Current Events in Greece
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A pathfinder page for middle school students about current events in Greece.
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Greece Expects Record Tourist Year in 2013 as Strikes Recede

Greece Expects Record Tourist Year in 2013 as Strikes Recede | Current Events in Greece | Scoop.it
Greece may draw a record number of more than 17 million tourists this year as fear of a euro exit dissipates and a decrease in strikes helps the country’s image abroad, the head of the Athens-Attica Hotels Association said.
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Tourism can be a great way to help the economy recover.

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Ex-Defense Minister on Trial in Greek Bribe Case

Ex-Defense Minister on Trial in Greek Bribe Case | Current Events in Greece | Scoop.it

In the most high-profile criminal trial of a politician in Greece for more than two decades, a former defense minister, Akis Tsochatzopoulos, appeared in a court here on Monday charged with setting up a complex money laundering network to cover the trail of millions of euros in bribes he is accused of pocketing from government defense deals.

Mr. Tsochatzopoulos, 73, a onetime socialist heavyweight, is on trial with his wife, daughter and another 16 former aides and associates alleged to have participated in the scheme. He, his relatives and another five suspects have been in custody at Athens’ high-security Korydallos Prison...


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It is always disheartening when elected officials break the public trust by doing unethical and/or illegal actions.

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Greek track and field federation voices support for wrestling in Olympics

Greek track and field federation voices support for wrestling in Olympics | Current Events in Greece | Scoop.it
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Do you think the Olympics should do away with wrestling?

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Greek anarchists jailed over bombing campaign

Greek anarchists jailed over bombing campaign | Current Events in Greece | Scoop.it
ATHENS (Reuters) - Three self-proclaimed Greek anarchists were sentenced to jail on Wednesday for involvement in a seven-year campaign of attacks and attempted murders, including a rocket propelled grenade...
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More news about the anarchists who bombed the US embassy in Greece.

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Turks Invited To Take Over Greek Factories | Greece.GreekReporter.com Latest News from Greece

Turks Invited To Take Over Greek Factories | Greece.GreekReporter.com Latest News from Greece | Current Events in Greece | Scoop.it
The chairman of the Greek-Turkish Business Council, Dimitris Papanicolaou, has told the Anatolia news that Turkish companies could take over factories closing
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News about the Greek economy dominates the news every day, but this one deals with a possible solution to at least part of the problem.

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Torrential Rains Flood Athens and Strand Motorists

Torrential Rains Flood Athens and Strand Motorists | Current Events in Greece | Scoop.it
Rain of an intensity not seen in decades also led to the death of a woman who apparently suffered a heart attack in her car, and a freak accident at the Parliament building.
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It is at times like these that one wishes for a car like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, or an amphibious duck-mobile.

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Greek Soccer Player Banned for Nazi Salute

Greek Soccer Player Banned for Nazi Salute | Current Events in Greece | Scoop.it
Giorgos Katidis, a 20-year-old Greek soccer player who celebrated a game-winning goal by giving a Nazi salute, has been banned for life from representing his country in international tournaments.
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How would you like to be a very good athlete, only to be banned for life in your home country because of something dumb you did while celebrating a victory?

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Looking for Answers in Places Where People Live the Longest - ABC News

Looking for Answers in Places Where People Live the Longest - ABC News | Current Events in Greece | Scoop.it
ABC News Looking for Answers in Places Where People Live the Longest ABC News The study published in Vascular Medicine focused on elderly residents from the Greek island Ikaria between the ages of 66 to 91 and found that those who drank boiled...
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Many people believe in some kind of "Mediteranian Diet" as a component of living longer and being healthier.

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Greek court jails 5 for terrorism over attacks by militant anarchist group - Fox News

Greek court jails 5 for terrorism over attacks by militant anarchist group - Fox News | Current Events in Greece | Scoop.it
PanARMENIAN.Net Greek court jails 5 for terrorism over attacks by militant anarchist group Fox News ATHENS, Greece – A Greek court on Wednesday convicted five people on terrorism-related charges related to a militant anarchist group which claimed...
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Terrorists seem to strike all over the world.

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Coke Invests In Greek Recycling Plant | Greece.GreekReporter.com Latest News from Greece

Coke Invests In Greek Recycling Plant | Greece.GreekReporter.com Latest News from Greece | Current Events in Greece | Scoop.it
Although moving its headquarters from Athens to Switzerland and giving up on Greece during its crushing economic crisis, Coca-Cola Hellenic said it has
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Reduce, reuse, recycle...in Greece too!

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Life is sweet for beekepers in Greece, but for how long?

Life is sweet for beekepers in Greece, but for how long? | Current Events in Greece | Scoop.it
Athens (AFP) April 21, 2013 - The rosemary season has ended, but sage is in full bloom.

Via SustainOurEarth
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Bees are in trouble in other parts of the world, like the USA. I wonder why they are doing well in Greece?

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Greek prison siege ends peacefully

Greek prison siege ends peacefully | Current Events in Greece | Scoop.it
A hostage drama at a Greek prison ends peacefully with the surrender of an Albanian killer who previously escaped twice from a high-security jail.
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This guy had escaped from prison twice before!

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Crisis-hit Greeks chop up forests to stay warm

Crisis-hit Greeks chop up forests to stay warm | Current Events in Greece | Scoop.it
Greece's economic crisis and rising fuel costs have sparked a surge in illegal logging, threatening ancient forests and worsening air quality for city dwellers, the BBC's Mark Lowen reports.
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What "wood" you do if you were cold and couldn't afford to buy heating oil?

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Greece 'facing medicine shortage' - Telegraph

Greece 'facing medicine shortage'  - Telegraph | Current Events in Greece | Scoop.it
Greece is reportedly facing a severe shortage of medicine, with pharmaceutical companies reluctant to ship drugs to the country due to low profits and unpaid debts.
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This is one of those consequences of Greece's financial problems that makes you realize how serious the situation is.

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Linking Antiquity With the Renaissance

Linking Antiquity With the Renaissance | Current Events in Greece | Scoop.it
The Met offers glimpses into how societies dwelt on the love of the divine.
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Ancient Greece and current events together in one story...does it get any better than this?

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Greek coffee may hold the key to a longer life: Study - NutraIngredients.com

Greek coffee may hold the key to a longer life: Study - NutraIngredients.com | Current Events in Greece | Scoop.it
NutraIngredients.com Greek coffee may hold the key to a longer life: Study NutraIngredients.com The new study – led by researchers at the University of Athens Medical School, Greece – suggests that consumption of Greek coffee may hold a clue to the...
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Greek coffee! Sign me up!

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Strike halts sea, train travel in Greece - Press TV

Strike halts sea, train travel in Greece - Press TV | Current Events in Greece | Scoop.it
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Strike halts sea, train travel in Greece
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Sailors and railway employees have staged a 24-hour strike across Greece in protest against the government's austerity measures.
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When you depend on mass transit, a shutdown can really be a problem.

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