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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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Holidaymakers in Greece and Turkey spend second night in the open amid earthquake fears

A quake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale hit the Aegean sea on Friday, killing two men, a 39-year-old Turk and a Swede, aged 20, in Kos and injuring more than 360 people. Thomson and First Choice holiday firms say a “handful” of their UK customers suffered minor injuries. Some terrified Britons spent the night sleeping outside Kos airport, hoping ...

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Turkey and Greece earthquake in pictures: The most devastating images from Bodrum and Kos

The magnitude 6.7 earthquake killed two people and injured hundreds in the popular British tourist destinations of Bodrum and Kos.  A small tsunami that flooded parts of Kos in the Aegean Sea, while in Turkey’s Bodrum, about 70 people were admitted to hospital with injuries.  The Greek coast guard said damage was reported to the port of Kos, which is ...

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Funeral for tourist beaten to death in Greece set for Saturday

Funeral services for the American tourist who was fatally beaten in Greece will take place Saturday in the man’s hometown of Austin. Bakari Henderson, 22, was pummeled to death by a group of young men after an incident in a bar on the island of Zakynthos on July 7. A spokesman for Greek police said the cause of the fight ...

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Anti-Juncker protests erupt in Greece after he’s awarded honorary degree

Despite the EU boss declaring his love for the debt-stricken nation during his acceptance speech, furious protestors clashed with police outside the Hellenic broadcasting television ERT3 in Thessaloniki.  The anti-Juncker protest reflects an ill-feeling across Greece against the European Union (EU) as the nation attempts to claw itself back from an escalating debt crisis due to the collapse of its ...

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