Category: GREECE

Retail sales rise 9.6 pct in February
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Retail sales rise 9.6 pct in February

makis - Apr 28, 2017

Greek retail sales by volume rose 9.6 percent in February compared to the same month a year ago after a…

Dog attack on Crete leaves two men hospitalized
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Dog attack on Crete leaves two men hospitalized

makis - Apr 28, 2017

Two men were hospitalized on the island of Crete after being mauled by a pit bull, local reports said on…

Police seek Pakistani anarchist linked to clashes with riot officers
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Police seek Pakistani anarchist linked to clashes with riot officers

makis - Apr 28, 2017

Police are seeking a 28-year-old Pakistani national in connection with an attack by anarchists on a riot police unit outside…

Ex-defense minister set to stay in his cell a bit longer
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Ex-defense minister set to stay in his cell a bit longer

makis - Apr 28, 2017

Despite initial expectations that former defense minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos would be released from prison Friday on the grounds of his…

Spike in complaints filed with Ombudsman office in 2016
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Spike in complaints filed with Ombudsman office in 2016

Panos - Apr 28, 2017

The office of Greece's Consumers' Ombudsman on Thursday announced that just more than 7,000 petitions were filed in 2016 to…

Tragedy: 61-year-old father killed little daughter
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Tragedy: 61-year-old father killed little daughter

Panos - Apr 28, 2017

A 61-year-old father admitted to killing his 6-year-old daughter after claiming to police during questioning that she had gone missing…

ND leader heaps criticism on ruling party over alleged ‘kit glove’ treatment of Maduro regime
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ND leader heaps criticism on ruling party over alleged ‘kit glove’ treatment of Maduro regime

Panos - Apr 28, 2017

The ongoing political unrest in strife-plagued Venezuela emerged thousands of kilometers away on Greece’s central political scene this week, as…

Greek govt official: ‘Seven, eight’ open issues unresolved with creditors
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Greek govt official: ‘Seven, eight’ open issues unresolved with creditors

Panos - Apr 28, 2017

Thursday cited “seven or eight” open issues remaining to be resolved in negotiations with institutional creditors. The same unnamed official…

12 transport employees charged with embezzling 1 million euros!
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12 transport employees charged with embezzling 1 million euros!

Panos - Apr 28, 2017

The Greek corruption prosecutor has officially brought criminal charges against 12 employees of the Urban Rail Transport (STASY) of stealing…

Labor Day action to disrupt public services
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Labor Day action to disrupt public services

Panos - Apr 28, 2017

Several strikes and work stoppages will cause disruptions in public transportation services on Monday, as workers mark Labor Day. A…

Sixty seven students aboard bus that caught fire near Patra sent to hotel in Rio
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Sixty seven students aboard bus that caught fire near Patra sent to hotel in Rio

Panos - Apr 28, 2017

Sixty seven students who were aboard a tourist bus that caught fire in the port city of Patras on Thursday…

Tsipras lauds China ties in buildup to Beijing trip
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Tsipras lauds China ties in buildup to Beijing trip

Panos - Apr 28, 2017

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who is due to visit Beijing on May 14 and 15, met in Athens on Thursday…

Greek minister highlights Turkish behavior at EU meeting
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Greek minister highlights Turkish behavior at EU meeting

Panos - Apr 28, 2017

At an informal meeting with his European Union counterparts in Malta on Thursday, Defense Minister Panos Kammenos brought to their…

Weather forecast: Mostly fair
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Weather forecast: Mostly fair

Panos - Apr 28, 2017

Mostly fair weather and winds from variable directions are forecast for Friday. Wind velocity will reach 4 on the Beaufort…

PAOK defeat PAO (4-0) to reach Greek Cup final
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PAOK defeat PAO (4-0) to reach Greek Cup final

Panos - Apr 28, 2017

PAOK will face AEK in final PAOK have advanced to the final of the Greek Cup for 2017 after beating…

Athens Newspapers Headlines
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Athens Newspapers Headlines

Panos - Apr 28, 2017

Two main unions call walkout for May 17
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Two main unions call walkout for May 17

makis - Apr 27, 2017

The country’s civil servants’ union ADEDY and the main private sector union GSEE on Thursday called a 24-hour strike for…

Labor Day action to disrupt public services
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Labor Day action to disrupt public services

makis - Apr 27, 2017

Several strikes and work stoppages will cause disruptions in public transportation services on Monday, as workers mark Labor Day. A…

Former defense minister to be released from prison
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Former defense minister to be released from prison

makis - Apr 27, 2017

Former defense minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, who was convicted to 20 years in prison for money laundering in 2013, is expected…

Judges rap government for not doing more against anarchist attackers
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Judges rap government for not doing more against anarchist attackers

makis - Apr 27, 2017

The union representing judges at the Council of State, the country’s highest administrative court, on Thursday criticized the government for…