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Athens man bites boyfriend, get teeth knocked out

Athens man bites boyfriend, get teeth knocked out An Athens man lost some teeth and suffered other injuries early Thursday morning in a fight he allegedly started in which he bit his boyfriend, Athens-Clarke County police said. The fight between 23-year-old Michael Jacquez Parrish and the other man … Full News here – Read more on […]

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Athens woman bites police officer

Athens woman bites police officer An Athens woman was arrested early Thursday after biting an Athens-Clarke police officer's finger, kicking another and then trying to bite another officer. According to an Athens-Clarke police report, an officer was patrolling near Perimeter Park Inn … Full News here – Read more on Online Athens

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April retail sales fall 14.2 percent as recession bites

Greek retail sales by volume fell 14.2 percent year-on-year in April after a revised 5.9 percent drop in the previous month, statistics service ELSTAT said on Friday. Austerity measures imposed by the debt-laden country’s foreign lenders and record unempl… … Full News here – Latest News

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Kidnap insurers eye sales as euro crisis bites

Insurers see opportunity to sell protection against kidnap risk in southern Europe, predicting that recession and social unrest triggered by the euro crisis will drive more abductions. There is no evidence yet of an increase in kidnapping in crisis-struck… … Full News here – Latest News

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Rate of undeclared labor soaring as recession bites harder

Another negative aspect of the deep recession that the Greek economy has been stuck in since 2008 is the rapid growth in undeclared labor. The rise of unemployment to 26 percent, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority’s figures for September, cre… … Full News here – Latest News

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News bites @ 6

1. EUROGROUP TASK Eurozone countries will reach an agreement on covering Greece’s financing gap at the next Eurogroup meeting, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble predicted at a Sueddeutsche Zeitung conference on Thursday. He said that the draft of the troika report did not include any recommendation on this issue. According to Schaeuble, this was now […]

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News bites @ 5

1. EXTENSION APPROVED Greece received a two-year extension to its fiscal adjustment programme, but no decision was made on the disbursement of an outstanding 31.5 billion euro tranche of an EU/IMF bailout loan at Monday’s Eurogroup meeting of eurozone finance ministers in Brussels. "Together with the Greek adjustment program the Eurogroup will further discuss (Greece’s) […]

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News bites @ 5

1. BUDGET VOTE The parliament passed the 2013 state budget in the early hours of Monday, after a three-day debate in the plenary that wound up at midnight Sunday with a vote. The budget was passed by 167 votes for, 128 votes against and four blank votes, carried by the votes of MPs from New […]

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News bites @ 6

1. STOURNARAS REASSURING There is no cause for concern over the disbursement of the next loan tranche, Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras said on Friday, following recent statements by European officials that spoke of a delay in the disbursement. Commenting on the disagreement that has broken out between the EU and the IMF over the Greek […]

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News bites @ 11

1. NEW BEGINNING? The government had presented it as a new beginning, argued that the country had turned a page and a bright future loomed for all citizens – but less than a day after the watershed vote on the third austerity package, Germany’s finance minister, Wolfgang Schaeuble, dropped the bombshell that Monday’s meeting of […]

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News bites @ 11

1. MORE AUSTERITY After a heated one-day debate in parliament, MPs in a midnight vote on Wednesday endorsed an austerity package worth 13.5bn euros. The bill, compressed into a single article, was backed by 153 MPs, with 128 voting against. Eighteen MPs 18 voted “present”, which is akin to a blank vote but not an […]

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News bites @ 6

1. SECOND ROUND Following Wednesday night’s endorsement of the new austerity package, the parliamentary plenary will on Thursday begin debate on the 2013 budget, which they will vote on Sunday night. Democratic Left leader Fotis Kouvelis has urged his MPs to vote in favour of the budget draft while having abstained in Wednesday’s vote. Full […]

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News bites @ 4

1. MIDNIGHT VOTE The debate on an omnibus draft law envisioning more than 13 billion euros in austerity measures – mostly pay and pension cuts, as well as tax hikes – began on Wednesday morning, with the crucial vote scheduled for midnight of the same day, after the bill was given the go-ahead Tuesday night […]

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News bites @ 5

1. AUSTERITY BILL An omnibus draft law envisioning more than 13 billion euros in austerity measures – mostly pay and pension cuts, as well as tax hikes – will be voted on in the Parliament plenary on Wednesday night. The bill on "Approval of the Middle-Term Fiscal Strategy Framework 2013-2016 – Urgent Measures for Application […]

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News bites @ 10

1. AUSTERITY III The government on Monday tabled in parliament the long-awaited and much-dreaded austerity package containing a €13.5bn mix of cuts and tax hikes. Bundled into the package are far-reaching changes that will extensively dismantle the country’s labour legislation. MPs will now debate the legislation in a fast-track procedure that will end in a […]

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