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27 million children out of school in conflict zones.

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Chad, Germany, Greece, Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic, World UNICEF calls on partners to integrate all uprooted children – migrants, refugees, internally displaced, asylum seekers or unaccompanied – into the education system where they live. 27 million children out of school in ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

French pigs and Greek honey gain new quality labels.

The European Commission approved last week three applications for geographical indication labels for products from France and Greece, continuing its drive to ensure quality and origin of food produced in the EU.

- EurActive - UK

US, Moscow seek Russian held in Greece over Bitcoin laundering.

Moscow has requested the extradition of a Russian national also wanted in the United States for laundering billions of dollars through a Bitcoin exchange he operated, a judicial source said Tuesday.Alexander...

- Expatica - NL

Moscow Seeks Extradition From Greece Of Russian Cybercrime Suspect Wanted By U.S.

Russia has requested the extradition of a Russian cybercrime suspect who was arrested in Greece at the request of the United States, his lawyer and a Greek judicial official say.

- Radio Free Europe - US

EU unveils cyber security ideas.

The European Commission has said the bloc's cyber security agency, Enisa, in Greece, should increase its staff from 84 to 125 people, double its budget to €23 million/year, and launch "operations" to help stop cyber-attacks in member states. It also proposed a new law to combat fraud with crypto-currencies and one to ...

- EU Observer - EU

Police Cells Are No Place for Migrant Kids.

Expand Unaccompanied children line up for an evening meal at a detention facility run by the Greek police.   © 2015 Kelly Lynn Lunde Is it ever acceptable for children to be detained in dark and dirty police cells, without access to the most basic services? Of course not. But when it comes to unaccompanied migrant ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

My holidays: Paolo Rotondo.

What was your greatest holiday? I remember being in Italy and totally broke, but decided to go to Greece nonetheless. I slept on the deck of a ship, on beaches, next to a goat and ate only pistachios some days ... and yet it was...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

US, Moscow seek Russian held in Greece over Bitcoin laundering.

Moscow has requested the extradition of a Russian national also wanted in the United States for laundering billions of dollars through a Bitcoin exchange he operated, a judicial source said Tuesday.Alexander Vinnik, who headed BTC-e, an exchange he operated for the Bitcoin crypto-currency, was indicted by a US court in late ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Russia seeks extradition from Greece of suspect wanted by US.

THESSALONIKI, Greece — A lawyer in Greece for Russian cybercrime suspect Alexander Vinnik, who is wanted in the United States in a $4 billion bitcoin fraud case, says Russia wants to extradite him as well. Vinnik was arrested in northern Greece in July and detained pending an extradition hearing later this month ...

- SFGate - US

Greeks brace for more Merkel, worrying about potential sway of liberal allies.

Germany's bone-hard stance on Europe's response to dealing with Greece's debt mountain has hardly endeared it to a nation labouring under the effects of austerity that multiple bailouts have engendered.

- The Local - INT

Tanker being used in Greece oil spill cleanup to be replaced.

A tanker being used to pump oil from a sunken ship that is polluting the coastline around Greece's main port of Piraeus is to be replaced because its certificate of seaworthiness is expiring, Greek authorities said Tuesday.

- FOX News - US

Palestinians decry church patriarch's role in land deal

Greek Orthodox Church plunged into renewed crisis as its leaders are accused of selling off land to Jewish settlers.

- Al Jazeera - QA

The Greek gold mine controversy: Investment in the future, or environmental disaster?

For years opinions have been divided over a gold mine in Greece. Its advocates talk about jobs and investments, while its opponents worry about irreparable environmental damage. The government is saying nothing at all.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Five underrated food cities in the South

Southern food scenes from Athens, Ga., to Baton Rouge, La., stand up to major city neighbors with new independent eateries and star chefs.        


Punching back: Greek gym trains for anti-fascist action

In a basement in Athens, antifascists are combining their love for Muay Thai with their opposition to racism and sexism.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Greek PM calls on cabinet to speed up reforms

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras told his ministers on Monday, according to Kathimerini newspaper, to quickly adopt the measures required by its international creditors. "I would like us to have completed most of the reforms demanded under the third review by November, to avoid giving anyone excuses, at home or abroad," ...

- EU Observer - EU

Planet Saturn: Facts About Saturn's Rings, Moons & Size

Learn about the physical characteristics of Saturn and its famous rings, what we know about Saturn’s moons and Saturn’s roots in Greek mythology.

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Bob Diamond's Atlas Merchant Capital fires banker

Head of Greek arm let go after discovery he was being investigated by the central bank

- Financial Times - US

Greek police clash with some rioters at Athens protest

Minor clashes have broken out between Greek police and stone-throwing youths during an Athens protest march in memory of an activist musician killed by a far-right person four years ago.

- FOX News - US

27 million children out of school in conflict zones

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Chad, Germany, Greece, Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic, World UNICEF calls on partners to integrate all uprooted children – migrants, refugees, internally displaced, asylum seekers or unaccompanied – into the education system where they live. NEW YORK, 18 September 2017 – Some 27 ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Greece backtracks on 'ineffective' excise tax on wine

The Greek government will soon table an amendment to abolish excise duty on wine as it has not brought the desired financial results, Greek Minister for Agricultural Development and Food Evangelos Apostolou said.

- EurActive - UK

How Greece is combating widespread anti-Semitism

A new study is investigating the pronounced anti-Semitism in Greece. Prejudice is widespread across the political spectrum, yet attitudes are slowly changing from the bottom up.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Get on with reforms, Greek PM tells ministers

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has urged ministers to get on with reforms demanded by creditors so the country can exit its bailout programme in 10 months.

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Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 AM ET!

The Emmys were on last night, but I missed it. I did see via Twitter that Sean Spicer was on, but it looks like he became the new sheetcake, as the comedians thought everything was hilarious, and the home viewers thought someone should have kicked the living $#*t out of him, or something. Anyway, I was going to try to ...

- Daily Kos - US

Five underrated food cities in the south

Southern food scenes from Athens, Ga., to Baton Rouge, La., stand up to major city neighbors with new independent eateries and star chefs.        


Migrant numbers increase in Greece and Spain

Some 2,400 people came to Greece via Turkey in September so far, the ANA-MPA news agency has reported. Frontex, the EU border agency, said 4,200 came in August, a 25% hike on August last year. It said 2,400 people also came to Spain in August, a 100% hike. Most people are still coming via Italy - 4,500 last month - but the ...

- EU Observer - EU

Bulgaria Continues with 'Struma' Motorway

Bulgaria has started work on a 12.6km section of ''Struma'' motorway between the southwestern towns of Blagoevgrad and Krupnik. A consortium led by Bulgarian construction company Agromah is building the section under a contract worth just over EUR 71 million, according to the regional development ministry.Work is scheduled ...

- Novinite - BG

Greece: No School for Many Asylum-Seeking Kids

Expand "Majida" and her brother "Ziyat" from Iraq live in the camp of Vial on Chios island since May 2017. They do not go to school, but study English and Greek in courses offered by a nongovernmental group.  © Simon Rau for Human Rights Watch 2017 – Greece's Education Ministry should move quickly to implement positive ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

New Technology Helps Stranded Refugees in Greece

Stuck in a refugee camp on the Greek island of Chios with poor internet and little credit, Abrar Hassan, like many others, was unaware that the tech world had been falling all over itself to help him. More importantly, he was unaware of his rights and how best to prepare for the asylum interviews that would determine ...

- Voice of America - US

Andrew Haigh Talks Exploring Backwoods America In His Coming-Of-Age Drama 'Lean On Pete' — Toronto Studio

With his fourth feature, Andrew Haigh proved to audiences at the Toronto Film Festival that, after the triple whammy of Greek Pete, Weekend and 45 Years, he had more in him than just British stories. Set in America's backwater fairs and racing tracks, Lean on Pete tells the story of a young drifter named Charley , who finds ...

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Prof Mruma: Man on a mission

To win a tricky war, it is sometimes necessary for some fearless soldiers to risk their lives by penetrating enemy lines, pretending they belong to the other side in a strategy to deceive and deceit. From Greek mythology, such fighters are akin to the Trojan horse.

- TheCitizen - TZ

156 million employed in eurozone – highest level ever recorded

Eurozone employment grew at a marginally lower rate of 0.4 per cent in the second quarter, following a 0.5 per cent rise in the first quarter. Year-on-year employment growth stabilised at 1.6 per cent. In quarter 2, there were 155.6 million employed in the eurozone, the highest level on record. Employment in the EU28 ...

- - MT

Program Breathes Calmer New Life into Angry Young Men

In Greek, "Pneuma" means breath and spirit. That's the core philosophy of a program in Baltimore, Maryland, with the same name. Pneuma combines exercise, yoga and leadership training. Behind this program is a near-death experience that made a young man bitter and angry, then led him to become forgiving and proactive. As ...

- Voice of America - US

Police Investigating Student Death at LSU Frat House

The university president has suspended all Greek-life activity on campus as police at Louisiana State University investigate the death of a teenage student that may have been related to fraternity hazing.

- Yahoo! News - US

Greeks March to Protest Ultranationalism

Hundreds of people marched in Athens, Greece, Saturday in an anti-racism protest to commemorate the killing of an activist rapper by a member of the Greek ultranationalist political party Golden Dawn. Scuffles broke out between police and a few dozen protesters who broke off from the march and began heading toward the ...

- Voice of America - US

Petrol bombs and tear gas in Athens rally to mark rapper killing

ATHENS - Greek police fired tear gas at protesters who hurled petrol bombs in Athens on Saturday during a rally marking four years since the killing of an anti-fascism rapper by an ultranationalist Golden Dawn supporter.

- Reuters - US

Harry Styles Charms Grammy Museum Crowd, Is a Nomination Next?

Ahead of a Sept. 20 show at Los Angeles' Greek Theatre, Harry Styles took the stage at downtown L.A.'s Grammy Museum on Friday night for a Q&A conducted by writer and filmmaker Cameron Crowe. Styles, who released his self-titled debut in May, was joined by producer Jeff Bhasker for a lively, often laugh-out-loud...

- Variety - US

Justice should be taught in terms of consequence: Devdutt Pattanaik

Kolkata, Sep 16 Noted author Devdutt Pattanaik feels justice should be taught in schools in the terms of consequences. "Justice is a Greek concept. Every action has a consequence so I think justice should be taught in the terms of consequences... "What happens when you are unjust... what happens when you are denied ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Refugee surge on Greek islands

As smuggling activity in the Aegean Sea has reached the highest level since last fall, the Greek islands are once again becoming overcrowded. Diego Cupolo reports that most new arrivals come via Turkey.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Oil Spill Threatens Athens Beaches

Greek authorities continued to struggle on Friday to clean up an oil spill that occurred last Sunday when an oil tanker sank near the country's main port, Piraeus, with the fuel now spreading to Athens beaches. Environmental groups and opposition parties are now accusing the government of managing poorly the clean-up ...

- - US

LSU student dies after possible hazing incident , college to shut down all Greek organizations

Authorities are investigating the death of a Louisiana State University student as a possible alcohol-involved hazing ritual. Maxwell Gruver, an 18-year-old freshman at the school, died Thursday after being taken to the hospital in the early hours of the morning. A preliminary autopsy revealed Gruve...

- The Raw Story - US

WATCH: LSU suspends Greek activities after student's death

Police are investigating the death of 18-year-old freshman Max Gruver, a Phi Delta Theta pledge, as a possible hazing incident and say alcohol may have been a factor in his death.

- ABC News - US

LSU suspends all Greek activities after freshman pledge dies

All Greek activities were suspended at Louisiana State University on Thursday after a freshman pledge died during what is being investigated as a hazing incident.

- ABC News - US

Green groups say Greece granting illegal permits to polluting plants

Environmental activists have accused Greece of violating an international convention by directly granting permits to its national energy company and making it impossible for anyone to launch a legal challenge against them.

- EurActive - UK

Movies on base through Sept. 20

Times and dates for theaters in Belgium, England, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Turkey.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Number of EU states to voice to CoE, OSCE concerns over Ukraine's education reform

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zakharieva has said Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, and Greece will appeal to the Council of Europe and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe over Ukraine's newly adopted law on education, according to BGNES.


Oil Spill Approaches the Shores of Athens

Greek authorities have urged local residents and tourists to avoid visiting some of the most popular beaches around the capital Athens because of an oil spill from a sunken tanker approaching the coast, Macedonian electronic edition "Standard" said, quoted by FOCUS News agency. Small oil spots near the beaches of Glyfada ...

- Novinite - BG

Greek officer who refused to participate in NATO's war

Marinos Ritsoudis, who in 1999 refused to participate in NATO's bombing of Serbia, 18 years later says he is proud of that moment. Speaking for the Belgrade-based daily Blic, the former Greek navy officer also said that it was "a fantastic feeling" to support Serbia "in the fight against all."

- B92 - SK

EU aims to conclude new Greek bailout review by end of year

Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem and EU finance commissioner Pierre Moscovici said on Friday that they hope to conclude the third review of Greece's bailout programme by the end of the year. The review, which consists of Greece adopting or implementing measures required by its international creditors, will allow the ...

- EU Observer - EU

Oil spill forces Greek authorities to close Athens beaches

Greek health authorities have banned swimming along a long line of popular Athens beaches following extensive sea pollution from the sinking of a small oil tanker five days ago.

- FOX News - US