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Greek Communist Party protests Greece’s facilitation against Libya

Some 1, 000 members Greek Communist Party (KKE) gathered Sunday morning at Chania and protested the presence of coalition vessels and aircraft at Souda Bay, Crete. Beginning of the month the same group protested the presence of USS Kearsarge at Souda Bay. In Athens the KKE has called for a protest rally …

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Explosive Device at office of Greek Health Minister

An explosive device went off at the political office of Greek health Minister Andreas Loverdos in Athens downtown near Syntagma Square. Unidentified culprits put an explosive device at the stairway leading  to the first floor of the building at Appolonos Street, where the Minister has his office. Police and firebrigades …

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Greece’s Recession at 6,6% Q4/10 – Wanna see how it looks like? (pictures)

Greek economy shrank and recession hit unprecedented 6.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010, Greece’s Statistic Authority announced. At the same time, the total consumption spending fell 67 percent in the October-December period, compared with the same period in 2009 (public consumption fell 1.9 percent and private consumption fell …

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Greece ready to join military forces against Libya

As the war drums are beating against Muammar Gaddafi, former socialist friend Greece declares ready to join forces against Libya.  Athens most likely will play an important role in a military buildup and intervention due to its strategic naval and air force base Souda on Crete. However Greece is waiting for a clear …

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Strikes and Protests paralyzed Athens traffic

Another difficult day for the residents of the Greek capital occurred today as the public transport strike forced thousands of employees to use their private cars,the protest marches of several interest groups blocked main avenues of the city downtown and the falling rain gave the whole situation a grim dimension. For …

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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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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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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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Athens: Classic Ballet at Greek National Opera: Don Quixote

How about some ballet? Don Quixote is on stage of the Greek National Opera. Ballet with a prologue, two acts and 5 scenes. A story by Marious Petipa (1869) based on the homonymous play of Thervantes. Music by Ludwig Minkus Choreography: Vladimir Vasiliev Ballet of the Greek National Opera March …

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Athens: Bazaar with reduced prices at Benaki Museum, Mar 11-13

The Benaki Museum is organizing a bazaar over the weekend. You can find books, objects and catalogues from former exhibitions at prices reduced from 40% to 60%. The bazaar goes from March 11 to March 13, 2011. Opening hours Friday and Saturday 10:00am – 10:00pm, Sunday 10:00am – 06:00 pm. Where? …

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3 Dutch Marines arrived in Athens after Diplomacy Thriller with Libya

A diplomatic thriller took place last night in Libya when a Greek C-130 was dispatched to pick up three Dutch marines but the Libyan government was trying to make a bargain and press the Maltese government to represent Gaddafi’s interests in the European union. The Dutch marines, two men and one woman, …

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Athens Exhibition: “Maria Callas and La Scala”, Mar 10-May 2, 2011

That’s something for Maria Callas fans! An exhibition at Athens’ Megaron Musikis in cooperation with Milan’s “La Scala” will show to devoted fans of the greatest opera singer ever, rare robes worn by the Callas, photographs, object, videos and original recordings of her historical performances. This costume is from the Opera….??? …

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What message did Gaddafi’s envoy passed to Greek deputy FM?

To tell you right away the truth, I have no idea. And maybe nobody has an idea or a clue. As much as I understand about diplomacy – which is quite a lot- Greek diplomatic sources said more or less to local reporters that the message of Gaddafi it’s not easy to be deciphered. …

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Gaddafi’s Envoy in Athens meeting with Deputy FM

A high rank official from Libya, a Gaddafi  envoy is in Athens today to meet with Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Dollis and the General Secretary A. Zeppos. Special envoy Mohammed Tahir Salia is bringing a message form Gaddafi. Greek Foreign Ministry has made clear that there will be no statements …

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Crete: Greek Communist Party protests USS Kearsarge at Souda Bay

Members of the Greek Communist Party (KKE) marched through the streets of Chania, Crete,  Friday evening protested the arrival of  US assault ship USS Kearsarge at the Souda Bay. Holding torches and candles they demanded the closure of the US naval base at Souda and and Greece not to be …

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Crete: US military buildup in Souda Bay

A US military buildup is taking place at the Souda Bay on the Greek island of Crete as Muammar Gaddafi keeps bombing his own people and there is no sign of a peaceful solution. US Navy amphibious assault ships USS Kearsarge and USS Ponce are expected to arrive at Souda …

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Greeks protest outside ex Prime Minister’s Residence (video)

Some hundreds people gather Thursday afternoon in Athens downtown to protest outside the  residence of former prime minister Costas Simitis. Anagnostopoulou street in noble district of Kolonaki  was clogged by masses of old and young who shouted their frustration about the austerity measures. Lifting umbrellas and walking sticks they shouted slogan like …

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Serious Equipment Shortages in Greek Police

The tragic killing of two policemen by criminals disclosed a series of equipment shortcomings and lack in funding for the DIAS patrol units on motorcycles. Hellenic Police (EL.AS) pinned the Finance Ministry for poor funding as in a statement revealed that 352 motorcycles are in disuse and that there are deficiencies even in …

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