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Jennifer Lopez Cancels Controversial Concert in North Cyprus

  With a  statement in her official site Jennifer Lopezannounced the cancellation of her controversial concert in Northern Cyprus on July 24. The short statement reads: “Jennifer Lopez would never knowingly support any state, country, institution or regime that was associated with any form of human rights abuse. After a full …

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Greek Banks: Stress Tests, Haircuts and Mergers

Hot weather and stress are both known to cause sweating. Currently the majority of Greeks are loosing volumes of sweat due to recession stress and the bankers don’t seem to be  exception to the rule. Eight Greek Banks are waiting the official result of CEBS’s stress tests to be disclosed on July …

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Greeks protest Animal Abuse

The news always “electrocutes”  the animal lover: it is about a dog set on fire or hanged on a tree,  about neighborhood cats being poisoned,  about pets abandoned with no food or water on a balcony, kitten and puppies thrown in the garbage container, an animal hit by car and left …

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STRATFOR: Greece…. is truly alone!

Loss of geopolitical role in the Balkan region, significant political instability, social violence, economic bankruptcy and exit the euro zone are some of the pessimistic forecasts for Greece as stated in “The Geopolitics of Greece: A Sea at its Heart” STRATFOR-Global Intelligence report on Greece. In the 10-page analysis released on June 28, …

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Verdi’s “Aida” in Athens

“Aida” is one of my favorite operas. I love the italian opera ( By the way every time I speak of the ‘italian opera” I recall the scene in “Some like it hot” movie where the club “Friends of the Italian Opera” are brutal mafiosi). Anyway I love the italian opera …

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Greek Cypriots call Jennifer Lopez not to visit the North

 Greek Cypriots are upset with Hollywood star Jennifer Lopez. According to Turkish media J.Lo. is going to attend together with husband Marc Antonyand the twins the grand opening of a luxury hotel in Northen Cyprus.  Lopezand family will be on a paid visit in occupied North of Cuprus to share …

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Greek Crisis Finally Explained – Part 3

Greek Crisis Finally Explained – Part III  one more amazing Animation by the Greek Web Graphics Group: nomintutube with Greek Subtitles www.nomint.gr

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Second VAT increase! Not angry yet?

  Second increase of VAT in 3 months! It’s 29°C outside….. The sun is shining… a  light brise blowing from NorthNorthWest…  That’s fairly pleasant for the season. So why do Greeks feel as if they live in a horrible heat wave? The answer is simple: Today, July 1st , hundreds of …

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Greece monitors Turkish Vessel in Northern Agea Sea – seeks Explanation

Greece says it has asked Turkey to explain the presence of a Turkish naval research vessel in the northern Aegean Sea. A Foreign Ministry statement released Wednesday says the “Cesme” hydrographic and oceanographic vessel is outside Greek waters, between Thrace and the island of Samothraki. But it says the vessel …

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National Bank of Greece denies Talks with Qatar

National Bank of Greece Says Not in Talk With Qatar June 30, 2010, 7:06 AM EDT By Christos Ziotis June 30 (Bloomberg) — National Bank of Greece SA, the country’s biggest lender, said it’s not in talks to sell a stake to the Qatar Investment Authority. The sovereign wealth fund …

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Vatopedi Scandal: State to Probe 5 ex Ministers

Thumbnail – photo: http://apollonios.pblogs.gr/2008/11/367167.html Greek Parliament  voted  to hold  a preliminary judicial inquiry into the Real Estate scandal of Vatopedi Monastery and Vistonida Lake. Greek lawmakers agreed also to probe 5 former Ministers and Deputy Ministers of  right Nea Dimokratia, governing party 2004-2009. Former ministers Giorgos Voulgarakis, Theodoros Roussopoulos,  Evaggelos …

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