Tuesday , February 19 2019

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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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Contemplate on a huge radish…

That’s a really huge radish! Itweights seven kilos! Farmer Stavros Stavrianoudakis grew it in his farm in the Agioi Deka area on the island of Crete. Why am I posting this news? Because I was wondering what is the purpose of growing such a huge radish… As it the day is …

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IMF’s Ten Commandments to Greece: Enough is not Enough!

 The International Monetary Fund approved yesterday the 4,1 billion euros loan tranche for Greece. However even thought the IMF asserts that Greece has made progress under the strict austerity program, it stresses that the country needs more “major reforms to be designed and implemented”. In a press release by the …

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Athens: Migrant attempted to set himself on fire

One migrant tried to set himself on fire while the group 300 former hunger strikers were getting on the buses to be transported to the island of Crete. Greek media reported that  one migrant poured fuel on his body and attempted to burn himself out of protest. His fellowmen managed to …

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Ops! Alpha Bank angry at Morgan Stanley/NBG

A new twist occurred between the former almost mergers Alpha Bank and National Bank of Greece, as Morgan Stancley acquired 5.1% of Alpha stakes. Some Greek economic portals talk about an “aggressive takeover” by the National Bank of Greece and others report of  huge acquiring of Alpha Bank shared by …

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Seven people detained in Anti-Terror Police raid

Five men and two women were detained during a coordinated raid in two houses in Athens and Volos. A big ammunition arsenal including two Kalasnikov and eight pistols, was seized. Among the detainees are three men wanted by the Greek police on the suspicion of involvement  in the urban guerrilla group “Conspiracy of …

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Tragic Death for Manolis Rasoulis (music videos)

Famous Greek lyricist, singer and writer Manolis Rasoulis, 66, was found dead on his bed in his home in Thessaloniki on Sunday. Coroner’s autopsy showed that he died from a heart attack that occurred eight days ago. Rasoulis friends and relatives were alarmed after he did not answered their phone calls …

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Kalavryta: Old man detained for feeding stray cats

It’s not a secret that we live in a country with a rather schizophrenic attitude towards stray animals. While laws against animal abusers mostly are not applying and municipalities neglect their duty to feed and care for the strays with the EU available funds, an old man finds himself in …

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Athens Stock Exchange hits records

Athens Stocks and Greek banks soar on Monday, hitting records in gains in the wake of the resolutions of the Eurpean Summit in Brussels, last Friday and Saturday. (13:48 local time) Across the board, the General Index is at 1659.39 units, up 5.02% in a turnover of EUR 154,53 million. …

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Kavala: Jobless Couple on Hunger Strike

A jobless couple set a tent on the main square of Kavala, Northeast Greece, and started a hunger strike. The aim of their desperate action? To get a job! Lazaros Papadopoulos, 60, and his wife Frideriki Toka, 40, saw no other solution to raise attention to their problem. They have been without …

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Chilly, sunny Sunday!

It’s chilly, it’s sunny and it’s Sunday! Much too nice to spend the day posting news! Enjoy the Day!

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Four EU parliamentarians detained by North Cyprus police

Turkish Cypriot police have detained two European parliamentarians for allegedly trespassing on a restricted military area in the breakaway north of ethnically split Cyprus, a Greek Cypriot member of the European Parliament said on Saturday. Polish parliamentarians Jaroslaw Leszek Walesa and Artur Zasada were told that they will remain in …

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