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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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US Ass. Sec. Gordon denied military operation against Libya pending – US Fleet piles up

 US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Philip Gorden denied that a military operation against Libya was pending. Gordon, currently in Greece, noted that extra US naval assets were ordered to the Mediterranean Sea in order to deal whatever contingencies arise.  “We’re simply preparing for what may be …

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Greece riots: New Shocking Video – Police overruns protester, policeman on fire

You all remember the shocking pictures of a policeman on fire, during the riots at the general strike protests in Athens. Now a video taken on February 23, 2011 and uploaded in CNN “ireporter section” and later on YouTube shows what preceded the hurling of a petrol bomb agianst the policeman. …

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Athens:Blue Buses work stoppages cancelled, Mar 2-4

Blue Buses labor union has cancelled the work stoppages planned for March 2 and 4, 2011. At the moment there is  some confusion about the continuation of  Athens public transport protests. Therefore I will make a new post when things are cleared. Most likely the blue buses will do have …

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Highschool Teachers Work Stoppage, Feb 28

High school teacher of Attica Prefecture  will have a work stoppage from 08:00am to 12:00 noon tomorrow Monday, February 28, 2011. The teachers will hold a protest outside the Ministry of Education. at 09:00am. Teachers oppose the mergers of schools that will end up in overcrowded school classes, low quality education …

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Athens by Night as seen from… Space!

This is an amazing  picture of Athens by Night as seen from space! The picture  was taken by Paolo Nespoli, Italian astronaut currently at the International Space Station (ISS). Nespoli took the picture through the glass dome of ISS, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced.                       Athens by Night as seen from …

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23 Feb-Greece Riots: Policeman on Fire -The shocking Video

The policeman lays down next to his motorbike slided on the marbles of Syntagma Square. There are riot policemen around and protesters hurling stones and molotov cocktails. A petrol bomb hits the policeman on the head and in less than a moment, the fire is spread. The man is hospitalized with …

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23 Feb-Greece riots: Protester with Bow and Arrows!

This I have never heard or seen before! A man joined the protests of Athens yesterday armed with a …bow and three arrows!!! Furthermore the man was carrying an axe and a rafter. I think it’s quite weird that there is even a picture of the archer with spanned bow and arrow targeting the …

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23 Feb-Greece: Shocking pictures/ Policeman on Fire

A protester hurled a petrol bomb against a policeman on duty on a motorbike. The fire spread quickly and it was only due to the rush aid of his colleagues that the fire was extinguished. See the shocking pictures :     Watch the video HERE    See impressive photo gallery …

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Feb 23 – Greece: Still Clashes at Syntagma Sq (pcts videos)

18:10 Tension and new clashes erupted again as some 1,000 protesters are still at Syntagma Square opposite the Greek Parliament. Police fired again teargas and angry protesters stripped out some benches form the park. Majority of the people participating at the huge rally have left the area. While the estimated number of participants …

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