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6 minor Afghans tried to reach Slovenia in a truck with watermelons; rescued in half-freezing condition

Six Afghans aged between 15 and 17 were rescued in a half-freezing condition on Monday night in Western Greece. The six were hidden in refrigerator truck loaded with watermelons and were hoping to reach Slovenia. However, at some point the teenagers started to freeze and knock on the walls of …

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Jack Pot: Super winner gets €15.5 million

It was a super jack pot for Joker lottery. Thousands of Greeks tipped 5+1 with media reporting that more than 20 million Joker columns were filled. But the winner was only one. While media and the public is keen to find out who is the super lucky one, the winner …

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Eurogroup Live Stream Presser & Details on Agreement: More details on Greece’s agreement /Live from Athens

Scroll Down for Agreement details and Eurogroup Press Conference Live – Stream THE Eurogroup meeting on Greece started in Brussels with delay due to several meeting of the protagonists Dijsselbloem, Lagarde, Draghi, Varoufakis, Schaeuble. Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem, IMF chief Christine Lagarde, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and the rest …

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ND-candidate: Banks seize homes in order to give mortgages

These days I try to avoid watching on television candidates from political parties praising their program and their positions. It mostly makes me sad to see either new and totally unknown faces or veterans MPs of all colors and ideological directions insisting that they know how to economically save me;  …

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Epiphany Cross amid freezing temperatures: a test for the real brave (videos)

The Epiphany tradition of Greek Orthodox Church turned into a real test for the faithful and brave divers this year. The cold was biting, strong winds were blowing from the North. This did not hinder the faithful divers to jump into ice-cold waters, catch the Cross and receive the blessings …

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Life of a Greek soldier killed on duty is worth €13,000 minus €3,000 tax!!!

We have an expression here in Greece: “somebody squeezes fat out of a fly”.  We use this expression in order to describe someone extremely miserly and stingy. Now the Greek state, precisely the Greek Finance Ministry shows this attitude towards the family of a 19-year-old soldier who was killed during …

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Athens: police attacks 2 reporters, raids Exarchia, uses stun grenades & teargas for no obvious reason

Greek police beat one female photo reporter and a male journalist covering the raid in Exarxeia district of Athens. According to reports, riot police beat the photo-reporter on the back and pulled her by the hair, while she was covering the rally to the US Embassy tonight. A little later, …

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Greece Elections 2014: exit polls at 7pm, first results 9.30-10 pm

Ballots boxes closed at 7 p.m. on Sunday for the second round of municipality and regional elections and the voting for the European Parliament. Right after the closing of ballot boxes, at 7 p.m., pollsters are going to publish the exit polls. According to Interior Minister Yiannis Michelakis, first official …

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Nea Dimokratia, PASOK vs SYRIZA: Dangerous games with Golden Dawn

A war of words between the coalition government parties and  main opposition SYRIZA has broken out, with coalition partners Nea Dimokratia and PASOK to launch fierce attacks against the left-wing party that threatens to win the EU elections in upcoming Sunday. The “flirt” with Golden Dawn voters before the second …

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Protesters set toll booth on fire – Oropos mayors detained

Greek police arrested the mayor and two deputy mayors of Oropos village north-west Athens, after protesters set a highway toll booth on fire in Malakasa junction on Sunday evening, to protest the tripling of  toll fees. According to Greek media, the protesters pushed out the employee out of the booth, …

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Meteorite crashed in western Greece (video)

A unique and for many scary phenomenon occurred on Wednesday night at around 9:30 p.m. A large fireball traveling with tremendous speed appeared in the sky and brightened the night. Those who saw the object speak of a “huge fiery ball”.  According Greek media reports, it was a meteorite that …

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Rare “Hybrid” Solar Eclipse, visible in Greece too, Nov 3/2013

A solar eclipse will today place today Sunday, November 3th, 2013. This eclipse, the last for 2013, is called a  a hybrid solar eclipse because it appears  fleetingly as an annular – or ring eclipse – at its start in the Atlantic Ocean and becomes a brief total eclipse later …

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