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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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Refugees launch hunger strike in Greece, demand family reunification

Published time: 1 Nov, 2017 17:35 Up to 60,000 refugees are stranded in Greece awaiting approval to be reunited with their families located elsewhere in Europe. This has prompted many to launch hunger strikes in protest at the process which can take several months to complete. A group of predominantly Syrian women and children, some of whom have been stranded ...

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HOLIDAY WARNING: 'Violent' earthquake strikes British tourist hotspots in Turkey & Greece

The earthquake reached a magnitude of 5.3mww on the Richter scale and was felt in the southwest Turkish town of Bodrum, and on the southern Greek island of Kos. It took place at a depth of 10km at 7.42am UTC (6.42am BST), the US Geological Survey (USGS) found. Witnesses described running out of buildings, with one saying it was the ...

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Greece V Brussels: EU savages Athens over prosecution of debt crisis statistics chief

Andreas Georgiou was this week handed a two-year suspended prison sentence for “breach of duty” during the first Greek debt crisis. He was found guilty of failing to brief the National Statistics Authority on 2009 budget deficit data before sending it to European counterpart Eurostat – even though, under EU rules, he was instructed to do exactly that. Despite being ...

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Greece’s secret GREXIT plan: Tsipras's plot to pull Greece OUT of the eurozone EXPOSED

GETTY Alexis Tsipras urged to reveal his plans for a Greek exit from the EU The allegations follow a report in a national newspaper which suggest Mr Tsipras met with Venezuela officials in Moscow in 2013 to discuss possible assistance from the country’s socialist government in the event of leaving the eurozone. Unnamed former press secretary to the Venezuelan government ...

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EURO CRISIS: 'It's a test' Greece returns to financial markets

GETTY Greece has returned to the sovereign debt market Jan Dams, economy editor from German newspaper Welt, warned Greece’s return to the financial markets is a test.  Greece successfully sold debt to private investors for the first time in three years on Tuesday, making a significant first step towards financial independence when its third international bailout ends next year. The ...

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