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Athens: Arsonists target cars of former Greek Minister Papantoniou

Two private cars belonging to former finance and defence minister Yiannos Papantoniou became the target of arsonists in the early morning hours of Friday. According to Greek media, shortly after 3:30 a.m. devices consisting of gas canisters exploded, destroying completely the two cars and causing some damages to Papantoniou’s residence.  more pictures …

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Athens: Petrol bombs and tear gar at teenager boy commemoration

Tear gas and fires in garbage bins create a suffocating atmosphere in Exarchia district of Athens where protesters clashed with police on Thursday evening. Protesters hurled petrol bombs at riot police and set garbage bins on fire. Police fired teargas and chased the protesters through the streets of the area. …

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Athens: a touch of compassion for the hungry fellow citizen

A plastic bag left in front of a store. The goodies carefully wrapped in foil. A simple note: “Bread and Cheese (Clean)”. Somebody left a modest meal for somebody who cannot afford to cover a basic need: food. A gesture of compassion by an unknown somebody for a hungry soul. A jobless, a homeless…  The …

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Humanitarian crisis: Greeks take action for free health care for uninsured citizens in need

As the economic crisis in Greece has turned into a humanitarian one and thousands of citizens are unable to receive basic health care and medicine,  the Athens Medical Association (ISA) and the Association of Pharmaceutical Companies will join forces with the Greek church and “adopt” a chronic-ill, unsinsured citizen in need. The program is supported by the …

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Athens – Thessaloniki: Clashes between students and riot police (pcts, video)

Clashes sparked between school-, universty-students and riot police around Omonia square in downtown Athens during the protest rally to commemorate the assasination of teenager boy Alexis Grigoropoulos, 15, on 6. December 2008. It looks as if the clashes started when somebody hurled a petrol bomb against the riot police. However, the molotov cocktail …

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1.3 Million Greeks Without Job: Unemployment 26%, Among Youth 56%

Every month unemployment in Greece breaks a new record! According dat released by Greek Statistics Authority (ELSTAT) for September 2012: unemployment reached 26%, while the data for youth 15-24 years old skyrocketed to 56% – despite the lowering of the minimum wage for this age group down to 510 euro …

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Athens: 3 protest rallies to commemorate Alexis Grigoropoulos

Students, left parties and anarchists will stage three protest rallies in downtown Athens today to commemorate teenager boy Alexis Grigoropoulos, 15, who was shot by a police officer on 6. December 2008. 11:00 am: Students demo at Propylaia, Athens University 05:00 pm: Left-wing Syriza, Antarsya and non-parliamentary left parties 07:00 …

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S&P downgrades Greece from CCC to “Selective Default”

Standard & Poor’s on Wednesday cut Greece’s sovereign long-term foreign currency credit rating to “selective default” from an already low “C” rating. Last week Greece and its international lenders reached a deal to lower the country’s debt burden, which included a debt buyback (Reuters)       Fainting Couch What is Selective …

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EU fines TV, computer screen cartel with €1.47 Billion

Philips, LG Electronics, Samsung SDI and three other firms were fined a record €1.47 billion by EU antitrust regulators on Wednesday (5 December) for fixing prices of TV and monitor cathode-ray tubes for nearly a decade. The European Commission slapped the biggest penalty, of €313.4 million, on Dutch-based Philips. LG …

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