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3 Dutch Marines arrived in Athens after Diplomacy Thriller with Libya

A diplomatic thriller took place last night in Libya when a Greek C-130 was dispatched to pick up three Dutch marines but the Libyan government was trying to make a bargain and press the Maltese government to represent Gaddafi’s interests in the European union. The Dutch marines, two men and one woman, …

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Greek student in Japan recounts her earthquake experience

Greek news portal cosmo.gr contacted Greek student Christina Anagnostopoulou, 25, student at the University of Tokyo. Anagnostopoulou was interviewed via Skype and described her experience from the 8,8 earthquake that shattered Japan and shocked the world. Cosmo.gr talked toAnagnostopoulou at 10:30 am Greek time/ 05:30 pm in Japan. While they were talking aftershocks were occurring …

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Greece’s tough struggle at Eurogroup meeting

What does Greece expects today fromthe Eurogroup leaders meeting in Brussels? Athens’ expectations refer to three crucial things: Repayment extension for the €110 billion bailout, Decrease of borrowing interest rates and Buyback of its debt. Practically there has been an EU acceptance on the repayment extension and cuts in the interest …

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Crete: Drunken German sailors beat Greek port guards

A German-Greek “clash” took place last night, when German frigates crew members attacked Greek port guards. The incident took place at the port of Heraklion on Crete, when the Greeks asked the papers of the German drunken sailors as they were trying to enter the port. Security measures are high …

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Germany’s Angela Merkel: Greece can’t solve its problems in three years

Herewith we ascertain a change in the strict German position which was summarized into a short and firm “no economic concessions to Greeks”. German Chancellor Angela Merkel now pleads to an extension of Greek debt maturities and rejects restructuring of Greek debt. It looks as if the express visit by US Treasury …

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Athens Exhibition: “Maria Callas and La Scala”, Mar 10-May 2, 2011

That’s something for Maria Callas fans! An exhibition at Athens’ Megaron Musikis in cooperation with Milan’s “La Scala” will show to devoted fans of the greatest opera singer ever, rare robes worn by the Callas, photographs, object, videos and original recordings of her historical performances. This costume is from the Opera….??? …

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What message did Gaddafi’s envoy passed to Greek deputy FM?

To tell you right away the truth, I have no idea. And maybe nobody has an idea or a clue. As much as I understand about diplomacy – which is quite a lot- Greek diplomatic sources said more or less to local reporters that the message of Gaddafi it’s not easy to be deciphered. …

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Greek TV crew narrowly escaped death in Libya – Bombed by Air Force

Three members of the Greek state television NET narrowly escaped death when the Libyan Air Force started bombing the area of Ras Lanuf. Middle East correspondent Panos Charitos, Petros Papaconstantinou, cameraman Thanassis Argyrakis and two Libyan local staff were covering the developments near the town of Brega. “The moment the cameraman …

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What do 139 Greek policemen do in Santo Domingo?

A charter flight with 73 illegal immigrants, 139 escorting Greek police officers and 2 doctors are leaving for the picturesque and exotic island of Santo Domingo in the Caribic today. Some time ago 19 men and 54 women crossed seas and oceans and covered a distance of  5605.5 Miles – 9021.3 Kilometers …

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German Frigates in Crete to assist Libya surveillance

Three German frigates sailed today at the port of Heraklion on the Greek island of Crete, local news portal Cretalivereported. The frigates came from the port of Alexandria in Egypt and carry 670 Marines. They are expected to stay in Crete for at least one week. The ships are on standby and …

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IMF Strauss-Kahn: “Greeks are steeped in Shit – and yet very deep ”

International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, bon viveur, chaud lapin and real gentleman, used an unprecedented, not at all ‘comme il faut‘ language to describe what he thinks of The Greek people. “Greeks are steeped in shit” he said during a documentary about his life filmed by French channel Canal Plus. Mr IMF …

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Gaddafi’s Envoy in Athens meeting with Deputy FM

A high rank official from Libya, a Gaddafi  envoy is in Athens today to meet with Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Dollis and the General Secretary A. Zeppos. Special envoy Mohammed Tahir Salia is bringing a message form Gaddafi. Greek Foreign Ministry has made clear that there will be no statements …

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