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Marina Satti declares “Yawning” to be a resistance act?

Greece’s Marina Satti and “Zari” qualified for the Eurovision finals on upcoming Saturday, however, her behavior during the presser of the Israeli participant Eden Golan caused an uproar and divided especially the Greek public. The  37-year-old Greek singer was seen to be yawning and even pretending (?) to fall asleep or …

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Opposition parties criticize Mitsotakis over meeting with Erdogan

Several of Greece’s opposition parties criticised Prime Ministrer Kyriakos Mitsotakis after his meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the NATO leaders summit in Vilnius on Wednesday. SYRIZA-PA Even though Mitsotakis had proclaimed at the pre-electoral campaign period that he would raise interference issues concerning the …

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Famous “Shipwreck of Zakynthos” to be closed due to landslides risk

The famous shipwreck, the Navagio of Zakynthos will be closed fro safety reasons and for a long period of time, following a recent evaluation of landslides and the seismic activity, the head of Greek Earthquake Planning and Protection (OASP) announced on Thursday. Local authorities react to the decision – What …

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Mitsotakis calls household basket critics “Caviar Leftists”, triggers outrage

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis triggered an outrage when he described those criticizing the household basket with alleged lower product prices as “caviar leftists” and “champagne socialists.” During his visit to Achaia, Peloponnese on Tuesday, Mitsotakis defended in a speech the household basket saying that it “already lowers the prices …

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US think tank: Concerns over new military coup in Turkey

A US think tank report on Turkey’s foreign policy has caused controversy in the country after it suggested a new military coup attempt was plausible and that the Turkish defense minister was extremely close to the US military. The report by prominent think tank RAND Corporation alleges that the Turkish …

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Grigoropoulos: Korkoneas’ prison release triggers series of reactions

The prison gate opened for Epaminondas Korkoneas  at noon Tuesday, just hours after the Appeals Court upheld his conviction for the killing of 15-year-old teenager boy Alexis Grigoropoulos in Exarchia district of Athens on 6. December 2018. The Court confirmed that Korkoneas had committed a premeditated murder, however, it overturned …

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Greece’s priests declare “Holy War” for losing civil servant status

Priests are fuming over the change of their labor status that was announced on Tuesday after a meeting between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and leader of the Greek Orthodox Church, Archbishop Ieronymos. According to the joint declaration of the Greek State and the powerful Greek Church, priests will no longer …

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Turkey summons Greek Ambassador over “territorial waters extension”

With four days delay, Turkey told Greece that it will not allow extension of territorial waters to 12 miles without Ankara’s consent. And this although Athens does not plan to extend its sovereignty in the Aegean Sea but in the Ionian Sea and south Peloponnese. The Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned …

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Moria: Shockingly vulgar verbal attack by policeman at elderly migrant (video)

Recorded footage with the disgraceful swearing and bulling against an elderly migrant woman in the camp of Moria on the island of Lesvos has been widely circulating on social and mainstream media and websites on Saturday. Many Greek declare that they feel utterly “ashamed.” The scene takes place after the …

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