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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Hostage to hang-ups

As other countries move forward, GREECE seems to be going backward. As serious nations explore ways to become more competitive through ...


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US Open Junior Championships set to begin

Coming off of a strong run to the semifinals at Wimbledon and a win at the European Junior Championships, Tsitsipas will look to become the first boy or girl from Greece to win the US Open juniors. World No. 2 Alex De Minaur, a semifinalist here last year ...


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Today's entertainment picks:

v GREEK Food and Wine Festival, noon to 10 p.m.: It's just like the Canfield Fair, only with souvlakia, baklava and GREEK wine; Archangel Michael GREEK ...


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tuvunu Brings the Refreshing Flavors of Greece to the U.S.

Long day? Let tuvunu Greek Mountain Herbal Tea whisk you away on a Mediterranean escape to Greece. tuvunu (pronounced “too-voo-noo”) is a refreshing new addition to the U.S. market. tuvunu, which means “of the mountain,” is the first ready-to ...


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Annual Womens’ Festival on Lesvos Island Kicks Off

More than 1,000 women from all over the world gathered in Eresos village, on the Greek island of Lesvos, on Saturday for the 16th Women’s Festival held every September. The festival will run until September 17, offering various events such as sunset cruises, boat trips to hot springs, beach volleyball, workshops, Greek dance classes, film […]


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Writer Victoria Hislop Finds Inspiration in Greece’s Peloponnese

On searching for inspiration for her latest book, writer Victoria Hislop explored Peloponnese and praised its beauties in a feature published in the Mail on Sunday. The British author explains that Peloponnese, the southern peninsula of mainland Greece, is in essence a vast island – its name means the island of Pelopas, an ancient king […]


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Two Greek Shipping Firms Convicted of Dumping Oily Waste

Greek shipping companies Oceanic Illsabe Limited and Oceanfleet Shipping Limited, and two of their employees, were convicted of violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS), obstruction of justice, false statements, witness tampering and ...


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Opa Greek Yeeros in Somerville's Davis Square Has Closed; Future of the Place Unknown

A Greek dining spot in Somerville has closed after only a few months in business, and it is not known for sure if/when it might reopen again. According to a Facebook thread within the Davis Square group, Opa Greek Yeeros is currently closed, with calls ...


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First World Olympiad for Modern Greek Won by Ukrainian Girl

Twenty-three-year-old Anna Vinnik from Kharkov, Ukraine is the winner of the World Olympiad for Modern Greek, organized for the first time this year The purpose of the World Olympiad for Modern Greek is to spread the Greek language across the world.


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Migrant Crisis: Germany Plans to Flood GREECE With Unwanted Refugees

For the first time in five years, Germany has begun contemplating the idea of sending migrants back to GREECE as Chancellor Angela Merkel's national ...


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EU will not release more bailout money for GREECE this month-paper

Above all, they said, GREECE had been slow to privatise state assets. ... of up to 86 billion euros to GREECE by 2018 in return for the agreed reforms.


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The Legends of Eros – God of Love

Eros (the Greek counterpart of the Roman Cupid) is well known as the boyish cherubic figure depicted in all forms of art. The myths involving Eros as the son of Aphrodite (Venus) and Ares (Mars) were formed much later than the original myth. In this older ...


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Olympic gold medalist Katerina Stefanidi has world record in her sights

“From the start, my husband believed we would take the gold,” says Stefanidi during a brief stop in GREECE, referring to former pole-vaulter Mitchell ...


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Pretty Little Liars Cast Cuts Loose For Troian Bellisario's Bachelorette Party

Last week, the cast of Pretty Little Liars announced that the show will be ending after its seventh season. Yesterday, the Liars jetted off to GREECE for ...


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'Narcos' actor Pedro Pascal calls Pablo Escobar's life 'a Shakespearean drama'

"Escobar's story is really like a Shakespearean drama or a Greek tragedy. It's the story of a king of the cocaine industry, one of the richest men in the world, whose fall came very quickly," Pascal said in a telephone interview with EFE. "Narcos ...


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Catching up with Vassy at 'Electric Zoo: Wild Island' (Includes interview)

New York - GREEK-Australian songstress Vassy sat down and chatted with me prior to her set at "Electric Zoo: Wild Island" in New York, where she was ...


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FINALLY: GERMANY CONSIDERS SENDING MIGRANTS BACK

Berlin is mooting the idea of sending migrants back to Greece for the first time in five years. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere says that Germany has done its bit to help refugees, but needed help from the rest of the bloc to take in migrants.


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Greek-Mediterranean Flatbread Pizza

Do you love pizza night in your house on Friday nights? We do!! Even better, we love making & enjoying homemade pizzas. Heck, it doesn’t even have to be a Friday to enjoy good pizza. We’ll eat it any night of the week. I don’t always have ...


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Alternate Migration Min Mouzalas Announces Transfer of Refugees to Mainland from Greek Islands

Greek Alternate Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas in an interview with Realnews on Sunday announced the transfer of refugees to the mainland to relieve congestion on the islands. He admitted that there are some NGOs that exploit the situation and pointed out that it would be more efficient to have paid that money to the Greek […]


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Meeting of Southern European Countries in Athens on Friday

The leaders of France, Cyprus, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Malta will meet on Friday September 9, in Athens, on the initiative of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, to work out proposals for their own vision of European structure and EU policies. According to government sources, the aim of the meeting of Mediterranean EU countries is […]


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Greece Comes 8th Among 42 Countries in Taxing Income from Rents

Greece ranks in 8th place among 42 European nations in taxing income coming from rented properties, says a Global Property Guide report. The new tax rates on income from rented properties have made real estate investment in Greece less attractive, the report says. The new tax rate stands at 21 percent, putting Greece in 8th […]


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'Black Night, White Day' to launch in Sydney

Together, Emeritus Professor Reginald Appleyard, Anna Amera and Dr John Yiannakis have managed to give voice to the migrant story of Greek Australian females of the 1960s, with the nationwide release of Black Night, White Day: Greece-born Women in Australia.


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Hannah Powell, 20, left blind after drinking dodgy booze in Zante

... was rushed to hospital in agony after waking up sightless in both eyes and with extreme stomach pain after a night out on the GREEK island of Zante.


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Teesside holidaymaker left blind after GREEK trip goes tragically wrong

A Teesside girl has been left blind and in kidney failure after a GREEK holiday went tragically wrong. Hannah Powell, 20, underwent emergency ...


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A Muralist Is Painting Weeds Around the World to Represent the Margins of Society

Source: globalvoices.org - Sunday, September 04, 2016 Artist Mona Caron paints a mural of a platago lanceolata in San Francisco. Credit: Andrea Laue | http://www.sparebeauty.com This article by Ali Budner originally appeared on PRI.org on August 31, 2016. It is republished here as part of a content-sharing agreement. If you’re wandering around, say, Sao Paulo, Brazil, or Athens, Greece, or San Francisco, California — you just might stumble upon a weed grown as tall as a building … on the building, that is. Mural artist Mona Caron uses city walls all over the world as canvases for her magnified portraits of wild plants. She says they represent what survives at the margins of society. And she wants us to pay closer attention. Caron lives in San Francisco, but hails from the Italian part of Switzerland. She started out her career doing sweeping bird's-eye views of cities, and has been known as the cityscape artist for a long time. Listen to this story on PRI.org » But then something happened a few years ago. She began doing the opposite — painting tiny things large. Specifically, weeds, the little wild plants that grow in cracks of sidewalk everywhere, the plants that people step on. “The less attention we pay it,” Caron says, “the larger I’m gonna paint it!” “I don’t paint dainty little grandmotherly botanical illustrations,” Caron says. To her, weeds are plants that have power. Mural artist Mona Caron uses city walls all over the world as canvases for her magnified portraits of wild All Related


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Nobel Prize-winning economist: Hillary Clinton is more progressive than Obama

… as an adviser to the Greek government and became one of … Chotiner: Were recent problems in Greece and elsewhere in Europe inevitable … like feeling very strongly that Greece was profligate, and why should …


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Jadine dunay happiest moment sa Greece

… Nadine samtang nag shoot sa Greece. “Pinaka-most memorable ko po ay … pala parang sinasamba ng mga Greek ’yung sun and moon na …


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Greek AFP Photographer Honored for Pictures of Refugee Crisis

The 39-year-old photographer was awarded for his coverage of the refugee crisis in Greece, capturing the plight of the masses of migrants fleeing to the Greek islands. Messinis was so affected personally by the refugees’ ordeal that he participated in ...


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German Interior Minister Suggests Sending Migrants Back to Greece

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere suggested on Sunday that his country should send migrants back to Greece, a Deutsche Welle report says. “We have done a lot in Europe in order to improve the refugee situation in Greece. This must have ...


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Far-right Golden Dawn commemorates battle of Thermopylae, Greece

Hundreds of members of the far-right Golden Dawn party held a torch-lit march at the Thermopylae Pass, some 200km from Athens, on Saturday, to commemorate the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC. The myth surrounding the battle retells how King of Sparta ...


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Eurozone Chief Blasts Greece’s Prosecution of Statistics Chief

Eurozone chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem said Greece is making a “big mistake” by prosecuting the country’s former statistics chief over numbers.


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Greek Medical Chief Raises Alarm Over Malaria Cases Spike

Panhellenic Medical Association head Michalis Vlastarakos said he’s getting anxious about growing cases of malaria in Greece and refugees.


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Greek Photographer Wins Award for Refugee Pictures

Greek photographer Aris Messinis, who works for Agence France Presse, has won a top award for his coverage of the refugee crisis.


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Traditional dance festival in Greek island of Skopelos wins European award

The traditional dance festival called ‘Diamantis Palaiologos,’ held on Skopelos island this August, won a European award by the EILEEN (Enhancing Intercultural Learning in European Enterprises) project. There were over 600 participants and volunteers ...


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Ryanair connects daily Thessaloniki to Berlin from €16.99

"To celebrate the new connection between Thessaloniki and Berlin, Ryanair releases seats with fares from 16.99 euros in November, available for booking until midnight Sunday (4 September)," said Chiara Ravara, Director of marketing and sales in Greece.


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Turkish FM, Greek PM met in Athens

… with the Greek Prime Minister and Foreign Minister George Papandreou on Wednesday … Turkey and Greece. "I have explained this to Papandreou. Greek party said … Turkey and Greece and cultural relations. Turkish foreign minister thanked Greece for …


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Photos From Monalisa Chinda & Victor Coker’s White Wedding In Greece

This looks so romantic, love is definitely here…! Nollywood actress Monalisa Chinda walked down the aisle and married her beau, Victor Tonye Coker in Santorini Greece. If you remember, the couple had their traditional marriage in Rivers State in February ...


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German Interior Minister, an ex asylum seeker, wants to deport refugees in Greece

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere wants to deport refugees from Germany to Greece claiming the Dublin Treaty will facilitate this. De Maiziere claimed that the EU did a lot to help improve the situation of refugees in Greece. At the same time, he blamed Greece for the increased numbers […]


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ESM Regling: Greece could secure short-term debt relief measures, if…

Greece could secure short-term debt relief measures “very soon” if it implements remaining reforms agreed under its bailout program, the head of the euro zone’s bailout fund, the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), Klaus Regling said on Saturday. “We have been working on them (short-term debt relief measures) and they could […]


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Greece TV License Auction Draws Fire from Journalists, Critics

The Greek journalists’ union  said the government shouldn’t shut private TV stations that failed to win licenses while legal challenges loom.


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Greek traditional wedding customs rooted in gender wars

Anyone who has seen “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” knows that Greek nuptials are filled with a treasure trove of traditions passed down from generation to generation. Beyond the stunning backdrop, Greek dancing and exquisite food, there’s something a ...


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A New Marshal Plan: The Case for Aggressive Fiscal Policy in Europe

Peripheral nations also benefited heavily from falling borrowing costs. Italy, Spain and Greece all experienced large inflationary shocks from previous periods of currency devaluations. This experience resulted in a heavy premium being built into their ...


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Germany considering sending migrants back to GREECE as Berlin can't handle burden alone

Berlin is mooting the idea of sending migrants back to GREECE for the first time in five years. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere says that Germany ...


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Amy’s Greek Salad

Shake first 7 ingredients together in a large glass jar or whisk ingredients together in a bowl. Refrigerate until ready to use. Shake well before serving. Keeps in fridge for about a week. When ready to serve, make a salad with Romaine, cucumbers, red ...


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Queues of Trucks Hamper Traffic at Bulgaria’s Main Border Checkpoints

Queues of trucks are hampering the passage of vehicles through Bulgaria’s main border checkpoints on Sunday. On the border with Turkey, the queue of vehicles entering into Bulgaria measured three kilometers at Kapitan Andreevo checkpoint, while the queue of trucks at Lesovo checkpoint reached two kilometers. Border police informs that the traffic of cars entering Bulgaria is heightened on the border with Turkey. There is also heavy car traffic on the Bulgarian-Romanian border at the Danube bridge checkpoint in Ruse. The queue of trucks there reached one kilometre, while there was even heavier traffic at Danube bridge 2 in Vidin where the queue measured two kilometers. The queues of vehicles waiting to cross into Greece are kilometre-long at Kulata and Makaza checkpoints on the Bulgarian-Greek border. Long queues also formed at the checkpoints on the border with Greece on Saturday when a lot of Bulgarians embarked on trips for the long weekend which will last for four days until Tuesday. At some point the queue at Kulata checkpoint measured between ten and twenty kilometers, while that at Makaza checkpoint reached four kilometers. Speaking to journalists on Sunday, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said that 80 000 people passed through Kulata checkpoint on Saturday alone.


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Davutoglu meets Greek alternate Minister

… foreign minister visits Greek island. The Turkish and Greek foreign ministers met … Tayyip Erdo─čan’s visit to Greece on May 14-15. The Turkish … families, adding that Turkey and Greece have shared the same geography …


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Greek AFP photographer Aris Messinis has covered conflicts in Libya and Syria, but it was for his dramatic images of a migrant crisis on his doorstep that he was honoured Saturday at photojournalism's biggest annual festival.

… masses of migrants fleeing to Greek island shores. He also became … played out on a tiny Greek island. For Messinis, the refugees … mass anti-austerity demonstrations in cash-strapped Greece. Then last summer, when his …


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If France Kept Fighting: How World War II Might Have Gone Very Differently

For their part, the Army and Air Force could have contributed to the war in the Mediterranean, the defense of Greece, and to resistance against Japanese encroachment in French Indochina. In Africa, while we can assume that the problems that bedeviled ...


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Crumbling establishment

Future historians will write about how a group of young leftist activists managed to pull out the teeth of a large portion of GREECE'S middle-class ...


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