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China Decrees All Cryptocurrencies, Including Bitcoin, Illegal

China’s central bank declared all transactions involving Bitcoin and other virtual currencies illegal on Friday, stepping up a campaign to block use of unofficial digital money. Chinese banks were banned from handling cryptocurrencies in 2013, but the government issued...

Greek Police Bans Public Gatherings Ahead of Polytechnic Uprising Anniversary

The Greek Police issued a statement late on Saturday night announcing that all public gatherings of more than four people in Greece's public places will be banned from Sunday, November 15, to Wednesday, November 18. This comes as Greece prepares...

Communist Party Claims HQ’s Call Center Is Tapped, Asks Government to Find Perpetrators

The Communist Party said on Thursday it recently discovered that the party’s headquarters were wiretapped and called on the government to act swiftly to discover the perpetrators. According to the party’s press release, it was observed that various recent telephone...

Greek Communist Party Submits Draft Law Abolishing Loan Agreements, Memoranda

The Greek Communist Party (KKE) submitted on Tuesday a draft law denouncing the loan facility agreements signed by Greece and its partners in the EU from 2010 to date and abolishes the two memoranda and Medium-Term Financial Strategy Frameworks...

Statements of 'Hard' Negotiation Is a 'Publicity Scam,' KKE's Koutsoumbas Says

In Friday's big rally at Syntagma square, the Greek Communist Party (KKE) wants to inform the Greek citizens on its positions, the party secretary-general Dimitris Koutsoumbas on Thursday told ANT1 TV. People should not be disappointed, Koutsoumbas noted adding that...

KKE European Elections Candidate Dies After Major Heart Surgery

Babis Angourakis, a KKE MEP died last night from aortic dissection, after major heart surgery and hospitalization in the intensive care unit of Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center. Babis Aggourakis was born in 1951 in Bucharest, and he was a leading...

Greek Farmers Determined to Continue Strike

Despite government decisions for the farmers, the unions appear determined to continue their strike protests, with the president of the federation of Larissa farmer cooperative unions Rizos Maroudas claiming that the government has not addressed their key demands. Mr. Maroudas...

Golden Dawn Suspect in Commie Attack in Court

As the Greek government tries to dismantle the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party through legal means, arresting its hierarchy on an array of criminal charges, one of its members was due in court on Oct. 4 after being arrested on...

New Poll Gives Syriza 1.5 percent Lead

A new poll carried out by Pulse, gave a 1.5 percent lead to SYRIZA against New Democracy as far as voting intention is concerned. The Pulse poll will be published by the newspaper To Pontiki on Thursday, September 12. When...

Greek March Marks 1973 Student Uprising Against Dictatorship

Greeks took to the streets by the tens of thousands on Nov. 17 to commemorate the 39th anniversary of a deadly student revolt against the country's former dictatorship which months later toppled the American-backed ruling military junta. The march occurred...