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13
Jan

Athens: Patient dies awaiting in vain for a bed at Intensive Care Unit

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A patient died in an Athens hospital while awaiting in vain to be transferred to a bed at the intensive care unit. The Athens Medical Doctors Association (ISA) revealed this tragic incident and sharply criticized the shortages at the public hospitals that cost human lives. According to the ISA statement, […]





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13
Jan

David Bowie went … Greek in NYC in order to ‘disguise’ himself in public transport means

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We all mourn for the Great Starman who fell on earth and flew back to heaven … suddenly and unexpected, two days after his 69th birthday. David Bowie: singer, songwriter, musician, actor and painter – a legend. Everything has been said and written since January 10th when his death became known. […]





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13
Jan

Athens: Fire tragedy reveals 3 middle-aged people have been living without electricity for a shamefully long time

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One man lost his life and two people suffered burn injuries when a fire broke out this morning in an apartment in Zografou, a middle-class suburb of central Athens. The fire brigades rushed to the apartment-building managed to rescue a man, 57, and a woman 43, but were unable to […]





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12
Jan

Cancer-patient fined with €10K for selling without license private items to pay lab tests

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It’s not a melodrama for the sake of it. It is a real Greek story in times of real Greek austerity, of collapsed lives, of damaged health and broken dreams. A 65-year-old cancer-patient was dragged to two police stations and was fined with 10,000 euro for selling on the street […]





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12
Jan
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Eldorado Gold amends investment in Greece or Just Games for a Handful of Gold?

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It has been an affair of love and hate: Protagonists are: an investor –  Canadian gold-miner Eldorado Gold -, three Greek governments and the locals in Skouries divided over whether to allow gold-mining or not. Lots of tears were shed and lots of anger occurred in the last three years […]





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9
Jan

Conspiracy theories: Hitler faked his death and escaped via Greece

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A team of former CIA investigators uncover secret FBI files to ‘reveal’ exactly what happened to Adolf Hitler. Using a collection of never-before-seen documents, the team claim to have proof Hitler did not kill himself in his underground bunker at the end of the Second World War. Instead, the investigators […]





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8
Jan

Lesvos: Refugees & Volunteers turn Life-Jackets into original Bags

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Hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants stranded on the Greek island of Lesvos in 2015 and left behind mountains of life-jackets. The orange life-savers have been abandoned at the beaches or waste dumps, dissolving extremely slowly and polluting the environment. But the volunteers operating on Lesvos had a brilliant […]





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8
Jan
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Varoufakis: Capital controls introduced Two Parallel Currencies in Greece

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Former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis reveals that the capital controls imposed in June 2015 in fact created two parallel currencies in Greec, the bank euros imprisoned in the lational banking system and the currency euros in form of banknotes and coins. “Once euro deposits are imprisoned within a national banking […]





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8
Jan

Unionists of Communist Party clash with police in Athens (video)

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Members PAME, the union of Greek Communist party KKE clashed with police on Friday morning as they attempted to come close to the office of the Prime Minister. Police fired tear gas and stun grenades after protesters broke the police cordon. But protesters were not discouraged and ended up delivering […]





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8
Jan

Hungary’s Orban in “fence” delirium draws a new EU map

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The European Union should establish a new frontier on the northern border of Greece, because an agreement with Turkey will not be enough to stop hundreds of thousands of migrants from coming to Europe, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday. Orban said Germany, which welcomed a million migrants […]





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8
Jan
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Ugly incident: Aegean Airlines removes 2 Israeli Arabs from plane bowing to passengers’ demands

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Israeli passengers on a Aegean Airlines flight from Greece to Israel forced the cabin crew to remove two Israeli Arabs from the flight before allowing it to take off. The incident occurred at Athens airport on Monday night, when some 70 Jewish Israeli passengers decided that the two Israeli Arab […]





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7
Jan

EU’s Dutch Presidency wants to split the bill without paying its own share on Refugees

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It seems to be a decided issue: Refugees and migrants will be trapped in Greece. The new Dutch European Union Presidency vowed a tough line on refugees which translates into keeping refugees and migrants out of the central and north Europe. Prime Minister Mark Rutte said that the numbers of […]





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7
Jan
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Grande Dame of Greek Theater, Anna Synodinou, passes away at age of 88

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One of the most emblematic personalities of the Greek theater, actress Anna Synodinou passed away at the age of 88 after a long disease. Anna Synodinou who served also as member of the Greek Parliament was born in the town of Loutraki on November 21st 1927. An actress with a […]





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6
Jan

Holy Cross! Greece’s political leadership boycotts Epiphany celebrations in Piraeus

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Celebrations at Epiphany were different this year. In fact, they were unprecedented! The highest political leadership, the president and the Prime Minister, had practically decided to boycott the celebrations at the port of Piraeus and mark its its excellency presence another church in Athens. President Pavlopoulos, PM Tsipras, Athens Mayor […]





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4
Jan

Inequalities in private & public sector: There is something wrong in Greece’s pension system

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There is certainly something wrong in the Greek pension system as it divides the people in two social classes: the class of civil servants and the class of private sector workers. There is a lot of talk and scenarios about the future plans of the pensions reform as they are […]





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4
Jan

2016 – The Year of New Greek Tax Hikes

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I suppose, the majority of Greeks spent the 3-days break with their television set off. That’s why, they are still alive on Monday, January the 4th. Had they turned their TVs son, they would had for sure suffered brain strokes, heart collapses and breath halting due to the tsunami of […]





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1
Jan

PM Tsipras: 2016 will mark the recovery and reconstruction of Greece

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First time a Left-wing Government, long negotiations that ended in a third Loan Agreement, the Refugee Crisis and Taxes: these were the highlights for Greece in 2015. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras described the year that was as “the year of struggle and solidarity, when Greeks raised their heads and claimed […]





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31
Dec

Happy New Year to all KTG-readers

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Happy New Year 2016 – Think Positive then 2,016 Things can only get Better!





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30
Dec
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Portuguese and Syrian volunteers in Athens to help refugees

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Portuguese and Syrian volunteers are currently in Athens offering a helping hand to refugees and migrants trapped in the ice-cold Greek capital. The six volunteers flew from Lisbon to Athens right after Christmas and landed in an ice-cold city with hundreds of people sleeping outdoors. The article was submitted by […]





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30
Dec

Scandal in Greek Parliament: retired MPs to get €100K retroactive since 2008

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Yes. Yes. Yes. Our esteemed ‘servants of the public interest’. Our lawmakers, who first of all think about themselves and their own interests. The retired MPs want back – retrospective – thousands of euro. The sad thing is that the government complies with these demands and accepts the decisions of […]





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