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Greek tragedies staged to help soldiers battling war horrors

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Greek tragedies staged to help soldiers battling war horrors

- London: The British Army is experimenting with performances of Greek tragedies to try to get soldiers to open up about the psychological wounds of war. More than 120 serving paratroopers and veterans last week became the first to see if 2,500-year-old plays could help them come to terms with experiences on 21st-century battlefields. At a performance for members of 2nd Bn The Parachute Regiment, actors used sections of 5th-century BC plays by Sophocles to try to get soldiers to talk about issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

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Brit father-of-three dies while riding inflatable ‘sofa’ behind speedboat in front of his partner and brother on dream Greek holiday

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Brit father-of-three dies while riding inflatable ‘sofa’ behind speedboat in front of his partner and brother on dream Greek holiday

- A FATHER-of-three has mysteriously died during a ‘sofa dinghy’ boat ride on the final day of a dream holiday in Greece. Simon Crewe, 57, was one of three passengers on an inflatable vessel being pulled by a speedboat off near the Greek island of Kefalonia when a “massive bang” was heard. His brother, David, who was also on the inflatable, was struck on the head by an unidentified object

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UN Cyprus envoy to end shuttle diplomacy as sides fail to agree conditions

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UN Cyprus envoy to end shuttle diplomacy as sides fail to agree conditions

- ATHENS: The United Nations' envoy for divided Cyprus said on Friday he was ending a shuttle diplomacy bid to continue peace talks in Geneva because rival sides had failed to agree on conditions. Failure to agree on further negotiations effectively throws a two-year process of Cyprus peace talks into limbo, though the U.N. said talks had not collapsed. The island was split in a Turkish invasion in 1974 triggered by a brief Greek-inspired coup, and is a key source of tension between Greece and Turkey

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Booby-trap blast injures former Greek PM Papademos

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Booby-trap blast injures former Greek PM Papademos

- ATHENS Greece's former prime minister Lucas Papademos was injured when a booby-trapped package exploded in his car in central Athens on Thursday, police said, in the most dramatic act of political violence in the crisis-hit country for several years. Greece has a history of small-scale attacks against politicians, businesses and police. Greek police say they intercepted several suspected packages addressed to Greek, German and International Monetary Fund officials in the past two months

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Car blast injures former Greek PM Lucas Papademos

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Car blast injures former Greek PM Lucas Papademos

- Lucas Papademos' injuries are not life threatening according to Greek state TV. Greece's former prime minister Lucas Papademos was injured when an explosive device hidden in an envelope detonated inside his car in central Athens on Thursday, police said. He was taken to hospital with his driver, who was also hurt, a police official said, declining to be named. Greek state TV reported that Papademos's injuries were not life-threatening

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The Latest: Greek govt official describes blast as attack

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The Latest: Greek govt official describes blast as attack

- ATHENS, Greece (AP) - The Latest on the blast that wounded a Greek ex-premier (all times local): Greece's government spokesman has described an explosion that wounded former Prime Minister Lucas Papademos and two others as an attack. Spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said that following the attack, he had been given an update by doctors on the condition of the three wounded, and that all were in "stable condition, are conscious and are undergoing all the necessary medical tests

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In sickness, Greek islanders rely on volunteers - and God

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In sickness, Greek islanders rely on volunteers - and God

- THYMAINA, Greece: When locals on this Aegean island fall ill, first they turn to their medicine cabinet. Then they turn to God. There is no doctor on Thymaina, a barren, wind-swept island in eastern Greece with just 150 residents. Like others in the region, they must travel to a bigger island, or Athens, but in winter the seas are rough and the conditions unforgiving

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No Greek debt relief needed if primary surplus above 3 percent/GDP for 20 years: paper

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No Greek debt relief needed if primary surplus above 3 percent/GDP for 20 years: paper

- BERLIN Greece will not need any debt relief from euro zone governments if it keeps its primary surplus above 3 percent of GDP for 20 years, a confidential paper prepared by the euro zone bailout fund, the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), showed. A group of euro zone finance ministers led by Germany's Wolfgang Schaeuble insists that the issue of whether Greece needs debt relief can only be decided when the latest bailout expires in mid-2018

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France: Finance minister sees overall deal on Greece in June

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France: Finance minister sees overall deal on Greece in June

- France is confident that Greece and its international lenders can reach a deal on additional measures of debt relief for Athens in June, the French finance minister said on Monday at the end of a euro zone meeting that ended with no agreement. “I am quite confident we can reach an overall agreement on the Greek debt at the next Eurogroup meeting in three weeks,” Bruno Le Maire told reporters after a meeting of euro zone finance ministers in Brussels, the first since he was appointed finance minister

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The Latest: EU official says deal on Greek bailout 'doable'

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The Latest: EU official says deal on Greek bailout 'doable'

- PARIS (AP) - The Latest on European Union finance ministers' meeting on Greek debt (all times local): The European Union's top economy official says a deal to unlock further financial help and debt relief for Greece is near and may emerge at a meeting of finance ministers from the 19-country eurozone. Pierre Moscovici said before the eurogroup meeting that a deal is "doable" and that it's time to "open a new phase, a new page" with regard to Greece

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Germany's Schaeuble hopes for a deal on Greece on Monday

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Germany's Schaeuble hopes for a deal on Greece on Monday

- BRUSSELS: German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said he hoped for a political agreement on Monday that would allow euro zone governments to pay out the next tranche of loans to Greece. "I hope that we find a solution today which concludes things politically," Schaeuble told reporters on entering a meeting of euro zone finance ministers devoted mainly to Greece. He said the finalization of an agreement on Greece would have to wait for a report on whether the country has implemented all the agreed reforms, the so-called compliance report, which euro zone officials said was positive

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Peter Andre and wife Emily top up their tans as they relax on holiday in Santorini

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Peter Andre and wife Emily top up their tans as they relax on holiday in Santorini

- PETER Andre and wife Emily are busy topping up their tans in Greece. The loved-up couple are on the Greek Island of Santorini filming for an upcoming feature for ITV’s This Morning, and they’re using their downtime wisely to get as much sun as possible before heading back to blustery blighty. It comes after Peter was caught ogling two women’s bare bottoms while on holiday with wife Emily today – and he doesn’t care who sees

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Greece adopts more austerity measures in bailout bid amidst violent protests

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Greece adopts more austerity measures in bailout bid amidst violent protests

- Greek politicians have approved more pension cuts and tax hikes sought by international lenders to unlock another bailout, as angry demonstrators protested outside parliament against the new round of austerity. The measures, which entail €4.85 billion in cuts to be implemented in 2019 and 2020, were backed late on Thursday by all 153 members of parliament in Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' ruling coalition after a fiery debate

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Olympiakos owner Marinakis takes over Nottingham Forest - Football

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Olympiakos owner Marinakis takes over Nottingham Forest - Football

- LONDON (Reuters) - Olympiakos owner Vangelis Marinakis has completed a takeover of twice former European Champions Nottingham Forest, the English second-tier club said on Thursday. Greek shipowner Marinakis, a divisive figure back in Greece who has long been investigated for allegations of match-fixing but has repeatedly rejected any wrongdoing, is heading a consortium that took over 100 percent of the club

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Spain takes on Greece for cheap holidays, with a week on the Costa Brava including FLIGHTS from £83pp

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Spain takes on Greece for cheap holidays, with a week on the Costa Brava including FLIGHTS from £83pp

- ALL of the experts advise booking a holiday well in advance to get the best prices, but it turns out the early bird doesn’t ALWAYS catch the worm. Brits yet to book their summer holiday are being offered insane deals by European countries, despite the plunging value of the pound. Last week, we revealed that that there were 14-night holidays in Greece being offered for as little as £87, and this week Spain is also getting in on the budget action

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Clashes in Greece as thousands protest austerity

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Clashes in Greece as thousands protest austerity

- ATHENS, Greece — An anti-austerity rally in Greece's capital turned violent Wednesday as a general strike halted flights, ferries and public transportation, and thousands joined protest marches across the country. A small group of protesters threw gasoline bombs and fired flares at riot police after the marches ended in Athens. Police responded with tear gas. The clashes broke out after peaceful marches involving around 12,000 people

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Greece disrupted by general strike as lawmakers mull cuts

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Greece disrupted by general strike as lawmakers mull cuts

- ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A nationwide general strike disrupted services across Greece Wednesday, as lawmakers were set to approve another batch of reforms that will impose years more hardship on austerity-weary Greeks. Unions called the strike to protest new belt-tightening measures that will be imposed beyond the end of Greece’s third bailout next year, including pension cuts and tax hikes. The left-led coalition government agreed to the reforms as part of a deal with the country’s international creditors to release funds from its bailout

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Beau’s proposal all Greek to her

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Beau’s proposal all Greek to her

- When Stefanie Chorianopoulos of North Andover stepped into the Public Garden in the rain yesterday, she was stunned to see a 12-foot-tall photo of Greece’s Parthenon and her boyfriend kneeling on one knee. “I thought I was dreaming,” Chorianopoulos, 24, told the Herald. “I thought it wasn’t real.” Chorianopoulos’ boyfriend of four years, Rishav Mukherji, 24, pulled off an elaborate ruse, with his friends and family all in on his secret proposal

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Holidaymaker killed riding 'inflatable sofa' dinghy
Holidaymaker killed riding 'inflatable sofa' dinghy A woman has described watching in horror as her partner was killed on holiday while riding an "inflatable sofa" dinghy. Vicki Hewitt was in a speedboat which was pulling along Simon Crewe and two other men in Kefalonia, Greece. She desperately gave him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation but the 57-year-old, from Whetstone in Leicestershire, never regained consciousness. Greek police are investigating the accident, which happened on Tuesday   Read More ...
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Greek tragedies staged to help soldiers battling war horrors
Greek tragedies staged to help soldiers battling war horrors London: The British Army is experimenting with performances of Greek tragedies to try to get soldiers to open up about the psychological wounds of war. More than 120 serving paratroopers and veterans last week became the first to see if 2,500-year-old plays could help them come to terms with experiences on 21st-century battlefields. At a performance for members of 2nd Bn The Parachute Regiment, actors used sections of 5th-century BC plays by Sophocles to try to get soldiers to talk about issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)   Read More ...
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Greek appeals court drops charges over embattled former stats chief
Greece's court of appeal said on Friday it would not pursue charges against the country's former statistics agency chief who was accused of rigging state data to help creditors. The case surrounding embattled statistician Andreas Georgiou had long been a source of concern among lenders, who have extended three bailout loans to Greece since 2010. His accusers maintained his re-calculation of deficit data helped creditors, and weakened Greece   Read More ...
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Greek police recover illegally excavated statue, arrest 2
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say they have arrested two men in possession of an illegally excavated ancient marble statue of a young man, which they were allegedly trying to sell for 200,000 euros ($220,000). The badly battered work had been broken recently into four pieces about half a meter (1.6 feet) long when assembled, and was made around 550 B   Read More ...
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Former Greek prime minister recovering from bombing
Former Greek prime minister recovering from bombing ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek former Prime Minister Lucas Papademos was recuperating well Friday from injuries suffered when a parcel bomb exploded inside his car in central Athens, health officials said. Two of Papademos' aides were also lightly injured in Thursday's attack. Hospital officials said Papademos will remain in intensive care as a precaution, but they said there is no cause for concern for his survival   Read More ...
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Brit father-of-three dies while riding inflatable ‘sofa’ behind speedboat in front of his partner and brother on dream Greek holiday
Brit father-of-three dies while riding inflatable ‘sofa’ behind speedboat in front of his partner and brother on dream Greek holiday A FATHER-of-three has mysteriously died during a ‘sofa dinghy’ boat ride on the final day of a dream holiday in Greece. Simon Crewe, 57, was one of three passengers on an inflatable vessel being pulled by a speedboat off near the Greek island of Kefalonia when a “massive bang” was heard. His brother, David, who was also on the inflatable, was struck on the head by an unidentified object   Read More ...
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Former Greek prime minister recovering from bombing
Former Greek prime minister recovering from bombing ATHENS, Greece -- Greek former prime minister Lucas Papademos was recuperating well Friday from injuries suffered when a parcel bomb exploded inside his car in central Athens, health officials said. Two of Papademos' aides were also lightly injured in Thursday's attack. Hospital officials said Papademos will remain in intensive care as a precaution, but they said there is no cause for concern for his survival   Read More ...
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UN Cyprus envoy to end shuttle diplomacy as sides fail to agree conditions
UN Cyprus envoy to end shuttle diplomacy as sides fail to agree conditions ATHENS: The United Nations' envoy for divided Cyprus said on Friday he was ending a shuttle diplomacy bid to continue peace talks in Geneva because rival sides had failed to agree on conditions. Failure to agree on further negotiations effectively throws a two-year process of Cyprus peace talks into limbo, though the U.N. said talks had not collapsed. The island was split in a Turkish invasion in 1974 triggered by a brief Greek-inspired coup, and is a key source of tension between Greece and Turkey   Read More ...
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Greek statue relocated in Bangladesh after Islamist outcry
Greek statue relocated in Bangladesh after Islamist outcry The statue of a Greek Goddess clad in a saree in front of the Bangladesh’s Supreme Court was today relocated to a different location within the premises after an outcry from the religious radicals who claim that the sculpture was “un-Islamic”. The sculpture of Themis — the goddess of justice — wearing a sari was less than six months old, but Islamist groups demanded its removal as they claimed it hurt the religious sentiments of Muslims   Read More ...
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Former Greek prime minister recovering from bombing
Former Greek prime minister recovering from bombing ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek health authorities say former Prime Minister Lucas Papademos is recuperating well from injuries suffered when a parcel bomb exploded inside his car in central Athens.   Read More ...
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Greece on track to reach a deal with creditors within 3 weeks, IMF official says
Greece on track to reach a deal with creditors within 3 weeks, IMF official says The biggest guarantee that Greece and its creditors will finally reach an agreement on its debt burden is the upcoming payment deadlines that will force through a deal, an IMF official has told CNBC. European creditors and technical teams from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have been unable to agree on certain economic forecasts – key to determine how to make the Greek public debt more sustainable   Read More ...
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Former Greek prime minister recovering from bombing
ATHENS, Greece – Greek health authorities say former Prime Minister Lucas Papademos is recuperating well from injuries suffered when a parcel bomb exploded inside his car in central Athens. Two of Papademos' aides were also lightly injured in Thursday's attack. Hospital officials said Friday Papademos will remain in intensive care as a precaution, but they say there is no cause for concern for his survival   Read More ...
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Why Greek mountain villagers have healthy hearts
Why Greek mountain villagers have healthy hearts Scientists have pinpointed one reason why people living in isolated villages in Greece may enjoy long and healthy lives. They found a new genetic variant, common among villagers, which appears to protect the heart by lowering levels of "bad" fats and cholesterol. Despite a diet rich in animal fat, the people of Mylopotamos in northern Crete do not suffer from cardiovascular disease   Read More ...
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Greek statue relocated in Bangladesh after Islamist outcry
The statue of a Greek Goddess clad in a saree in front of the Bangladesh's Supreme Court was today relocated to a different location within the premises after an outcry from the religious radicals who claim that the sculpture was "un-Islamic". The sculpture of Themis - the goddess of justice - wearing a sari was less than six months old, but Islamist groups demanded its removal as they claimed it hurt the religious sentiments of Muslims   Read More ...
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Former Greek PM Papademos recovering well after booby-trap blast
ATHENS Former Greek prime minister Lucas Papademos was recovering well from injuries caused by a booby-trapped package exploding in his car on Thursday, with doctors saying he would stay in hospital for two more days. Papademos, 69, who was caretaker prime minister for a few months at the peak of the debt crisis five years ago, did not have life-threatening injuries, they said   Read More ...
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Greek statue removed in Bangladesh after Islamist outcry
Bangladesh today removed a statue of a Greek Goddess clad in a saree from the Supreme Court premises after an outcry from the religious radicals who claim that the sculpture was "un-Islamic". The sculpture of Themis - the goddess of justice - wearing a sari was less than six months old, but Islamist groups demanded its removal as they claimed it hurt the religious sentiments of Muslims   Read More ...
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Brit holidaymaker killed in horror crash on 'sofa dinghy' speedboat ride at Greek resort as partner watched
Brit holidaymaker killed in horror crash on 'sofa dinghy' speedboat ride at Greek resort as partner watched A British holidaymaker has been killed after a 'sofa dinghy' speedboat ride turned to tragedy during a dream break. Simon Crewe, 57, from Whetstone, Leicestershire, was being pulled at high speed alongside his brother off the Greek island of Kefalonia when a "massive bang" was heard. His brother David was struck on the head by an unidentified object and a third person was thrown into the water   Read More ...
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Greek statue removed in Bangladesh after Islamist outcry
Greek statue removed in Bangladesh after Islamist outcry Workers have begun to dismantle a statue of a Greek goddess from Bangladesh's Supreme Court complex, after an outcry from Islamists. The sculpture of Themis - the goddess of justice - wearing a sari was less than six months old, but Islamist groups demanded its removal by Friday. They claimed it hurt the religious sentiments of Muslims and it prompted mass protests in the capital Dhaka   Read More ...
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Former Greek PM Loukas Papademos lightly injured in booby trapped envelope blast
Forensic officers inspect the car of former Greek Prime Minister and former central bank chief Lucas Papademos following the detonation of an envelope injuring him and his driver, in Athens, Greece, May 25, 2017. [Photo/Agencies] ATHENS -- Former Greek Prime Minister Loukas Papademos was slightly injured on Thursday after the explosion of a booby trapped envelope inside his car in central Athens, according to the latest report on Greek national news agency AMNA   Read More ...
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Car blast injures Greece's ex-Prime Minister Papademos
Car blast injures Greece's ex-Prime Minister Papademos Greece's former prime minister Lucas Papademos was injured when an explosive device hidden in an envelope detonated inside his car in central Athens on Thursday, police said. He was taken to hospital with his driver, who was also hurt, a police official said, declining to be named. Greek state TV reported that Papademos's injuries were not life-threatening. "Doctors are more worried about his eyesight," the police official said   Read More ...
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Greek ex-prime minister Lucas Papademos hurt as bomb explodes inside his car
Greek ex-prime minister Lucas Papademos hurt as bomb explodes inside his car Former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos was injured after a letter bomb exploded inside his car in a central Athens on Thursday in an attack that also left two Bank of Greece employees wounded. Authorities said all three were conscious and hospitalized in stable condition. "I unequivocally condemn the attack against Lucas Papademos," Greek Prime Minister , who was attending a in Brussels, tweeted from his official account   Read More ...
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Greek ex-prime minister hurt as letter bomb explodes in car
Greek ex-prime minister hurt as letter bomb explodes in car ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos was injured after a letter bomb exploded inside his car in a central Athens on Thursday in an attack that also left two Bank of Greece employees wounded. Authorities said all three were conscious and hospitalized in stable condition. "I unequivocally condemn the attack against Lucas Papademos," Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who was attending a NATO summit in Brussels, tweeted from his official account   Read More ...
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Greek ex-prime minister hurt as letter bomb explodes in car
Greek ex-prime minister hurt as letter bomb explodes in car ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos was injured after a letter bomb exploded inside his car in a central Athens on Thursday in an attack that also left two Bank of Greece employees wounded. Authorities said all three were conscious and hospitalized in stable condition. "I unequivocally condemn the attack against Lucas Papademos," Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who was attending a NATO summit in Brussels, tweeted from his official account   Read More ...
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Booby-trap blast injures former Greek PM Papademos
Booby-trap blast injures former Greek PM Papademos ATHENS Greece's former prime minister Lucas Papademos was injured when a booby-trapped package exploded in his car in central Athens on Thursday, police said, in the most dramatic act of political violence in the crisis-hit country for several years. Greece has a history of small-scale attacks against politicians, businesses and police. Greek police say they intercepted several suspected packages addressed to Greek, German and International Monetary Fund officials in the past two months   Read More ...
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Ex-Premier of Greece Is Hurt When Bomb Explodes in His Car
Ex-Premier of Greece Is Hurt When Bomb Explodes in His Car There was no immediate claim of responsibility. It was not clear whether the bomb had any connection to a cluster of parcel bombs this year. In March, parcel bombs were sent from Greece to the offices of the German finance minister, Wolfgang Schäuble, and to the International Monetary Fund’s offices in Paris, and eight similar bombs were intercepted by Greek counterterrorism officers   Read More ...
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Greece's ex-PM injured in letter bomb attack, police say
Greece's ex-PM injured in letter bomb attack, police say (CNN) - Former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos was injured in a letter bomb explosion while riding in a car in the country's capital Thursday evening, according to Greek police. Papademos, who also once served as the country's central bank governor, opened the booby-trapped envelope as his vehicle made its way through a central Athens intersection surrounded by apartment buildings, CNN Greece reported   Read More ...
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Booby-trap blast injures former Greek PM Papademos
Greece's former prime minister Lucas Papademos was injured when a booby-trapped package exploded in his car in central Athens on Thursday, police said, in the most dramatic act of political violence in the crisis-hit country for several years. Police said Papademos's injuries were not life-threatening, and an Athens hospital source told Reuters he was being treated for superficial wounds to his abdomen and a slightly deeper injury to his right leg   Read More ...
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Letter bomb injures former Greek PM Lucas Papademos in Athens
Letter bomb injures former Greek PM Lucas Papademos in Athens ATHENS, GREECE—A letter bomb exploded inside the car of former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos in central Athens on Thursday, wounding him and two Bank of Greece employees, officials said.   Read More ...
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Car blast injures former Greek PM Papademos
Car blast injures former Greek PM Papademos ATHENS: Greece's former prime minister Lucas Papademos was injured when an explosive device hidden in an envelope detonated inside his car in central Athens on Thursday, police said. He was taken to hospital with his driver, who was also hurt, a police official said, declining to be named. Greek state TV reported that Papademos's injuries were not life-threatening. "Doctors are more worried about his eyesight," the police official said   Read More ...
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Greek ex-premier Papademos wounded in Athens bomb blast
Greek ex-premier Papademos wounded in Athens bomb blast ATHENS, Greece -- A bomb exploded inside the car of former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos in central Athens on Thursday, wounding him and two Bank of Greece employees, officials said. All three were described as being conscious and hospitalized in stable condition. "We are all in shock following this action," said Nikos Pappas, a government minister and close aide to Prime Minister Alexis Tspiras   Read More ...
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Car blast injures former Greek PM Lucas Papademos
Car blast injures former Greek PM Lucas Papademos Lucas Papademos' injuries are not life threatening according to Greek state TV. Greece's former prime minister Lucas Papademos was injured when an explosive device hidden in an envelope detonated inside his car in central Athens on Thursday, police said. He was taken to hospital with his driver, who was also hurt, a police official said, declining to be named. Greek state TV reported that Papademos's injuries were not life-threatening   Read More ...
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The Latest: Greek govt official describes blast as attack
The Latest: Greek govt official describes blast as attack ATHENS, Greece (AP) - The Latest on the blast that wounded a Greek ex-premier (all times local): Greece's government spokesman has described an explosion that wounded former Prime Minister Lucas Papademos and two others as an attack. Spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said that following the attack, he had been given an update by doctors on the condition of the three wounded, and that all were in "stable condition, are conscious and are undergoing all the necessary medical tests   Read More ...
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Greek ex-premier Papademos wounded in Athens bomb blast
By NICHOLAS PAPHITIS and DEREK GATOPOULOS Associated Press ATHENS, Greece (AP) - A bomb exploded inside the car of former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos in central Athens on Thursday, wounding him and two Bank of Greece employees, officials said. All three were described as being conscious and hospitalized in stable condition. "We are all in shock following this action," said Nikos Pappas, a government minister and close aide to Prime Minister Alexis Tspiras   Read More ...
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Greek ex-premier Papademos wounded in Athens bomb blast
Greek ex-premier Papademos wounded in Athens bomb blast ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A bomb exploded inside the car of former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos in central Athens on Thursday, wounding him and two Bank of Greece employees, officials said. All three were described as being conscious and hospitalized in stable condition. "We are all in shock following this action," said Nikos Pappas, a government minister and close aide to Prime Minister Alexis Tspiras   Read More ...
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Greek ex-premier Papademos wounded in Athens bomb blast
ATHENS, Greece – A bomb exploded inside the car of former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos in central Athens on Thursday, wounding him and two Bank of Greece employees, officials said. All three were described as being conscious and hospitalized in stable condition. "We are all in shock following this action," said Nikos Pappas, a government minister and close aide to Prime Minister Alexis Tspiras   Read More ...
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Greek ex-Prime Minister Lucas Papademos targeted in Athens blast
Greek ex-Prime Minister Lucas Papademos targeted in Athens blast A bomb exploded inside a car with former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos in central Athens on Thursday. Papademos and two bank of Greece employees were wounded when the bomb exploded inside the car they were in, police said. Papademos, 69, opened an envelope inside his car that contained explosives, according to local media in Athens. However, police did not immediately confirm that it was a parcel bomb   Read More ...
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Greek ex-premier Papademos wounded in Athens bomb blast
Greek ex-premier Papademos wounded in Athens bomb blast A bomb exploded inside the car of former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos in central Athens on Thursday, wounding him and two Bank of Greece employees, officials said. All three were described as being conscious and hospitalized in stable condition. "We are all in shock following this action," said Nikos Pappas, a government minister and close aide to Prime Minister Alexis Tspiras   Read More ...
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The Latest: Greek govt official describes blast as attack
The Latest: Greek govt official describes blast as attack ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on the blast that wounded a Greek ex-premier (all times local): Greece's government spokesman has described an explosion that wounded former Prime Minister Lucas Papademos and two others as an attack. Spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said that following the attack, he had been given an update by doctors on the condition of the three wounded, and that all were in "stable condition, are conscious and are undergoing all the necessary medical tests   Read More ...
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Greek ex-premier Papademos wounded in Athens bomb blast
Greek ex-premier Papademos wounded in Athens bomb blast Athens, Greece — A bomb exploded inside the car of former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos in central Athens on Thursday, wounding him and two Bank of Greece employees, officials said. All three were described as being conscious and hospitalized in stable condition. “We are all in shock following this action,” said Nikos Pappas, a government minister and close aide to Prime Minister Alexis Tspiras   Read More ...
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Greek ex-premier Lucas Papademos wounded in Athens blast
Greek ex-premier Lucas Papademos wounded in Athens blast An explosion inside a car in Greece's capital wounded former Prime Minister Lucas Papademos on Thursday, police said. His injuries were not considered to be life-threatening. Police gave no further details and didn't immediately confirm media reports that the explosion was caused by a parcel bomb that Papademos opened while inside the car. Earlier this year, a group called Conspiracy Cells of Fire, claimed responsibility for sending parcel bombs to the German Finance Ministry and the Paris office of the International Monetary Fund, where a small explosion injured one person   Read More ...
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