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Athens proclaimed the European Capital of Innovation for 2018

The Greek capital Athens has been proclaimed the European Capital of Innovation for 2018. In a special event organized in Lisbon, the Greek capital was declared the winner of the European Commission iCapital Awards. “The prize awarded Athens for its ability to harness innovation in order to improve the lives …

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Greece among 8 countries exempted from US sanctions against Iran

Greece is among the countries to be exempted from the US sanctions against oil imports from Iran. Besides Greece, also China, India, Italy, Turkey, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan get US sanctions waivers for Iran oil imports. The exemption is limited to six months. The Trump administration’s tough new sanctions on …

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Taxi owners to launch 12-hour strike across Greece on Nov 8

The Panhellenic Federation of Greek Taxi will launch a 12-hour strike on Thursday, November 8th 2018.  The strike is supposed to protest a decrease in their business due to ride sharing services and “failure of the government to protect the sector.” It is certainly coincidence that on Thursday, the chairman …

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Michael Dertouzos: Google Doodle honors Greek computer scientist

Google celebrates the 82nd birthday of computer scientists Michael Dertouzos with a special Doodle. Dertouzos is the man who foresaw the impact of internet on people’s everyday lives. ago. In a blog post, Google says, “Under his guidance, the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science grew into a thriving research center …

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Greece November Sales, Black Friday and Cyber Monday

November sales have been launched in Greece and will remain in effect until November 10th 2018. On Sunday, November 4, shops will be open from 11 o’ clock in the morning until 6 o’ clock in the afternoon, whereas multi stores will remain open until 8 o’ clock in the …

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American alt-right champion for Ancient Greece and Sparta

The alt-right looks to classical literature to shore up its reactionary worldview. While for years there was a declining of Greek and Roman classical literature in American culture, a surprising group has taken up the mantle of explaining why the study of the ancient Greeks and Romans remains vitally important: …

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Greece concerned about exemptions in FYROM constitutional name change

The Parliament of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) will vote for four amendments of the country’s Constitution as demanded by the Prespes Agreement with Greece. According to Prespes Agreement, FYROM has to replace term “Republic of Macedonia” with “North Mecedonia.” However, one of the amendments contains terms that …

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