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(Photo: Via Trick or Treat on Greek Street 2014's Facebook page) ... Local kids and their families will be walking the streets of UCF's Greek Park on ...


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Gulf Keystone Petroleum wins costs ruling

A Greek shipping tycoon and two New York hedge funds have been found liable to pay the final costs in Gulf Keystone Petroleum's billion-dollar ...


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Atromitos draws 1-1 with Ergotelis in Greek league

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Bruno Halkiadakis' point-blank shot in the 78th minute gave Ergotelis a 1-1 draw at Atromitos in the Greek league Saturday.


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Greek God clinches main race easily

Greek God, ridden by Neeraj Rawal and trained by Dallas Todywalla, won the Delhi Race Club Trophy over 1200 metres, the feature event of the ...


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Fifth of eurozone banks fail ECB health check: report

London (AFP) - Some 25 eurozone banks have failed a health check by the European Central Bank, reports claimed Saturday, citing leaked documents.Nearly one in five of the 130 banks surveyed failed the stress test, the Wall Street Journal and the Daily Telegraph said, ahead of the publication of the official results by the ECB on Sunday.The unprecedented health check of eurozone banks comes before the ECB assumes the role of the bloc's banking supervisor next month.The Frankfurt-based institution takes on its new watchdog role on November 4. It hopes that a "comprehensive assessment" -- made up of a so-called asset quality reviews and a "stress test" -- will uncover any potentially nasty surprises beforehand.Citing a draft memo seen by Bloomberg, the Telegraph report said only 10 of the 25 banks which failed the stress tests would be told to raise more cash.The failing banks were thought to be in Ireland, Italy, Greece and Austria and will have until November 10 to fill in capital shortfalls, the paper reported.The banks were already given a preliminary indication of their outcome on Thursday.One of the failing banks is being to be the Austrian lender Volksbanken AG, which the country's Finance Minister Hans Joerg Schelling said was no surprise, as it had already said it would wind itself down.An ECB spokesman said its results had not yet been finalised and dismissed reports in the meantime as "speculation"."The results will not be final until they are considered by the Governing Council of the bank on Sunday, after which they will be published. Until that time, any media reports on the outcome of the tests are by their nature highly speculative," he said.Join the conversation about this story »


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Greece hit by heavy flooding

Greek authorities Saturday assessed the damage from severe flooding in the southern Attica region, which includes Athens, in the after-effects of a Caribbean hurricane. There were no victims from Friday night's flooding but one town, Acharnes, declared a state of emergency and suffered serious damage to its town centre. "It was like a sea raining down," Andreas Pachatouridis, the mayor of ...


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Blessing ceremony marks rebirth of St. Nicholas National Shrine

Members of the Rev. Thomas Constantine's family attended a ground-blessing ceremony Oct. 18 for St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in New York ...


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Students report sexual assault, 'spiked' drinks at Sears House frat

Alex Sherry '15, Greek Council chair and a brother of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity, was not aware of either the alleged date rape or any incidences of ...


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Greece Flooding Update: Homes and Businesses Damaged, Cars Swept Away in Greece

Authorities are assessing damage in Greece after heavy rain caused flash floods in Athens on Friday, uprooting trees and damaging roads and homes, the Times of Malta reports. Significant flash flooding in the Greek capital resulted partly from the remnants ...


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Ancient Greece: 4000 Year-Old 'CD-ROM' Code Cracked

A disk dating back to 1700BCE is finally revealing its secrets after being decoded by scientists. The mysterious Phaistos disk from the island of Crete ...


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Greek economy in dire need of reforms

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BC-SOC--Greek Results

by  Associated Press BC-SOC--Greek Results Associated Press - 25 October 2014 14:01-04:00 BC-SOC--Greek Results Greek Football Results ATHENS, GREECE (AP) — Results from Greek football: Greece Super League Saturday's Matches PAS Giannina 0, Kalloni 0 Levadiakos 1, Panionios 0 Atromitos vs. Ergotelis Sunday's Matches OFI Crete vs. Asteras Kerkyra vs. Platanias PAOK Thessaloniki vs. Veria Panetolikos vs. Panthrakikos Olympiakos vs. Panathinaikos Monday's Match Xanthi vs. Niki Volos News Topics: Soccer, Men's soccer, Sports, Men's sports People, Places and Companies: Athens, Greece, Western Europe, Europe Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


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Consecration makes St. Elizabeth Greek Orthodox Church a sacred place

Parishioners of St. Elizabeth Greek Orthodox Church of Gainesville will participate next week in a sacred and historic event that occurs only once in a ...


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The Marbles belong in Britain, Mrs Clooney

It is, she claims, “an injustice” that the British Museum has not sent the Elgin Marbles back to Greece. She is the latest in a long line of glamorous ...


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Ebola-stricken NYC doctor seen as globe-trotting do-gooder driven to join global health fight

by  Associated Press Ebola-stricken doc described as driven do-gooder by JAKE PEARSON, DAVID B. CARUSO and COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press - 25 October 2014 11:31-04:00 NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn't know the language, win people over through hugs alone, according to people who worked with him. Even before leaving for Guinea this summer to fight Ebola with Doctors Without Borders, the 33-year-old had amassed an ordinary man's lifetime worth of world travel, much of which was in the service of the poor. In the past three years alone, Spencer, an attending physician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, had been to Rwanda to work on an emergency care teaching curriculum, volunteered at a health clinic in Burundi, helped investigate an infectious parasitic disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo and traveled to 32 villages in Indonesia to do a public health survey. "He was never afraid of getting his hands dirty or his feet dirty," said Dr. Deogratias Niyizonkiza, founder of Village Health Works, the aid group that brought him to Burundi for four months in 2012. "He went into this environment, a country that is truly off the mark, without knowing the language and he would make everyone feel so comfortable. It's really a daunting task and yet he helped the people immensely," Niyizonkiza said. "He talked to everyone, including the people working in the lab ... Their language was just to hug each other and smile." In between it all, Spencer ran the ING New York City Marathon in 2013, finishing with a respectable amateur time of 3 hours, 43 minutes. Spencer was hospitalized at New York City's Bellevue Hospital Center on Thursday, six days after returning from Guinea. Health officials said he began feeling tired on Tuesday, spent a day out in the city on Wednesday, and then alerted authorities when he developed a fever Thursday morning. Experts have repeatedly assured the public that there is little chance that Spencer spread the virus prior to developing symptoms, but his case prompted the governors of New York, New Jersey and Illinois on Friday to order a mandatory quarantine for any arriving international travelers who had contact with Ebola patients in three West African countries — Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The first person to be quarantined under the order was a health care worker arriving at Newark Liberty Airport in New Jersey on Friday after treating Ebola patients in West Africa. By Friday evening, she had developed a fever but tested negative for Ebola in a preliminary evaluation at University Hospital in Newark where she remains under observation and in isolation, New Jersey officials said. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo criticized Spencer, saying he should have stayed home until any danger period for the disease had passed. The virus can hide in the body for up to 21 days before a person develops symptoms. "Dr. Spencer is a valued fellow and was a volunteer and did great work, but that was a voluntary quarantine situation for 21 days. He's a doctor and even he didn't follow the voluntary quarantine, let's be honest," Cuomo said. Neither the U.S. Centers for Disease Control nor Doctors without Borders ask health care workers returning from the Ebola hot zone to quarantine themselves, but they do recommend that they monitor their temperature at least twice a day. Spencer was complying with that guidance, officials have said. International aid groups have warned that such restrictions could deter health care volunteers from traveling to West Africa. Friends of the stricken doctor described him Friday as fun-loving but driven to stay involved in the global health fight. "Everything else in his life was two, three and four on the priority list," said Dr. Liz Edelstein, a San Diego emergency medicine physician who met Spencer while teaching a course on wilderness medicine. Doctors at Bellevue and city officials haven't released much information about Spencer's condition, but said he was well enough on midday Friday that he was speaking to people by cellphone. Spencer's fiancee has also been quarantined at the hospital, though she had not developed any sign of the illness. In an article that appeared in the journal of Emergency Physicians International last May, Spencer talked about some of the tough conditions he witnessed while working in Burundi. Those included a lack of basics as simple as aspirin, and having to ration a limited supply of oxygen for the gravely ill. "In one case we gave oxygen to a child with pneumonia over a woman who was very anemic from malaria," he said. "The physicians in Burundi are some of the best I've ever come across ... I don't think I would have had the same success in deciding who needed oxygen to survive and who didn't. But they had experience. They'd seen it before." Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health epidemiologist Leslie Roberts, who worked with Spencer on field research in Burundi, said in an email that he is "one of the most brilliant and delightful people" he'd ever worked with. Spencer attended The Johns Hopkins University as an undergraduate, studied Chinese language and literature at Henan University, got his MD at Wayne State University School of Medicine, in Detroit, and his Masters in public health at Mailman, according to his LinkedIn page. His profile said he was also proficient in Spanish, French and Greek. Colleagues in Guinea said Spencer conscientiously followed safety procedures in place at the Doctors Without Borders clinic in Gueckedou. "I'm asking myself how he got the virus because he was a rigorous man," said a hygienist, one of two staffers who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the press. "Since we learned that he was infected, we've had low morale," the hygienist said. "We are praying for Craig and for ourselves because we rub shoulders with death every day." ___ Associated Press Writers Jonathan Lemire, Cara Anna and Jim Fitzgerald and news researcher Rhonda Shafner in New York, Jeff Karoub in Detroit and Boubacar Diallo in Conakry, Guinea, contributed to this report. News Topics: General news, Health, Ebola virus, Public health, Higher education, State governments, Hemorrhagic fever, Infectious diseases, Diseases and conditions, Education, Social affairs, Government and politics People, Places and Companies: Andrew Cuomo, Boubacar Diallo, New York, West Africa, Guinea, Africa, New York City, Sierra Leone, Burundi, Central Africa, Newark, United States, North America, East Africa, New Jersey Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


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Greek Students from Patras Build Electric Car

The first electric car designed and built by Greeks was presented at the Hellenic Motor Museum in Athens on October 23. The presentation follows the University of Patras team victory in the “Formula Student Czech 2014” international competition. For almost two years, the Laboratory of Manufacturing Systems and Automation at the University of Patras, directed by Professor George Chryssolouris, has launched a pioneering program for the creation of a single-seat electric car, designed and made entirely by undergraduate students. The students aimed to participate in the Formula Student competition to receive a distinction, but also to learn. “Formula Student” is a competition open to students of polytechnic schools around the world. Its aim is to build single-seat cars. The competition evaluates teams on the design and construction of a single-seat car, as well as on the team’s ability to present an adequate business plan for its production. The Greek team’s electric car has 110 horsepower and 750Nm of torque. It uses advanced manufacturing technologies and materials. It weighs about 235 kilograms. “There are teams of students in Greek universities who are trying to make the establishments better,” said the Patras team leader Charis Bikas during the presentation.  


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A Flamenco Interpretation of Greek Tragedy

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SYRIZA Retains Lead Over New Democracy

SYRIZA has maintained its lead over New Democracy, according to a new poll by Public Issue, which shows that the Greek opposition party retains an 8.5% lead over its conservative rival. SYRIZA is in first place with 35.5%, down from the 36% it held in September. New Democracy gained two percentage points, now ranking second with 27%. To Potami comes third with 10.5%, followed by the Communist Party (KKE) with 6.5%, PASOK with 6%, Golden Dawn with 6%, Independent Greeks with 3% and the Democratic Left with 1%. The percentages of all other parties added up to 4.5%. Greece’s third most-popular party is To Potami with 10.5% (9.5%), followed by the KKE 6.5% (6.5%), PASOK with 6% (5.5%), the Golden Dawn with 6% (7.5%), the Independent Greeks with 3% (4%) and DIMAR with 1% (1%). All other parties added up to 4.5% (5%). Based on these numbers, the distribution of seats in the Greek Parliament runs as follows: 144 for SYRIZA, 71 for New Democracy, 28 for To Potami, 17 for KKE, 16 for Golden Dawn, 16 for PASOK and 8 for Independent Greeks. The projection of victory poll shows SYRIZA in the lead with 66%, followed by New Democracy with 22%. When asked who is best suited to be prime minister of Greece, 41% of respondents vouched for Antonis Samaras, 30% for Alexis Tsipras and 30% for “neither.” Meanwhile, 55% of respondents believe that early elections are not necessary; 43% of respondents believe they are probably necessary. Three percent did not have an opinion on the matter. Meanwhile, a similar poll conducted by Alco shows SYRIZA with just a 4.4% lead over New Democracy. Alco shows Golden Dawn in third place and To Potami in fourth with 4.5% of the votes, followed by KKE with 4.3%, PASOK with 4% and Independent Greeks with 2.9%.  


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How Much Money Will Greek MPs Lose in the Event of Early Elections?

Members of the Greek Parliament have begun estimating the amount of money they will lose in the event of early national elections. Estimates hover around 100,000 euros for each member of Parliament. There are approximately 16 months left until the 2016 elections are supposed to take place. Multiplying this number by 6000 – the average monthly salary for a member of the Greek Parliament – gives a total of 100,000 euros. The amount grows larger when the benefits Greek MPs are entitled to – telecommunications, fuel, commissions and travel expenses – are added.  


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Travel Blogger Conference Concludes in Athens

TBEX (Travel Blog Exchange European Conference) has currently taken hold of Athens, Greece. TBEX is the world’s largest and most popular annual meeting of travel bloggers and professionals. The event includes numerous meetings, seminars and presentations featuring renowned tourism experts from around the world. The program is packed with social events and activities which will take place in Athens, as well as other Greek regions. The Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau, in collaboration with the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency of the City of Athens, the Greek Ministry of Tourism and the Greek National Tourism Organization, worked endlessly to organize the event, which opened on October 23 and is expected to conclude on October 25. The welcoming party took place in Athens’s Technopolis. It was organized by ACVB in collaboration with Frontstage and Athinorama. It included art exhibitions, presentations of documentaries about Greek culture, tourism and history, Greek music, as well as Greek products and wine tastings. On October 25, the shop owners of Pandrossou Street Market, in conjunction with the Athens Trade Association, will host a street party complete with food, drinks, music and art shows. Journalists and bloggers had the chance to visit various locations around the city, share their experience with their readers and promote Athens as a tourist destination. TBEX also included trips to other Greek regions, organized by the City of Athens and the GNTO.


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Has Ermou Street Lost Its Glamor?

According to vice president of the Athens Traders Association and member of the board of the Professional Chamber of Athens, Nikos Kogioumtsis, Athens’s most commercial street, Ermou Street, has been heavily hit by the Greek financial crisis. Two out of the street’s ten ground floor stores are currently vacant. “The country’s busiest street, Ermou Street, used to be to fifth most commercial street in the world, but now it has started to fade, after the Greek financial crisis,” said Kogioumtsis. He also noted that while 20 percent of ground floor shops are vacant, when factoring in the shops that are located on higher floors or galleries, the percentage climbs to 50 percent. “If we don’t factor in the surrounding areas then it is estimated that 40-50 percent of stores are vacant, while calculations show that the percentage of vacant stores in higher floors reaches 80-90 percent,” he added.  


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Compensation Offered After Flood Destruction

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras ordered the Finance Ministry to immediately release the funds needed for each municipality that was affected by yesterday’s floods. The Prime Minister had a meeting late on Friday, October 24 at the Business Centre of Civil Protection to address the destruction caused by severe weather in Attica. According to Antonis Samaras, anyone who suffered losses will receive compensation as soon as possible. “On Saturday morning municipalities will star making a detailed inventory of losses and destructions, which will be completed on Monday,” he said. “The Greek Finance Ministry has been given an order to immediately release the money necessary for each affected municipality on Monday. Therefore, anyone who suffered losses will be compensated as quickly as possible,” he added. In addition, the Prime Minister said that he is expecting the Greek services responsible for flood control in the affected areas to be held accountable for their poor response to the situation. Every year, Athens is faced with flooding in areas such as Peristeri, Ilion, Roupaki, Kokkinia and Menidi.  


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Greece’s lenders seem adamant that gov’t must act on bailout commitments

The troika’s technical teams are due to return to Athens on November 4 but Greece’s lenders are expecting a response from the government next week before the mission heads continue negotiations, Kathimerini understands. The European Commission, the Europe... ...


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No court hearings for civil cases

Greek courts are to stop conducting hearings, which include witness questioning, for civil cases, according to plans drawn up by the Justice Ministry. Kathimerini understands that in a bid to speed up the justice process, the ministry is to change the way... ...


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Greek president to attend annual October 28 military parade

Greek President Karolos Papoulias is expected to arrive at the northern port city of Thessaloniki on Monday, ahead of the October 28 annual military parade which marks the country’s entry into the Second World War in 1940, also known as “Ochi Day.” Presid... ...


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Maroussi mayor elected KEDE head

The mayor of Maroussi in northern Athens, Giorgos Patoulis, was elected president of the Central Union of Municipalities of Greece (KEDE) on Saturday. Patoulis, who also heads the Athens Medical Association (ISA), will hold the post for the next five year... ...


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Culture Minister receives Greek Ambassador

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Unpaid volunteers worth millions to Olympic Games and Rio de Janeiro 2016 organizers

by  Associated Press Unpaid volunteers worth millions to Olympic Games by STEPHEN WADE, Associated Press - 25 October 2014 09:24-04:00 RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio needs 70,000 unpaid volunteers for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics, and Brazilian Olympic medalist Ricardo Prado is making a pitch with a deadline for signups just three weeks away. "Without the athletes, the games can't happen," he says in a recruiting advertisement. "But without the volunteers, it's the same." The International Olympic Committee promotes volunteers as the spirit of the games, recalling a time when athletes were unpaid amateurs. They do thousands of jobs — greet fans, escort athletes and give directions around town — and many deliver specialized services. They're the smiling faces of the host nation, often praised at the opening and closing ceremonies by monarchs, presidents and prime ministers. They also save organizers at least $100 million in salaries — and possibly more. "There is a question to be asked: Is the exchange really even, or is it unequal?" said Laurence Chalip, who conducted a study for the IOC on volunteers at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Volunteers are not only unpaid, but they pay their own lodging and transportation to the host city. They get transportation to venues and meals only on the days they work, some training and uniforms to treasure. Chalip calculated their value in Sydney at $60 million, and that was for only 40,000 volunteers. A very conservative estimate suggests it would cost at least $100 million to pay Rio's 70,000 volunteers a minimum wage to work two weeks at the games. Many will work much more. Anything above the minimum wage and the bill doubles or triples. It would rise further if highly skilled volunteers, such as doctors and other medical professionals, were paid normal wages. Rio plans to use about 1,000 medical volunteers. The operating budget — the budget for simply running the games themselves — is $3 billion. Paying volunteers would boost the budget by about 3 percent. Overall, Brazil is spending about $20 billion — a mix of public and private money — to prepare the games, building sports and urban infrastructure. "The question is not so much whether we should — or should not — pay $100 million more out of an operating budget of $3 billion," Christophe Dubi, Olympic Games Executive Director, said in an interview with The Associated Press. "It is about the spirit of volunteerism." Dubi said the operating budget was tight, and paying volunteers would not be easy. "The money is really scarce and they (organizers) are looking for ways and means to save money," he said. Earlier this year the US network NBC agreed to pay the IOC $7.75 billion for the rights to six Olympics beginning in 2022, reflecting the value of the Olympic brand, built partially by volunteer labor. The IOC also has about $1 billion in the bank, a reserve for emergencies. "They (volunteers) feel it is all wonderful participating, when in fact the wonderfulness is of their own creation," said Chalip, who studies sports policy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "They feel like it's a gift, when it's actually something they are giving." Chalip said working "backstage" motivated volunteers, offering a glimpse of what most see from afar. "Some who had worked their allotted hours in Sydney were angry they couldn't keep working," he said. Dr. Arin Saha, a surgeon who volunteered at the 2012 London Olympics, termed his service "unforgettable." "I found the experience of volunteering fantastic and would have been one that I would happily have paid for," he said in an email. Every recent Olympic host has a different challenge finding volunteers. Britain and Australia had engrained cultures of volunteering. Greece and China did not. Brazil is more like China or Greece. The country lacks a volunteer-philanthropic tradition, partially because of its stark economic inequality. This means the poor can't afford to work for free. That narrows the pool, leaving the better-off to work without pay. Flavia Fontes, Rio volunteer manager, said she was recruiting from the city's slums (favelas), hoping to give the poor a chance. Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes said months ago the poor would be given "subsidies" for Olympic tickets. Surveys show they were priced out of this year's World Cup. "We really want to have a mix," Fontes told The Associated Press. "We don't really want it just to be the whites. We really want it to be a mix of what Brazil is all about." Although Brazil bills itself as a racial democracy, blacks make up the vast majority of the poor with whites of European decent in charge in business and politics. Rio hopes 300,000 will register for the 70,000 available positions. So far only 120,000 have signed up with the deadline looming on Nov. 15. Fontes declined to say she was having problems, but acknowledged Brazilians might need a "push" in a Latin country where people often act at the last minute. Non-Brazilians are expected to make up 5 percent of the final 70,000. "I think we just need to talk to more people," Fontes said. "We need to meet face-to-face with the poor community so they understand the games first, and the values. When they do, they'll want to be part of it." But only if they can afford to. ___ Stephen Wade on Twitter: http://twitter.com/StephenWadeAP News Topics: Sports, 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, Volunteerism, Summer Olympic games, Olympic games, Events, Social affairs People, Places and Companies: Eduardo Paes, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Australia, Sydney, South America, Latin America and Caribbean, Oceania Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


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Quake Shakes Western Greece

An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale shook the area of western Greece at 02:43 a.m. on Oct. 25, with the epicenter located 25 kilometers south of Arta and at a depth of five kilometers. According to the police, no damages have been reported, although the seismic activity that included six after-shocks ranging from […] The post Quake Shakes Western Greece appeared first on The National Herald.


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Greek Orthodox launch rebuilding of St. Nicholas, the only church destroyed on 9/11

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25 eurozone banks 'fail ECB stress test'

London (AFP) - Some 25 eurozone banks have failed a health check by the European Central Bank, reports claimed Saturday, citing leaked documents.Nearly one in five of the 130 banks surveyed failed the stress test, the Wall Street Journal and the Daily Telegraph said, ahead of the publication of the official results by the ECB on Sunday.The unprecedented health check of eurozone banks comes before the ECB assumes the role of the region's banking supervisor next month.The Frankfurt-based institution takes on its new watchdog role on November 4 and it hopes that a "comprehensive assessment" -- made up of a so-called asset quality reviews and a "stress test" -- will uncover any potentially nasty surprises beforehand.Citing a draft memo seen by Bloomberg, the Telegraph report said only 10 of the 25 banks which failed the stress test would be told to raise more cash.The failing banks were thought to be in Ireland, Italy, Greece and Austria and will have until November 10 to fill in capital shortfalls, the paper reported.The banks were already given a preliminary indication of their outcome on Thursday.Join the conversation about this story »


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Greek RX Fines Hit 2B Euros

Doctors, pharmacists, diagnostic centers and private clinics have been fined more than 2 million euros since 2012 for breaking prescription laws. The post Greek RX Fines Hit 2B Euros appeared first on The National Herald.


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Samaras Says No Bailout Plans

Greek Premier Antonis Samaras came away from a meeting of EU leaders with no deal on an early exit from bailout leaders with international lenders. The post Samaras Says No Bailout Plans appeared first on The National Herald.


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Turkish teams looking strong in UEFA Europa League

After the victories, Turkey regained its position in the UEFA coutry ranking, staying ahead of Greece. After Turkish giants Galatasaray were defeated by ...


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Greek Orthodox launch rebuilding of St. Nicholas, the only church destroyed on 9/11

NEW YORK Leaders of a Greek Orthodox church that was destroyed during the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center broke ground on a new St.


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First Greek Singers in Ameriki

Who was the first Hellene in the New World to raise his or her voice in song? Far from an imponderable question we can easily chart, in broad terms to be sure, Greek singers in North America from the 1830s onwards. There is no telling what future research and writings will provide. With publications such […] The post First Greek Singers in Ameriki appeared first on The National Herald.


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