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8/23/2014: Front Page: Mitsotakis says ND should look to center ground

Administrative Reform Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressed opposition yesterday to New Democracy’s apparent plans to bring back into the fold politicians who had left the party in the past and went on to be part of what he termed “populist”… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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8/23/2014: Front Page: Purification rituals

The collection of higher-than-expected state revenues (which exceeded the target set for the seven-month period by 555 million euros) from income taxes and the terrible introduction of the new single property tax, better known by its acronym ENFIA,… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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8/23/2014: Front Page: Hardouvelis pledges tax changes

Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis held talks with concerned New Democracy and PASOK MPs yesterday and pledged to make changes to the unified property tax (ENFIA) that would reduce the burden on taxpayers. Sources told Kathimerini that Hardouvelis is… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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I Am Athens County: Renee Ripple

I Am Athens County: Renee Ripple Renee Ripple teaches at Federal Hocking, as well as teaching yoga to area kids. Ripple, originally from Lancaster, came to Athens County to attend Ohio University's Scripps School of Journalism, where she fell in love with the community. She's now … Full News here – Read more on The […]

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8/23/2014: Front Page: Robbers use SUV, speedboat to escape with 300,000 euros

The anti-terrorism squad joined regular police officers yesterday in the search for three armed robbers that held up a bank northeast of Athens and made off with some 300,000 euros as well as a hostage who was later released unharmed. Wearing wigs,… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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8/22/2014: Front Page: EU funds reserved for waste facilities in northern Greece

Plans for two waste processing facilities in northern Greece – one for Epirus and one for eastern Macedonia – came a step closer to fruition yesterday after the Environment Ministry issued a decision earmarking some 28 million euros in European Union… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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8/22/2014: Front Page: Time to kick a stupid habit

Official figures indicate that tax dodging continues unabated across Greece’s tourist areas. According to data made available by the Finance Ministry following checks conducted between July 7 and August 17, enterprises in the tourism sector – including… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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The fascinating journey of a cultural treasure

The illustrated codex belonging to the Marciana Library in Venice painted by Greek miniaturist Georgios Klontzas in 1592 has never been shown in Greece, and nor has the wonderful painting by El Greco depicting Saint Francis of Assisi and Fra Leone contemp… … Full News here – Latest News

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Police seek three gunmen behind Distomo robbery, hostage found safe

Police were seeking the perpetrators of a daring bank robbery in Distomo, Viotia, on Friday afternoon during which they took an employee hostage in their getaway car but released him before continuing their escape by boat from the Corinthian Gulf. The rob… … Full News here – Latest News

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NC man arrested in Athens on federal warrant

NC man arrested in Athens on federal warrant Maliek Tashawn Gary, 34, of Wilmington, N.C., was arrested on a federal warrant early Thursday in connection with violating probation from convictions on drug and firearms offenses, Athens-Clarke County police said. An officer on patrol at about 1:15 a … Full News here – Read more on […]

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8/22/2014: Front Page: Stomach bug blamed for sick Rhodes tourists

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) yesterday contradicted foreign press reports according to which hundreds of tourists suffered food poisoning at a hotel on Rhodes earlier this month, stating that the likeliest explanation for the… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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8/22/2014: Front Page: Father, 75, remanded

A 75-year-old man accused of murdering his 39-year-old son whose burned remains were discovered in a car near the town of Astros in the Peloponnese last Friday was remanded in custody yesterday after defending himself before an investigating magistrate… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Coast guard intercepts 180 migrants in Aegean in two days

Coast guard officers detained dozens of undocumented immigrants in the Aegean late Thursday and early on Friday, bringing to 180 the number of people detained on smuggling boats trying to cross to Greece from Turkey. Officers rescued 52 would-be migrants … … Full News here – Latest News

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Report: Greek banks sturdily positioned

Greece’s banks are on sturdy capital ground, and if any capital injections are needed, the sum should not exceed 3.5 billion euros, Morgan Stanley notes in a new report. Morgan Stanley analysts also stated that recent share price corrections in the local … … Full News here – Latest News

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Emmy hopefuls play the angles to nab trophies

Emmy hopefuls play the angles to nab trophies LOS ANGELES | If it walks like a drama and talks like a drama and yet calls itself a comedy, that's just fine with the Emmy Awards. But the audience for Monday's ceremony (8 p.m. EDT, NBC) may suffer momentary confusion when, say, the Netflix women's … Full […]

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