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Greek banks get deadline to increase/decrease rates for deposits/loans

Finance Minister Christos Staikouras gave the banks 10 days to proceed “immediately and bravely” with an increase in interest rates on deposits and a reduction in interest rates on new loans. He described the 4.86% interest rate on new loans in October as “unacceptable.” Speaking to Skai TV on Saturday, …

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Earthquakes rattle Evia and the Dodecanese

Two earthquakes, moderate this time, rattled the island of Evia again on Saturday and despite the low magnitude they were felt in Greek capital Athens as well. A 3.9 R earthquake occurred at 12;35 p.m. and was followed by another tremor of 3.8 R magnitude six minutes later. Both earthquakes …

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Femicide: 24-year-old man shoots dead 19-year-old partner

With two bullets in the head, a 24-year-old man shot dead his 19-year-old partner in their home in Piraeus on Saturday. The tragedy raises the victims of femicide in the country to 15 in less than a year. After the shooting, the perpetrator called the police and reported the crime, …

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EU reaches deal for $60-per-barrel price cap on Russian oil

The European Union reached a deal Friday for a $60-per-barrel price cap on Russian oil, a key step as Western sanctions aim to reorder the global oil market to prevent price spikes and starve President Vladimir Putin of funding for his war in Ukraine. After a last-minute flurry of negotiations, …

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Greece denounces the illegal Turko-Libyan memorandum to UN

Greece has submitted a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres outlining the background of the illegal Turkish-Libyan memorandum. The Permanent Representative of Greece to the UN, Maria Theofili, underlined in the letter that “Greece maintains all its rights under international law and calls on Libya and Turkey to respect the …

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Arson attack on an Italian embassy vehicle in Athens

Unknown arsonists have set fire to a car belonging to a diplomat of the Italian Embassy in Athens in the early morning hours of Friday. The Greek Foreign Ministry condemned the attack. The vehicle was parked in the parking lot of an apartment building in Papagou suburb in the north …

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Athens mayor illuminates the Christmas Tree at Syntagma Sq (video)

Greek capital Athens officially launched the holiday season on Thursday evening, when Mayor Kostas Bakoyiannis pressed the button to illuminate the Christmas Tree at Syntagma square. With the Christmas tree illumination Athens sent a message of peace, unity, solidarity and love everywhere in the world tonight. Music, light, colors and …

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Van on fire moves downhill out of control in Rethymno (video)

A van caught fire and started moving backwards and downhill on a street  in the city of Rethymno in the island of Crete on Thursday morning. The 70-year-old driver managed to get of the moving vehicle without injuries. Without the driver and out of control, the van continued its route …

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