greeks are free to choose their …

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Icy-cold weather front with snow strikes Greece – again

Snow rain, snow, north winds and temperatures below the freezing point are the main features of the second icy-cold weather front that strikes Greece. Snow is expected in the north suburbs of Athens and a few snowflakes in  downtown. Snow rain has started already in the south of the city. …

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Merkel cheers “Grexit” hand in hand with Samaras

German Chancellor Angela Merkel took her close friend Antonis Samaras by the hand and they both cheer “Grexit!” in every swirl of their XXL-austerity waltz. According to German weekly Der Spiegel , Angela Merkel was allegedly willing to let Greece leave the eurozone  should the foolish Greek voters elect a …

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Public survey: SYRIZA 30.4%, ND 27.3%; but poll before Papandreou’s party announcement

In a public poll conducted right after the Greek government failure to elect the President and the announcement of the snap elections, main opposition left-wing SYRIZA leads with 30.4%, while Samaras’ Nea Dimokratia follows with 27.3%. However, it is important to note that the poll was conducted before former Prime …

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Greek Police arrests fugitive & convicted N17-member Christodoulos Xeros

Fugitive and convicted “17. November” member Christodoulos Xeros has been arrested by Greek police on Saturday, Greek media report in Breaking News stories.  Xeros, 56, has been on the run since exactly one year. He was  serving six consecutive life sentences plus an additional 25 years for his involvement in …

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Ex PM Papandreou launches “Movement of Democratic Socialists” and divides PASOK

Three hours before the official announcement of  his new political party  Saturday afternoon, former Prime Minister George Papandreou submitted the necessary documents to the court so that the new party will be able to participate in the elections of January 25th. The name of Greece’s new political party is reportedly …

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Norman Atlantic towed to Italy; 13 dead, number of missing still unclear

Six days after the marine tragedy of Norman Atlantic and the number of missing person still varies largely. According to Italian news network Tg5, while the prosecutor in Bari said on Friday that the missing were 90, Greeks put the number of missing at 18. “The same names are with …

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Starting slowing in the New Year…

I need to start slowly this year because 2014 ended lots of unpleasant incidents, with marine and politcial shipwrecks, with drama, agony and tears. The number of dead and missing from the fire on the Norman Atlantic still remains unclear. A group of relatives of  Greek passengers who have not …

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Norman Atlantic: Rescued driver says drivers were “allowed” to sleep in their trucks

Although it is strictly forbidden, drivers were so to say “allowed” to sleep in their trucks and lorries in the car deck of the Norman Atlantic ferry. Speaking live to private Mega TV, driver Yiannis Vlyssidis admitted that he and his wife, but also quite a number of other drivers …

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