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2012 European Taekwondo Championships Under 21 Begin in Athens

The 3rd European Taekwondo Championships 2012 for athletes aged between 16 to 21  begins today at the Mets Sports Hall of Athens located in the historic triangle of the Greek capital. The Championships, which will be held in Athens from 14...

Israeli Journalist Beaten in Downtown Athens by Extremists (video)

The Jerusalem Post published an article documenting the beating one of its own journalists received at the hands of a hooded gang of men in downtown Athens outside the Archaeological Museum of Athens. Gil Shefler had been sent on...

GDP Falls by 6.5 Percent in 1st Q 2012

Greece's statistics agency says the country's economy contracted by 6.5 percent in the first three months of the year compared to the same period in 2011, as Athens struggles through a financial crisis that has left it mired in...

National Technical University of Athens Wins Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Prize

On June 1, the EU prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra was awarded. The ceremony took place in Lisbon, Portugal, with Greek-Cypriot Commissioner Androula Vassiliou announcing the six winners. Among them, there was one Greek project from the Architect School...

HSBC Tests Cash Machines in Athens for Drachmas

HSBC has tested its cash machines in Greece to check whether they could cope with the reintroduction of the drachma if the country drops out of the euro. It is the clearest sign yet that the international financial sector...

Pakistani Allegedly Beaten by Greek Neo-Nazis

A Pakistani immigrant in Greece needed treatment at a hospital after he was apparently assaulted by members of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party. Police briefly detained two freshly elected Greek MPs of the Golden Dawn party, and its leader’s daughter...

New Democracy Rejects Proposal to Open MP's Bank Accounts in Switzerland

The clash between ND and PASOK continues over the issue of corruption and money laundering. Yesterday, PASOK brought its proposal to the Parliament to open all bank accounts of politicians in Switzerland. Mr. Mihelakis, ND's spokesman, accused Mr. Kahrimakis,...

Suicide Epidemic Continues: Debt-Strapped Pensioner Hangs Himself

A 61-year-old Greek pensioner has hung himself from a tree in a public park after succumbing to the pressure of crushing debt. A note in his pocket indicates he is merely the latest in a rash of economic crisis-induced...

Posidonia Shipping Exhibition 2012 to be Held in Athens

The Posidonia Shipping Exhibition is expected to provide Athens with almost 50 million euros, with 17,000 people from 90 different countries, of which 10,000 belong to high-paid classes. Posidonia is the world's biggest shipping exhibition and will take place in...

2012 Global Summit of Women to Be Hosted in Athens

The Vice President of Vietnam, the CEO of Siemens Spain, the Executive Vice President of France's Danone and the Senior Vice President of Kraft Foods USA are only a few of the government leaders, CEOs and high-ranking executives from...