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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Greek antiques part of a cultural exchange

… two antiques on loan from Greece’s Acropolis Museum. The two … two pieces actually represent ancient Greek civilization.” Standing at 1.15 …


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NHRC seeks GREEK solidarity campaign with siege victims

Speaking at the GREEK parliament on Tuesday, Dr al-Marri reiterated the important and effective role of the legislative authorities in mobilising for popular and official global movement that demands the end of the siege on Qatar and condemns its impacts on those affected, noting that the parliamentary ...


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Greek Professor who Solved “Nash Puzzle” Sad over Brain Drain

Constantinos Daskalakis said that he is saddened by the fact that young, educated, talented Greeks leave the country, because they can not advance or even find work in Greece. The Greek scientific genius spoke in front of a packed auditorium at the ...


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New patio homes and townhouses in GREECE starting at $235000 for baby boomers

When Rita M. Sally decided to downsize from her large family home in GREECE, she searched around the region for a new home community to move into. She selected The Gardens at Fieldstone in GREECE, a newer community of patio homes and townhouses off North GREECE Road that's attracting the ...


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A Former Reality Star Is Suing A Greek-Lettered Sorority For Expelling Her

The former VH1 reality series Sorority Sisters proved to be a massive flop, with many refusing to support the venture due to the way it portrayed members of Greek-lettered organizations. The show was axed following a month of backlash and one of its stars ...


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Greek Gods: Five New Hotels That Promise Heavenly Holidays

With a batch of exciting new openings on the cards for the summer ahead, it looks like Greece is back in the spotlight (or should that say, sunlight?) for those seeking hassle-free holidays. On the same island – and making for the third property from the ...


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AHIF is Accepting Applications for its Tenth Annual AHIF College Student Foreign Policy Study Trip

– Washington, D.C., Greece and Cyprus June 19-July 6, 2018 – Call for Applications WASHINGTON, DC—The American Hellenic Institute Foundation (AHIF) is accepting applications for its leading travel abroad program the AHIF College Student Foreign Policy Study Trip to Greece and Cyprus aimed to help Greek and Cypriot American college students better understand the core […] The post AHIF is Accepting Applications for its Tenth Annual AHIF College Student Foreign Policy Study Trip appeared first on Hellenic News of America.


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Greece, FYR Macedonia May Agree on Name by June, UN Envoy Says

The Republic of Macedonia and Greece continued UN-mediated talks seeking to resolve a long-lasting dispute on the former Yugoslav state’s official name, which may help bring progress on its European Union and NATO membership bids. Officials from both ...


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9 Suspects Face Hazing Charges in Death of FSU Fraternity Pledge Andrew Coffey

Florida State President John Thrasher suspended GREEK life indefinitely in the wake of Coffey's death and called for a “a new normal for GREEK Life at the university.” Several other universities took similar action last year in response to deadly hazing incidents. In an attachment to last month's grand jury ...


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9 Suspects Face Hazing Charges in Death of FSU Fraternity Pledge Andrew Coffey

Florida State President John Thrasher suspended GREEK life indefinitely in the wake of Coffey's death and called for a “a new normal for GREEK Life at the university.” Several other universities took similar action last year in response to deadly hazing incidents. In an attachment to last month's grand jury ...


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UN envoy 'very hopeful' about solving Macedonia name dispute

In a rebuke to GREEK hardliners, Nimetz said it was “not realistic” to expect Macedonia not to have that name “in some form” in its official designation. Several rounds of talks aimed at settling the dispute have failed, but the envoy said he believed the outcome would be different this time. “I do think so.


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GREEK government raises financial buffer for time after the rescue programs

The GREEK government is planning to raise a financial buffer of about 19 billion EUR. The funds will be used for the time after the end of the third rescue program. For this purpose, the government plans issues of securities on financial markets. The bonds will be issued by August and expectations are that ...


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UN presents new proposals on Greece-Macedonia name dispute

… resolve a 25-year-old dispute between Greece and Macedonia over the Balkan … form in its name." Greece maintains its northern neighbor…


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Nimetz: No Breakthrough in Name Talks But Both Countries Sincere about Making Progress

NEW YORK – No breakthroughs were achieved on Wednesday’s first meeting between the UN Secretary-General’s personal envoy Matthew Nimetz and the representatives of Greece and the […] The post Nimetz: No Breakthrough in Name Talks But Both Countries Sincere about Making Progress appeared first on The National Herald.


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Here's Why Eldorado Gold Corp. Plummeted 56% in 2017

Shares of Eldorado Gold (NYSE:EGO) a leader in gold mining, plunged 56% in 2017, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. Unfortunate news from GREECE and Turkey, among other things, dampened investors' spirits about the company.


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GREECE struggling to care for psychiatric patients

Reforms have improved the quality of psychiatric care in GREECE but the closure of several specialist clinics due to the austerity demanded by the country's creditors has shifted a large part of the burden onto state hospitals, a European report has found. The report, compiled by Mental Health Europe, ...


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CEOs want GREECE to keep being monitored

Two-thirds (almost 65 percent) of chief executive officers at major Greek enterprises believe GREECE will still need monitoring after the end of the bailout program this August, although their expectations as regards the course of the country's economy over the next 12 months are broadly positive, ...


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FYROM is welcomed in NATO, but name settlement is a must, Stoltenberg says

NATO will invite former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to join the Alliance as a member country once a mutually acceptable solution is reached in the name dispute with Greece NATO


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Stoke poised to sign Greece defender Kostas Stafylidis

Stoke say they expect to complete the loan signing of Greece defender Kostas Stafylidis within the next 24 hours. The 24-year-old former Fulham left-back is poised to join the Potters from German outfit FC Augsburg, with the formalities to be completed on ...


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GREEK Culture Unearthed in War-Torn Syria

Amid the bloody conflict in Syria, evidence of ancient GREEK culture in the war-torn Middle Eastern country has recently been unearthed. Three Byzantine mosaic panels have been discovered inside an archaeological site during a Syrian army mine-clearance operation in the eastern countryside of ...


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New Mexico State GREEK life springs into recruitment

New Mexico State University's GREEK Life rush is expected to begin as soon as classes are back in session. For sororities, fall and spring recruitment are very different, and for fraternities, the spring process is very similar to the fall. Sororities on campus have what is called COB events in the spring, ...


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Greece's Benaki museum participates in Museum Selfie Day

ATHENS, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- A few years ago museum visitors who dare to take photographs of artwork would get scolded by security personnel in most cases. Nowadays, people are encouraged to use their mobile phones and shoot selfies in front of masterpieces.


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Giannis Haroulis to Rock Sydney GREEK Festival

Australian audiences are getting ready for legendary GREEK musician Giannis Haroulis who is bringing his popular mix of Cretan music, blended with folk and modern GREEK pop, to Sydney. The 36th Sydney GREEK Festival is to be held at Darling Harbour Precinct on Feb. 17-18 and will see Haroulis ...


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NATO Chief Visits Skopje Amid Name-Dispute Talks

Media in FYROM are reporting claims the country will be offered NATO membership if a “mutually acceptable solution” is reached on the name dispute with GREECE. Jens Stoltenberg, NATO's secretary-general, is currently on a two-day official visit to Skopje and is expected to deliver a statement on ...


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Empowering local first responders to reach refugee and migrant women

ATHENS, GREECE/UNITED NATIONS, New York – Over two years ago, GREECE became the centre of a refugee and migration crisis, with hundreds of thousands of people streaming into the country, many of them risking death to escape war, persecution and deprivation. In 2016 alone, some 173,000 ...


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Breakthrough over 'Macedonia' name dispute finally in sight?

GREECE claims the name as well as part of its historic identity, and fears possible territorial claims on its northern province, also called Macedonia. As Macedonia sets its sights on joining NATO, pro-European political parties in GREECE have now accepted a name for its northern neighbor that would ...


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NATO chief due in Macedonia to discuss membership bid

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — NATO's secretary-general is due in Macedonia for talks on the country's renewed accession bid, a decade after a dispute with neighboring Greece halted an initial effort to join the alliance. Jens Stoltenberg will arrive in Skopje later Wednesday. He will have meetings Thursday with the new left-led government, which came to power last year and has pledged to try and resolve the more than two-decade quarrel with Greece. The two countries disagree over Macedonia's name. Greece, which as a NATO member blocked its neighbor's NATO access in 2008, says it implies territorial claims on its own northern province of Macedonia. Macedonia denies that.


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NATO Secretary: No to FYROM, unless name dispute with Greece resolved

Stoltenberg to visit FYROM


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Pakistani humanist denied UK asylum after failing to identify Plato

Man who renounced Islam says he has received death threats from family members in Pakistan A Pakistani man who renounced his Muslim faith and became a humanist has had his application for asylum in the UK rejected after failing to correctly answer questions about ancient Greek philosophers. The Home Office said Hamza bin Walayat’s failure to identify Plato and Aristotle as humanist philosophers indicated his knowledge of humanism was “rudimentary at best”. Continue reading...


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Turkish vessel hits Greek boat near Imia!

… deescalated An incident between a Greek gunboat and the Turkish navy … touched Greek gunboat “Nikiphoros” which was on a scheduled patrol in Greek … appeared, which maneuvered around the Greek boat at short distance of …


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Pelion Ski Centre “Agriolefkes” Opens after Last Days’ Heavy Snowfall

VOLOS, Greece – The Pelion ski resort has plenty of snow, as a result of heavy snowfall in the last few days. The snow currently exceeds […] The post Pelion Ski Centre “Agriolefkes” Opens after Last Days’ Heavy Snowfall appeared first on The National Herald.


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Number of Tourists Arriving in Greece Totalled 26M in Jan.-Sept. 2017

Tourists visiting Greece in January-September 2017 totalled 26 million (25,914,000), the Bank of Greece said in a report for the nine months of the year […] The post Number of Tourists Arriving in Greece Totalled 26M in Jan.-Sept. 2017 appeared first on The National Herald.


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Turkish Coast Guard Vessel Bumps into Greek Warship Nikiforos near Imia

An incident took place at 3:30 PM just off the island of Imia at midday on Wednesday, Jan. 17. According to information, a Turkish coast […] The post Turkish Coast Guard Vessel Bumps into Greek Warship Nikiforos near Imia appeared first on The National Herald.


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GREEK, Turkish patrol ships collide near disputed islets

ATHENS: A GREEK gunboat Wednesday collided with a Turkish patrol boat near a disputed islet group in the Aegean, the GREEK navy said. "It was probably owing to an error on the part of the Turkish vessel," a GREEK navy source told AFP. "The vessels' sides came together. There was no damage and ...


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Many GREEK Bosses Unable to Offer Full-Time Jobs

More GREEKS are in work but over half are struggling to get by on flexible or part-time contracts, data reported in GREEK media has suggested. Although many are pleased to be in work, employers are struggling to hire or retain full-time staff because of rising costs. Last year, 143,545 people entered the ...


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Greek Airport Passenger Numbers Soar for 2017

Travel to and from Greece appears to be on the rise as Greek media reports air passenger numbers at the country’s airports set a new record last year, reaching 58 million. According to Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) data reported by the Athens-Macedonian ...


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Greek Airport Passenger Numbers Soar for 2017

Travel to and from Greece appears to be on the rise as Greek media reports air passenger numbers at the country’s airports set a new record last year, reaching 58 million. According to Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) data reported by the Athens-Macedonian ...


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GREECE Gets Interest For New Offshore Oil, Gas Tenders

Tenders for offshore oil and gas exploration and exploitation west and south of GREECE have attracted “strong interest” from companies exploring in the Mediterranean, the head of GREECE'S oil and gas resources management company said Jan. 17. GREECE launched the tenders after expressions of ...


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Jewish and Muslim aid groups join forces to help refugees in GREECE

The partnership will ensure that vulnerable refugees in GREECE benefit from legal assistance, strategic litigation, and advocacy to advance refugee rights. ... "In 2015, GREECE emerged as the most visible focal point of the largest global refugee crisis since World War II," the groups said in a press release.


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Huge Toxic Fish Startles Greek Fishermen

A mysterious fishy visitor to Greek waters has left locals in the Ionian island of Zakynthos in a panic. Two fishermen recently shared footage of a chance encounter with an enormous ocean sunfish, an animal usually unknown in Greek waters as it normally ...


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Turkish patrol boat bumps into GREEK gunboat off Imia

A Turkish patrol boat conducting a dangerous maneuver in the Aegean Sea bumped into a Hellenic Navy gunboat near the islet of Imia, on Wednesday, in an incident that is seen as indicative of the rising tension between Greece and Turkey. The Nikiforos gunboat was on a routine patrol near the islet ...


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8 cool GREEK Island hotel openings for 2018

The next opening from the family-run Canaves Oia group will be above the fishing town of Ammoudi on Santorini, within walking distance of Oia's Katharos beach. Though inspired by traditional Cycladic architecture, it feels more design-forward than the original Canaves Oia hotel (all white curves and ...


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Greek Gunboat ‘Clipped’ By Turkish Ship

Greek defense ministry sources have told local media a Turkish coastguard vessel in the Aegean clipped a Greek military ship during a “dangerous maneuver” on Wednesday. The Greek gunboat Nikiforos came into contact with the Turkish craft around 2.30 p ...


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Stopping Xylella a ‘Top Priority,’ Greek Official Says

No manifestation of the disease has been documented in Greece, and the deputy minister of Rural Development said he wants to keep it that way. The Xylella Fastidiosa bacterium has been haunting olive oil growers in Italy and other areas of the ...


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An oar in every man's boat

Not too long ago, one of our constant correspondents proposed the etymology of GREEK koupĂ­ “oar.” I do not know the origin of that word and will probably never know. KoupĂ­ did not show up in my most detailed dictionary of Classical GREEK, and I suspect that we are dealing with a relative late coinage.


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Athens and Skopje move closer to resolving eternal name row

Shuttle diplomacy has shifted into higher gear, with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg due in Skopje on Wednesday and Thursday (17-18 January), and GREEK and FYROM delegations meeting in New York for another round of UN-mediated talks. Ahead of Wednesday's meeting in New York, ...


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AML's Diagoras ceded to GREEK Attica

Diagoras, a ship operating within the Africa Morocco Link, was ceded to BMCE Bank of Africa's GREEK partner, Attica, «as originally planned», an authorized source close to the file told Medias 24. The latter indicated that the ferry had been «acquired for 6 months», a period that was renewed twice.


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AML's Diagoras ceded to GREEK Attica

Diagoras, a ship operating within the Africa Morocco Link, was ceded to BMCE Bank of Africa's GREEK partner, Attica, «as originally planned», an authorized source close to the file told Medias 24. The latter indicated that the ferry had been «acquired for 6 months», a period that was renewed twice.


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Greece to launch talks with France over FREMM frigates, corvettes

WARSAW, Poland ― The GREEK Ministry of Defence may acquire two FREMM multimission frigates for its Navy, and as such, Athens plans to launch ... million to U.S. $735 million), the GREEK ministry is also considering the purchase of French Gowind-class corvettes for its Navy, according to the source.


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Greece’s Largest Lender Piraeus Bank to Fully Eliminate ELA in 2018

Greece’s Piraeus Bank ends 2017 with NPL stock below EU20b vs EU20.1b target, according to a Bloomberg report. For 2018, the Bank projects a credit growth rate of 1% for the Greek banking sector, with the granting of new loans mainly to corporates and SMEs.


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