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European Court Of Human Rights Rules Against Greece For Applying Sharia Inheritance Laws

In fall 2018, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that insulting Muhammad was not “free speech.” The ruling involved the free speech case of Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff (ESW), who had been fined and given a jail sentence in Austria...
Related topics: Human Rights, Austria

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Erdogan Signs Decree Turning Hagia Sophia Into A Mosque

Russia and Greece, as well as the US, France, and others, have stated their opposition to Hagia Sophia becoming a mosque. That Erdogan would move ahead with this anyway shows that he is not worried about antagonizing either friend (Russia and...
Related topics: Tayyip Erdogan, Russia, France

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The Forgotten Story Of How Planes Learned How To Kill Warships.

Michael Peck History, World Thank Greece and Mexico.  Key Point: Here is a bit of history you might not know. It wasn't a major power like America or Britian that first used warplanes to attack an enemy ship. In the annals of aerial warfare, the...
Related topics: Mexico

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Russia & Greece Slam Turkey For Plans To Turn Hagia Sophia Church Into A Mosque 

Russia & Greece Slam Turkey For Plans To Turn Hagia Sophia Church Into A Mosque  Tyler Durden Tue, 07/07/2020 - 02:45 Greece and Turkey are once again at odds over the fate of one of Christendom's largest and oldest churches,...
Related topics: Russia, Turkey, Religion

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Extra Crunch Is Now Available In Greece, Ireland And Portugal

We’re excited to announce that we’ve added Extra Crunch support in Ireland, Portugal and Greece. That adds to our existing support in Europe as we are already in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain...
Related topics: Ireland, Portugal, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain

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Yanis Varoufakis: Interview With Léa El Azzi On Capitalism After The Pandemic, Europe, Greece,...

A discussion of the state of capitailsm, with a European/Lebanase slant.
Related topics: Lebanon

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Greek Brothels Suffer From Covid-19 Crisis

Businesses across Greece have been slowly reopening, scrambling to make up for lost work after a shutdown of more than two months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The relaunch isn't easy, especially for those in marginalized professions, such as...

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Greece Sees 99% Drop In Travel Revenue During April Lockdown

New figures show that restrictions on travel and business imposed to stem the coronavirus’s spread wiped out nearly all travel revenue for Greece in April

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Monday Assorted Links

1. “Autistic women are often the most socially intelligent of anyone, because we have to be.”  (Times of London) 2. Let’s remove the Confederate memorials in Fairfax. 3. Can crows distinguish different human languages? 4. The...
Related topics: United Kingdom, London

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Greece Demands Return Of Parthenon Marbles From Britain

Ratcheting up fresh pressure, Greece has blasted the British Museum for exhibiting the Parthenon marbles, calling the collection "stolen" treasures and demanding the masterpieces be returned to Athens. The call comes as Greece celebrates the...
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Cavusoglu To Sputnik: Greece, Not Turkey, To Blame For Lack Of Dialogue On Eastern Mediterranean

Already tense relations between the two countries have been further strained by border tensions and Ankara’s oil and gas exploration plans in the Mediterranean Sea. Earlier this month, Greece’s defence minister warned that Athens would be...
Related topics: Turkey, Ankara

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Tiffany Haddish: Women Should Go On A Sex Strike To Solve Racism

I’m sure when Aristophanes wrote Lysistrata, he thought he did something special. He thought he made some kind of point. Lysistrata is a play about how the women of Greece were sick and tired of all of the fighting, warring and violence between...

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Greece: Illegal Muslim Migrants Build Mosque On Woman’s Property Near Migrant Camp, Officials And...

Illegal Muslim migrants have caused chaos and violence all over the European Union, and particularly in Greece. Now comes this stunning display of supremacist entitlement: A Greek resident of the island of Lesbos has filed a complaint after...
Related topics: Police

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European Countries Reopening Borders

Monday sees more reopenings in France, Britain, Greece and other locations, while China is reimposing some coronavirus restrictions after dozens of new cases in Beijing. Restaurant owners in Paris are able join those in the rest of the...
Related topics: France, China, Beijing, Paris

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Un Alarmed By Reports Greece Forces Out Asylum Seekers

U.N. agencies are expressing alarm at persistent reports Greek authorities are rejecting asylum seekers and migrants at the country’s sea and land borders with Turkey.The U.N. refugee agency and the International Organization for Migration say...
Related topics: Turkey

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Us 'deeply Concerned' About Turkish Drilling In Mediterranean

The United States is urging Turkey to stop drilling in contested waters of the Mediterranean Sea out of concern the move will hurt diplomatic relations with Greece. Tension is rising among the NATO neighbors and others in the region trying to...
Related topics: Turkey, Nato

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Look Inside Meteora, A Remote Complex Of Monasteries Built Thousands Of Feet Above The Ground In...

Monks built monasteries on the rock formation in an effort to be closer to God. Now it's one of the most remote places to live and worship in the world.

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Greece And Italy Reach Agreement On Maritime Boundary Delimitation After Years-long Talks

According to Athens, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio will give a press conference on the agreement later on Tuesday.
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Professor Emeritus Michael Athans, Pioneer In Control Theory, Dies At 83

MIT electrical engineering and computer science Professor Emeritus Michael Athans died peacefully on May 26 at his home in Clearwater, Florida, at the age of 83.  Athans was born in Drama, Macedonia, Greece in 1937. He came to the United...

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Hitler's Invasion Of Crete – The First Airborne Invasion In Military History

Peter Suciu History, Europe How did the Allies respond? Were they prepared? In the late spring of 1941 the German juggernaut was still rolling across Europe, and had recently conquered Yugoslavia and Greece—and set its eyes on the more than...
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