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Monday, November 11, 2013

Romania's Chiriches out of World Cup playoff against Greece

Vlad Chiriches has been forced to withdraw from Romania's squad for its two-legged World Cup qualifying playoff with Greece. The Tottenham center back suffered a blow to the face in his club's 1-0 Premier League defeat to Newcastle on Sunday. When asked ...

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Greek logistics : unlocking growth potential through regulatory reform and complementary measures

The World Bank Group (WBG) wrote this report as part of a project designed to assess the competitiveness of the logistics sector in Greece and to develop policy recommendations. The World Bank is carrying out the project at the request of the Greek Ministry of Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport, and Networks (currently split into the Ministry of Development and Competitiveness and the Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks). The report is part of a technical assistance package provided by the World Bank Group to the Government of Greece on enhancing the business environment and trade logistics. The package has been facilitated by the Task Force for Greece (TFGR, an arm of the European Commission), which arranged the financing from the EC technical assistance budget. The document is structured in the following way: First, it provides an overview of the state of logistics in Greece, comparing the country to its peers and highlighting some of the important features that distinguish the country's situation. Second, it provides detailed, technical observations on specific aspects of the logistics environment in Greece. Third, the report describes key actions, drawn from both expert observations and the working groups' conclusions that the Greek government may want to undertake to improve its logistics performance. Finally, in the Annexes it describes the intensive, consultation process that is allowing key stakeholders within the business and policy-making communities in Greece to provide inputs for a national logistics strategy.

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Greek border police illegally deporting Syrian refugees

Attempts by migrants to reach EU countries have resulted in hundreds of deaths in recent weeks

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Greece's ERT TV station symbolises what is happening to my country

The GuardianGreece's ERT TV station symbolises what is happening to my countryThe GuardianWith economic and social policy being dictated by the hated troika – Greece's three international creditors (European commission, the International Monetary Fund, and the European Central Bank) imposing brutal austerity in return for loans – the future ...and more »

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Greek Supreme Court puts sharia law before civil law

DigitalJournal.comGreek Supreme Court puts sharia law before civil lawDigitalJournal.comThe Muslim minority of Thrace have had the right to draw up civil wills under Greek law since 1946. Ethnikos reported only family law was previously under the jurisdiction of Islamic muftis. Thousands of Muslims in Thrace that have drawn up wills under ...Shocking Decision from Greek Supreme CourtGreek Reporterall 3 news articles »

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Rich Become Richer During Crisis

According to the company Wealth-X, in the last five years, the economic elite have succeeded in doubling their assets in spite of the crisis.  Another survey of the same company recorded a 20% increase in the wealth of rich Greeks. The intensification of the financial and fiscal crisis have led to significant losses in the income […]

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Research Shows Link Between Greek Crisis and Heart Disease

The financial and social crisis experienced by Greece during the last years is causing  heart disease. Scientific research at the Cardiology Clinic “Elpis” in Athens, showed a large increase in heart attacks; especially in young people, women, and uninsured employees. The scientists of the clinic studied two periods with respect to the consequence of acute […]

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Suspension Threat for Civil Servants

The developments concerning the mobility scheme, and mainly the suspensions of Municipalities civil servants are expected to evolve rapidly. As the Alternative Minister of Interior, Leonidas Grigorakos made clear in an interview he gave to Greek TV channel SKAI–only those who work in OTA’s main body are not threatened with suspension. All the other civil […]

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Greek government faces tough troika talks after surviving confidence vote

Both SKY and ITV, who have a number of years of experience to draw ... Greece has been surviving on international rescue loans from the International Monetary Fund and other European countries that use the euro since 2010, after a combination of dismal ...

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Greek police storm ERT broadcasting centre to end workers’ occupation

Early on Thursday morning, over 100 police stormed the building of the former Greek national broadcaster ERT. Workers had occupied the building and continued to broadcast television and radio programming voluntarily, after the government shut the public broadcaster down overnight in June, leaving the 2,700 workers without a job.The police broke into the building and forced the 50 journalists and ...

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Goods prices at their lowest since 1962 in Greece

(MENAFN) Goods in Greece, from milk and bread to medicine, have registered their lowest prices since 50 years in October, according to Iran Daily.Goods prices declined 2 percent last month. Only the price of tobacco rose in 2012.Greeks' income declined by a third since the country fell into recession, what makes them 40 percent poorer than the last 5 ...

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TAIPED is Going Ahead with the Sale of Four More Properties Abroad

TAIPED is going ahead with the sale of four more properties abroad - in Italy, Germany, Serbia and Slovenia - and is currently in the process of hiring an independent property surveyor to have them valued. The other properties are in Dusseldorf, Belgrade and Ljubljana. TAIPED is aiming to utilize state property abroad as markets outside Greece are on a far higher level than the domestic one. ...

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Greeces Worlds Most Indebted Country

A view of the city of Athens as it's seen from the Acropolis hill, during dark days. Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras may be touting what he calls a burgeoning "success story" for the country and hopes of an economic rebound, but the numbers show otherwise. Besides the record unemployment rate of 27.6 percent and some 20 percent of people in poverty, two bailouts of $325 ...

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A Lesson in Giving Back in Life

(Photo/Jonathan Wiggs/Boston Globe ) A resident at The Home for Little Wanderers in Walpole, a town outside Boston. BOSTON - Alex Souroufis overcame some major challenges in his life, and now he's helping others do the same. Souroufis, a first generation Greek-American, was the first in his family to finish high school and go to college. That college was Harvard University, where he studied ...

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Greek Shipping Tycoon Eyes Premier League

Olympiakos owner Evangelos Marinakis (C) may prefer to own Crystal Palace, a soccer team in the world's top league, the English Premier, a big jump from Greece. LONDON - The shipping tycoon Evangelos Marinakis, President of top Greek side Olympiakos, has renewed his interest in joining the foreign legion of club owners here. Premier League newcomers Crystal Palace could become a target next ...

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Greek Opera Hits High Notes During Crisis

(AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis) An usher checks the numbers of the seats as a musician plays his violent shortly before the premiere of the opera Cinderella by Gioachino Rossini at the Greek National Opera in Athens. ATHENS - Greece's National Opera has gone from being a loss-making business to an income-generator with a brand new fan base. Three years ago, the Greek National Opera had an ...

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Greece starts checks on vessel alleged to be carrying 20000 AK-47s

Coast guard and customs officials began checking on Monday the cargo on board the Nour-M, a ship stopped of Rhodes on suspicion that it is carrying illegal arms and explosives.The vessel is alleged to be carrying 20,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles. Merchant Marine Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis and Coast Guard chief Dimitris Bantias are expected to inspect the checks on Monday.The ...

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Beatrice Place opens in Greece

Beatrice Place opens in GreeceGreece PostBeatrice Place is ESLC's first senior living community in Greece. The site features health and wellness programs as well as a library, chapel, common kitchen, cafe, and more. Wood from the old church rectory was used to build a tribute space that ...

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Greece and EIB sign 550-mln deal for growth and jobs

KathimeriniGreece and EIB sign 550-mln deal for growth and jobsKathimeriniThe European Investment Bank and the Greek government signed on Monday in Athens a deal that will see the lender provide 550 million euros for highways, local authorities' infrastructure and, for the first time in Greece, funding for small- and medium ...EIB provides EUR 550 million support in GreeceCapital.gr (press release)EIB has approved a new financing instrument for CyprusBalkans.com Business Newsall 4 news articles »

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Greek films shine in gloom

Nov. 12, 2013, 12:01 a.m. Twenty years ago, Eleni Bertes was part of the inaugural Greek Film Festival in Melbourne, working as a volunteer at an event she helped to found. Now, she is back as an invited guest at this year's festival, accompanying a Greek movie she has produced.

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Is Greece finally on the mend after economic crisis?

(CNN)-- Greece is on the way to economic recovery as investor faith returns to the recession-ridden eurozone nation, an executive at Greece's largest bank has told CNN. Petros Christodoulou, deputy chief executive of the National Bank of Greece ...

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Greece mall opens new wing

13WHAM-TVGreece mall opens new wingRochester Democrat and ChronicleThe new State Street Wing at the Mall at Greece Ridge had a ceremonial opening Saturday, with all of the accouterments of ceremonial openings. There was a ribbon-cutting, a giant cookie cake, crafts for children, music, and, of course, the visit by Santa.YNN Rochester: New Wing Opens at The Mall at Greece RidgeRochester YNNGreece mall wing marks grand opening13WHAM-TVRibbon cutting for new wing at Greece Ridge CenterNews 10NBCall 4 news articles »

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Run, Don't Walk to the Greece ETF

ETF TrendsRun, Don't Walk to the Greece ETFETF TrendsPart of GREK's surge is attributable to a broader resurgence by Europe ETFs, but there is far more to it with GREK, the lone Greece ETF. On Nov. 27, 10 Greek companies, including some GREK constituents enter the MSCI Emerging Markets Index and ...and more »

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Greek govt wins vote, gets majority cut by 1 seat

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's coalition government won a confidence vote Monday called by the left-wing opposition but saw its parliamentary majority cut by one seat. Socialist deputy Theodora Tzakri was expelled from the party after refusing to back ...

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Romania captain Chiriches ruled out of Greece playoffs

The 23-year-old center back suffered the injury during his team Tottenham Hotspur's 1-0 home loss to Newcastle United in the Premier League on Sunday and has been replaced by Dinamo Bucharest defender Dragos Grigore. The absence of Chiriches ...

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Prayer case at the Supreme Court: Debunking some myths

“God save the United States and this honorable court.” Herring one: isn’t this a prayer before a governmental body just like what is happening in Greece? Not quite. This platitude at the beginning of the Supreme Court’s morning is a genuinely ...

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Greece Just Keeps Bleeding Jobs

Greece Just Keeps Bleeding JobsGreek ReporterPrime Minister Antonis Samaras' touted “success story” for Greece is floundering again in the wake of statistics that showed nearly 35,000 jobs more were lost than created in October, according to the Labor Ministry's Ergani database, which records ...

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Is Greece finally on the mend?

Greece is on the way to economic recovery as investor faith returns to the recession-ridden eurozone nation, an executive at Greece's largest bank has told CNN.

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Report of Greece hampering Turkish delegation in Ataturk remembrance denied

KathimeriniReport of Greece hampering Turkish delegation in Ataturk remembrance deniedKathimeriniGreek officials have denied a report in the Turkish media that they obstructed a group of around 120 Turks, including Health Minister Mehmet Muezzinoglu, from reaching the birthplace of Mustaf Kemal Ataturk in Thessaloniki on time to commemorate the ...Kemal Atatürk Commemorated in ThessalonikiGreek Reporterall 7 news articles »

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Greek government majority trimmed after winning confidence vote in parliament

Greece's coalition government has seen its majority cut by one seat in parliament after winning a confidence vote called by the left-wing opposition.

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Greek Government Majority Trimmed After Key Vote

Greek government majority trimmed after winning confidence vote in parliament        

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Bershidsky on Europe: Greek Cabinet Survives

Bershidsky on Europe: Greek Cabinet SurvivesBloombergHere's today's look at some of the top stories on markets and politics in Europe: Greek government survives no-confidence vote. The coalition government of Greece, dominated by the center-right New Democracy party, survived a parliamentary no ...

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Greece’s reform job isn’t even half done

On the other hand, if he tore up Athens’ deal with the Troika, Greece could enter a new vicious spiral ending in the imposition of capital controls and the country’s exit from the euro. All this would be a tragedy given the sacrifices the Greek people ...

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Greek Shop Owners Resist Opening On Sundays

The Greek government is pushing stores to open on Sundays, just like the tourist shops around the Acropolis. But mom-and-pop shops that are participating in a pilot program to open seven Sundays a year, say they lost money last weekend — the first Sunday the program was effect.

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Jewish greek organizations provide community

Jewish greek organizations provide communityMinnesota DailyPresident of Alpha Epsilon Pi and senior Senior Seth Franklin and Alpha Epsilon Pi members Louis Livon-Bemel and Zack Gilbert Burke talk at the second annual Greek Shabbat dinner hosted at Chabad on Friday. Chabad welcomed students to celebrate ...

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Greek coalition survives no-confidence vote

Leader of leftwing opposition Syriza party accuses government of being under foreign control

Greece's conservative-socialist coalition government has survived a no-confidence motion, following a heated three-day parliamentary debate.

The motion, tabled by the radical leftwing opposition Syriza party, fell well short of the 151 votes needed to pass, with 124 lawmakers voting in favour and 153 against.

"Thousands of people are looking in the rubbish for food," the Syriza leader, Alexis Tsipras, said, as the motion was debated in parliament.

Syriza was supported by the Communist party, the rightwing populist Independent Greeks and the extreme right Golden Dawn. Democratic Left, a coalition partner for a year until June, voted "present". One socialist lawmaker voted in favour of the motion and was promptly expelled from her party's parliamentary group.

Although the motion of no confidence had limited chances of passing, Syriza used the debate to lambast the government over its policies, claiming it was taxing the poor to protect the rich.

"You chose the wrong moment to play parliamentary theatrics, in a time when the government is in crucial negotiations with the troika," the prime minister, Antonis Samaras, told the Syriza leader in parliament. A delegation from the troika of Greece's creditors, including the European commission and the International Monetary Fund, is in Athens assessing the economic climate before distributing a further €5.9bn (£4.9bn) in loans.

The no-confidence motion was tabled on Thursday, a few hours after Greek riot police ended a nearly five-month protest by sacked workers broadcasting from what was once the headquarters of the defunct ERT state broadcaster, removing a few dozen people occupying the complex.

The government, under pressure from Greece's international creditors to reform the public sector, decided to close ERT in June – a move heavily criticised by most opposition parties and the Democratic Left, which used the issue as an occasion to leave the coalition. The government has since set up a new, leaner broadcaster, with one channel in place of the previous three.

Greece has been surviving on international rescue loans from the IMF and other European countries since 2010. Successive governments have passed rounds of deep spending cuts and tax rises to secure €240bn in bailout loans. Greece has predicted it will emerge from its six-year recession next year.

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Greece halts Syria-bound arms ship

Greece halts Syria-bound arms shipPress TVGreece halts Syria-bound arms ship. Greece's coast guard has stopped a ship loaded with weapons apparently bound for militants operating in Syria. (File photo). Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:36AM. Share | Email | Print. Greece's coast guard has seized a shipload ...and more »

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BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

by  Associated Press BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS Associated Press - 11 November 2013 00:43-05:00

PHILIPPINES-TYPHOON

TACLOBAN, Philippines — Rescuers faced blocked roads and damaged airports as they raced to deliver desperately needed tents, food and medicines to the typhoon-devastated eastern Philippines where thousands are believed dead. Three days after the Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the region, the full scale of the disaster — the biggest faced by the Philippines — was only now becoming apparent. By Jim Gomez. SENT: 1,200 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: 1,200 words by 0630gmt

— PHILIPPINES-TYPHOON ALLEY — Geographically doomed and hobbled by poverty, Philippines buffeted by regular storms. SENT: 235 words, photos.

— OBAMA-TYPHOON — Obama 'deeply saddened' by typhoon devastation in Philippines, promises further aid. SENT: 100 words.

— PHILIPPINES-TYPHOON-PHOTO GALLERY — AP PHOTOS: High death toll feared in typhoon amid massive destruction. SENT: 145 words, 45 photos. UPCOMING: Fresh photos will be rotated in throughout the cycle.

— PHILIPPINES-VITAL STATISTICS-GLANCE — The Philippines at a glance. SENT: 500 words.

PHILIPPINES-TYPHOON BABY

TACLOBAN, Philippines — Cheers broke out in the typhoon-devastated airport of the eastern Tacloban City when 21-year old Emily Ortega gave birth to a baby girl, assisted by a military doctor. It was a rare piece of good news for a seaside city where officials fear at least 10,000 were killed, and where tens of thousands of residents saw their homes flattened by ferocious winds and a massive storm surge from Typhoon Haiyan. SENT: 350 words.

THAILAND-POLITICS

BANGKOK — Thailand's Senate convened a highly charged session to determine the fate of an amnesty bill that could pave the way for the return of self-exiled former leader Thaksin Shinawatra. Nearly 7,000 police officers are deployed around the Parliament and the prime minister's office where thousands of protesters continued to rally against the bill. SENT: 140 words. UPCOMING: 400 words.

INDIA-SRI LANKA-COMMONWEALTH

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia's prime minister is under mounting pressure to join his Indian and Canadian counterparts in boycotting a British Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka this week over concerns about the island nation's human rights record. India announced Sunday that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be the second leader after Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to boycott the Nov. 15-17 meeting. By Rod Mcguirk and Ashok Sharma. SENT: 500 words.

NEPAL-STRIKE

KATMANDU, Nepal — An opposition-called general strike against next week's general elections shut down schools, markets and industries across Nepal. Supporters of the alliance of 33 opposition parties have attacked vehicles that defied their strike call and torched at least half dozen buses and trucks, said police spokesman Ganesh Chetri. By Binaj Gurubacharya. SENT: 300 words.

BUSINESS AND FINANCE:

JAPAN-OFFSHORE WIND FARM

ONAHAMA PORT, Japan — Japan has switched on the first turbine at a wind farm 20 kilometers (12 miles) off the coast of Fukushima, feeding electricity to the grid tethered to the tsunami-crippled nuclear plant onshore. By Elaine Kurtenbach. SENT: 680 words.

FEATURES:

CHINA-ACTIVIST ENTREPRENEURS

BEIJING — As Chinese career trajectories go, wealthy businesswoman Wang Ying's has taken an unusual turn. She has quit her job as head of a private equity fund — to become a full-time political critic. As China's ruling party holds a major economic reform planning meeting this week, it faces rising expectations from private entrepreneurs who feel a simmering anger at being treated as just a resource to provide wealth and tax revenue and want a voice in how society is run. By Gillian Wong. UPCOMING: 1,130 words, photos by 0800 GMT.

PAKISTAN-LIFE ON THE LINE

DHAMALA, Pakistan — Clashes between nuclear-armed Pakistan and India are always unnerving, but for Tanveer Ahmed, the latest border flare-up is personal: It's harming his marriage prospects. Families from other towns refuse to let their daughters move to his village, just a few hundred meters (yards) from the barbed wire and watchtowers. Cross-border exchanges of gunfire and mortar shelling are a constant threat to the people of this region, and to their Indian counterparts on the other side. By Rebecca Santana. SENT: 765 words, photos.

JFK-OSWALD Q&A

Within hours of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, Americans learned the name Lee Harvey Oswald. Certain images of him — posing with a rifle, recoiling from Jack Ruby's gun — have been ingrained in the nation's memory. Yet to this day, he remains an enigma. Here are some of the questions — starting with, Did Oswald kill Kennedy? Did he act alone? — and attempts to answer them. By National Writer David Crary. SENT: 900 words, photos.

US AND INTERNATIONAL

SYRIA

BEIRUT — The main Western-backed Syrian opposition group says it intends to join peace talks with the Syrian government, if conditions are met. After a vote early Monday in Istanbul, the Syrian National Coalition agreed to attend a proposed peace conference with President Bashar Assad's government. The U.S. and Russia are trying to convene the talks in Geneva by the end of this year. By Desmond Butler and Diaa Hadid. SENT: 660 words, photo.

RUSSIA-SPACE LANDING

MOSCOW — A Russian space capsule carrying the Sochi Olympic torch and three astronauts returned to Earth on Monday from the International Space Station in a flawless landing on the steppes of Kazakhstan. By Jim Heintz. SENT: 260 words, photo.

GREECE-FINANCIAL CRISIS

ATHENS, Greece — Greece's coalition government survived a no-confidence motion tabled by the main opposition party early Monday, and the prime minister ended three days of debate by saying the debt-ridden country should be ready to borrow mainly from the financial markets by the end of next year. By Demetris Nellas. SENT: 570 words, photos.

FRANCE-IRAN-NUCLEAR

PARIS — France's unexpected decision to block a preliminary deal that its allies were trying to reach with Iran regarding its nuclear program appears to have been motivated by several factors: its tough stand regarding nuclear weapons, its skepticism about Tehran's trustworthiness, and its longstanding tradition of speaking its mind on the world stage. By Jamey Keaten. SENT: 835 words, photos.

— IRAN NUCLEAR TALKS — With a first round of nuclear negotiations with world powers ending without agreement, the administration of Iranian president Hassan Rouhani is emphasizing that the talks are a work in progress. SENT: 700 words, photos.

—UNITED STATES-IRAN — Wary of Iran's nuclear intentions, senators are predicting a bipartisan push for fresh penalties and increased leverage against Tehran despite administration opposition. SENT: 600 words, photos.

GAZA-HAMAS SPOKESWOMAN

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Hamas government of the Gaza Strip has for the first time appointed a woman to represent it to the world. The hiring of Isra Almodallal as a spokeswoman for the territory's conservative Islamist rulers is part of a long-running push by the group, which has at times sought to curb women's freedoms, to present a newer, friendlier face both to its own citizens and internationally. By Ibrahim Barzak. SENT: 800 words, photos.

CLIMATE CHANGE

WARSAW, POLAND — Climate envoys from rich countries, emerging economies and low-lying nations at risk of being swamped by rising seas will meet in Poland for the next two weeks to lay the groundwork for a new global warming pact. Though no major decisions are expected at the conference starting Monday in Warsaw's National Stadium, the level of progress could be an indicator of the world's chances of reaching a deal in 2015. That's the new watershed year in the U.N.-led process after a 2009 summit in Copenhagen ended in discord. By Karl Ritter and Monika Scislowska. SENT: 850 words, photos.

ENTERTAINMENT

GAMES-NEXT NEXT GENERATION

LOS ANGELES — The next generation of gaming is nearly here, but what about the generation after that one? Sony and Microsoft are launching their new super-powered consoles in the coming weeks. However, gamemakers were already contemplating what innovations — from wearable ontrollers to illuminated living rooms — might follow the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at last week's GDC Next. By Entertainment Writer Derrik J. Lang. SENT: 400 words, photos.

ALSO GETTING ATTENTION

— FALLING SATELLITE — Scientists expect European satellite to crash into ocean, polar regions. SENT: 130 words.

— SPAIN-SEX SLAVES — Spanish police arrest 25, free 5 women, while breaking up Nigerian sex slave ring. SENT: 235 words.

— PAKISTAN-MALALA BOOK BAN — Pakistani private schools ban teenage activist Malala's book, calling her a tool of the West. SENT: 570 words, photo.

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Greek Premier Samaras Survives No-Confidence Vote in Parliament

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras survived a vote of no confidence brought by the main opposition party as his government remained locked in talks with the country’s creditors. Greece’s 300-seat parliament rejected the measure with 153 ...

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Caurie Putnam: Children's Book Festival has Greece roots

Caurie Putnam: Children's Book Festival has Greece rootsRochester Democrat and ChronicleBut did you know that this free festival that draws top children's book authors and illustrators from across the nation began in Greece? Vivian Vande Velde of Greece founded the festival 17 years ago. She is a popular author who has published about 40 ...

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1000s protest austerity measures in Greece

Press TV1000s protest austerity measures in GreecePress TVSamaras announced the closure of the ERT in an effort to keep Greece's foreign creditors satisfied that the country had been fulfilling its debt restructuring and bailout commitments. Inspectors from the troika of European Commission, European Central ...Greece making the right moves on the way to tapping marketsKathimeriniThousands protest austerity in GreeceChannel News AsiaGreek government survives no confidence motionMiamiHerald.comall 67 news articles »

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Another Meeting with Troika on Tuesday

The meeting between the Greek Minister of Finance and the heads of Troika ended at around 3pm today with no final agreement. Reportedly, during the meeting all open issues were discussed, making it last for more than three hours. Originally, the meeting had been scheduled Friday afternoon, but Troika requested two more days in order […]

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Thousands Project Toxic Greek Gold Mine Project

(AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis) Protesters march in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki against a gold mining project in Halkidiki peninsula, on Nov. 9, 2013. The banner reads S.O.S. Halkidiki. THESSALONIKI, Greece - More than 5,000 turned out in a street protest here against a gold mine project planned for northern Greece that critics said is "toxic" and will harm the environment ...

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Kemal Atatürk Commemorated in Thessaloniki

Many Turkish citizens arrived today in Thessaloniki to commemorate Mustafa Kemal Atatürk on the 75th anniversary of his death and pay their respects outside the house he was born in, in 1881. Mehmet Müezzinoğlu-–Minister of Health–was also attending and he spoke of Atatürk’s influence over the Turkish nation, his humanity and his dream of peace […]

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“Golden Cage” Triumphs at 54th Thessaloniki Int’l Film Festival

The “Golden Cage” (La Jaula De Oro), a modern road movie triumphed in the 54th International Film Festival of Thessaloniki, by winning 4 awards. The “Golden Cage” won the top prize in FISHER audience award and the Best Feature Film – Golden Alexander Theo Angelopoulos award.  Diego Quemada-Diez, director of the movie, was named Best […]

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To Change or Not to Change A Greek Take on Women’s Names After Marriage

Kate Winslet defended her decision not to change her surname to that of her third husband; Emma Watson tweeted that Hermione Granger would almost certainly keep the Granger name... Many women on this planet–famous or not–have the dilemma of whether or not they should keep their birth name, or change it to that of their husband's. ';I’m proud of my name because ...

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Greek University Students Anxious About their Future

The concern European University students have about their future is obvious, as almost one in two students say that they are ready to move abroad in order to find better job opportunities. Greeks are the most anxious students in Europe about their professional future. They believe that they might be able to find their first job, after six or ten months, after sending 36-65 applications. Those ...

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Olympiakos trounces closest rival PAOK 4-0 to extend Greek league lead to 6 points

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Costa Rican forward Joel Campbell scored one goal and made two more to help Greek league leader Olympiakos to a 4-0 victory over PAOK on Sunday. Costas Mitroglou, Javier Saviola and David Fuster scored Olympiakos' other goals. The win helped Olympiakos extend its lead over PAOK to six points after 11 rounds. Third-place Atromitos, which lost 2-1 at Panionios, is a ...

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Parliament Votes Down Censure Motion On Samaras

(AP Photo) People holding a sign that that reads "No" gather outside Greece's Parliament in central Athens in support of an opposition motion of no confidence against the government, Nov. 10, 2013. Lawmakers rejected the motion after lengthy debate. ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' conservative-led coalition government survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament ...

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Samaras Survives Censure Vote in Greek Parliament

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras ‘ Conservative-led coalition government won’t have to face the prospect of new elections after lawmakers, by a margin of 153-124 voted against a motion of censure brought by opposition parties angry over a riot police raid that evicted former workers at the closed national broadcaster ERT. Seventeen voted present. Hundreds of protesters gathered ...

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