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General strike hits Greece as unions protest income cuts, plan Athens

General strike hits Greece as unions protest income cuts, plan Athens … ATHENS, Greece – Greek unions have launched an anti-austerity general strike that has halted train and island ferry services while disrupting state hospitals and other public services. Wednesday's 24-hour strike is also causing public transport … Full News here – Read more on […]

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Less corruption in Greece, study finds

The levels of corruption in Greece’s public and private sectors went down in 2013 according to a report carried out by Transparency International Greece. The survey showed that the number of cases reporting corruption was down by 15 percent last year comp… … Full News here – Latest News

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Greece is back, market return in sight, says Samaras

Greece has put the worst of a debt crisis behind it and is considering issuing new debt within three months, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras told Reuters on Wednesday. Greece has enjoyed a sharp revival of fortunes since its debt burden nearly sent it cras… … Full News here – Latest News

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4/2/2014: Front Page: Eurogroup clears tranches, Greece eyes bond issue

Eurozone officials meeting in Athens yesterday approved the release of 8.3 billion euros in rescue loans, to be disbursed in three tranches, as Greek Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras indicated that a return to the bond markets was on the… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Athens : Documentary on the Greatest City on Earth in Ancient Greece – Athens Video

Athens : Documentary on the Greatest City on Earth in Ancient Greece . 2013 This documentary as well as the rest of these documentaries shown here relate to … Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Greece: Athens, Aegean Islands cruise for less than $1500

Greece: Athens, Aegean Islands cruise for less than 00 The "Iconic Aegean" package includes two nights in Athens, with time to take in the Acropolis as well as an evening of dancing and bouzouki music. The four-day cruise makes stops at Mykonos, Patmos and the Monastery of St. John the Theologian, Rhodes … Full News here […]

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Suicides in Greece reached 508 in 2012, 36 pct up on 2008, ELSTAT finds

There were 508 suicides in Greece in 2012, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT), which represents a rise of 36 percent since 2008, before the country’s economic crisis began. It is not clear from ELSTAT’s data whether this rise is dire… … Full News here – Latest News

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Markets ready to welcome Greece back

Greece is likely to take the first step to access international markets this spring for the first time since April 2010, taking advantage of the favorable conditions for risk and the expected passage of a key reform bill in Parliament. Signs are mounting … … Full News here – Latest News

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3/29/2014: Front Page: Greece hosts EU-Latin American assembly

Foreign Minister Dimitris Kourkoulas (left) shakes hands with a Peruvian deputy at the plenary session of the EuroLatin American Parliamentary Assembly (EUROLAT), in Athens, yesterday. As president of the European Union’s rotating presidency, Greece… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Greece is pulling off an amazing recovery

This chart tells a remarkable story. Just two years ago, Greece was on the ropes. The yield on the Greek government’s 10-year debt hit a punishing and unsustainable 30 percent. Today, the yield is below 7 percent―a sign that investors are increasingly con… … Full News here – Latest News

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3/27/2014: Front Page: Free Wi-Fi around Greece from fall

Free Internet access will be available across Greece as of November through a network of up to 4,000 Wi-Fi points in closed and open public spaces, Transport and Networks Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis said yesterday. A second phase, that will extend… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Germany’s Schaeuble says Greece could be model for Ukraine aid

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said that European nations looking to throw Ukraine a financial lifeline could use Greece’s bailout as a blueprint. “If ever we were to reach a situation in which we had to stabilize Ukraine, we would have many e… … Full News here – Latest News

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3/26/2014: Front Page: Greece has Europe’s highest rate of flu deaths

Greece has experienced more deaths from flu than any other European country this year apart from Spain, whose population is more than four times larger, according to the latest figures. Data collected by the European Center for Disease Prevention… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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3/24/2014: Front Page: Chinese firms in Greece get set to launch own chamber

The Chinese companies active in Greece, whose numbers are on the rise, are creating a new, exclusively Chinese chamber of enterprises. Their aim is the common protection and promotion of their interests and to establish themselves as a group on the… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Number of flu deaths in Greece reaches 110

The number of people in Greece who have died after contracting flu this winter rose to 110 on Monday. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) said that another 46 people are receiving hospital treatment. The virulent H1N1 strain and a poor… … Full News here – Latest News

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