George Kampolis

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Dispatches: Greece - One Year On, Abuses Continue Under Operation Xenios Zeus

The anniversary of Operation Xenios Zeus, on August 4, marks one year of abuses conducted by the Greek police against migrants and asylum seekers in …

UNAIDS urges Greek authorities to repeal Sanitary Decree

<b>GENEVA, 31 July 2013—</b>The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) expresses deep concern over the reintroduction of a Sanitary Decree in …

Halliburton admits destroying evidence in Deepwater Horizon disaster

Halliburton Energy Services has agreed to plead guilty and pay the maximum fine for destroying evidence in the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the company and the Justice Department said Thursday.<p>Besides agreeing to pay a $200,000 fine, Halliburton accepted three years' probation for its guilty plea to …

Greece's Unemployed Young: A Great Depression Steals the Nation's Future

Outside an unmarked green metal door in the hallway of a suburban Athens high school, Tina Stratigaki waits for a job interview. It’s a Tuesday in …

House vote reflects growing revolt over NSA surveillance

The House vote to block NSA funding for one of its data collection programmes is the biggest manifestation yet of a revolt that has steadily grown …

Συστηματική και πολυετής η διαρροή φορολογικών δεδομένων

<b>Των Σπύρου Δημητρέλη, Δημήτρη Δελεβέγκου</b> <br>Έντονο προβληματισμό έχει προκαλέσει στο υπουργείο Οικονομικών η αποκάλυψη του νέου κυκλώματος εμπορίας …

Syrian refugees find little to cheer in Greece

Like so many Syrians fleeing their war-shattered country, Mohamad Alkhalil did not think it could get any worse.<p>In the space of two years, the …

Montenegro gay rights clash could slow bid to join European Union

Hundreds of anti-gay demonstrators in the former Yugoslav republic of Montenegro may have set back their country’s bid to join the<p>European Unionon Wednesday with their rock-throwing protest against a gay pride march.<p>At the first known pride event in the Balkan enclave, angry demonstrators …

'Recessions can hurt, but austerity kills'

The austerity programmes administered by western governments in the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis were, of course, intended as a remedy, a …

Διακοπή θεραπείας σε ασθενείς με ηπατίτιδα C, αποφάσισε επιτροπή του ΕΟΠΥΥ

Παρά τα αυξημένα ποσοστά επιπολασμού της ηπατίτιδας C (περίπου το 2% του γενικού πληθυσμού) στην Ελλάδα και παρ’ ότι περίπου 8 στους 10 ασθενείς δεν …

Viral hepatitis requires more attention in the WHO European Region

There is a silent epidemic of viral hepatitis types B and C in the WHO European Region, where 13.3 million people are estimated to live with chronic …

Study: fewer births and more stillbirths due to austerity

<b>Updated At:</b> 15:55 Monday 15 July 2013<p>Public health study notes that decrease in birthrate and increase in stillbirths accompanied the dramatic fall …

Βουλγαρία: Βουλευτές και υπουργοί πολιορκήθηκαν στο κοινοβούλιο

Τριάντα βουλευτές, υπουργοί και δημοσιογράφοι «πολιορκήθηκαν» για περισσότερο από πέντε ώρες την Τρίτη το βράδυ στο βουλγαρικό κοινοβούλιο από …

Senate debates Guantánamo in first hearing on closing prison since 2009

Deep divisions among members of a Senate panel over whether to close the US detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, underscore the uphill battle …

Bulgarian protesters barricade parliament building in Sofia - video

Anti-government protesters in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, create a barricade around the parliament building on Wednesday, trapping politicians and …

Bulgarian protesters lay siege to parliament in Sofia

Six weeks of largely peaceful anti-government protests in Bulgaria turned violent on Wednesday when demonstrators laid siege to parliament, threw …

Syrian refugee crisis escalates as 25% of country driven out of homes

It started with thousands of people on the streets. It has resulted in millions of people on the move.<p>Two years after the Syrian uprising descended …

NSA surveillance: narrow defeat for amendment to restrict data collection

The first major legislative challenge to the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records from millions of Americans was defeated by …

Russia to Take Part in UN-Syria Opposition Meeting

UNITED NATIONS, July 24 (RIA Novosti) – Russia will participate in an informal meeting between members of the UN Security Council and a delegation of …

House rejects plan to kill NSA data collection

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration and National Security Agency narrowly averted an embarrassing setback Wednesday as the House defeated an attempt to block the collection of massive volumes of telephone records on domestic calls.<p>By a 217-205 vote, the House defeated a proposal by Rep. Justin …