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Martis: The red and white bracelet to welcome spring

Childhood memories revived when I watched short live stream from Serres in Northern Greece this morning. Children in traditional dresses with a red pom pom on white headscarf were singing the Spring Carols. On their wrists all children wore Martis, the bracelet made of red and white string. The name …

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“Help A Dane”: Denmark appeals to Greeks to save tourists

“Esteemed citizens of Greece. Denmark needs your help.” In quite acceptable Greek, presenter Danish Mikael Bertelsen explains the reasons why Greeks should help Danish tourists whenever they see them around. The campaign appeals to the kindness of  foreigners to save Danes. “We love Greece, but there is a problem” Bertelsen …

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Greek among the injured in Russian ambassador’s assassination in Ankara

Turkish interior minister announced that a Greek was among the injured during the assassination shooting targeting Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov in Ankara  Monday afternoon. Anastasios Zimpirikakis was among the people attending the inauguration of the art exhibition, where Karlov was killed by a Turkish policeman. Zimpirikakis was slightly injured, his …

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University of Chicago seeks to decipher margin notes in Homer’s “Odyssey”

Are you good in deciphering …handwritten notes? University of Chicago wants to solve the mystery of handwritten notes in an 1504 edition of Homer’s “Odyssey”.  An unidentified  donor offers 1,000$ to anyone who can decipher the handwritten notes that are allegedly in French. Option is not excluded that the notes …

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Skouries: Eldorado Gold announces delay in Greek and Romanian projects

Slowly and gradually it looks as if Canadian Eldorado Gold steps backs and reconsiders its plans of gold mining in Greece and Romania. Official justification is the sliding prices of gold.I don’t how if there were protesters in Romanian project, but things are expected to calm down in Halkidiki peninsula …

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Horse DNA found in Greek “farmhouse” sausages

Greek Food Control Authority (EFET) found horse DNA in sausages. The specific product with the name “farmhouse sausage” had the commercial name “Nostima” (delicious). The sausages have been produced-packed by a company in Northeastern Greece. near Alexandroupolis. The sausages were bearing production date 23. Feb 2013 and expire date 25. Mar …

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