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Joanna Kakissis

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Disabled Ship With Hundreds Of Migrants Aboard Towed To Crete

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Greek coast guard towed a crippled freighter with about 700 migrants on board to the island of Crete. It is the largest arrival of refugees to Europe in recent memory.

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400 Years After Death, El Greco Receives Celebration He Sought

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The painter had mixed fortunes in life, but his works are receiving the royal treatment in Crete and Spain on the 400th anniversary of his death.

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Who's Buried In The 'Magnificent' Tomb From Ancient Greece?

Monday, September 29, 2014

The largest archaeological find of its kind in Greece has set off speculation and thrilled Greeks, reminding them they are rich in history.

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Archaeologists Chase Private Funds To Preserve Greek Antiquities

Monday, September 08, 2014

The country's prized archaeology sites are suffering, thanks to austerity measures and slashed budgets. But archaeologists face strict laws mandating state ownership of Greece's ancient treasures.

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Specialty Food And Agriculture Startups Are Ripening In Greece

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sotiris Lymperopoulos left a good job in Athens to collect wild sea greens for upscale restaurants. Food startups like his may be able to generate thousands of new jobs in post-crisis Greece.

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Muslim Refugees In Greece Make Do Without A Mosque

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Iraqi and Syrian refugees in Athens find themselves in the only major EU capital without a formal mosque. Muslims are celebrating Ramadan at a time when xenophobia in Greece is on the rise.

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China Forges Stronger Economic Ties With Greece

Thursday, June 19, 2014

China is one of the largest investors in Greece, and has poured money into the country at a time when other investors balked. Beijing wants Greece to be its gateway to Europe's marketplaces.

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Balkan Floods Expose Deadly Mines From 1990s Civil War

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Bosnia and Herzegovina Mine Action Center says a decade of work to reduce the danger from land mines has been washed away by the rising waters.

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Balkan Floods Expose Deadly Mines From 1990s Civil War

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Bosnia and Herzegovina Mine Action Center says a decade of work to reduce the danger from land mines has been washed away by the rising waters.

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Fleeing War At Home, Syrians Reach State Of Limbo In Greece

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

The Greek government made grandiose promises to house Syrian refugees in empty resorts on Greek islands. It didn't work out that way. These days, Syrians have no hope for asylum or benefits there.

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Putin's Internet Plan Requires 'Sharing' With Security Services

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

A new legal measure will place a host of restrictions on Internet companies and users. One provision will require bloggers to register with the government if they get more than 3,000 hits a day.

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Working Without Pay A Reality For Much Of Greece's Labor Force

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Nikos Aivatzidis hasn't been paid since 2012 because his employer is in a dispute with the debt-ridden government. But he's afraid that if he stops working, he'll lose decades' worth of severance pay.

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'Invisible' Same-Sex Couples Push For Civil Unions In Greece

Friday, February 28, 2014

The LGBT community says Greece is a macho country where being gay means being anti-Greek. Greece currently holds the EU presidency, and activists are using that to spotlight their struggle.

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New Tax Can't Keep Greeks From Smoking

Sunday, January 12, 2014

More than 40 percent of Greeks over 15 smoke, among the highest percentages in the world. Three years ago, the government banned smoking indoors in bars, restaurants and cafes — but the ban has never been enforced.

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Once Again, Irish Youth Are Leaving For A Better Life Overseas

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Leaders in Dublin have declared that unemployment in Ireland is finally dropping, especially among youth. The reason there are fewer young people looking for jobs, however, is because many have simply left the country.

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Greek Shop Owners Resist Opening On Sundays

Monday, November 11, 2013

The Greek government is pushing stores to open on Sundays, just like the tourist shops around the Acropolis. But mom-and-pop shops that are participating in a pilot program to open seven Sundays a year, say they lost money last weekend — the first Sunday the program was effect.

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'They Want To Fit In': An Uphill Struggle For Greece's Roma

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Roma have lived in Europe for centuries, and face persecution and isolation. Many are illiterate and are more likely to be unemployed, impoverished and in poor health than other Europeans. They have been in the news after a blond, blue-eyed girl was taken from a Roma couple in Greece.

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American's Death Still A Greek Mystery, 65 Years Later

Sunday, October 27, 2013

George Polk was a CBS correspondent covering the Greek civil war when he was murdered in 1948. Three men were convicted of involvement, but now an ex-prosecutor wants to reopen the case.

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'Little Maria' A Symbol Of The Many Missing Kids In Europe

Saturday, October 26, 2013

The estimated 250,000 children that go missing each year range from teenage runaways escaping abuse at home to kids who have fled war-torn countries such as Afghanistan.

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'We Are Next': Greek Jews Fear Rise Of Far-Right Party

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Jews have lived in Greece since the time of Alexander the Great; the overwhelming majority of the community died during the Nazi occupation. Now, 70 years later, the community — and Greece — is confronting the rise of the Golden Dawn Party, a group that espouses neo-Nazi ideology.

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