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Larissa: Santa visits refugee kids in reception center

Smiles. Presents. Toys. Sweets. A nice surprise. Santa visited the refugee accommodation center in Koutsocherou, Larissa in Central Greece. And brought cheers to more than 220 children living there together with their families. The visit of Santa was upon an initiative of the local municipality. It doesn’t matter if you …

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Trump wins – A painful change for the Greek government

Trump’s victory must have shocked the Greek government. The planned 2-day visit of outgoing US President Back Obama in Athens on November 15th will take place in a new dimension as the Democrats will be replaced by the Republicans in the White House. The left-wing government had put all its …

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Game of Thrones stars Sir Davos, Arya & Cersei visit refugees on Lesvos

Three stars of the popular Game of Thrones series found their way to the island of Lesvos on Wednesday to express solidarity with the refugees. Sir Davos (Liam Cunningham), Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) and Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) visited the camp Kara Tepe run by the municipality upon an invitation …

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Putin came, prayed and left: Geopolitics, investment & religion

Russian President Vladimir Putin came to Athens,  signed agreements, prayed in Mount Athos and left. On bilateral level, he signed a series of multiple agreements with the Greek side, a declaration of good will and cooperation in tourism, culture, and the usual staff. For sure, renewal of Greek-Russian relations is …

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Putin criticizes EU & EC, one day before his visit to Greece

One day before his visit to Greece, Russian President Vladimir Putin shared his thoughts about Greek-Russian relations and sharply criticized Europe and the European Commission. In an open letter sent to daily Kathimerini, Putin also expressed strong interest in Privatizations, especially in TRAINOSE and the Port of Thessaloniki. Hailing Greece …

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Energy high on the agenda, when Russian President Putin visits Greece on May 28/2016

A visit with heavy political weight. Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected in Athens on May 28th 2016. Expectations in bothe countries are high, with Russia to eye a partner in promoting its new geopolitical strategy and Greece to try to use the “Russian card” as a pressure tool in …

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Rania, Queen of Jordan, to visit refugees camp on Lesvos

Queen Rania, the wife of King Abdullah of Jordan will visit the island of Lesvos next week, following in invitation of international humanitarian organization In International Rescue Committee. The Queen has reportedly expressed the desire to visit the island that has been the gateway to Europe for hundreds of thousands …

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Highlights of Pope Francis’ visit on Lesvos (Live Stream)

In a strong symbolic message to EU’s member countries, Pope Francis will leave the island of Lesvos with 10 refugees from the so-called vulnerable groups: sing-parent families, mothers with children, people with disabilities or health problems. the refugees have arrived in Greece before March 20th, when the EU Turkey Deal …

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UPD Pope Francis will visit Lesvos to express solidarity with refugees & migrants

The leader of Catholic Church, Pope Francis, will visit the island of Lesvos to express his solidarity with the refugees and migrants. The visit will be strictly unofficial and is expected to take place next Friday, April 15th 2016. Pope Francis and the head of Greek Orthodox Church, Archbishop of …

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6 Children drowned off Samos – Tsipras to visit Turkey to discuss Refugee Crisis

Sunday morning, 6:30 am: a plastic dingy struggles against the waves while the wind is blowing with intensity of 7 Beaufort. 50 people on board are in panic. Twenty meters away from the shore of Galazio on the island of Samos, the boat capsizes. Men, women and children fall into …

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Gazprom CEO in Athens for talks with PM Tsipras, Energy Minister Lafazanis

Alexei Miller, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Management Committee of Russian energy company Gazprom will be in Athens tomorrow, Tuesday to talks with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Energy Minister  Panagiotis Lafazanis. Miller, Tsipras and Lafazanis will discuss “current energy issues of interest,” Greek …

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