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  • "We've Reached Our Limits" - Greece Begins Blocking Refugees

    03/27/2017 9:41:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/27/17 | Tyler Durden
    Greece will cease taking back refugees under the controversial Dublin Regulation, as the country’s limited capacities to host people are already on the brink of collapse, the Greek migration minister announced in an interview. “Greece is already shouldering a heavy burden,” Ioannis Mouzalas, the migration minister, said. “We accommodate 60,000 refugees... and it would be a mistake to make Greece’s burden heavier by the revival of the Dublin agreement,” he said, also adding that Germany, the primary destination for most refugees, “wants countries where refugees arrive first to bear a large portion of the burden.” Asked if Athens is ruling...
  • Turks push to turn iconic Hagia Sophia back into a mosque

    03/10/2017 8:18:48 AM PST · by cutty · 15 replies
    For eight decades, the iconic Hagia Sophia [Ἁγία Σοφία, “Holy Wisdom”] – museum in Istanbul [Constantinople] has stood as a symbol of Turkey’s commitment to a secular society. Now that tradition is under siege by growing calls to convert the historic structure back into a practicing mosque. The 1,500-year-old structure originally was built as an Orthodox Christian cathedral. It was turned into a mosque in the 15th century after the Ottoman Turks defeated the Greek emperor in Constantinople and renamed the city Istanbul. In the 1930s, the founder of modern Turkey, Kemal Ataturk, turned it into a museum in his...
  • A century in the making, Athens set for first mosque since Ottoman times

    02/13/2017 10:28:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 13, 2017 | Karolina Tagaris
    Athens's half a million Muslims are set to get their first official mosque in more than a century. The city has not had a formal mosque since it drove out occupying Ottomans in 1833, and Deputy Foreign Minister Ioannis Amanantidis told parliament last year that it was the only European capital "to be deprived of such a religious space".
  • Looted AD 200 marble artifact heading back to Greece

    02/12/2017 4:58:56 PM PST · by ETL · 21 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | February 12, 2017
    An ancient marble slab that wound up on display in a midtown Manhattan art gallery after being stolen in Greece 30 years ago has been returned to Greek officials. The large sarcophagus fragment worth $500,000 was stolen from a burial ground near the port city of Thessaloniki and its whereabouts had long been a mystery despite an international search. The 400-pound artifact dates from 200 A.D. and depicts a battle between Greek and Trojan warriors, the New York Post reported. The Royal-Athena Galleries agreed to forfeit the piece when presented evidence of its theft, the paper reported. (snip) “Sadly, in...
  • Chelsea Clinton's Hubby Flubs Badly -- Out of a Job. Hedge Fund Loses 90% in bad bet on Greece

    02/09/2017 8:22:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    WorldNet Daily ^ | 02/09/2017
    <p>Hillary Clinton isn’t the only one in the Clinton clan who has recently lost a job.</p> <p>Son-in-law Marc Mezvinsky is hitting the bricks following the monumental failure of his hedge-fund company, Eaglevale Partners.</p> <p>The fund was quietly closed down in December, and now Mezvinsky and his partners are busy returning what money remains to investors. The group raised $25 million, reports Britain’s Daily Mail and Bloomberg News, but the fund lost 90 percent of its value investing in bank stocks and debt from Greece.</p>
  • Clinton’s son-in-law closed his hedge fund after the election

    02/08/2017 9:18:56 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 50 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 8, 2017 | Daniel Halper
    Hillary Clinton’s son-in-law, Marc Mezvinsky, shuttered his hedge fund shortly after the election, according to a report. Eaglevale Partners, which Mezvinsky co-founded, was quietly closed and money returned to investors the month after Clinton lost to Donald Trump, Bloomberg reported. The hedge fund reportedly lost big by betting on Greece, with one element of the fund dropping by as much as 48 percent one year, the Wall Street Journal previously reported.
  • The UN and Obama's Act of Aggression

    01/14/2017 12:37:02 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 3 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 1/14/2017 | Maria Polizoidou
    If US President Barack Obama were uneducated, if his staff consisted of people who had never been taught history at school, if the government consisted of savages who have just emerged from the Amazon jungle, we could somehow "justify" their ignorance about the history of the Mediterranean and the Middle Eastern people. But that is not what is going on. This ambush against Israel in UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which considers the Jewish people "occupiers" in their own ancient capital and the holiest part of it, is an act of jihad and an act of political violence – perpetrated...
  • Vanity - anybody got any contacts in Greece?

    01/06/2017 7:41:11 AM PST · by jagusafr · 12 replies
    vanity | today | jagusafr
    Weird question, I know, but Freepers seem to have more contacts than anybody else. My Greek and Egyptian assets are pretty thin and I need info. jagusafr
  • Greece Unleashes 'Soft' Cash Ban

    01/03/2017 10:18:52 AM PST · by oblomov · 18 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 03 Jan 2017 | Tyler Durden
    The spread of global cash bans continues with Greece unveiling their so-called 'soft' approach by which taxpayers will only be granted tax-allowances or deductions when payments are made via credit or debit cards. As KeepTalkingGreeece reports, the new guidelines refer to employees, pensioners, farmers, and also the unemployed. Accepted expenditure will be: purchases for food and supermarket products, electronic and electric devices, household equipment, footwear, clothing, fuel, furniture, cigarettes, drinks Restaurants, cafeterias,bars and hotels Services like by hairdressers and beauty parlors, gyms and dance schools, car repair, plumbers, electricians, painters, carpenters, lawyers and accountants. For doctors and pharmacy the same...
  • Germany Didn’t Know Migrant Held in Killing Had Violent Past in Greece (Hussein K)

    12/16/2016 12:53:12 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 15, 2016 | MELISSA EDDY
    BERLIN — An Afghan migrant accused of raping and killing a medical student in Germany had been convicted of attempted murder in Greece and had violated parole there, but the German authorities were not aware of his criminal past when he entered the country, the government’s top security official said Thursday. The news added a disturbing twist to a case that has already rattled the country, and it raised concerns about European officials’ ability to enforce laws within the 26 countries that allow for free travel across their borders. “The course of events is very aggravating,” Thomas de Maizière, Germany’s...
  • Greek Businessman Opens His Own Hotel to Suffering Refugees

    12/11/2016 9:37:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 12/11
    Hotelier Andreas Vasileiou had watched with despair as refugees were shown living in wretched conditions across his country Greece. Vasileiou headed the family-run, seaside Hotel Rovies on Greece’s second-largest island of Evia. This spring he decided to act and opened the hotel’s doors to 88 asylum-seekers from Syria, Iraq, Eritrea and other countries, half of them children. The move was initiated by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the plan was for hotels in Greece to host refugees - part of an accommodation program funded by the European Commission, and Vasileiou’s heart-warming gesture is featured on the UNHCR website. Vasileiou...
  • South Korea on alert for possible Al Qaeda ship

    10/30/2003 11:45:39 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 20 replies · 441+ views
    Khaleej Times via Al Jazeera ^ | Oct. 30, 2003 | Agence France Presse
    SEOUL - South Korean security authorities were ready to carry out on-board inspections of a Bahama-registered freighter after being tipped off that the ship might carry some members of Al-Qaeda, police said on Thursday. The 17,000-tonne freighter, the Athenia, which was suspected of carrying members of Osama bin Laden’s Al Qaeda group, was due to arrive at the southwestern port of Kunsan late Thursday, the police said. “We have been informed that Al Qaeda members might be hiding in the ship,” a police officer in charge of foreign affairs in Kunsan Police station told AFP. “When the ship reaches the...
  • New Big PizzaGate Discovery.

    11/30/2016 10:12:02 AM PST · by MNDude · 275 replies
    Before I taint your first thoughts, check out this FaceBook page made for ElPida refugee charity in Greece and then go down to read my comments about this charity.. https://www.facebook.com/elpidafactory/
  • Border Staff Flee Greek Island After Migrants Riot

    11/23/2016 1:50:33 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | November 23, 2016 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    European border officials are being pulled out of Greek islands over concerns for their safety, following a spate of riots and violence by migrants. Since March, migrants arriving on the Greek islands have been prevented from moving on to the mainland as the European Union (EU) hopes to return at least some of them to Turkey. But due to growing frustrated at the delay, the migrants have taken to burning down their accommodation and rioting, the Daily Mail has reported. As a result, Belgium has taken the decision to withdraw its staff from the islands, fearing for their safety. Belgium’s...
  • Greek police use tear gas, stun grenades to quell anti-Obama protesters in Athens

    11/18/2016 2:52:55 PM PST · by Hugin · 14 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | 11/16/16 | AP
    ATHENS, Greece – Greek riot police used tear gas and stun grenades Tuesday in Athens to disperse about 3,000 left-wing marchers protesting a visit by President Barack Obama after they tried to enter an area off-limits to demonstrators.
  • Obama leaves Athens without a lasting message

    11/16/2016 7:32:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.16.2016 | Max Hofmann
    In his second term, the outgoing US president has grown fond of fundamental considerations. Now, at press conferences, his responses are long and philosophical. His speech in Athens, perhaps the last he will make as US president on European soil, fit the pattern perfectly. All in all, it was about democracy and his steadfast belief in the democratic political order. The problem is that its present form is doomed to failure, as some of its most important traits, achievements and outgrowths are now attacking their own foundations. Almost like a schoolteacher, Barack Obama explained to his audience why free press...
  • GREECE ERUPTS IN VIOLENCE: Riots in the streets of Athens over Obama's visit

    11/15/2016 1:53:51 PM PST · by ColdOne · 69 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | 11/15/16 | Patrick Christys
    Mr Obama's visit to Athens, Greece, was supposed to be a grand farewell, but descended into chaos when angry rioters took to the street to demand he leave. Youths riding motorbikes, carrying wooden clubs and launching petrol bombs tried to break a police cordon and confront Mr Obama directly. Hooded left wing protestors took to the streets shouting "Yankees go home" and "we don't need protectors" – a reference to Mr Obama's announcement that he thought Greece should be allowed off the hook when it comes to its spiralling national debt.
  • On Final Overseas Trip, Obama Reassures Europe (Trying to Upstage Trump?)

    11/15/2016 7:05:28 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 23 replies
    Voice of America ^ | November 15 | Staph
    LONDON — Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama was in Greece Tuesday, bringing to Europe much sought assurances about the U.S. commitment to NATO under the presidency of Donald Trump. Before leaving the United States, Obama said President-elect Trump told him he intends to maintain America's core strategic relationships. Athens is the first stop on Obama’s last foreign trip as president.
  • Obama’s final foreign trip a ‘group therapy’ session

    11/14/2016 12:33:21 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    President Obama will depart Monday on his final foreign trip of his presidency — and the main topic of the three-country tour is expected to be President-elect Donald Trump. “We certainly expect that the election will be the primary topic on people’s minds everywhere we go,” deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters, the Wall Street Journal reported. The president will travel to Athens on Monday, then to Berlin on Wednesday and finally Lima, Peru, on Friday. He’s expected to return to Washington, DC, on Sunday. In addition to meeting Greek and German leaders, Obama will meet with President...
  • Exchanging Fake Greek Columns for Real Ones

    11/14/2016 4:39:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 14, 2016 | Dan Truitt
    In Greece, there is none of the cognitive dissonance about President Obama that one sees in the U.S.: although an overwhelming majority of Americans believe the country is going in the wrong direction, Obama remains personally quite popular. It's as if we can't look beyond Obama's winning, grinning persona and cannot see that Obama is the one responsible for the country's wrong direction. In Greece, unfortunately, there has been a strong anti-American view of the U.S. ever since Andreas Papandreou demagogued the American bases out of Greece during the 1980s. The mainland bases were duly shut down, Souda Bay on...