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10/24/2014: Front Page: Testing ground

The Regional Authority of Attica is a good testing ground for politicians who appear to thrive on accusations to prove whether they can actually solve major problems of a practical nature. There is nothing difficult about flinging accusations left and… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Athens Halloween Block Party Turns 40

Athens Halloween Block Party Turns 40 Athens' biggest bash will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this Saturday as costumed partiers will be flooding Court Street. The annual Athens Halloween Block Party will kick off at 6 p.m. on Saturday with three stages for music entertainment … Full News here – Read more on WOUB

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Finance Minister appeals for support for amendments ahead of vote

Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis on Friday called on MPs across the political spectrum to support a series of legislative amendments proposed by his ministry, including a recommendation to allow those with debts to the state to repay their dues in up to… … Full News here – Latest News

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10/24/2014: Front Page: EU leaders to support Cyprus over EEZ rights

European Union leaders are expected to express “serious concern” today at Turkey’s breach of Cyprus’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) as it emerged yesterday that a third Turkish warship is now sailing in the waters south of the island. Draft… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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10/24/2014: Front Page: Protests over university security persist

Students demonstrating against security measures at Athens University withdrew from its main premises yesterday but another group of students padlocked the gates of the institution’s School of Philosophy in protest. The protest at the philosophy… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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10/24/2014: Front Page: Charges brought over finances

A corruption prosecutor yesterday brought charges relating to financial mismanagement of millions of euros in state funding against the former chairwoman of the Organization Against Drugs (OKANA), Melpomeni Malliori, and against Dimitris Platanias,… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Athens Gearing Up For Annual Halloween Block Party

Athens Gearing Up For Annual Halloween Block Party "There is always a bit of excitment, and then afterwards you are able to go home and you're glad its over with," Pyle said about his night on duty. With the thousands expected to come to Athens, the event is not unlike that of a sporting event. […]

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10/24/2014: Front Page: Body to target truck safety after spate of accidents

In the wake of a spate of serious road accidents caused by trucks, Transport Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis yesterday heralded the creation of a new state body to oversee truck safety. Chrysochoidis announced the plan to boost safety checks amid… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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10/24/2014: Front Page: Exit strategy discussed

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and incoming European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker yesterday discussed the broad strokes of Greece’s plan for emerging from its loan program as well as a pending review by the troika, which must be completed… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Panathinaikos snatches point at Eindhoven

Panathinaikos offered its fans a glimpse of its glorious past in European competitions snatching a draw at PSV Eindhoven, on an otherwise bad night for Greek soccer in the Europa League, as PAOK and Asteras Tripolis lost on Thursday. The Greens drew 1-1 i… … Full News here – Latest News

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10/24/2014: Front Page: Tension for tension’s sake?

It is evident that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan feeds off tension. He would barely have achieved as much as he has – and prevailed – if he had not been so keen to confront a series of enemies. Erdogan’s history has so far been tied to… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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10/23/2014: Front Page: Case against terror group lacks suspects

An Athens prosecutor yesterday decided to bring criminal charges against Sect of Revolutionaries even though no arrests have been made over two assassinations credited to the urban guerrilla group. Sect of Revolutionaries is believed to be behind the… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Sex offender arrested in Athens for working less than 1000 feet from a school

Sex offender arrested in Athens for working less than 1000 feet from a school Wednesday, the U.S. Marshal's Office alerted Athens Police that Tony Allred, a convicted sex offender, was working at a locksmith located less than 1,000 feet from Athens Middle School. U.S. Marshals say Allred had been working there since July. Athens … Full […]

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Alter Ego Ball to benefit Samaritan Center

Alter Ego Ball to benefit Samaritan Center The ball allows guests to “party with their favorite personalities,” while also raising money to increase the amount of mental health services with the Athens community. The Samaritan Center is trying to proactively raise awareness on mental health issues. Full News here – Read more on Online Athens

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10/23/2014: Front Page: Prosecutors begin process of questioning mayors

The mayor of the Athens neighborhood of Zografou, Tina Kafatsaki, is due to face a prosecutor today as part of the judicial investigation into five local authority chiefs who refused to provide employees’ details as part of government checks. Simos… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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