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4/10/2015: Front Page: Buffett sows the seed of Greek woe

The most dangerous comment regarding the future of Greece’s economy was uttered by legendary American investor Warren Buffett 10 days ago. “If it turns out the Greeks leave, that may not be a bad thing for the euro,” he said. “If everybody learns that… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Yonah Avenue residents ask Athens-Clarke County to revoke permits for

Yonah Avenue residents ask Athens-Clarke County to revoke permits for … Several residents of Yonah Avenue have filed an appeal with the Athens-Clarke County Planning Department seeking revocation of construction-related permits for a Prince Avenue medical building projected to add 800 daily car trips to their street, which … Full News here – Read more […]

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4/10/2015: Front Page: Orthodox Easter ceremonies under way in Jerusalem

Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III leads the traditional Washing of the Feet ceremony during yesterday’s Easter procession at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City. Aegean Airlines will provide an additional three… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Washington ready to play role of ‘honest broker’ in Greece debt talks, Athens says [Update]

Washington wishes to play the role of an “honest broker” in Greek government negotiations with the country’s foreign lenders so that Full News here – Latest News

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4/7/2015: Front Page: Dangerous tidings

The government appears to have an extremely lax and somewhat confused attitude toward issues concerning the country’s internal security. Plans for the random release of prisoners convicted for serious crimes has caused concern among those who have some… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Volotea expands with Athens and Prague flights

Volotea expands with Athens and Prague flights Volotea increased its Venice Marco Polo (VCE) offering with the addition of two new routes on 3 April, both of which are operated by its 125-seat 717s. In fact the airline introduced twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays) departures to both Athens (ATH … Full News here – Read more […]

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4/7/2015: Front Page: Party leaders clash over bid for Parl’t probe

A debatein Parliament on creating a committee to determine the circumstances that led to Greece signing its loan programs yesterday gave party leaders another opportunity to clash on the root causes of the country’s crisis. Addressing Parliament… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Greece need ‘national strategy’ on immigration, PM says after meeting EU commissioner

Greece needs a long-term “national strategy” to deal with the influx of undocumented migrants from the Middle East, Africa and Asia, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday following a meeting in Athens with European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos. Full News here – Latest News

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4/7/2015: Front Page: Two policemen injured

Two policemen were injured yesterday during an attack by a crowd gathered outside the courthouse in Nafplio, in the Peloponnese, protesting the sentences given to a woman convicted for robbery. The crowd of an estimated 200 Roma residents of the area… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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4/7/2015: Front Page: Is catharsis needed or desired?

From 2009, as SYRIZA has decided? From 2004 as PASOK would like it? Or from 1981, as New Democracy has requested? The time frame preferences for the investigation into the causes behind Greece’s current predicament depend on the parties’ legitimate and… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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On anniversary of R.E.M.'s first show, restoration of iconic steeple under way

On anniversary of R.E.M.'s first show, restoration of iconic steeple under way Five years ago, though, a fire in a nearby building prompted Athens-Clarke County officials to tell the Steeplechase Condominium Association to either restore or demolish the structure. The association opted instead to give the steeple to the nearby … Full News here – […]

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Plans for cooperation with China

Greece proposed a three-year cooperation plan to Beijing involving ports, ship building and repair, credit, supply chain and culture during Greek Deputy Prime Minister Yiannis Dragasakis’s recent visit to China, according to the Chinese government. Full News here – Latest News

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4/7/2015: Front Page: Security dispute unsettles gov’t

A new wave of tension threatens to undermine the government after a group of SYRIZA MPs submitted a proposal to scrap legislation that applies stiffer sentences to people found guilty of committing offenses while having their faces covered, the… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Party leaders clash over bid for Parl’t probe into memorandums

A debate in Parliament on creating a committee to determine the circumstances that led to Greece signing its loan programs on Monday gave party leaders another opportunity to clash on the root causes of the country’s crisis. Full News here – Latest News

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4/7/2015: Front Page: Banker tied to Siemens scandal in Greek custody

A Swiss-French banker wanted in connection with the Siemens cash-for-contracts scandal and a string of allegedly corrupt defense deals is in Greek custody, authorities said yesterday. According to a police statement yesterday, a 55-year-old French… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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