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Turkish cargo vessel ‘rams’ Greek warship in Aegean Sea

A Turkish cargo vessel has come into close contact and nudged a Greek gunboat that was on patrol for unauthorized migrant crossings in the Aegean Sea. The Greek navy said their 180-foot (55-meter) Armatolos gunboat was on patrol off the island of Lesbos, as part of a NATO operation, when a Turkish-flagged vessel “approached and touched” their boat at about ...

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Anti-migrant protesters on Greek island Lesbos try to overturn police buses (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Greek police fired tear gas to disperse protesters, on the island of Lesbos, who tried to overturn officers’ buses during a demonstration against a mounting immigration crisis amid PM Alexis Tsipras’s visit to the island. Protests flared on Thursday night, after Tsipras arrived to speak at a conference. A group of 2,500 demonstrators flocked to the streets of the island’s ...

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Greek football match abandoned after gun-toting owner storms pitch to confront referee

The Greek Superleague match between PAOK FC and AEK Athens was abandoned Sunday after PAOK owner Ivan Savvidis stormed the pitch armed with a gun after the referee disallowed his team a goal. The game was tied at 0-0 when PAOK’s Fernando Varela netted a goal in the 90th minute to give his team the lead. However, referee Georgios Kominis ...

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Penis de Milo? Phallic parade honors ancient Greek god of fertility and wine making (VIDEO)

Revellers brought the winter festival season to a close in Athens with a penis-themed celebration of Dionysus, the Greek god of wine and fertility. Greek culture has presented the world many gifts, from democracy to sculptures like the Venus de Milo. Now witness the unusual and raucous party for a god you may never have heard of – Dionysus. Hundreds ...

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Greek coast guard ship ‘damaged by Turkish vessel’

Greek authorities say a Turkish coast guard vessel rammed one of their patrol boats near a disputed territory in the Aegean Sea on Monday night. The Greek coast guard ship was anchored off the islets of Imia when the Turkish boat struck it, reports Ekathimerini.com. Nobody was injured in the incident but the Greek vessel’s stern sustained damage. The incident ...

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‘Worse than Afrin’: Erdogan’s aide threatens to ‘break legs’ of Greek ministers over disputed isles

Greek officials who set foot on contested islands in the Aegean Sea will face Turkey’s wrath that will be “worse than that in Afrin,” a Turkish presidential advisor has charged. Athens swiftly denounced his rant. “We will break the arms and legs of the [Greek] Prime Minister [Alexis Tsipras] or of any minister, who dares to step onto Imia in ...

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Greek Patriarch attacked by Palestinians amid protests against church selling off land

Published time: 6 Jan, 2018 18:38 A convoy of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch has been attacked by Palestinians during his visit to the West Bank. The protesters accuse the Patriarch of treason for allegedly selling land to Jewish investors. Hundreds of Palestinians protested the visit of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem to the West Bank Saturday. The ...

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Satanic suicide: Tourist couple found dead on Greek Island

Published time: 4 Jan, 2018 13:35 A tourist couple found dead in a Greek guesthouse on New Year’s Eve appear to have died by suicide during a satanic ceremony, according to local authorities. A 23-year-old Bulgarian woman, Lilia Botuseva, who was reported missing by her family last June was found dead alongside a 30-year-old German man in a rented room ...

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Death and taxes: In ruins of Greek economy unpaid debt more than half of GDP

Published time: 16 Dec, 2017 10:08 Statistics from the International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR) shows unpaid taxes in Greece currently make up more than 55 percent of the country’s GDP due to the inability of people to pay the rising taxes. Overdue debt to the state has reached nearly €100 billion with only €15 billion possible to be returned ...

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Greek top court paves way for US extradition of Russian bitcoin fraud suspect

Published time: 13 Dec, 2017 12:31 Edited time: 13 Dec, 2017 13:50 Greece’s Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by Russian bitcoin fraud suspect Aleksandr Vinnik, paving the way for his extradition to the US. Vinnik had tried to challenge an earlier decision on extradition by a court in Thessaloniki. Vinnik, 38, is accused by US authorities of laundering $ ...

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