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Medea of Patras remanded custody; investigation orders exhumation of child, ex landlord

The 33-year-old mother charged with the premeditated murder of one of her three daughters was remanded custody and was taken back to prison after she testified for over nine hours before the investigating magistrate and the prosecutor on Monday. Investigation continues at multiple levels including the deaths of the two …

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Majority of Greeks see “high risk of hot incident” with Turkey

Tensions in the Greek-Turkish relations preoccupy not only the politicians and the media, but also the Greek society. More than half of the Greeks consider as “high” the risk of a “hot incident” with Turkey,, a public opinion poll has shown. A poll conducted by MRB on behalf of Stat …

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17. Nov 1973: Greeks still fiercely argue on casualties in Students’ Uprising

Fourth six years after the Polytechnic Students’ Uprising in November 1973 and the number of casualties is still a taboo for a part of the Greek society. The question is simple: Were the Casualties, Yes or No? Every year, on the anniversary, Greeks get involved in an endless argument race: …

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Greece’s leading choco producer Lacta goes viral with Social Diversity Campaign

Lacta, Greece’s leading chocolate producer, did something special and ‘provocative’ for the country’s conservative society: the special campaign for Valentine’s Day “Act for love – Embrace all Tastes of Love. The campaign reflects social diversity, heterosexual and homosexual couples, people with disabilities. “Love has no color, age, nationality and gender. …

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Ghost of Christmas Present: PPC cuts power to mother of four

Ignorance? Want? Ugly, mean and greedy little creatures? That was in mid-Victorian England and in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.  In the novel that has touched millions people ever since it was first published in 1843, ‘the two emaciated children” grow up to be adults, Ignorance as adult man in …

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Portraits and Voices from Greece: Amazing project “Life Narratives” by Nikos Markou

Amazing portraits by photographer Nikos Markou. Young and old Greeks speak about how Politics and Society Impact their Lives. The project “Life Narratives” is a contemporary photographic series based on an audiovisual work, “which seems to engrave history” as the Edge of Humanity Magazine notes. “The portrait sits still as …

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Workers and society boil over additional austerity & more income cuts

Doctors working in public hospitals gathered in downtown Athens to protest the admittedly horrible situation in Greece’s hospitals. Holding banners and chanting slogan, doctors and other hospital personnel demanded raise in the public funding and hiring of doctors and nurses. Tension between protesters and riot police. Protesters have been carrying …

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Shocking! 6.3million Greeks live in poverty or are at risk of poverty

It was high time that the real data of the economic situation of the Greek society come to the surface! 2.5 million Greeks live below the line of relative poverty and another 3.8million people are at risk of poverty! A total of 6.3million people, which means more than half of …

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