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NATO bases upgraded under anti-migrant guise, US nukes now stockpiled in Greece – Communist chief

The leader of the Communist Party of Greece, Dimitris Koutsoumpas, has lambasted Athens for appeasing the US and EU governments, by allowing what he claims are American nukes in the country. In an interview with ANT1 TV, the Greek communist leader has once again claimed that there are more US and NATO military facilities in the country than is commonly ...

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‘Refugee bottleneck in Greece result of EU & NATO failure to deal with Syria problems’

The EU is the biggest culprit in the refugee crisis in Europe, and you can’t leave it to Greece alone to deal with it, Stephen Morris from the English Democrats party says. Why aren’t NATO and the EU doing anything, he asks. Around 47,000 asylum-seekers have found themselves unable to leave Greece due to closed-border policies and the EU-Turkey accord ...

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Enraged soccer fans torch bins, clash with police in Greece (VIDEO)

Riots broke out in Thessaloniki, Greece after a soccer derby was called off on Sunday. Frustrated football fans threw missiles at police and set fire to bins, while tear gas was deployed to disperse the crowd. The PAOK-Olympiakos Greek Super League game was canceled after Olympiakos manager Oscar Garcia was hit in the face by a paper roll thrown from ...

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‘Macedonia is Greece!’ Thousands march through Athens in country-naming dispute (VIDEO)

Thousands of Greeks have taken to the streets of Athens to protest the name of Macedonia, as the Greek government tries to resolve a decades-long dispute over what the neighboring country should actually be known as. Protesters arrived by bus from all over the country, waving Greek flags and chanting “hands off Macedonia” and “Macedonia is Greece,” clearly unhappy with the ...

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Antifa building torched in Thessaloniki, Greece (VIDEOS)

A building occupied by left-wing Antifa activists in Thessaloniki has been torched by reported right-wing nationalists during a massive rally in the Greek port city demanding neighboring Macedonia change its name. At around 3:30 in the afternoon, “a group of 60-70 fascists attacked our building with Molotov cocktails, causing its arson,” Libertatia, a left-wing political group said in a statement. ...

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4.3 magnitude quake rattles Greece, tremors felt in Athens

A 4.3 magnitude quake that shook Greece on Monday night was felt in Athens. Witnesses reported a strong tremor in the capital city. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck 25 kilometers (15 miles) northeast of Athens at a depth of 10 kilometers, just before 8.30pm local time. According to the EMSC – an independent provider of real-time earthquake ...

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‘Historic step’: Greece curbs powers of Islamic Sharia courts

Published time: 11 Jan, 2018 00:50 The Greek parliament has overwhelmingly voted to limit the power of Sharia courts among the Muslim minority, seeking greater equality for all citizens. They were introduced a century ago in an agreement with Turkey after WWI. On Tuesday, Greek MPs passed a new law under which the Muslim minority would no longer be bound ...

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People smuggler gets 1,489 years in prison for trafficking Syrians, Iraqis to Greece

Published time: 19 Dec, 2017 13:25 Edited time: 19 Dec, 2017 13:25 A smuggler in has been sentenced to 1,489 years in prison for bringing Iraqi and Syrian refugees into Greece from Turkey. He is one of 23 people sentenced for smuggling on Monday. The Thessaloniki court found the 54-year-old Greek man guilty of running a smuggling ring that saw ...

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All bitcoins combined worth more than Greece & New Zealand

Published time: 5 Dec, 2017 10:46 Bitcoin’s unprecedented rally has boosted the cryptocurrency’s market cap to almost $ 200 billion. That is more than the annual output of entire economies such as Greece and New Zealand. Read more Views on bitcoin are broadly divided with some investors worried over the bubble nature of the phenomena, while others see it as ...

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Greece wants to get economy high on weed sales

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 14:34 The cultivation and sale of medical marijuana could help Greece’s government pull the country out of a seven-year economic crisis, according to Evangelos Apostolou, Greek Minister of Rural Development and Food. He told Bloomberg that favorable climate conditions and the possible medical legalization of cannabis have turned investor focus to Greece. Growers have expressed ...

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