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Former Slave Became Philhellene, Revolutionary War Soldier for Greece

Former Slave Became Philhellene, Revolutionary War Soldier for Greece The USS Constitution under sail, with sailors atop her yardarms. The ship hosted three Greek War of Independence heroes, as well as American philhellenes, off the coast of Greece during its Revolutionary War in 1827. Credit: Facebook/ USS Constitution On July 27, Ayios Ioannis Church in […]

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Parliament votes to prosecute former minister Pappas over TV licenses

Parliament votes to prosecute former minister Pappas over TV licenses The Greek Parliament plenary voted for the prosecution of former minister Nikos Pappas on Wednesday on charges of “repeated and continuous breach of duty” over the issue of private television channel licenses in 2016, following the recommendation of the preliminary investigation committee. In all, 178 […]

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Secrets of the former royal wine cellar at Tatoi revealed

Secrets of the former royal wine cellar at Tatoi revealed As work to restore the summer palace of the former Greek royal family at Tatoi progresses, another rare and unusual ‘treasure’ has come to light: a large collection of rare wines and alcoholic beverages stored in the former royal wine cellars, with bottles and labels […]

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Former National Theater director denies new rape charges; requests release

Former National Theater director denies new rape charges; requests release Dimitris Lignadis, the former director of the National Theater who is in pre-trial detention facing a number of rape charges, has submitted a request to be released on condition that he remain under house arrest and wear an electronic monitoring device. Appearing before an investigating […]

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Ex-aide for former premier cleared in Lagarde list case

Ex-aide for former premier cleared in Lagarde list case Stavros Papastavrou, an ex-aide of former conservative prime minister Antonis Samaras, has been cleared of all charges in connection with the so-called Lagarde list of wealthy Greek depositors at a Geneva branch of HSBC and other tax avoidance charges. Speaking outside Greece’s Supreme Court, Papastavrou described […]

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Former PM’s aid cleared of all charges

Former PM’s aid cleared of all charges Stavros Papastavrou, an ex-aide of former conservative prime minister Antonis Samaras, has been cleared of all charges in connection with the so-called Lagarde list of wealthy Greek depositors at a Geneva branch of HSBC and other tax avoidance charges. Speaking outside Greece’s Supreme Court, Papastavrou described himself as […]

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Former health minister temporarily blocked by Facebook over vaccine posts

Former health minister temporarily blocked by Facebook over vaccine posts SYRIZA MP and former health minister Pavlos Polakis said his personal Facebook account was blocked last week for three days over his opposition to vaccinations.  In a social media post on Saturday, Polakis said the ban concerns posts a series of posts he made over […]

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Lamda acquires rights over former Athens airport site

Lamda acquires rights over former Athens airport site Lamda Development on Friday acquired the rights to the site of the former Athens airport, clearing the way for Greece’s largest urban redevelopment project. The HRADF privatization agency said Lamda paid 300 million euros ($358 million) as a first tranche in a deal worth 915 million euros, […]

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751 Unmarked Graves Found in Former School For Indigenous Children in Canada

751 Unmarked Graves Found in Former School For Indigenous Children in Canada A memorial at a Canadian residential school where remains were found. Credit: GoToVan, CC BY 2.0 Hundreds of unmarked graves have been discovered at a former school for indigenous children in Canada. The graves were discovered at the Marieval Indian Residential School in […]

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Manslaughter sentences for Kalamaria mayor and official

Manslaughter sentences for Kalamaria mayor and official The former deputy mayor of the municipality of Kalamaria in northern Greece and a municipal official were found guilty on Tuesday of manslaughter in the death of a 71-year-old man who was crushed by a palm tree in October 2017 while he provided community service in the Votsi […]

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Caroline Crouch Murder: Former Suspect Accuses Greek Police of Torture

Caroline Crouch Murder: Former Suspect Accuses Greek Police of Torture A former suspect in Crouch’s murder accuses Greek police of torture. Credit: Facebook/Caroline Crouch A former suspect of the murder of Caroline Crouch has accused the Greek police of torturing him to confess a crime he did not commit. The 36-year-old Georgian national was arrested […]

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New hotel agreement in Athens

New hotel agreement in Athens Four hotels belonging to the family of George Tsakiris, former president of the hotel chamber of Greece, joined the umbrella of the Brown hotels Hotel chain. The agreement includes four hotels in Athens, while the one in Rhodes remains with the family. The four hotels in Athens are-the MUSEUM hotel […]

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Qatar Sheik docks in Skiathos with €300 yacht

Qatar Sheik docks in Skiathos with €300 yacht Qatari Sheikh and former Emirati Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al-Thani, arrived at one of his favorite destinations in Skiathos, early last Saturday afternoon. Sheikh Al Thani arrived in Skiathos aboard the 133-meter yacht Al Mirqab, one of the largest and most luxurious yachts in […]

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Editorial Ta Nea: Rights and security

Editorial Ta Nea: Rights and security Authoritarian and anti-democratic leaders like former US President Donald Trump from time to time revisit the issue of whether it would be acceptable to torture a suspect if there were indications that their confession would save lives. The answer of contemporary, civilised societies is negative, as it is for […]

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Former ELSTAT chief elected member of European Statistical Governance Advisory Board 

Former ELSTAT chief elected member of European Statistical Governance Advisory Board  Andreas Georgiou, the former head of the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT), was voted as the European Parliament’s representative at the European Statistical Governance Advisory Board (ESGAB), the body that provides an independent overview of the European Statistical System. The vote at the European Parliament’s […]

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Lamda to pay first tranche for former Athens airport project next week

Lamda to pay first tranche for former Athens airport project next week Lamda Development will pay a first tranche of money to the Greek state next week to secure property rights for the site of the former Athens airport, the company said on Wednesday. The disbursement will pave the way for Lamda to kick off […]

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Suspects in former finance minister’s office burglary netted

Suspects in former finance minister’s office burglary netted Two people, aged 18 and 22, were arrested on Tuesday and charged with the office burglary of SYRIZA member of Parliament and former finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos in May. The two perpetrators stole two computers from the office of Tsakalotos, who served as Greece’s finance minister in […]

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Former head of Greece’s securities regulator charged over Folli Follie case

Former head of Greece’s securities regulator charged over Folli Follie case Charalambos Gotsis, the former chairman of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission, was charged with breach of duty by a prosecutor on Friday in connection with the 2018 embezzlement scandal embroiling Greek jeweller Folli Follie. The Hellenic Capital Market Commission, under Gotsis, allowed the company’s […]

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Cryptocurrencies Tumble as Trump Says Bitcoin is a “Scam”

Cryptocurrencies Tumble as Trump Says Bitcoin is a “Scam” Former US President Donald Trump said bitcoin was a “scam”, leading to a bitcoin and other cryptocurrency sell-off on Tuesday. Read the full story on GreekReporter.com. Source : Tasos Kokkinidis Σύνδεσμος

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Ex-defense minister released after testifying over house in Syros

Ex-defense minister released after testifying over house in Syros Former socialist defense minister Yiannos Papantoniou was allowed to walk on Monday after giving his testimony to an investigative magistrate regarding the purchase and sale of the house belonging to him and his wife on the Aegean island of Syros in 2016. According to the indictment, […]

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Acquittals in defense systems bribery case

Acquittals in defense systems bribery case Businessman Thomas Liakounakos, former General Secretary for Procurements at the Ministry of Defense Yannis Sbokos and Monaco-based British lawyer and businessman Peter Coleridge, a Liakounakos collaborator, were acquitted Thursday of charges of bribery and money laundering in a case over 20 years old. The Appeals Court Prosecutor had recommended […]

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The approach to Greek-Turkish relations

The approach to Greek-Turkish relations The intervention of former prime minister Kostas Karamanlis in response to an article in Kathimerini by his predecessor Kostas Simitis brought to the fore the significant differences over the best strategy for managing our difficult relationship with Turkey. The dispute not only concerns the history books; it laid bare something […]

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Greek-American Ex-Secret Service Agent Opens Up About Michelle Obama

Greek-American Ex-Secret Service Agent Opens Up About Michelle Obama Former Secret Service agent Evy Poumpouras with Michelle Obama. Credit: Instagram/@evypoumpouras Evy Poumpouras is a Greek-American ex-Secret Service agent who published a tell-all memoir in April 2020 of her experiences working in the White House. The novel, named “Becoming Bulletproof,” includes stories from Poumpouras’ experiences shadowing […]

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Editorial Ta Nea: Duty

Editorial Ta Nea: Duty The preliminary parliamentary probe of former state minister Nikos Pappas’ (Syriza, photo with ex-PM Alexis Tsipras) role in a tender for broadcast television licenses has already been delayed given the initial timetable. The committee has not yet managed to question the basic witness in depth. A series of postponements has already […]

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Ernst Ziller residence opens to the public

Ernst Ziller residence opens to the public The downtown Athens former residence of famed Bavarian architect Ernst Ziller, who designed some of the Greek capital’s greatest 19th century landmarks, will open to the public for the first time on International Museum Day, Tuesday, the Culture Ministry has announced. The neoclassical house at 6 Mavromichali Street […]

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Ex-Golden Dawn member extradited to Greece to start jail term

Ex-Golden Dawn member extradited to Greece to start jail term A former member of Greece’s extreme right Golden Dawn party, Ioannis Lagos, was extradited to Athens on Saturday from Brussels, where he was a member of the European parliament. EU lawmakers stripped Lagos of his immunity last month, paving the way for his arrest and […]

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