Day: January 11, 2017

PHOTOS: Stunning satellite images of snowy Crete

Stunning satellite images of snowy Crete from NASA/GFSC – MODIS). All photos edited by meteocrete.gr. (We acknowledge the use of data products or imagery from the Land, Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE) system operated by the NASA/GSFC/Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) with funding provided by NASA/HQ.)

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Macedonian-era tomb opens to the public in Thessaloniki

The marble door that once sealed its entrance is on display at the Istanbul Archaeology Museums, the most striking find made by Greek Ottoman-era archaeologist Theodore Makridi during his excavations of a tomb in Derveni, near Thessaloniki, two years before the northern Greek port city was liberated. The double-chambered barrel-vaulted tomb is among the greatest […]

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ESM prepares to ease Greek national debt

The European Stability Mechanism (ESM) is set to implement short-term measures to ease Greece’s national debt by the end of January, as agreed at a December 5 Eurogroup meeting. To this end, the ESM will borrow more funds from the markets than originally planned. The revised plan for long-term bond issues within 2017 provides for […]

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Cretan newspaper publisher, director arrested for libel and extortion

Greek police arrested the publisher and the director of “Parapolitika” newspaper on Tuesday following a lawsuit filed against them for libel and attempted extortion by ANEL leader and government coalition partner Panos Kammenos. The publisher, Ioannis Kourtakis, said in a Facebook post he went voluntarily to police headquarters (GADA) after being informed about the lawsuit, […]

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