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3/23/2015: Front Page: Jihadist suspect slips through police fingers

A French national wanted on an international arrest warrant on suspicion of links with Islamic State jihadists managed to elude authorities after being briefly detained in Athens in January in the wake of a major anti-terror operation in eastern… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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What Your CEO Is Reading: Business Advice From Ancient Athens

What Your CEO Is Reading: Business Advice From Ancient Athens What we can learn from Ancient Athens' manufacturing industry. Diving into ancient literature, including “quite a lot of commercial lawsuits,” Peter Acton, a former Boston Consulting Group vice president, looks at the status of manufacturing in Ancient … Full News here – Read more on […]

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3/23/2015: Front Page: Looking at the Chinese model

SYRIZA’s inner obsessions. China is running a massive investment program in Europe. Beijing is interested in strategic investments like ports, trains, airports and real estate. The Cosco investment at Piraeus is among its top priorities. As the Chinese… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Draghi cheerleads for economy as Greek risk looms over euro area

Mario Draghi can gauge this week whether his optimism in the economy is well-founded. Full News here – Latest News

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3/23/2015: Front Page: Key witness claims assault

A key witness in the Siemens bribery scandal trial, the ex-secretary of former Siemens executive Michalis Christoforakos, has claimed to have fallen victim to a violent assault by an unidentified man, sources indicated late on Friday. The woman, who… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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3/23/2015: Front Page: Unfinished projects take toll on NSRF

Unfinished projects worth some 6 billion euros from Greece’s previous National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) will need to be included in the next period of the European Union-backed program, Kathimerini understands. For the completion of the… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Man barred from library for 'huffing' cleaner

Man barred from library for 'huffing' cleaner A man was barred from the Athens-Clarke County Library for inhaling compressed-gas computer cleaner, according to an Athens-Clarke County police report. Police responded at 2 p.m. Saturday to a call regarding a barely responsive man at the library. Full News here – Read more on Online Athens

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Greek ministers set for charm offensives in Moscow, Beijing

The government is said to be trying to bring Moscow and Beijing to the negotiation table for the privatization of Piraeus and Thessaloniki ports, the Thrassio transit center and rail service operator TRAINOSE in order to secure financial support. Full News here – Latest News

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Final push to save sale of Astir Palace

Majority stakeholder National Bank and interested investors are making a last-ditch effort to avert failure of the Astir Palace Resort sale, which has stumbled on the objections the Council of State to a presidential decree approving a radical revamp of the Astir plot at Vouliagmeni, and of the Mikro Kavouri peninsula more generally. Full News […]

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Gov’t must cooperate with technocrats

The agreement reached at a mini EU summit with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and other high-level EU officials, could mark the beginning of a more constructive engagement between the government and official lenders. This should become obvious in the next 10 days or so because failure to do so may bring about unpleasant consequences, […]

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3/23/2015: Front Page: Parallel exports harming medicine supply

Pharmacies are running out of basic medicines as wholesalers appear to be keeping a tight lid on supplies, leading to shortages in popular painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs, as well as antibiotics, insulin and vaccinations. According to the head… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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3/21/2015: Focus: Film uncovers archaeology of the present

When digging up the past, you may unearth some ugly truths about the present. Georgia Karamitrou-Mendesidi, the central character in Kimon Tsakiris’s latest gem “The Archaeologist,” which came out in theaters on Thursday, is doomed to learn this the… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Athens teen charged with rape

Athens teen charged with rape Authorities arrested an Athens teen on Monday in connection with an alleged rape of a 23-year-old woman. Athens-Clarke County police charged Marco Meza-Gallares, 18, with rape, aggravated sexual battery and second-degree burglary for the alleged … Full News here – Read more on Online Athens

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Unfinished projects take toll on funding program

Unfinished projects worth some 6 billion euros from Greece’s previous National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) will need to be included in the next period of the European Union-backed program, Kathimerini understands. Full News here – Latest News

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Greek PM faces Merkel amid race to detail reforms

As government officials scramble to draft a list of detailed reforms in line with demands by the country’s international creditors, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is due in Berlin on Monday for crucial talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel as concerns grow about Greece’s dwindling cash reserves. Full News here – Latest News

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