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Athens News Agency: News in English, 11-05-15

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] A legendary warship turns 100
  • [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines ÔĽŅ

  • [01] A legendary warship turns 100

    (ANA-MPA) -- The armoured cruiser Averof, the flagship of the Hellenic Navy for four decades until the vessel‚s decommissioning in 1952, this year celebrates the centennial of the beginning of its active service -- May 16, 1911.

    The Averof, named after early 20th century Greek benefactor Georgios Averof and constructed in Livorno, Italy, played a leading role in liberating the Aegean islands from Ottoman rule during the first Balkan War. The vessel saw extensive duty in WWI and even served as an Allied escort vessel in the Indian Ocean during WWII.

    Today the legendary warship serves as a maritime museum and is permanently docked at the Trocadero anchorage off southern coastal Athens. (ANA-MPA)

    Caption: The armoured cruiser "Averof" is shown on either Oct. 17 or Oct. 18, 1944 sailing into the port of Piraeus before a crowd of onlookers just days after the liberation of Greece from Axis occupation. ANA-MPA / STR

    More details on the subscriber's page of ANA-MPA | Subscription request form

    ÔĽŅ

    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Sunday edition of Athens‚ dailies and weeklies at a glance

    Speculation over the state of the ailing Greek economy in tandem with related political developments, as well as the troubling situation in certain Athens inner city neighbourhoods due to the presence of mostly Third World illegal aliens, mostly dominated the headlines on Sunday.

    AVRIANI: "Stop to payments and return to drachma the only salvation for the country".

    AVGI: "Dark days" in economy.

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "New ‚economy czar‚ with consensus as the bait; search for 8 billion euros worth of measures for 2011".

    ETHNOS: "Top secret report by intelligence agency over Athens ghettos; crime gangs want control of certain areas via thousands of illegal immigrants".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Troika taking its pistol out of holster".

    FREE SUNDAY: "One step before the abyss", playing on the economic crisis and the problem of illegal aliens congregating in the centre of Athens.

    KATHIMERINI: "Memorandum …… or stop to payments".

    PARON (weekly): "(Former PM Costas) Simitis in the dock after shocking revelations by (Justice Minister Haris) Kastanidis".

    PROTO THEMA (weekly): "Proceeds to firings now if you want 5th (EC-ECB-IMF) installment and loan".

    REAL NEWS (weekly): "Investigate Yannos (Papantoniou) - Government order for former PASOK minister".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Immediate and realistic measures in favor of Greeks, migrants".

    VIMA (weekly): "Troika‚s ‚dowry‚ is state property. Latter requests blank check for 50 billion euros of privatisations".

    VRADYNI: "Cut in supplementary pensions - Funds in the red."

    More details on the subscriber's page of ANA-MPA | Subscription request form


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