Saturday, 25 Oct, 2014
 

Egypt: Car bomb kills at least 28 soldiers

24 October, 2014 World News

Two attacks in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula killed at least 28 security personnel on Friday, security sources said, in some of the worst violence against the state since Islamist President Mohamed Mursi was overthrown last year.

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PM Samaras: ‘Return to normality has already begun’

24 October, 2014 Politics

“The return to normality has already begun,” Prime Minister Antonis Samaras stated in Brussels on Friday, shortly after the end of a summit for the leaders of Eurozone countries.

He said that negotiations were continuing on all levels and that nothing was concluded yet.

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More measures to tackle possible Ebola cases

24 October, 2014 Politics

The Greek health ministry announced on Friday a more detailed plan to deal with a possible Ebola infection in Greece.

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Direct flights from Athens to Cairo by Aegean

24 October, 2014 Business, Economy

Aegean on Friday announced that direct flights from Athens to Cairo will be resumed after a three-year interruption next Sunday.

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20% of Ermou street shops stand empty

24 October, 2014 Business, Economy

About 20 percent of the shops on Ermou Street, the main shopping high street in central Athens, are currently unlet, the Athens Traders Association Vice President Nikos Kougioumtzis said in an interview with Skai television on Friday.

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Central Macedonia regional authority initiative to promote Amphipolis

24 October, 2014 Politics

Regional Governor of Central Macedonia Apostolos Tzitzikostas presented the initiatives undertaken by the regional authority of Central Macedonia aimed at promoting the Amphipolis region.

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Costco signs deal for Cretan olive oil exports to U.S.

24 October, 2014 Business, Economy

The U.S. food importer Costco on Friday signed a major deal for the exports of hundreds of tonnes of virgin olive oil from the island of Crete to the United States.

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Chaos in Athens following heavy rainfall (PHOTOS)

24 October, 2014 Politics

Chaos in the streets of Athens due to the heavy rainfall that has been going on since the morning.

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US nurse Nina Pham who had Ebola now declared virus free

24 October, 2014 World News

The  26-year-old Dallas nurse who had contracted Ebola is now free of the virus, U.S. health officials said on Friday.

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British Museum’s responce to Amphipolis looting accusations

24 October, 2014 Lifestyle & Culture

The British Museum gave detailes as to how artefacts originating from Amphipolis found their way into its display.

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Putin accuses US of damaging world order

24 October, 2014 World News

Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Friday of endangering global security by imposing a “unilateral diktat” on the rest of the world and shifted blame for the Ukraine crisis onto the West.

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“We won’t pay”: furious Cameron tells EU over surprise budget

24 October, 2014 World News

In a vivid display of public fury at European Union technocrats, British Prime Minister David Cameron refused to pay a surprise 2.1-billion-euro bill on Friday as EU leaders ordered an urgent review of how the budget figures were arrived at.

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SHOCK: Teacher cut his wrists in front of his students

24 October, 2014 Politics

A teacher in a high school in Patras, western Greece, started cutting his wrists with a letter opener inside the classroom in front of his students.

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Serbia get walkover v Albania but has three points deducted

24 October, 2014 Sports

Serbia have been awarded a 3-0 walkover against Albania for last week’s Euro 2016 qualifier, which was abandoned following a brawl on the pitch, but they have also been docked three points, UEFA said on Friday.

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President Papoulias decorates Patriarch John X of Antioch

24 October, 2014 Politics

Hellenic Republic President Karolos Papoulias on Friday received visiting Patriarch John X of Antioch at the Presidential Mansion, accompanied by Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and Metropolitan Bishops.

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Strong winds lead to cancellation of ferry journeys

24 October, 2014 Politics

Winds, that were as strong as 9 Beaufort locally, led to the cancellation of hydrofoil and catamaran ferry services linking Piraeus with the Saronic Gulf islands, the Coastguard announced on Friday.

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Fire brigade gets more than 100 calls for help

24 October, 2014 Politics

The fire brigade has received at least 100 calls for help from the broader Athens area as of Friday afternoon, due to the intense rainfall that is hitting the Greek capital.

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Tulisa settles perky rump on human chair

24 October, 2014 Lifestyle & Culture

Tulisa Contostavlos unveiled a sneak peek of her latest video which is a world away from her N’Dubz days.

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Russia still has troops in Ukraine, NATO says

24 October, 2014 World News

Russia still has troops in eastern Ukraine and retains a very capable force on the border despite a partial withdrawal, NATO’s military commander said on Friday.

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