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Stolen part of a marble sarcophagus to be repatriated to Greece

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A part of a marble sarcophagus that was stolen in 1988 and was found and confiscated from a gallery in Manhattan, New York, where it was displayed will return to Greece.

The sarcophagus dated back to 200 AD depicts a battle between Greek and Trojan fighters.

The official repatriation ceremony as well as the relevant

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Professor Lekkas: Possibility for strong quake in the region of Lesvos very slight

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The possibility for a strong earthquake is slight, head of the Antiseismic Planning and Protection Organisation Efthimios Lekkas stated on Monday following the fourth moderate tremor recorded in the region of the island of Lesvos.

Speaking to Athens-Macedonian News Agency’s radio “Praktoreio 104.9 FM”, Lekkas noted that

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Athens court building evacuated after call warning of planned missile attack

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Police started evacuating the court houses at Evelpidon in Athens on Monday afternoon over what was later proved to be a prank call. Earlier, an unidentified individual had called the newspaper “Ethnos” at 14:00 warning of a planned rocket attack on building 11.

The police bomb squad was called to the scene but the

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FM Kotzias received by Vietnamese PM during visit to Vietnam

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Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on Monday received Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias, currently on a visit to Vietnam. The Vietnamese premier expressed hope that Kotzias’ visit will be one more step toward improving bilateral relations between Vietnam and Greece.

Diplomatic sources said the Vietnamese

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Greek state arrears to private sector down significantly in 2016

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Greek state arrears to the private sector fell significantly in December 2016 to 3.310 billion euros from 4.162 billion in November, the Finance ministry said in a report released on Monday.

The report said that the ministry disbursed a sum of 3.066 billion euros for the repayment of state arrears to the private sector

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Gov’t spokesman: Neither Greece nor Europe can tolerate a new phase of uncertainty

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Neither Greece nor Europe can tolerate a new phase of uncertainty and renewed crisis, let alone a technical crisis, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos on Monday said in an interview with Newpost.gr.

“The Greek government participates in the negotiations with the creditors with clear positions,” he underlined an

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European Commission: Greek economy shows “signs of recovery”

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Greek economy is showing “signs of recovery”, the European Commission said in its winter forecasts for the period 2016-2018, released on Monday.

The Commission stressed that following completion of the first review of the EMS programe, “the Greek economy is gradually growing” and “public finances perform better than expected”.

The Commission

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