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Jones: Athens minister led way for Baptist giving

Jones: Athens minister led way for Baptist giving Few people in Athens 100 years ago would not have known the Rev. Hugh Robinson “H.R.” Bernard. The home where he and his wife raised their seven children stood where the new Russell Special Collections Library stands on the University of Georgia … Full News here – Read […]

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Greece needs more EU funds for immigration, minister says

Greece needs more funding from the European Union to deal with the increased flow of undocumented immigrants in the eastern Aegean, Public Order Minister Vassilis Kikilias said in an interview with Sunday’s Kathimerini. According to the minister, there ha… … Full News here – Latest News

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South Korea prime minister quits over sunken ferry

South Korea prime minister quits over sunken ferry JINDO, South Korea | South Korea's prime minister resigned Sunday over the government's handling of a ferry sinking that has left more than 300 people dead or missing and led to widespread shame, fury and finger-pointing, blaming "deep-rooted evils" in … Full News here – Read more on […]

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3/24/2014: Front Page: Cypriot defense minister dies

Political parties in Cyprus canceled all their public events over the weekend as a mark of respect for Defense Minister Tasos Mitsopoulos, who died at the age of 48 on Saturday after suffering a brain hemorrhage at his office a day earlier. Greek Prime… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Cypriot Defense Minister Tasos Mitsopoulos dies

Political parties in Cyprus canceled all their public events over the weekend as a mark of respect for Defense Minister Tasos Mitsopoulos, who died at the age of 48 on Saturday after suffering a brain hemorrhage at his office a day earlier. Greek Prime Mi… … Full News here – Latest News

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Education minister concludes meeting with teachers in mobility scheme

A meeting between Education Minister Constantinos Arvanitopoulos and schoolteachers enrolled in a mobility scheme involving forced transfers and layoffs was concluded on Friday afternoon. According to Themis Kotsifakis, head of the Federation of Secondary… … Full News here – Latest News

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2/20/2014: Front Page: Doctors blast minister over charge claims

Health Minister Adonis Georgiadis was accused yesterday of making “terrorist, fascist-like threats” by doctors working for healthcare provider EOPYY after he accused them of asking patients to pay for consultations. Georgiadis claimed that when the… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Meeting between finance minister, farmers, ends in deadlock

A meeting between Greek Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras and farmers protesting new tax regulations for their sector ended in a deadlock in Athens on Thursday, with agriculturalists saying that they will be increasing their nationwide action. Stournaras… … Full News here – Latest News

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Minister pledges toll fare exemption for residents, homeowners in eastern Attica

Infrastructure Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis on Tuesday said that residents in the eastern Attica town of Oropos as well as owners of holiday homes in the area will be exempt from paying toll fares when traveling to and from the coastal region. Speaking… … Full News here – Latest News

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2/8/2014: Front Page: Minister says recent rises were part of existing deals

Transport Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis yesterday defended the rise in tolls on some sections of Greek highways, which mean that it now costs 56 euros to travel between Athens and Thessaloniki. Chrysochoidis said that the recent round of increases… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Minister heralds crackdown on prices, cartels

Development Minister Costis Hatzidakis on Friday expressed the government’s commitment to breaking up cartels and lowering prices, noting that a series of measures set out in a report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) wou… … Full News here – Latest News

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1/31/2014: Front Page: Name issue not impeding EU entry, claims minister

Greece is not standing in the way of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) joining the European Union because of the two countries’ name dispute, Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos said in Parliament yesterday. The deputy prime minister… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Prime minister aims to galvanize his ND lawmakers

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is due to address New Democracy’s parliamentary group on Thursday with the aim of lifting some of the gloom surrounding his government. According to sources, Samaras will attempt to rally his MPs by focusing on the positives… … Full News here – Latest News

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Finance minister states confidence in sell-off fund

In an official statement released on Tuesday, Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras said this year will be the most prolific on the privatizations front, adding that the government has never contemplated transferring the seat of state sell-off fund TAIPED ab… … Full News here – Latest News

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Minister orders judicial probe into immigrant drownings

Faced with mounting criticism over the migrant boat tragedy that left two people dead and 10 missing in the eastern Aegean on Monday, Merchant Marine Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis on Friday ordered a judicial probe into the incident. During an official … … Full News here – Latest News

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