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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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Protesters break into Greek labor ministry, clash with riot police (VIDEO)

Published time: 5 Dec, 2017 22:36 Crowds of angry protesters in the Greek capital of Athens have forced their way into the country’s labor ministry, smashing security barriers and clashing with police. Demonstrators voiced discontent with a number of proposed reforms, including the right to strike. The shuttered entrance of the ministry in the center of Athens was forced open ...

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Greek football hooligans attack Pakistanis celebrating Prophet Mohammed’s birthday in Athens (VIDEO)

Published time: 26 Nov, 2017 20:05 Edited time: 26 Nov, 2017 21:14 Riot police in Athens had to intervene in clashes between Greek soccer club fans heading for a game and the Pakistani community celebrating a religious holiday marking the Prophet Mohammed’s birthday. Tear gas and stun grenades have been deployed. Brief but ferocious clashes happened in the center of ...

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Greek police block dozens of refugees from leaving Thessaloniki for Macedonian border (VIDEO)

Published time: 16 Nov, 2017 14:37 Greek police blocked dozens of asylum seekers from leaving Thessaloniki following a social media call to march to the Macedonian border. The move was aimed at protesting the inability of asylum seekers to leave Greece and travel to Western Europe. READ MORE: Refugees launch hunger strike in Greece, demand family reunification Around 80 people turned ...

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