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Judges reject Romanos’ request; clashes in Athens over hunger-striker

The Judicial Council rejected on Wednesday morning the request of hunger-striker Nikos Romanos to be granted educational furloughs while in prison. With Justice showing a relentless face towards a convict on hunger strike claiming his right to education as foreseen by the law, media reported last night, that coalition government …

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UberTAXI launches operation in Athens

UberTaXI landed in Athens and launched its service as of today even though currently only in the Greek capital. “Athens, Your UberTaxi is here!” – With this title, the controversial car-booking company announced the kick off of its operation in Athens, even though “with a limited numbers of cars on …

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Hunger-strikers’ parents appeal for their children’s lives, say they will hold Justice Ministry responsible if something happens

The right to education is inalienable and for whatever happens to the health of Nikos Romanos and his friends on hunger-strike responsible will be the Ministry of Justice and Minister Charalampos Athanasiou. That was the main idea of the press conference held on Tuesday by the parents of Nikos Romanos …

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Prisoner Nikos Romanos on hunger strike, while ministries play ping-pong with responsibility

This is an excellent example of political and state hypocrisy: A prison convict for bank robbery was first honored by the President of the Hellenic Republic for passing the university exams while in prison. Nikos Romanos, 21, was even awarded with 500 euro for his achievement, even though he refused …

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Troika, Greece meeting in Paris had also a Snap-Polls Dragon

Like in all good old fairy tales, the meeting of Troika and Greece’s representatives in Paris had a dragon. A dragon spitting fire and generously distributing slaps in the face of the team sent by Samaras-Venizelos coalition government to negotiate with the country’s lenders the bailout exit. Aim of the …

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Nothing but his mohawk hair… Naked protester joins students’ march in Athens

Peacefully marched protesting students through downtown Athens, when suddenly a protester of special kind joined the crowd. Tall, well-built, barefoot and naked. The man wore a red mohawk hairstyle and two necklaces. He carried a couple of magazines that he occasionally held in front of his hanging protest banner. picture …

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Police arrests man who opened fire with AK47 at Piraeus bar

In an operation apparently resembling CIS-tactics, Greek police caught the “killer” who opened fire with a Kalashnikov AK47 at a bar in Piraeus last in the early morning hours of Sunday. According to news websites and portals, strong police forces surrounded the apartment where the man of Albanian origin was …

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Athens Airport: Voting Screens for the Return of Parthenon Marbles

Passengers in Athens Airport Eleftherios Venizelos had the opportunity to participate in so-called “interactive referendum” and vote YES or NO for the Return of The Parthenon Marbles. The application screens are place in four spots in Arrivals (one) and Departures (three) halls of Athens International Airport.    “Are you in …

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Athens: German Erasmus student beaten by police

Greek riot police allegedly beat up a German student on Erasmus exchange program. The student,Nils, uploaded a picture of his blood covered face on his Facebook profile and described his horror experience with the police while in Athens on November 17th 2014. Reason for him beaten up by police? Standing …

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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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Live from Athens: riot police fires teargas at protesters (videos)

Amid tension in Greek universities and strong anti-austerity public sentiment the march to commemorate the dead and the Students’ Uprising of 1973 against the military dictatorship started at 3 pm. Seven thousand policemen in full equipment are said to be on alert, as thousands of students, workers, unemployed, young and …

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UPD Athens: 4 Metro stations open except for

UPDATE: as of 9:30 pm four metro stations are open to the public, except for <Panepistimio> that remains closed by the police, apparently due to the incidents in Exarchia.   Greek Police closes five metro stations in downtown Athens due to the protest march on November 17th 2014. Metro station …

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Athens: riot police against students with batons & teargas (video)

Clashes between armed riot police and unarmed students, batons landing on heads and back bones, teargas and garbage bins set on fire were the features of the tension scenery on Thursday night that took place in downtown Athens, near Omonia square. One Photo reporter was attacked by police and injured, …

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Athens: Two injured as riot police locks out university students (picts, video)

Two students were injured Thursday morning when riot police forces moved to hinder protesting students from entering the Law University in downtown Athens. According to media and websites, police used teargas and violence. One student was injured in the head, the other has injuries in the head, the face and …

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Anarchist group claims responsibility for arson attack against Athens Voice office

An unknown organization calling itself “Anarchist group of anticapitalist action – Black Sundays, Red nights” has claimed responsibility for an arson attack on the offices of the free press weekly newspaper Athens Voice. The group accused the free press of creating “apolitical masses” and claimed that Athens Voice was contributing …

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Unprecedented! Athens Metro: ticket contoller slaps in the face jobless fare dodger !

Unprecedented!  A ticket controller slapped a woman in the face after he found out that the jobless had no valid ticket with her. The incident occurred at the Metro station Omonia in downtown Athens. The attacker and the victim turned to the nearest police station but the woman was not …

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Education Minister orders internal inquiry for a mess with the mass…

Greece’ Education and Religion Minister Andreas Loverdos ordered an internal inquiry for reasons in order to find out the responsible who failed to inform him that he had to attend the festive Church Mass during the National Ochi Day. According to Greek media, the priests at the the Church of …

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When it rains, Athens and Piraeus turn into Greek …Venice! (picts, video)

The absolute chaos! Main roads turn into rivers and lakes with floating vehicles and garbage bins.  Homes and shops are flooded, while the fire brigades received more than 300 calls to pump water. It took two to three heavy rain showers to mutate the streets in several suburbs in Athens …

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