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  • A 4.7 magnitude earthquake shakes Western Greece

    07/14/2019 2:57:36 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale struck western Greece at 6:10pm on Saturday, the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens reported. The tremor was felt in Amfilohia, Agrinio and Messolonghi. There has been no reports of injuries or damage. The report stated that the tremor’s epicenter was 28km northwest of Agrinio, near Amfilochia, with a focal depth of 28km.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 7/7-Monday 7/8/2019

    07/08/2019 3:29:07 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/7/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    First, Afghanistan. The talks between the US and Taliban resume Tuesday after the top US negotiator presented a positive report to the media over the weekend.... Talks starting on the Caribbean island of Barbados Monday between Venezuela's opposition forces of Interim President Juan Guaido and the regime of Nicolas Maduro.... Controversial billionaire and registered Florida sex offender Jeffrey Epstein under arrest and in jail. Epstein arrested by federal agents when his jet arrived in New Jersey from Paris Saturday afternoon. A search warrant at his Manhattan apartment also executed.... Iran announcing Sunday that its enriching uranium above the 3.67 percent...
  • Greek conservatives on course for election win

    07/07/2019 10:47:40 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | July 2019
    Greece's opposition party New Democracy are set to win the country's snap general election, exit polls suggest. Led by Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the centre-right party is projected to defeat Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's leftist Syriza party. New Democracy is forecast to win 38-42% of the vote, while Syriza is projected to win 26.5-31.5%. That would give New Democracy an outright majority, as the winner receives 50 extra seats in parliament. The first official results are expected later on Sunday evening. What does New Democracy stand for? New Democracy has promised to lower taxes and privatise services in the country, which is...
  • Western powers aggravating situation in Georgia surrounding LGBT events

    06/17/2019 12:40:40 PM PDT · by NRx · 11 replies
    Orthodox Christianity ^ | 06-17-2019 | Staff
    Tbilisi, June 17, 2019 Two events were held simultaneously on Friday evening in front of the government administration building in Tbilisi, one led by LGBT activists and the other by defenders of the traditional family and traditional values, on the eve of the first Tbilisi Pride event scheduled for June 18-23. The two sides were divided by a cordon of police, reports Interfax-Religion. Georgia is a deeply traditional country, with more than 80% of the population belonging to the Orthodox Church, and the battle between traditional, Orthodox values and more liberal, secularized values is being prompted and aggravated not only...
  • Underground "shell" to showcase ancient mass grave of shackled skeletons

    06/16/2019 6:44:09 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 38 replies ^ | June 11, 2019 | unattributed
    In a session devoted to the ancient mass grave containing some 80 shackled skeletons, found at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre (SNFCC) in the coastal Athens suburb of Paleo Faliro, Greece's Central Archaeological Council on Tuesday agreed on the specifications of an underground "shell" that will permanently protect and display the archaeological discovery, as well as approving a study on protecting the remains from the rise of brackish water, ANA reports. The ultimate goal is that this sensational and extremely important archaeological find, discovered in 2016 during works to build the SNFCC, should become a visitable site. The idea is...
  • Reducing reliance on Russia, Poland considers purchase of Israeli gas

    04/30/2019 5:49:57 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | April 29, 2019 | Eytan Halon
    The discovery of more major natural gas fields in Israel since 2009 has transformed the Jewish state from an energy-dependent country into an energy supplier Polish state-controlled energy company PGNiG is considering the purchase of Israeli natural gas as it seeks to reduce its dependence on key Russian supplier, Gazprom. “We want to be the company at the crossroads of North-South and East-West... we need something to the south,” PGNiG chief executive Piotr Wozniak told Reuters last week. “So we are looking at all those places to the south of Poland very carefully... So yes, we are interested in Israel,”...
  • Opposition conservatives prevail in Greek local election runoffs

    06/02/2019 12:38:06 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 3 replies
    Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ leftist Syriza party suffered its first major defeat in years to the conservative New Democracy party in last Sunday’s European Parliament vote, prompting him to say he would call an early election. The snap election is expected to take place on July 7. On Sunday, the seats of the mayor of Athens and the district governor for the wider Athens area were the top prizes up for grabs in the runoffs of local elections. Results showed New Democracy candidates winning both seats, handing the conservatives another boost before Greeks return to vote in the expected election...
  • Sinking of Invincible Spanish Armada

    05/20/2019 1:52:00 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    American Minute ^ | May 20, 2019 | Bill Federer
    Spain led the Holy League to defeat the Ottoman Turkish Navy at the Battle of Lepanto near Corinth, Greece, in 1571. Hilaire Belloc wrote in The Great Heresies (1938): "This violent Mohammedan pressure on Christendom from the East made a bid for success by sea as well as by land. ... The last great Turkish organization working now from the conquered capital of Constantinople, proposed to cross the Adriatic, to attack Italy by sea and ultimately to recover all that had been lost in the Western Mediterranean. ... There was one critical moment when it looked as though the scheme...
  • Ex-Mufti, Criminal Ally[Arabs aka palestinians saving Jews-it's calming]

    05/13/2019 4:31:57 PM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies York Post ^ | FEBRUARY 23, 1948
    MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1948 Ex-Mufti, Criminal Ally State Dept. Conceals Promised White Paper Book; Uses Whitewash Instead By OBSERVER On Mar. 19, 1942, the ex-Mufti of Jerusalem spoke to the Arab world by Rome radio and said: “If, God forbid, America and her allies are victorious in this war . . . then the world will become hell, God forbid. But Allah is too just and merciful to grant such murderous violators any victory.” After a long struggle and supreme sacrifices, the “murderous violators” became victors. They entered Germany while the ex-Mufti was still there with the bags of gold...
  • The Seikilos Song: the Oldest Complete Song from Ancient Greece

    04/19/2019 7:57:57 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 51 replies
    Ancient History Encyclopedia ^ | June 8, 2015 | editors
    The Seikilos Stele contains the the oldest complete song and dates to c.100 BCE. This video explores how the stele was found and how the song sounds; it is sung at 2:28. As long as you live,shine forth do not at all grieve,Life exists for a short while,Time takes its course. Hoson zēis phainoumēden holōs su lupoupros oligon esti to zēnto telos ho chronos apaitei.
  • Jesus is your covering[charismatic caucus]

    04/15/2019 4:59:25 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Exodus 28:36-37 You are to make a plate of pure gold and engrave on it as a seal: HOLY TO THE LORD. 37Fasten to it a blue cord to mount it on the turban; it shall be on the front of the turban.… You My children are covered by The Architect of your Salvation, And of all Creation, There is nothing that can penetrate Me, For I AM That I AM OF ALL ETERNITY ! Infallible, Holy and True , No lie can reach you, I AM your Fortress removing every snare, For you reside in Me and My Kingdom...
  • Greaco-Roman winery discovered in Egypt's Beheira

    04/08/2019 3:58:31 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    el-Ahram ^ | Sunday, January 27, 2019 | Nevine El-Aref
    An Egyptian archaeological mission has uncovered the third section of a Greaco-Roman winery and its store galleries surrounded by a mud brick wall at Abu Al-Matameer archaeological site in Beheira governorate. Adjacent is a residential settlement that was once used by the winery employees. Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, told Ahram Online that the galleries of the winery have a distinct architectural design, with thick mud brick walls of different sizes. Some of the walls bear in their mortar small blocks of limestone that appear to have been inserted randomly. "These blocks may have been used...
  • Erdoğan: Agia Sophia Will Never Be a Church as Long as There Is Turkish People

    03/20/2019 6:49:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 3/18/19
    Agia Sophia, the ancient Christian cathedral in Istanbul, will never become a church again, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said recently in an angry commentary on the deadly New Zealand mosque shootings, reports Romfea. The shooter’s manifesto targets Turks and Erdoğan specifically, reports Egypt Today. “We are coming for Constantinople and we will destroy every mosque and minaret in the city. The Hagia Sophia will be free of minarets and Constantinople will be rightfully christian [sic] owned once more,” the text reads. The Turkish President reacted to this statement, calling the murder a “scumbag, who dared to call the city...
  • Erdogan Appears to Suffer Major Defeats in Turkey’s Two Biggest Cities

    03/31/2019 6:33:30 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 38 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 31, 2019 | Carlotta Gall
    ISTANBUL — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s party on Sunday was facing defeat in local elections in the Turkish capital, Ankara, and possibly even Istanbul, its largest city, a result that shook the nation as Mr. Erdogan suffered the first major electoral setback of his decade and a half in power.The municipal balloting around the country came nine months after national elections that extended Mr. Erdogan’s hold on power. It was closely watched as a barometer of his standing with voters after Turkey’s economy fell into recession and he assumed sweeping new executive powers.Mr. Erdogan claimed victory over all in the...
  • The Greek Way

    03/31/2019 6:26:23 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    W.W. Norton & Company ^ | 1930, 1943 | Edith Hamilton
    I have felt while writing these new chapters a fresh realization of the refuge and strength the past can be to us in the troubled present. “Let us keep our silent sanctuaries,” Senancour wrote, “for in them the eternal perspectives are preserved.” Religion is the great stronghold for the untroubled vision of the eternal; but there are others too. We have many silent sanctuaries in which we can find a breathing space to free ourselves from the personal, to rise above our harassed and perplexed minds and catch sight of values that are stable, which no selfish and timorous preoccupations...
  • Hagia Sophia to Be Turned Into Mosque in Response to US Shift on Golan - Erdogan

    03/28/2019 12:54:54 PM PDT · by robowombat · 42 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 18:27 27.03.2019) | Murad Sezer
    Hagia Sophia to Be Turned Into Mosque in Response to US Shift on Golan - Erdogan ANKARA (Sputnik) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday he planned to turn landmark Hagia Sophia, a former Greek Orthodox cathedral in Istanbul, into a mosque after this month’s elections in response to the US policy shift on the Golan Heights. "After municipal elections, it [temple] will be converted back into a mosque from a museum. As US president Trump declares Jerusalem the capital of Israel and the Golan Heights an Israeli territory, Turkey will give an adequate response as the rotating chair...
  • Erdogan Floats Turning Former Cathedral HAGIA SOPHIA Into Mosque

    03/26/2019 1:47:34 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 25, 2019 | John Hayward
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan proposed converting the fabled Hagia Sophia into a mosque on Sunday. The Greek government responded with anger on Monday, pointing out that the Hagia Sophia was the seat of Greek Orthodox Christianity for centuries and has been designated a World Heritage Site by the United Nations. Erdogan said during a television interview on Sunday that the Hagia Sophia might be “reverted” into a mosque, referring to the structure’s status as a mosque following the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople in 1453 A.D. The Hagia Sophia was constructed as a relatively modest Greek Orthodox church in 360,...
  • Greek Church Rejects Proposed Change in Clergy Payment from State

    03/26/2019 5:56:25 PM PDT · by marshmallow
    Pravoslavie ^ | 3/21/19
    The Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church rejected the proposed plan to remove Greek clerics from the state payroll as civil servants during its session yesterday, reports the Greek Reporter. A deal had been worked out between the primate of the Greek Church His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and Prime Minister Tsipras in November in which the Greek state would instead pay a stipend of approximately $228 million (200 million euros) per year to the Church to fund the clergy. “Our goal is to define the framework for the settlement and resolution of the historical ambiguity and to...
  • Europeans see Germany's global role on the rise: Pew study

    03/23/2019 6:23:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 124 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 03.20.2019 | Lewis Sanders IV
    In a survey published late Tuesday by the Pew Research Center, nearly half of all respondents in 10 EU member states said Germany plays a more important role in the world that it did a decade ago. “There is a sense in Europe that while German power is on the rise, French and British power is stagnant or in decline,” the center said. The view across Europe: The idea that Germany plays a more important role today is most pronounced in Greece, with 81 percent of respondents agreeing.In Italy and Spain, roughly 56 percent shared the same viewHowever, only 37...
  • First New Mosque in Athens Since Ottoman Empire to Open in April

    03/08/2019 6:13:47 PM PST · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 3/6/19
    There has been no official mosque in Athens since Greece was liberated from the Ottoman Empire in 1821, though historical mosques survive as museums. However, nearly two decades of debate and planning are set to culminate in the opening of a new mosque in April, reports TASS. The mosque is being built on the territory of the former central parking lot of the Greek navy in the Athenian district of Votanikos. The imam will be elected by the administrative council and appointed by the Ministry of Education. Sermons will be mainly in Greek, though perhaps sometimes in English, the Secretary...