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German FinMin Schaeuble: War Reparations Issue Is Over

The long standing dispute regarding Germany's war reparations toward Greece have once again topped news headlines in both countries, amid a “cold” period in their relations. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has once again ruled out the possibility of a...

Committee for War Reparations from Germany has 400,000 Documents of Archive Material

Almost 400,000 documents of rare archive material are now in the hands of the cross-parliamentary committee responsible for claiming war reparations from Germany. The archive material belongs to the Greek Armed Forces and it was acquired by the U.S.A. The...

Greek Police Fear Bank Robbery in Distomo May Be Terrorist-Related

Investigators of the Counter-terrorism unit of the Greek police fear a new terrorist attack after the bank robbery on August 22 in Distomo. According to police sources, the three armed robbers escaped with 300,000 euros from the National Bank of Greece branch, holding...

Armed Robbery In Distomo – Hostage Freed

Greek authorities believe that known terrorist Paula Roupa, fugitive and wife of arrested terrorist Nikos Maziotis, may be involved in an armed robbery which took place at a bank in Distomo, Greece, around 2pm. Three people with face masks entered the...

Policeman Killed by Trikala Escapees

After the 25-year-old woman who died in the shootout of the escapees with the police, this time it was a policeman who paid with his life the fury of the killers to escape. The incident occurred on the morning of...

Distomo Remembers 1944 Nazi Massacre

June 10 was a somber day in the Greek village of Distomo, the 69th anniversary of the massacre of most of its citizens by Nazis in a reprisal raid. On that day in 1944, an SS phalanx, along with other...

Boutaris The Turk, Ataturk's Brother

The beginning of the end of the Ottoman Occupation of Greece in 1821, which gave birth to the modern Greek state, and the fall of Smyrna in Asia Minor a century later in 1922 were the bookends for revolutions...

Greek MP Announces New Political Party

Independent MP Panos Kammenos, a former member of New Democracy, presented the founding declaration of his new party "Independent Greeks" on Sunday, from the symbolic location of Distomo, the tragic scene of Nazi atrocities during WWII. A key element of...

The Massacre at Distomo: the Trial Begins in Hague

A substantial trial begins today in Hague concerning the Massacre at Distomo. It took place on the 10th of June in 1944 and it was one of the largest massacres of civilians during the Second World War with 218...