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Samaras appeals to MPs ahead of third vote as early elections loom

In an eleventh-hour effort to bolster the government’s candidate in a crucial presidential vote Monday that is likely to spark early general elections, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras made an appeal to undecided lawmakers over the weekend, saying snap poll… … Full News here – Latest News

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Turkish reports suggest Barbaros to leave Cyprus next week for Kastellorizo

A day after reports in the Turkish press indicated that Turkey’s seismic vessel Barbaros will withdraw from Cypriot waters next week, fueling hopes of a possible resumption of Cyprus talks, fresh reports over the weekend suggested that the Barbaros is hea… … Full News here – Latest News

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12/24/2014: Focus: O Sister!

> Athens > To December 26 Seville’s Paula Padilla performs popular Dixie and swing songs at the Half Note Jazz Club in a residency running to Friday, December 26. Shows begin at 10.30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at Public, Papasotiriou, Seven Spots,… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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High-school football: Toledo Central Catholic wins thriller over Athens

High-school football: Toledo Central Catholic wins thriller over Athens When Trae Williams scored on a 2-yard run with 2:52 remaining to give Athens (14-1) a 52-49 lead, it was easy to think that the Bulldogs had left too much time for Toledo Central Catholic (13-2), which ran at will with Winter, Michael Warren and Tre […]

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Cold snap set to bring storms and snowfall

A cold snap that took hold over the weekend is to continue this week with storms expected in many parts and snowfall in the north and mountainous parts of the mainland. Following several months of relatively mild weather, snow and sub-zero temperatures ap… … Full News here – Latest News

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12/24/2014: Focus: From Broadway to Hollywood

> Athens > December 24 Efstathios Drakos and Katerine Duska perform jazz standards and jazzed-up pop numbers at the Gazarte venue in Athens on Wednesday, December 24. The concert starts at 10 p.m. and ticket prices range from 13 to 27 euros (10 to 24… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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12/24/2014: Focus: Greek yields rise on election fears

German 10-year yields were about three basis points from a record low yesterday, outperforming higher-yielding peers, as Greece’s failure to elect a president boosted the anti-austerity opposition’s chances of ousting the government. Greek securities… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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12/24/2014: Focus: Pavlos Samios

> Athens > To January 1 The Benaki Museum’s Pireos Street annex is currently hosting a retrospective exhibition on Pavlos Samios. The show features a wide selection of works spanning the artist’s career, as well as pieces created in the last four years… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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High occupancy rates at winter resorts this Christmas

Hotel occupancy rates at the country’s main winter resorts during this holiday period are between 80 and 100 percent, as it seems lower fuel prices have offset concerns about the country’s political woes. Hotels on Mt Pilio (pictured) are reporting 95 per… … Full News here – Latest News

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Georgia's Bobo is Colorado State's new head coach

Georgia's Bobo is Colorado State's new head coach Longtime Georgia assistant football coach Mike Bobo is making the leap to taking over a program of his own. Colorado State announced late Monday night that the Bulldogs offensive coordinator is its new head coach. The 40-year old Bobo will be … Full News here – Read […]

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Gov’t condemns desecration of Jewish cemetery in Larissa

The government has condemned an attack on the Jewish cemetery of Larissa, central Greece, on Christmas Eve. In a statement, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos (photo) said the vandalism was an “unacceptable and incomprehensible… … Full News here – Latest News

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Uncertainty sees fuel demand revert to crisis level

Fuel retailers are reporting that rising demand has come to a sudden halt this month, despite the drop in prices. The development is indicative of the negative impact that the climate of uncertainty has had on the market. Expectations that demand might st… … Full News here – Latest News

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12/24/2014: Focus: Attica Zoological Park

> Spata > Year-Round The Attica Zoological Park is the only one of its kind in Greece, housing more than 2,000 animals of 350 different species, including reptiles, big cats and dolphins. In addition to seeing the animals – and in some cases being able… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Major rise in air arrivals this year

Nearly 1.9 million more foreign tourists arrived in Greece by air in January-November 2014 than in the same period last year, according to provisional figures compiled by the Association of Hellenic Tourism Enterprises (SETE). International arrivals at th… … Full News here – Latest News

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Athens Tech student named 2014 Frank Lanza Scholar

Athens Tech student named 2014 Frank Lanza Scholar Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society named Pam Jones, an Athens Technical College student in the Nursing program, as a 2014 Frank Lanza Scholar. Frank Lanza Scholars are awarded $ 2,500 scholarship to facilitate completion of associate degrees in nursing, … Full News here – Read more on Online […]

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