New strategy proposed for over-indebted company overhauls
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New strategy proposed for over-indebted company overhauls

chris1 - Aug 28, 2016

New measures are being proposed for banks to take control of businesses when their borrowing exceeds acceptable levels as a means of accelerating the restructuring of firms.…

Bank Officials Say Depositors Still Wary Due to Capital Controls
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Bank Officials Say Depositors Still Wary Due to Capital Controls

chris1 - Aug 21, 2016

Greeks are still not convinced that they can trust banks with their earnings, according to a recent report from the Bank of Greece (BoG). Not only are…

Migrants Rescued from Fire at Refugee Camp in Thessaloniki
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Migrants Rescued from Fire at Refugee Camp in Thessaloniki

chris1 - Aug 21, 2016

Authorities in Thessaloniki are investigating the cause of a fire that broke out Saturday at a migrant reception center near the Thessaloniki Port Authority. Twelve firefighters along…

Crete in turmoil after Germany’s decision to send 3,000 refugee to island
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Crete in turmoil after Germany’s decision to send 3,000 refugee to island

chris1 - Aug 14, 2016

The decision by Germany to relocate 3,000 ‘excessive’ refugees to the island of Crete has caused an uproar among the resident of the Greek island. The decision…

Rio 2016: Voula Papachristou Qualifies for the Final
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Rio 2016: Voula Papachristou Qualifies for the Final

chris1 - Aug 14, 2016

In one of the best times of her career Greek Olympian Voula Papachristou has qualified for the finals in jumping. Moving into the Rio 2016 Olympics women’s…

Refugees on Greek Islands Slowly Overcome Fear of the Sea
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Refugees on Greek Islands Slowly Overcome Fear of the Sea

chris1 - Aug 14, 2016

The summer months have always been a time of excitement in Greece. Greek citizens, expats, and tourists take long vacations near coastal areas, having carefree fun by…

Milwaukee: Violence erupts after police kill armed suspect
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Milwaukee: Violence erupts after police kill armed suspect

chris1 - Aug 14, 2016

After an hour-long confrontation with officers, police reported that a gas station was set on fire. Police said firefighters could not get close to the blaze because…

Breaking: Attack against Swiss train
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Breaking: Attack against Swiss train

chris1 - Aug 14, 2016

A knifeman has set fire to a train in eastern Switzerland, leaving six people in hospital with stab wounds and burns, police say. The suspected attacker, described…

Severe weather warning for next 72 hours in parts of Greece
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Severe weather warning for next 72 hours in parts of Greece

chris1 - Aug 07, 2016

The Greek Meteorological Services have issues a severe weather warning alert for the regions of western Greece, the Ionian Sea and Thessaly for the next 72 hours.…

Gov’t plans to recruit 20,000 to civil service
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Gov’t plans to recruit 20,000 to civil service

chris1 - Aug 07, 2016

Alongside the aim of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to overhaul the Constitution are plans to hire 20,000 civil servants, Dailyhellas understands. Of the 20,000 public servants the…

Probe ties Noor 1 suspects to fuel smuggling
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Probe ties Noor 1 suspects to fuel smuggling

chris1 - Aug 07, 2016

Prosecutors are probing the suspected involvement of some of the people embroiled in the Noor 1 heroin trafficking affair in cases of fuel smuggling, Dailyhellas understands. The…

Summer break to be short-lived as negotiations loom
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Summer break to be short-lived as negotiations loom

chris1 - Aug 07, 2016

The break that government ministers and MPs are set to take next week will be short-lived as the next phase of negotiations with international creditors in September…

Fire service faces 1,500 blazes every year, report says
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Fire service faces 1,500 blazes every year, report says

chris1 - Aug 07, 2016

Officials at the Agricultural Development Ministry confirmed over the weekend that a fire on Evia that was put out last week after burning for four days destroyed…

5 policemen killed in Kabul blast
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5 policemen killed in Kabul blast

chris1 - Aug 07, 2016

At least five policemen lost their lives in an explosion in the outskirts of Kabul province late on Friday, local officials in Logar province said Saturday. Provincial…

Erdogan announces sweeping overhaul of Turkish military
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Erdogan announces sweeping overhaul of Turkish military

chris1 - Jul 31, 2016

Recep Tayyip Erdogan talked about the looming overhaul in an interview broadcast by the Turkish TV channel A Haber on Saturday. The changes will significantly affect military…

Juncker: The EU-Turkey refugee deal hanging by a thread
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Juncker: The EU-Turkey refugee deal hanging by a thread

chris1 - Jul 31, 2016

European President Jean Claude Juncker warned the deal between the EU and Turkey on the control of the refugee flows is in jeopardy of being scrapped, in…

Two brothers arrested in Belgium for plotting terrorist attack
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Two brothers arrested in Belgium for plotting terrorist attack

chris1 - Jul 31, 2016

Two brothers “suspected of planning an attack” have been arrested by anti-terror police in Belgium following overnight raids in Mons and Liege. The suspects have been named…

Extreme anti-authoritarian group bursts into Thessaloniki Church interrupting liturgy
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Extreme anti-authoritarian group bursts into Thessaloniki Church interrupting liturgy

chris1 - Jul 31, 2016

A group of 25 left-wing antiauthoritarian members barged into the Orthodox Church of Gregory Palamas in the Metropolis of Thessaloniki, interrupting the Sunday morning liturgy. The invaders,…

France seeks help from Greek authorities in terror probe
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France seeks help from Greek authorities in terror probe

chris1 - Jul 31, 2016

French judicial authorities have appealed to their Greek counterparts for information relating to migrants who have traveled to western Europe via Greece over the past year in…

Gov’t ties up loose ends as PM mulls referendums for next spring
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Gov’t ties up loose ends as PM mulls referendums for next spring

chris1 - Jul 31, 2016

Parliament is to be busy this week as the government rushes to tie up loose ends prior to the August break after which representatives of the country’s…