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7/31/2014: Front Page: Summer turbulence

High summer temperatures appear to have messed with the reflexes of officials at the top echelons of Greece’s power-sharing administration. A sense of anxiety has gripped the political system and it feels as if the country is in pre-election mode…. Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Gov’t reins in spending of regions

The government has called on regional authorities to reduce their operating expenses and the money they spend on overtime ahead of the drafting of the 2015 state budget, while adding that investments in road networks will be 73.36 percent higher next year… … Full News here – Latest News

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7/31/2014: Front Page: Anger over strawberry farm shooting verdict

There was an outcry yesterday after the owner of a strawberry farm in the Peloponnese, where 28 migrant workers were shot last year, was cleared of any wrongdoing along with one of his foremen. A court in Patra convicted two other foremen of aggravated… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Athens convenience store robbed

Athens convenience store robbed Two robbers armed with handguns Tuesday night got away from Airport Minit Mart on Winterville Road with an undisclosed amount of cash and 10 packs of Newport cigarettes, Athens-Clarke County police said. The store's owner was only able to describe the … Full News here – Read more on Online Athens

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Strawberry farm shooting verdict draws ire

There was an outcry on Wednesday after the owner of a strawberry farm in the Peloponnese, where 28 migrant workers were shot last year, was cleared of any wrongdoing along with one of his foremen. A court in Patra convicted two other foremen of aggravated… … Full News here – Latest News

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Goalless draw at Liege puts Greens in driving seat

Panathinaikos got the upper hand in the battle for entry to the Champions League playoffs after snatching a goalless draw at Standard Liege on Wednesday. If anything, the Greek cup holders missed a great chance to score an away win that would have seen th… … Full News here – Latest News

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7/30/2014: Front Page: Populism holds back education

The fact that the issue of education is not topping the list of priorities for the current coalition government, but instead, has been left in the hands of incapable politicians is utterly inexplicable. The issue of students transferring from one… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Greek National Opera puts on an electric ‘Otello’

Acclaimed French director Yannis Kokkos leads the Greek National Opera in a psychological, avant-garde production of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Otello,” in which he strips the opera down to its basics, poignantly drawing out the Moor’s complexities, his envy and n… … Full News here – Latest News

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7/30/2014: Front Page: Troika review in Athens unaffected by Paris meeting

A meeting between troika and Greek government officials in Paris at the beginning of September does not mean that representatives of Greece’s lenders will not then travel to Athens to carry out the fifth review of the country’s economic adjustment… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Greeks Gone West: Pantelis Rompolas

“Greeks Gone West” is a series of video vignettes the US Embassy in Athens made about the world of work in the US. Through the prism of Greeks and Greek-Americans with interesting work lives, we hope to improve the understanding of US society and to show … … Full News here – Latest News

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7/30/2014: Front Page: Workers see project delays

The aim of getting Thessaloniki’s much-delayed metro up and running by 2016 is not attainable, representatives of workers who are constructing its tunnels and stations said yesterday. Haris Kyprianidis, speaking on behalf of the metro workers, told… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Two of four suspects in Nea Manolada strawberry farm shooting convicted

Only two of the four men on trial for shooting and injuring 28 migrant workers at a strawberry farm in Nea Manolada last year were convicted by a court in Patra on Wednesday. The court cleared two men of all charges, found one guilty of causing bodily har… … Full News here – Latest News

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Police arrest one, seek another three over counterfeit goods

One man has been arrested in the western Athens suburb of Aghia Varvara after police raided a store selling counterfeit goods. Officers are searching for three other suspects. Police found more than 10,000 knock off watches, 3,581 bottles of perfume, 1,22… … Full News here – Latest News

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Realignment coming to Athens ISD

Realignment coming to Athens ISD Athens — The Athens Independent School District school board approved campus realignment Monday that will go into effect for the 2015-16 school year. While full details of the plan are still being discussed, the district unanimously approved adding a … Full News here – Read more on Athens Daily Review

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Deals reached for twin plot on Afandou, for 42 million

State sell-off fund TAIPED announced pn Tuesday that it has reached a deal for the utilization of two adjoined plots at Afandou on Rhodes, amounting to 42.1 million euros. The fund’s governing board met yesterday and voted in favor of conceding the northe… … Full News here – Latest News

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