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8/4/2012: Front Page: Army suicide?

Military authorities on Samos were investigating the circumstances surrounding the apparent suicide on Thursday of a 33-year-old army corporal based on the eastern Aegean island. It appears that the officer died after consuming pesticide. According to… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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8/4/2012: Front Page: Bank blast.

A home-made explosive device detonated outside a branch of National Bank in the Athens neighborhood of Nea Smyrni early yesterday, damaging an ATM bank machine and three parked cars but causing no injuries. There had been no claim of responsibility for… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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8/4/2012: Front Page: Man, 31, dead in drive-by hit

Police were investigating the circumstances of a drive-by shooting in Korydallos, southwestern Athens, early yesterday. A 31year-old man was killed when he was shot by two men on a motorcycle. Police said that five shots were fired and that the victim… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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8/4/2012: Front Page: Scrap metal.

Police have arrested 3,635 people since 2010 for stealing and illegally trading in scrap metal, according to figures released by Public Order Minister Nikos Dendias. The minister was responding to a question by Golden Dawn MP Ilias Panagiotaros…. Full News here – Kathimerini English

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8/4/2012: Front Page: Police close in on suspects, including Pakistani, 21

A 21-year-old Pakistani national was being questioned by police yesterday in connection with a brutal attack on a 15year-old girl on Paros two weeks ago. The girl, who remains in critical condition after being raped and suffering serious head injuries,… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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8/4/2012: Front Page: Olympics, past and future

Staging the Olympic Games has over the years turned into a costly extravaganza, with host cities undertaking a huge financial risk that can have negative consequences in the long run. Notwithstanding their glamor and organizational success, the 2004… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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8/4/2012: Front Page: ND expels rebel MP for gibes on Twitter

As dissent grows within socialist PASOK, conservative New Democracy – which leads the country’s shaky coalition– sought to repress upheaval in its own ranks yesterday, expelling maverick lawmaker Nikos Nikolopoulos from its parliamentary group over a… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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8/4/2012: Front Page: The cruelty of strangers

One can only feel shame because this brutally racist event was organized right in front of a symbol of democracy, the House of Parliament. One can only feel shame because such bloodbased discrimination runs counter to the norms and mores of Greek… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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8/4/2012: Front Page: Troika to judge cuts plan

Government officials yesterday were putting the finishing touches to a blueprint for 11.5 billion euros in cuts for 2013 and 2014 ahead of a crucial meeting tomorrow morning with envoys representing the country’s foreign creditors. Officials of the… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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8/4/2012: Front Page: Metro works hit impasse

Construction on the Thessaloniki metro has been stalled by financial difficulties facing the contractors and the state’s failure to move forward with necessary expropriations, Kathimerini understands. The consortium that has undertaken the project has… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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8/4/2012: Front Page: Libya to pay half of fighter care

The Libyan government will settle half of the 150million-euro bill for the care of rebel fighters in Greece and will only release the remainder of the money once it is satisfied there has not been any over-charging, according to the country’s charge… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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