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Five targetted by Cyber-Police on hoax e-mail claiming collapse of economy

 A fisherman from Messolonghi, a car worker from Chania, a self-employed from Athens and two other unidentified persons are targeted by the cyber-crime police as the senders of the hoax e-mail claiming the collapse of the Greek economy. The e-mail that was apparently sent simultaneously from internet cafes across the …

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Don’t Ask the Sky (music video)

This has been an all times Greek classic. “Min ton rotas ton oyrano” – Don’t ask the sky. It was composed by Manos Hatzidakis 1959 for the film  “To nisi ton gennaion” (The island of the Brave) about the battle of Crete during the Nazi occupation. Originally it was sung …

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Greeks hurl yogurt at Deputy Prime Minister (video)

It was shortly after 10 pm last night when Deputy Prime Minister Theodoros Pangalos was enjoying a dinner together with his wife and some friends in Kalyvia town in southeast Attica basin. A group of  150 angry residents from nearby town of Keratea  gathered outside the tavern to protest the …

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Greek Media on Strike, Mar 17

Greek media will hold a 24h strike tomorrow, March 17, 2011. There will be no news or information broadcasts on radios and television channels from Thursday 6 am until Friday 6 am. Many websites will be on strike too. Of course,  you can buy newspapers tomorrow and read today’s news.  Or …

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Greek Atomic Energy Agency: Instructions for Greek ships/shipping companies in Japan

The Greek branch of International Atomic Energy Agency has issued a list of precautions for Greek shipping companies and crews of Greek vessels at ports, off shore or near Japan.  The EEAE considers the nuclear situation in Japan as ‘worsening’. “Given the state state of emergency following the accident at …

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Greek FM: Hot Line for Greeks in Japan – Travel Facilitations

Greek Foreign Ministry has opened a telephone hot line for Greeks residing in Japan. As the situation there is getting more and more alarming, the FM has conferred with airlines companies and has reserved airline tickets to facilitate Greeks who wish to repatriate but are unable to make the necessary …

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Greece missed its deficit target for 2010 – but not much :)

The Greek government has narrowly missed its deficit target for 2010, reporting a shortfall of  23.1 billion  euros for the year. The figure was announced by the Finance Ministry’s General Accounting Office on Tuesday, compared with the €21.9 billion  target included in this year’s state budget. The agency said the …

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When The German Beatles rule the EFSF

Remember the lyrics from the Beatles’ song Yellow Submarine? There is a line “And the band begins to play” followed by trumpets playing “PrAMPrAMPrAM-PrAM!”  That was in the late 60’s but associative thinking to today’s world make songs like that a ‘classic’. Because they are diachronic.  The Beatles have fallen …

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Patras: Puppy thrown into garbage bin

 A tiny puppy was  thrown into a garbage bin by a heinous human. A young woman, who was passing by, heard his whimper and freed him from a certain and unbelievable cruel death. She took him to the vet and now the “little miracle” is in the care of a …

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Greek ships evacuate from Libya more than 29,000 people

At least 29,000 people have been carried in ships from Libya to Greece and other destinations, according to information from the Operations Centre of the Greek Coast Guard Harbour Corps.    Ten Greek ships participated in the operation to remove foreign and Greek citizens, including a tanker, two from Cyprus …

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Austerity hits Greek Corruption, too – Fakelaki Price List in times of Recession

IMF /EU imposed austerity measures have hit not only employees, pensioners and entrepreneurs. The strong recession also dumped the prices in the corruption prices lists.  Doctors and Tax officers saw themselves forced to lower the prices for infamous  but famous Greek fakelaki* as their ‘customers’ declared economic unable to be as generous as …

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Greek FM dismisses claims Al Jazeera claims, Greek ship unloaded weapons in Libya

Greek Foreign Ministry vehemently dismissed Al Jazeera television network claims that a Greek-flagged vessel unloaded weapons at the port of Tripoli in Libya. In a written statement the Foreign Ministry criticizes the Arabic network for not confirming the information and asks media to show responsibility. Furthermore the Greek Foreign Ministry …

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