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Greek football federation headquarters in Athens evacuated after bomb threat

Greek football federation headquarters in Athens evacuated after bomb threat The headquarters of the Greek soccer federation in the Athens suburb of Goudi were evacuated on Wednesday after an anonymous caller said a bomb had been planted in the building. Bomb disposal experts were called in to search the offices of the Hellenic … Full News […]

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Athens' Stock Exchange Temporarily Suspends Trading for 3 Greek Banks

Athens' Stock Exchange Temporarily Suspends Trading for 3 Greek Banks piraeus-bank Athens' Stock Exchange announced on Wednesday it will temporarily suspend trading of the stocks of three systemic banks – Alpha Bank, Eurobank and Piraeus Bank – from November 27, in order to complete the shares' reverse split. Full News here – Read more on […]

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How Greek shipowners talk up their role, and why that costs Athens millions

How Greek shipowners talk up their role, and why that costs Athens millions In recent years, as international institutions repeatedly bailed out Greece, the lenders have also pushed Athens to beef up its tax take. Shipowners have resisted any effort to ditch the tax breaks they enjoy, and no government has dared touch them … […]

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Clashes break out as Greek general strike brings Athens to a halt

Clashes break out as Greek general strike brings Athens to a halt Clashes have broken out between riot police and protesters in central Athens during Greece's first general strike since the leftist Syriza-led government came to power in January. Nearly 25,000 people participated in three separate demonstrations in … Full News here – Read more […]

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Home Greek news Pontic Community Calls for Protest in Athens as Pontic

Home Greek news Pontic Community Calls for Protest in Athens as Pontic … genoktonia_pontos The Greek government is under fire for its attitude toward the Pontic Genocide after the Education Minister's comments were followed by revelations that high school students in Greece are no longer being taught about the genocide. Full News here – Read […]

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Canada Sells Athens Embassy Building, a Rare Deal in Greek Real-Estate Market

Canada Sells Athens Embassy Building, a Rare Deal in Greek Real-Estate Market The government of Canada has sold its former embassy building in Athens, a rare deal in a Greek commercial real-estate market rendered all but dormant this year by the political uncertainty that has gripped the country. The 15,000 square-foot building … Full News […]

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Greek Filmmaker's Movie “Lobster” to Premiere October 22nd in Athens

Greek Filmmaker's Movie “Lobster” to Premiere October 22nd in Athens The film “Lobster” by Yorgos Lanthimos will make its official premiere in Athens, on October 22nd. The first English-language film by Lanthimos, starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz, won the Jury Prize at the 68th Cannes Film Festival. It is set in … Full News […]

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This Greek Ferry Now Brings Thousands Of Refugees To Athens

This Greek Ferry Now Brings Thousands Of Refugees To Athens Upon arriving in Athens, most of the refugees immediately leave for the border, hoping to make their way through Serbia into Western Europe. Those who wish to stay, however, can find temporary shelter in a newly built reception center in the Athens … Full News here […]

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Greek and German officials play down looming Athens default

Greek and German officials play down looming Athens default Greek and German officials have tried to play down the possibility of a default by Athens on a looming €300m loan instalment owed to the International Monetary Fund despite mounting evidence that the country is running out of cash. Finance minister … Full News here – […]

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Washington asks Athens to back anti-Russia sanctions – Greek minister

Washington asks Athens to back anti-Russia sanctions – Greek minister Greece has revealed it's been asked by the US to prolong anti-Russia sanctions. However, Athens stressed Russia is a strategic ally and the 'sanction war' is causing it an estimated loss of €4 billion a year. "I was asked to support the prolongation of … […]

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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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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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PAO has easy ride in final to win another Greek Cup

Panathinaikos won its fourth consecutive Greek basketball cup and a record 16th overall, downing Apollon Patras 68-53 in Sunday’s final at Panathinaikos’s home Olympic Sports Hall, after a remarkably tough and eventful campaign. Full News here – Latest News

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Greek bonds are a risk for most but a big opportunity for some

Small though it may be, the Greek government bonds market could under certain conditions prove to be the success story of the year, especially for those attracted by risk. Full News here – Latest News

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Greek minister says Lagarde list data inadequate for tax evasion crackdown

The Minister of State for Combating Corruption Panayiotis Nikoloudis told Parliament on Friday that the so-called Lagarde List of Greek depositers with Swiss bank accounts, and a series of similar lists, were inadequate without further data if reliable insights into suspected tax evasion are to be gained. Full News here – Latest News

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