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Crete: US military buildup in Souda Bay

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A US military buildup is taking place at the Souda Bay on the Greek island of Crete as Muammar Gaddafi keeps bombing his own people and there is no sign of a peaceful solution. US Navy amphibious assault ships USS Kearsarge and USS Ponce are expected to arrive at Souda […]





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4
Mar
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What a Freaking Day! A Monkey on my TV screen…

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It’s is prime time news in private Mega channel with live links, reports, updates and comments about the two murdered policemen. The journalist reports live from the spot where the officers were killed and talks about the fingersprints the perpetrators left on the stolen car. Suddenly a woman jumps in front of the camera […]





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3
Mar
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Poll: 8 out of 10 Greeks ‘pessimist’ about the Economy

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Eight out of ten Greeks declare, they are “pessimist” as far as the course of economy in general and their own economic situation in particular. In a poll conducted by the Athens Chamber of Commerce & Industry with the title “Economy Barometer” 1,000 Greeks through out the country were asked between […]





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3
Mar
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Greeks protest outside ex Prime Minister’s Residence (video)

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Some hundreds people gather Thursday afternoon in Athens downtown to protest outside the  residence of former prime minister Costas Simitis. Anagnostopoulou street in noble district of Kolonaki  was clogged by masses of old and young who shouted their frustration about the austerity measures. Lifting umbrellas and walking sticks they shouted slogan like […]





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3
Mar

(Upd) Horses starving in Hell Farm on Crete

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UPDATES: there are some unofficial updates on the horses. Apparently 7 of them, those in worst condition,  are in a safe environment now and their health conditions is being monitoring by rescue vets. Hopefully there will be some official reporting on the issue soon – Thanks for your interest on […]





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3
Mar

Serious Equipment Shortages in Greek Police

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The tragic killing of two policemen by criminals disclosed a series of equipment shortcomings and lack in funding for the DIAS patrol units on motorcycles. Hellenic Police (EL.AS) pinned the Finance Ministry for poor funding as in a statement revealed that 352 motorcycles are in disuse and that there are deficiencies even in […]





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3
Mar
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Prof. Rogoff: Greece Debt Restructure Inescapable

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I have been trying for quite some time to find out why I smoke more in the morning than the rest of the day. Now, I think, I know. Because of the crap and self-repeating news I read in the morning… In fact, I’m fed up with the pressure some […]





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3
Mar
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What’s Up in Greece on March 3?

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Quite some things are up in Greece today of major or minor interest and meaning. First of all, the two young policemen murdered on Tuesday night will be buried. Hundredts of people keep on visiting the heinous crime scene and leave a flower, a candle or a condolence message. There is no trace of […]





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2
Mar
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US Ass. Sec. Gordon denied military operation against Libya pending – US Fleet piles up

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 US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Philip Gorden denied that a military operation against Libya was pending. Gordon, currently in Greece, noted that extra US naval assets were ordered to the Mediterranean Sea in order to deal whatever contingencies arise.  “We’re simply preparing for what may be […]





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2
Mar

Is Animal Abuse in Greece becoming a Felony? Minister in charge opens the door for severe punishment

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Will the punishment of animal abusers in Greece be more severe? Will animal abuse finally be a felony? I hardly believed my eyes reading the following news item in Proto Thema. Greek Ministry of Rural Development and Food examines in detail the possibility of tougher penalties for cruelty and abuse against animals […]





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2
Mar
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My Prefect Greek Cheese-Spinach Pies for Lazy!

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I think it’s high time to post a food recipe – some blog visitor has even complained that “he will have to eat my Christmas stuff until Eastern” if I don’t add new recipes…. I think his complain reached me four weeks ago lol. On the occasion of possible Carnival […]





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2
Mar
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A Purrrfect Patriot: Cat stands upright for Greek National Anthem (video)

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A male cat, soaked with ultimate patriotic spirit, stands upright to his back legs and stays still upon listening to the Greek National Anthem! I even suspected that at a point, he tried to salute military in order to display outmost respect. If that’s not Purrrrrfect…. Video uploaded in YouTube by stratios1   OK, that’s […]





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2
Mar
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Standard & Poor’s threatens Greece with downgrade – again!

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 Economic Kassandra’s have started again to threaten Greece with possible credit downgrades, as a means of putting pressure and influence on European policymakers. Standard & Poor΄s Ratings Services said it keeps Greece and Portugal on watch for possible credit downgrades, underscoring the continuing difficulties facing fiscally strapped governments in the […]





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2
Mar
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Olli Rehn: Greece’s bailout terms may change

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Bailout terms for Greece may be adjusted, should Ireland re-negotiate its own bailout terms, Amadeu Altafaj, spokesman of EU Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Olli Rehn said yesterday. “The pricing of the aid is open. Any way we can reinforce Ireland’s fiscal sustainability makes sense. This goes for Greece […]





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