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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The changing face of the Israel Navy

“The Greeks are a major and natural strategic partner”


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Norwich swoop for Arsenal youngster Savvas Mourgos with Greek starlet penning two-year deal

… for an undisclosed fee. The Greek talent failed to make the … the Gunners since joining from Greek Superleague side Panionios in 2014 … the Premier League 2. The Greece international failed to make a …


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Opportunity for Evangelists, Eternal Life for Refugees in Greece

ATHENS — When people hear stories of Muslim refugees, they usually fall into two camps. The belief is that they are either a potential security threat or simply people who need help in finding a home and livelihood. Some, however, see an opportunity to ...


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Houstonians Voice Support for Alex Triantaphyllis

HOUSTON – Greek-American Alex Triantaphyllis is running for Congress in Texas’ 7th District. An email was recently sent out by one of his most vocal supporters, […] The post Houstonians Voice Support for Alex Triantaphyllis appeared first on The National Herald.


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Don’t miss out – The 9 Secrets of Crete

A guide to Greece’s biggest island


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Ex director of Dunant hospital, Martinis, released after 15 months in custody for health reasons

The former director of Henry Dunant hospital and ex head of Greek Red Cross, Andreas Martinis, was released from custody after 15 months. The corruption prosecutor has ordered his release for ‘health reasons’. Martinis is not allowed to leave the country and has to report to police station twice a month. His first appeal to … The post Ex director of Dunant hospital, Martinis, released after 15 months in custody for health reasons appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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Turkey, Russia close to sign S-400 missiles system deal, says Rosoboronexport

Turkey and Russia are close to signing a contract for supplying of S-400 missile systems, Russian defense giant Rosoboronexport said Tuesday. “The contract is close to signing, but has not been signed yet and, accordingly, has not yet entered into force,” Rosoboronexport general director Alexander Miheyev said, adding that “the work continues, technical nuances remain.” … The post Turkey, Russia close to sign S-400 missiles system deal, says Rosoboronexport appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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Alaska’s Greek Festival- A Great Success! (Pics&Vid)

… ’s sole Greek Festival is hosted by Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church … Baskous of Sparta, Greece, Pete Foudeas of Kalamata, Greece, and Koula Ro … the Greek-Orthodox faith and Hellenic culture. Included in Alaska’s only Greek …


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Afghan Migrants in Greece Protest for Better Treatment

Dozens of Afghan migrants and supporting activist groups marched in Athens on Tuesday demanding better treatment, and a stop to deportation back to Turkey of those who are not granted asylum. Men, women and children carrying placards demanded equal rights ...


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Good News for the Greece ETF

The Global X MSCI Greece ETF (NYSEArca: GREK) is one of this year's best-performing single-country exchange traded funds is with a gain of 32.5%. Improving economic fundamentals in Greece underscore why the country's equity market is performing so well.


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Athens street food: A taste of Greece's culinary revolution

Editor's Note — This story was originally published in October 2016. Athens (CNN) — When morning coffee is served as thick, dark and potentially brain-exploding as this, we can only be in Athens. We're being served this potent, unfiltered concoction ...


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Greek Tomato and Cucumber Salad

As I may have mentioned once or twice, I am incapable of walking into a Greek restaurant and not ordering the Greek Salad. Literally, physically incapable. And if it’s an authentic Greek restaurant, this salad is made up of simple chunks of tomatoes ...


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Pavlopoulos Praises Greek Handball Team for “Macedonia” Protest at EHF Youth Championship

ATHENS (ANA) – Receiving Greece’s national women’s youth handball team on Tuesday, President of the Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos congratulated the players and the Greek Handball Federation […] The post Pavlopoulos Praises Greek Handball Team for “Macedonia” Protest at EHF Youth Championship appeared first on The National Herald.


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Greek tourism shows robust growth in early season

Greece is expecting 30mn visitors in 2017. Early figures on tourism, a vital source of money for heavily indebted Greece, indicate that the south-eastern European country is cashing in on warm summer weather. Tourism revenue in June was €2bn ($2.35bn ...


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IMF’s Lagarde in Athens following invitation by the Greek President

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, is packing her luggage. For a visit to Greece. She has an open invitation by the President of the Greek Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, who expressed it verbally. However, according to protocol, it is the finance ministry that formally sent the invitation out. According to unconfirmed media … The post IMF’s Lagarde in Athens following invitation by the Greek President appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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New Democracy slams Tsipras for ’13 fake promises’ made in 2016

New Democracy criticized Prime Minister Alexis Tsipra’ record of pledges that he made in last year’s Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF), saying he gave “13 fake promises”.   In an ongoing exchange of reprovals with the government, ND said “Maximos Mansion and Mr. Tsipras desperately seek to turn back the public debate agenda many decades. They use this … The post New Democracy slams Tsipras for ’13 fake promises’ made in 2016 appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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'Home Fire' Mines Greek Tragedy To Address Modern-Day War On Terrorism

Author Kamila Shamsie's new novel "Home Fire" uses the Greek tragedy "Antigone" as inspiration to tell the story of two British Muslim sisters whose lives are torn apart when their brother is recruited into ISIS. Shamsie (@kamilashamsie) joins Here & Now's ...


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A day of (no) sun and sea! Princess Olympia of Greece enjoys an eclipse viewing party in her bikini as her family soaks up the end of summer at their vacation home in the Bahamas

Princess Olympia of Greece had an especially scenic spot to watch the solar eclipse on Monday: her family's luxe vacation home in the Bahamas. After their usual summer trip through the Greek isles, Olympia, 21 (whose paternal grandfather, King Constantine ...


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The Wine Regions of Greece (Maps)

Learn about the top wines of Greece and see where they grow on a map. By becoming educated in Greece’s wine geography, you’ll have a much better understanding of how different Greek wines taste based on the different climates in each area. This in ...


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Nafplion church in GREECE needs help to continue feeding the poor

MONTREAL – The help of US and Canadian expatriates is needed to continue the efforts of the Church of the Evangelistria in Nafplion which provides ...


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Greece’s austerity wages drama: The generation of 265 euros

… net High unemployment in austerity-stricken Greece dumps salaries and wages. Employers … the time period 2009-2016. source: kathimerini)   The biggest wages from -42 … social security contributions. This trend, Greek media describe as “employers’ negative …


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Actors, Politicians, Ex-King, Bid Last Farewell to Greek Movie Icon Zoe Laskari

Hundreds of people bid the last farewell to emblematic Greek actress Zoe Laskari on Tuesday afternoon, with the former King of Greece Constantine, prominent actors and politicians among them. “I stood by you once, you stood by me ten fold,” said her ...


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How Ancient Cultures From Japan To India Depicted Pornography: Greece Has Erotic Wall Paintings

Ancient sexual art has existed since ages and has been preserved by historians until today. The archaeological remains have provided clues to how the ancients practiced their sexuality and their overall attitude toward sex. In ancient Rome there were ...


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National Bank of Greece : NBG-Announcement Date & Time of 2nd Quarter 2017 Results

Release date- 21082017 - Announcement Date & Time of 2nd Quarter 2017 Results. National Bank of Greece will announce 2nd Quarter 2017 results on Thursday 31 August 2017, at 17:20, Greek time (GMT +2:00). A conference call for the presentation and ...


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Remains of missing Navy sailors have been found in a compartment of the USS John S. McCain

[USS John S McCain]REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Declan Barnes/Handout SINGAPORE — The commander of the US Pacific Fleet said some remains of Navy sailors were found in a compartment of the USS John McCain on Tuesday, a day after the warship's collision with an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters left 10 sailors missing. Adm. Scott Swift also said at a news conference in Singapore that Malaysian officials had found one body, which they were identifying. The focus of the search for the missing sailors shifted Tuesday to the damaged destroyer's flooded compartments. The collision on Monday tore a gaping hole in the McCain's left rear hull and flooded adjacent compartments including crew berths and machinery and communication rooms. Five sailors were injured. "The divers were able to locate some remains in those sealed compartments during their search today," Swift said. "We will continue the search-and-rescue operations until the probability of discovering sailors is exhausted," he said. It was the second major collision in two months involving the Pacific-based 7th Fleet, and the Navy has ordered a broad investigation into its performance and readiness. Seven sailors died in June when the USS Fitzgerald and a container ship collided in waters off Japan. There were two lesser-known incidents in the first half of the year. In January, the USS Antietam guided-missile cruiser ran aground near Yokosuka base, the home port of the 7th Fleet, and in May another cruiser, the USS Lake Champlain from the Navy's 3rd Fleet, had a minor collision with a South Korean fishing boat. "While each of these four incidents is unique, they cannot be viewed in isolation," Swift said. He said the Navy would conduct an investigation "to find out if there is a common cause ... and if so, how do we solve that." Earlier Tuesday, the 7th Fleet said the sea search by aircraft and ships from the US, Singapore, and Malaysian navies would continue east of Singapore where the McCain and the tanker collided at daybreak Monday, but the deployment of divers to search inside the warship, now docked at Singapore's naval base, was a blow to families still hoping for a miracle. Megan Partlow of Ohio, who said her fiancĂ© was on board the McCain, told The Associated Press in a Facebook message that they most recently communicated Sunday and she was losing hope of seeing him again. "My last text to him was 'be safe,' which is the same way we end every conversation. I'm just ready for answers," she said. The identities of the missing have not been disclosed, but Partlow said her fiancĂ©'s parents were in touch with the Navy's family-assistance center. Navy Adm. John Richardson, the chief of naval operations, on Monday ordered a pause in 7th Fleet operations for the next few days to allow commanders to get together with leaders, sailors, and command officials and identify any immediate steps that needed to be taken to ensure safety. A broader US Navy review will look at the 7th Fleet's performance, including personnel, navigation capabilities, maintenance, equipment, surface-warfare training, munitions, certifications, and how sailors move through their careers. Richardson said the review would be conducted with the help of the Navy's office of the inspector general, the safety center, and private companies that make equipment used by sailors. The McCain had been heading to Singapore on a routine port visit after conducting a sensitive freedom-of-navigation operation last week by sailing near one of China's man-made islands in the South China Sea. China, Washington's main rival for influence in the Asia-Pacific, seized on the McCain collision to accuse the Navy of endangering maritime navigation in the region. This year's string of accidents shows the US Navy "is becoming a dangerous obstacle in Asian waters," the official China Daily newspaper said in its online edition. The McCain and the Alnic MC oil tanker collided about 4 1/2 nautical miles (8.3 kilometers) from Malaysia's coast at the start of a designated sea lane for ships sailing into the busy Singapore Strait. There was no immediate explanation for the collision. Singapore, at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, is one of the world's busiest ports and a US ally, with its naval base regularly visited by American warships. The Singapore government said no crew members were injured on the Liberian-flagged Alnic, which sustained damage to a compartment at the starboard, or right, side at the front of the ship some 23 feet above its waterline. The ship had a partial load of fuel oil, according to the Greek owner of the tanker, Stealth Maritime Corp. S.A., but no apparent spill. Several safety violations were recorded for the oil tanker at its most recent port inspection, in July: one fire-safety deficiency and two safety-of-navigation problems. The official database for ports in Asia doesn't go into details, and the problems apparently were not serious enough for the tanker to be detained. ___ AP writers Lolita C. Baldor in Muscat, Oman, Stephen Wright in Bangkok, Deb Riechmann in Washington, Christopher Bodeen in Beijing and Ken Moritsugu in Tokyo contributed to this report. NOW WATCH: 6 details you might have missed on season 7 episode 5 of 'Game of Thrones'


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Despite Record Numbers, Greece Can’t Crack World 10 Top Ten Tourism

Back-to-back record years for the number of tourist arrivals are helping Greece’s battered economy it still ranked only 14th in the world for 2016, despite […] The post Despite Record Numbers, Greece Can’t Crack World 10 Top Ten Tourism appeared first on The National Herald.


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Greek University Entrance Exams Results to Announced Early Next Week

ATHENS (ANA) – The Education Ministry is expected to announce the university entrance exams results early next week, ministry’s sources said to the Athens Macedonian News […] The post Greek University Entrance Exams Results to Announced Early Next Week appeared first on The National Herald.


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Tourists Pouring into Greece, But Conventioneers Aren’t

Counting on sun, sand, islands, history and other attractions to bring in tourists, Greece is missing out on big bucks from conventions because Athens doesn’t […] The post Tourists Pouring into Greece, But Conventioneers Aren’t appeared first on The National Herald.


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EP Left condemns Estonia Conference as “whitewash event insulting to European historic memory”

The controversy started in Greece when Justice Minister  Stavros Kontonis turned down the invitation to attend the conference “The Heritage in 21st Century Europe of the Crimes Committed by Communist Regimes” organized by Estonia. Minister Kontonis justified his decision saying the conference in Estonia “sends a wrong and dangerous political message that revives the cold-war … The post EP Left condemns Estonia Conference as “whitewash event insulting to European historic memory” appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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7 Hotels in Greece with Private Plunge Pools

When it comes to the Greece, you probably picture blue-and-white cliffside towns, ancient monuments, and sandy beaches. And that’s all there for you to explore! But if you’re looking for a little down time on your Greek getaway, what better place to ...


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Greece-based Shipping Company Confirms Collision with US Navy Ship

The offices of Greece's Stealth Maritime Corp. … /Petros Giannakouris) ATHENS (ANA) – Greece-based shipping company Stealth Maritime Corporation …


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Finn Church Aid helps refugees study in Greece – ”Studying gives faith in the future”

Because of war and having to flee their home, many refugee children have spent years without education. For many of them, learning centres aided by Finn Church Aid are the only chance to get to study in Greece. Once in the corridor, children’s voices can ...


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Greek Gov’t Considers Giving Farm Land to 1,500 Refugees

Greece’s Ministry of Migration Policy is preparing a program of job training for refugees, while the Ministry of Rural Development is considering a land concession project for 1,000 to 1,500 refugees. According to a Protothema.gr report, there is ...


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Eating Habits in Ancient Greece

The eating habits of ancient Greeks were developed after a deep and detailed study of the needs of the body and the spirit. Their diet, which was an important part of their philosophical vision, was based on rules that combined enjoyment with well-being.


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Greek Justice Minister Says Nazis Worse Than Communists

Greek Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis has defended his decision not to attend a European Union conference on crimes by Communists by saying the Nazis were […] The post Greek Justice Minister Says Nazis Worse Than Communists appeared first on The National Herald.


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Stormont is parallel to Greece in the age of myths

As Northern Ireland staggers along without a government in the face of Brexit, Sinn Fein and the Democratic Unionist Party act as cohorts in their betrayal of the electorate and the country. Stormont is parallel to what Greece was in the age of myths.


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Greek stock market sluggish

Foreign investors to take action in September


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Make Your Own Dairy-Free Greek Yogurt at Home!

It’s a good time to be dairy-free and a yogurt fan. Five years ago, anyone looking to grab this convenient breakfast would have had a tough time finding even one dairy-free version at the grocery store. Oh, how the times have changed! These days, the ...


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From Greece with love

Since Britain voted to leave the EU, the decision has been met with derision and mockery by many foreign media outlets – with the New York Times concluding that ‘no Dunkirk spirit can save Britain from Brexit defeat’. However, are some EU members ...


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BHS billionaire Philip Green smashes 200 plates in Greece

… a meal at an exclusive Greek restaurant with Kris Jenner and … at Caprice restaurant on the Greek island of Mykonos. Sir Philip … for smashing, which is a Greek tradition at the end of … custom of plate smashing in Greece is believed to possibly derive …


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OUT&ABOUT: The beauty of Greek churches

… 15 was a celebration in Greece for the commemoration of the … past his birth but in Greece, which is largely Orthodox, there … Greece, and they're all pretty much gorgeous. I love Greek … country living. A church in Crete near Knossos. PHOTO| ABIGAIL ARUNGA …


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BRIEF-B2holding obtains licences from the national bank of Greece and Hungary

Aug 22 (Reuters) - B2HOLDING ASA: * B2HOLDING OBTAINS LICENCES FROM THE BANK OF GREECE AND THE HUNGARIAN * SAYS ‍IS SET TO INCREASE ITS ACTIVITY IN GREEK MARKET IN NEAR FUTURE.​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)


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IMF position on third review of Greek bailout still unclear; no confirmation of Lagarde visit to Athens

The IMF's stance in forthcoming negotiations to conclude the third review of the current Greek bailout program - the third in succession - remains a question mark for the leftist-rightist coalition government in Athens. The last IMF-related development on ...


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'I am not a dual citizen': Liberal Senator Arthur Sinodinos denies Greek citizenship

Federal Industry Minister Arthur Sinodinos has denied allegations he could be a dual Greek citizen, claiming his parliamentary eligibility is not in doubt. If proven true, the Liberal politician would become ineligible to sit in parliament under section 44 ...


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GREECE trails its peers in tapping conference tourism

GREECE is missing out on revenues from business tourism as it lags behind its European peers in developing this market, according to the Association ...


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BHS billionaire Philip Green smashes 200 €20 plates after a meal at an exclusive Greek restaurant ...

Sir Philip Green has been filmed smashing up to 200 plates worth €20 each after a meal at an exclusive Greek restaurant with Kris Jenner and Tommy ...


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How were ancient Greece and Egypt similar in trade?

There are many similarities between Ancient Greece and Ancient Egypt. This mostly has to do with the positioning of both countries, they were quite close and so trading was ea…sy between them. Both ancient civilizations are well known for their numerous ...


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Bitter row between Erdogan and Germany is getting tenser

Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has further strained his country’s relationship with Germany by describing the main German political parties as “enemies of Turkey”. Speaking after Friday prayers to his supporters gathered in a mosque in Istanbul, the Turkish President criticised those who he said had an aggressive or disrespectful attitude to his country, inviting … The post Bitter row between Erdogan and Germany is getting tenser appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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Prominent Heart Surgeon Christos Lolas Dead in Car Crash

Prominent heart surgeon Dr. Christos Lolas, who performed the first heart transplant operation in GREECE in 1990, has died in a car crash in an Athens ...


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How was the early Greek philosophy described?

The term meant 'love of wisdom' and so was a broad term, covering political theory, social knowledge and science. The term meant 'love of wisdom' and so was a broad term, covering political theory, social knowledge and science.


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