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Saturday, January 14, 2017

EU cites interest in IMF's continued participation in GREEK program

A European Commission spokesman on Friday again cited the European Commission's interest in a continued IMF participation in the GREEK bailout ...


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Greek Minister: Invaders Not “Refugees”

They are no longer refugees, but economic migrants.” At least 60,000 nonwhite invaders are trapped in Greece after some Eastern European states under the leadership of Hungary erected fences and deployed troops to halt the invasion. Most of the 60,000 ...


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Migrant smuggling

IT was 1991 and I was travelling by road in a small group to Iran, Turkey and GREECE. In Maku, a city in a mountain gorge in west Azerbaijan province, ...


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GREECE wins high ground as Erdogan warns troops will stay on Cyprus 'forever'

Turkey's dismissal of the demand for a full withdrawal of its forces from divided Cyprus in the event of a settlement, and its overall attitude at the ...


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Greek Minister: US Navy interest in Piraeus-area ship repair potential

The relevant shipping and island policy minister in Greece on Thursday cited what he called a "huge interest" by the US Navy in using facilities in the greater Piraeus port area for maintenance and repair works on its Sixth Fleet vessels. The US Navy's ...


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Funeral of Greece’s ambassador to Brazil in Thessaloniki on Sunday

Amiridis’ body was found in a burned-out car abandoned under a bridge in the Nova Iguaçu neighbourhood where the ambassador went missing. Police in Brazil have questioned his wife, a military police officer and his cousin for the crime.


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Microsoft’s Acquisition of AI Startup Maluuba is like Hera’s Gift to Pandora

Greek Mythology may provide us with a lesson in curiosity as Microsoft acquires AI startup Maluuba to make machines more curious. Just as Hera, the wife of Zeus, gave Pandora the gift of curiosity, so too is Microsoft working with its new AI acquisition to ...


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Greek Ministers meet with bank managers over ADMIE sale

The actions needed to ensure the timely conclusion of the privatisation of Greece's power grid operator ADMIE were discussed in a meeting between Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, Environment and Energy Minister Giorgos Stathakis and the management of ...


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AKEL on developments surrounding the Cyprus problem after Geneva

6. AKEL will continue with responsibility, seriousness and patriotism to support the negotiation procedure and the effort to achieve a solution; a solution that will liberate and reunite the country and the people and create the preconditions for Greek ...


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Australia’s Ambassador in Athens expresses satisfaction

According to Australia’s Ambassador to Greece, John Griffin things are looking up in Greece. In a meeting on Thursday with Economy Minister Dimitris Papadimitriou, Mr Griffin said he was satisfied with developments in Greece and further acknowledged that ...


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Olympiakos squanders 2-goal lead, draws 2-2 at Platanias

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Defending champion Olympiakos blew a 2-0 lead and finished up drawing with Platanias 2-2 in the Greek league on Saturday.


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2016 Deadly Year For Migrants, Despite Lower Numbers Arriving On Europe's Shores

A drop in arrivals on GREECE'S islands contrasts however with record numbers of migrants reaching Italy. With over 5,000 people killed or missing, the ...


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Freeze exposes precarious state of refugees in camps in south-east Europe

"I don't think you can really exaggerate how bad things are here because almost every day it gets worse." Aid organisations in GREECE and the Balkans ...


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Greek Immigration Minister: 8,000 more refugee spots to be created

Greek Alternate Minister for Immigration Policy Ioannis Mouzalas claimed circles were focusing on the refugee-migrant crisis with the intent of overthrowing SYRIZA. Speaking to radio “Flash 96.0 FM”, Mr. Mouzalas argued that there was an attempt for ...


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Greek eatery opening soon on Maui

A Greek restaurant called Greek Oven Maui is opening this month in Haiku Aloha Aina Center in Maui. The Greek Oven Maui will specialize in healthy, handmade food for breakfast and lunch, including gluten-free bread and vegan options. The restaurant is the ...


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USM fraternity disciplined

30 letter to the university's GREEK Life chapters and Council Leadership, Tom Burke, vice president for student affairs and vice provost, originally said ...


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Explainer: The Talks on the Reunification of Cyprus

GREEK and Turkish Cypriot leaders are seeking to resolve a decades-long dispute about the governance of Cyprus in talks happening in Geneva, ...


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Cyprus rivals reject each other's peace maps: Turkey

Mevlut Cavusoglu said the GREEK Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot delegation ... controlled by GREEK Cypriots before the 1974 invasion by Turkish troops, ...


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Minister says no plans to settle Aegean islets

Santorinios said Turkish claims that GREECE plans to populate the islets were inaccurate and suspect. Besides, he added, what GREECE does within its ...


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Travel Photography: Santorini, Greece

When people think of the Greek Isles the image they usually bring to mind is the white buildings and blue rooftops of Santorini. Photographers love Santorini for the beautiful photo opportunities at every turn. From white villages set on the caldera ...


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Erdogan Vows to Keep Turkish Troops in Cyprus as Talks Stall

Talks on a landmark accord will resume next week after top officials from Cyprus, Greece and Turkey failed to reach an agreement in Geneva. Hurdles also remain over property rights and a rotating presidency for a proposed federal state. Negotiations on Jan ...


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Athens to Host Prestigious Art Show ‘Documenta 14’ in City Squares

Athens’ municipal council approved on Thursday the use of central squares by the artists of the “Documenta 14” modern art exhibition, part of which will be held in the Greek capital in April. “Athens will be at the center of cultural interest and important foreign newspapers, such as the Guardian and the New York Times […]


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Tsakalotos, Stathakis Meet with Bank Managers Over ADMIE Sale

The actions needed to ensure the timely conclusion of the privatisation of the country’s power grid operator ADMIE were discussed in a meeting between Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, Environment and Energy Minister Giorgos Stathakis, along with the management of Greece’s four biggest lenders, the finance ministry said. According to the ministry, specific actions were agreed on which, […]


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Greek Style Bourekia Recipe (Potato and Leek Puffs Recipe)

We begin making the Greek Style Bourekia Recipe (Potato and Leek Puffs Recipe) by making the pizza dough first. So in order to make the dough, click on Homemade Pizza dough recipe to check the method. To make the filling, pressure cook the potatoes ...


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Greek Chicken Stew With Cauliflower and Olives

Chicken, cauliflower, olives, tomatoes, feta — this is a stew of extraordinary flavor and complexity, down to its hints of cinnamon and garlic. The recipe uses skinless chicken legs or thighs; you could substitute ones with the skin if you like.


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What Can We Learn When the Pro-Tax Hike Crowd Says “Oops”?

He’s just not pleased that he can’t blame merchants for the price increase. IMF officials have said Greece’s economy is already overtaxed. New taxes that came into affect on Jan. 1 are squeezing household incomes further. Economists say even-higher ...


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Cyprus, reunification and a lot of maybes

The GREEK- and Turkish-Cypriot communities have been split, divided by a UN buffer zone, since. Turkish troops invaded and stayed that year, ...


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The Cyprus Spring

It is exactly this energy potential that has increased the will for a solution on the two sides on the island, Turkey, GREECE and the West. A solution will ...


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Turkish Cypriot leader says Britain and EU make "poor contribution" to reunification talks

“Mr. Akıncı, how do you evaluate GREECE'S position during the talks? And the fact they asked for more time? It seemed as if before the conference ...


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Greek government hired 18 revocable employees per month, data shows (table)

Jan, 14 2017 Author: newsroom Minister Olga Gerovassili denies data According to official data, the number of revocable public servants employed at state, local and ministerial levels has substantially increased. From December 20165 till October 2016 a …


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Beatles Associate 'Magic Alex' Dead at 74

Credit: Bettmann CNN Greece (via Billboard) reports that Mardas died of natural causes in his Athens, Greece apartment. John Lennon was first introduced to Mardas, an Athens-born artist who had exhibits at the Beatles-frequented Indica Gallery in London ...


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Greek Fisherman Who Saved Hundreds of Refugees Receive Portion of Prize Money to Repair Their Boats

Two fishermen of Greece’s Lesvos island, who rescued hundreds of refugees in 2015 and 2016, will be granted prize money by the co-winners of the “Olof Palme Prize”. The prize money will be used to repair the fishermen’s boats that were ...


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Cyprus reunification talks: rivals reject proposed new borders

One such issue is troop deployment. Cyprus’s so-called guarantor powers – Britain, Greece and Turkey – were at the UN on Thursday to talk about security, a bedrock issue in the peace process aimed at creating a two-zone federation. Turkish Cypriot ...


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Erdoğan affirms Turkish soldiers will remain in Turkish Cyprus

Speaking to reporters after Friday prayer, Erdoğan said that the KKTC has been putting in sincere efforts, while the GREEK Cyprus side has been ...


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Foreign plates carry risk of high fines

There has been a significant increase in the number of vehicles with foreign plates in GREECE, as their owners are able to avoid paying this country's ...


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Professional Greek soccer club signs Iranian striker Ansarifard

Greek professional football club Olympiacos, which plays in the Superleague GREECE, has signed Iranian international striker Karim Ansarifard for a ...


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Troop presence stalls settlement talks over Cyprus

Instead of seeing four Greek Cypriot presidencies for every one by Turkish Cypriots, Mr Erdogan said he wanted a 2:1 balance in Greece's favour instead. The fact that the conference for the first time dealt with the issue of guarantees, seen as the most ...


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GREEKS unhappy over online banking push

A GREEK government plan to push citizens into online banking to cut down on VAT avoidance is causing confusion in the austerity-hit country.


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Ten people readmitted to Turkey from GREECE by Frontex

Ten people were readmitted to Turkey on Friday after the rejection of their asylum requests according to EU-Turkey agreement. Six of them were ...


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Erdogan suggests Kokkina in exchange for Varosha–update

The Turkish Cypriot side worked intensively, he said but the Greek Cypriots and Greece “have different expectations”, said Erdogan. As regards the rotating presidency, the Turkish president said that a 1:4 term ratio in favour of the Greek Cypriots was ...


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In Asylum Limbo, Europe’s Forgotten Refugees Are Dying of Cold

“The dire situation right now is Greece.” Roughly 1,000 people are in unheated tents and dormitories on the Greek island of Samos. Cecile Poutilly, a spokesperson for the U.N. refugee agency UNCHR, said five had died so far in a unusual cold front ...


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This Ridiculous Dunk by Giannis Antetokounmpo Is Why They Call Him The “Greek Freak”

Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, aka the Greek Freak, threw down a ridiculous double-clutch dunk against the Heat last night. Everything about the play was ridiculous. The fact that at 6’11”, Giannis can run the floor like that, take two steps ...


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Turkey says its troops must remain in Cyprus

GREEK Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades said he is pleased that all sides in the Cypriot dispute are discussing future security arrangements, ...


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Fare War LAX-SFO to Greek Islands $535-$611 Oneworld and Star Alliance May and August

Fare wars seem to be ratcheting up across the USA. LAX and SFO offer discount fares for travel to many airports across Greece, including islands like Santorini, Rhodes, Korfu and others priced from $535 to $611 through online travel agency sites found in ...


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Blue Devils Blow Big Lead in Narrow Victory

Once play started in the 3rd GREECE'S' John Mathis III came out scoring with 14 points outscoring Batavia by himself. Batavia still lead by 47 to 36 at the ...


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TAP Head of Communications: Approximately 89 km welded in GREECE

“In GREECE, over 190 km of our right of way have been cleared, 116 km line pipes strung, approximately 89 km welded, 30 km back-filled and 6.5 km ...


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What the ancient GREEKS can teach us about herbs

Alain Touwaide and his wife, fellow researcher Emanuela Appetiti, study a 10th-century manuscript in a monastery on the GREEK island of Lesbos.


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Iranian striker Ansarifard joins top Greek club

Greek professional football club Olympiacos, which plays in the Superleague Greece, has signed Iranian international striker Karim Ansarifard for a fee of hundreds of thousands of euros on a three-and-a-half-year contract. The 26-year-old Iranian sportsman ...


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Greek farmers say they will blockade Bulgaria’s borders again from January 23

Greek farmers have said that they will begin protests on January 23 2017, with blockades of roads including checkpoints at the border with Bulgaria, public broadcaster Bulgarian National Radio reported on January 14. The decision is a sequel to a meeting ...


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Trump has a $20 trillion problem

_The Money Project is an ongoing collaboration between Visual Capitalist and Texas Precious Metals that seeks to use intuitive visualizations to explore the origins, nature, and use of money._ Only a few days after Trump’s inauguration ceremony, the U.S. National Debt will creep across the important psychological barrier of $20 trillion. It’s a problem that’s been passed down to him, but it certainly puts the incoming administration in a difficult place. The debt is burdensome by pretty much any metric, and the rate of borrowing has exceeded economic growth pretty much since the late 1970s. How Trump deals with this escalating constraint will be a deciding factor in whether his administration crashes and burns – or ends up re-positioning America for greatness. Youtube Embed: http://www.youtube.com/embed/tgpfswDHA_Y Width: 560px Height: 315px   DONALD TRUMP’S $20 TRILLION PROBLEM Partisans will squabble about who added what to the mounting debt, but the reality is that none of that really matters. Both parties have kicked the can down the road for the last 40 years, and that has culminated in the current situation: Back in 1979, the debt-to-GDP ratio was a modest 31.8%, and the federal government only had an outstanding tab of $826 billion. Fast forward to today, and the perpetual borrowing has added up. The debt-to-GDP is now 104.2%, with the total debt burden nearing the $20 trillion mark. In absolute terms, the debt is the highest it has ever been. Using the common measure of debt-to-GDP, the debt is the highest it’s been in 70 years. The last time it soared past the 100% mark was during the final year of WWII. Granted, the situation isn’t as bad as Greece, Cyprus, or Japan – but it’s getting there: In terms of debt-to-revenue, a measure that compares the national debt to the amount of taxes taken in by the federal government, the U.S. has the 2nd highest debt out of 34 OECD countries: On a “per person” basis, each person in the U.S. owes $61,300 – the second highest in the world. Per taxpayer, however, that amount balloons to $167,000. CHANGING RHETORIC So what does Trump think of all this debt business? It’s hard to say, because his rhetoric has changed. At the start of his campaign, he made it clear that debt would be a top issue for his administration. In February 2016, Trump said that the U.S. was becoming a “large-scale version of Greece” and that tackling the debt would be “easy” with a more dynamic economy. In April 2016, he said he could pay off the debt after eight years in office. This rhetoric aligns with the official GOP platform, which says that the national debt has “placed a significant burden on future generations”, calling for a “strong economy” and “spending restraint” to pay it down. But since then, Trump’s views may have changed. His most recent economic plans include $1 trillion in infrastructure and $5 trillion in tax cuts – and they could increase debt by anywhere from $5.3 to $11.5 trillion. He’s also said that the U.S. will never have to default because it can simply “print money”. How Trump will choose to deal with the debt is a big question – and only time will tell if his actions will make America great again. NOW WATCH: Here’s why airlines make you put your phone on ‘Airplane Mode’


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