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Migrants intercepted off Lesvos, up to four feared drowned

Around 15 undocumented immigrants were rescued and at least four more were reported missing and feared drowned after their dinghy capsized off the coast of Plomari, on the island of Lesvos in the eastern Aegean, on Saturday. Initial reports did not point … … Full News here – Latest News

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London court to rule on extradition of former judge

A London court is expected to decide in the coming weeks whether to approve the extradition of a Greek former judge, Antonia Ilia, amid concerns that conditions at Greek prisons fall short of European standards. Ilia, found guilty by a Greek court of bein… … Full News here – Latest News

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Piraeus nightclub shooting leaves 3 seriously injured

All least 14 people were injured – two seriously – early on Saturday when a gunman opened fire at a nightclub in the Mikrolimano suburb of Piraeus. The gunman is believed to be an Albanian aged 30 and linked to a string of attacks. Witnesses told police t… … Full News here – Latest News

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Troika tests gov’t nerves as budget rift persists

Government officials were seeking ways to bridge a rift with the country’s international creditors over the weekend after the budget for 2015 was submitted to Parliament without the troika’s approval. Sources, however, indicated that Athens would accept n… … Full News here – Latest News

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Athens Makes "Best College Towns" List

Athens Makes "Best College Towns" List It makes all the rest of it possible,” says David Ferguson, who has been in Athens for 26 years as a writer, radio host and musician. Music and arts is an indelible part of Athens past, present and future. “You couldn't throw a rock without hitting … Full News […]

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PASOK nixes Papandreou leadership challenge

The junior coalition partner PASOK rejected over the weekend a proposal by the party’s former leader and ex-premier George Papandreou for the party to call an emergency congress and a subsequent leadership election, warning against “miserable navel-gazing… … Full News here – Latest News

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Cyprus on agenda in Biden visit to Istanbul

The prospects for the resumption of stalled peace talks on Cyprus and the issue of energy security were among the matters discussed on Saturday by US Vice President Joe Biden and Turkish government officials during a visit by the former to Istanbul. Biden… … Full News here – Latest News

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Climate change to hit farming, coast

The average temperature in Greece is expected to rise by 1.5 degrees Celsius in the next 35 years and by up to 4 degrees in the period from 2070 to 2100, experts have told a conference on climate change in Athens. The rise in temperatures will harm agricu… … Full News here – Latest News

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Commercial property draws interest from investors

Investor interest in leased commercial properties in Greece has grown over the last 12 months according to leading estate agents. They stress that this property category is the only one – with the exception of tourism – to have seen any demand recently. Y… … Full News here – Latest News

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Athens commission to consider plans to replace MLK Parkway bridge

Athens commission to consider plans to replace MLK Parkway bridge Work could begin soon on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway Bridge near downtown Athens if the SPLOST-funded project's preliminary construction plan is approved by Athens-Clarke County Commission on Dec. 2. The bridge, over a North Oconee River … Full News here – Read more […]

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11/22/2014: Front Page: Korydallos riot curbed

Guards at Attica’s high-security Korydallos Prison hospital yesterday managed to curb a rampage by a group of inmates that appeared to be triggered by the arrest of a visitor attempting to smuggle drugs to one of the prisoners. A group of Georgian… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Growth to fuel rise in revenues

Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis on Friday tabled in Parliament the final draft of the 2015 budget which is in line with the targets of the country’s bailout agreement with its creditors and will be put to a vote on December 7, one day before the crucia… … Full News here – Latest News

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11/22/2014: Front Page: Obama’s bold move

Barack Obama brought hope to the entire world when he was elected president of the United States in 2009 and then again in 2012 for a second term. During his first visit to Europe, marked by a trip to Berlin, the Europeans welcomed him as one of their… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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11/22/2014: Front Page: Gap between Greece and troika

Greece and the troika are not expected to break the deadlock in their negotiations over the next few days, sources told Kathimerini after another day of tension-filled talks between the two sides. Troika sources suggested that there is still a sizable… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Simitis supports Venizelos over new movement

Former Prime Minister Costas Simitis on Friday backed PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos’s proposal to create a new center-left party with the Socialists at its heart. The two men met a day after Venizelos held talks with another ex-PASOK leader, George Pap… … Full News here – Latest News

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