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Two Muslims arrested as suspects for ties with radical jihadists

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Alexandroupoli, January 31, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Olga Mavrou Greek authorities arrested in Alexandroupolis a Bosnian and a Yemeni who were travelling with Swedish passports. The official charge is that they had knives in their luggage and in doing so  they broke the Greek law about carrying a weapon. They were arrested in […]

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First cerebral bypass surgery in a public hospital

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Athens, January 31, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Olga Mavrou The island of Lesvos is known for the number of refugees arriving there every day or for  the desperate migrants that are drowning in their effort to reach a European country,  but there are also good news from the island: a neurosurgeon made there […]

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Ankara: A Russian warplane violated the Turkish airspace

By   /  30/01/2016  /  Headlines, Politics, TR Politics, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Ankara: A Russian warplane violated the Turkish airspace

Ankara, January 30, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Manolis Kostidis Turkey announced that a warplane of the Russian Air Force violated its airspace, and expressed displeasure over the incident. According to the announcement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey. “A Russian warplane SU-34 violated the airspace of Turkey on Friday at 11:46. Before […]

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70 drowned in the  Aegean -17 children among them

By   /  30/01/2016  /  GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on 70 drowned in the  Aegean -17 children among them

Athens, January 30, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Olga Mavrou The German  and the French Interior ministers are visiting in 5 days Athens  to check up on Greece  or perhaps try to come up with an idea on how to stop refugees from “sinking” Europe, but in the mean time the boats of desperate […]

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Zika and the Flu

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Athens, January 30, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Olga Mavrou Greek health authorities are concerned about the flu (29 deaths instead of 8 at the same period last year) and insist that all vulnerable groups should get vaccinated even now. Most of the fatal cases were caused by the strain H1N1 which is covered […]

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Second attack with improvised bombs on State Minister’s residence

By   /  30/01/2016  /  GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Second attack with improvised bombs on State Minister’s residence

Athens, January 30, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Olga Mavrou Anarchists or leftists burned last night two cars and the entrance of the house of  State Minister Alekos  Flabouraris, in downtown Athens. Two months ago another -or perhaps the same-  group of hooded young men had done exactly the same, that is they threw  […]

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Greek parliament clears TV licensing reform amidst bickering

By   /  30/01/2016  /  GR Politics, Greece, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on Greek parliament clears TV licensing reform amidst bickering

Athens, January 30, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Marina Spyropoulou Greek lawmakers approved on Friday evening a media bill amendment that opens the way to grant private television licenses via an international tender for first time in 25 years, amidst intense bickering between the government and opposition parties. Under the law the new TV […]

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Gasic defence minister “until Monday”

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Belgrade, January 30, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Milos Mitrovic Bratislav Gasic would remain on Serbian Defence Minister position until Monday, Prime Minister AleksandarVucic announced. Vucic explained that Gasic would not resign – parliament would dismiss him instead. Vucic has promised Gasic’s dismissal after media pressure in early December. “I will attend the whole […]

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Former minister of Labor in Berisha’s cabinet arrested

By   /  29/01/2016  /  AL Politics, Albania, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on Former minister of Labor in Berisha’s cabinet arrested

Spiro Ksera has been part of the leading structures of PBDNJ (Union for Human Rights Party) which defends the rights of the Greek community in Albania. Following disagreements with the leader of this party, Vangjel Dule, Mr. Ksera left PBDNJ and joined the DP and served as an MP and minister of this political party. […]

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IMF calls Cyprus for continuation of fiscal policy

By   /  29/01/2016  /  CY Finance, Cyprus, Finance, Headlines  /  Comments Off on IMF calls Cyprus for continuation of fiscal policy

 Nicosia, January 29, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Kyriacos Kyriacou The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has called for the continuation of Cyprus` followed fiscal policy despite consistent overperformance of fiscal targets. The IMF`s €1 billion financial assistance programme will end on May 14, a report issued by the IMF following the completion of the programme`s […]

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