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05/02/20
« on: Wednesday, 05 February, 2020 @ 02:06:13 »
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Discussions on raising minimum wage get under way

Discussions have already started within the government, with spokesman Stelios Petsas reiterating New Democracy's election pledge for an increase up to the level of 703 euros per month in the next three years.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/249157/article/ekathimerini/business/discussions-on-raising-minimum-wage-get-under-way

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Re: 05/02/20
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 05 February, 2020 @ 02:09:23 »
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Greece sends more riot police to Lesbos after migrant clashes
Government calls in further reinforcements after teargas fired during island protests

Greece has rushed in extra squads of riot police to Lesbos amid warnings of potentially explosive tensions on the island following clashes between security forces and thousands of migrants and refugees.

As hundreds of mainly Afghan asylum seekers converged on Mytilene, the local capital, on Tuesday to protest against conditions in the island’s vastly overcrowded camp, the government ordered in the reinforcements.

“It’s a powder keg ready to explode,” Kostas Moutzouris, the Northern Aegean regional governor, told Skai TV. “Yesterday I was not just afraid, I was shaking [at the thought] of where the situation could go,” he said, referring to Monday’s violent protests in which riot police fired teargas to disperse the crowd.

“Things have reached a limit, especially on Lesbos where we have 25,000 migrants.”

Targeted with renewed vigour by human traffickers ferrying boatloads of desperate people from the Turkish coast, more than 74,000 asylum seekers reached Greece last year, more than any other place in Europe. More than half – 42,000 – are trapped on the islands in facilities designed to house no more than 5,400.
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/feb/04/greece-sends-more-riot-police-to-lesbos-after-migrant-clashes

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Re: 05/02/20
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 05 February, 2020 @ 03:46:24 »
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'DEATH MESSAGES' Ancient ‘cursed’ tablets from 2,500 years ago found at bottom of a ‘poisoned well’

DOZENS of "cursed" lead tablets have been discovered at an ancient water well in Athens.

The small tablets were engraved with ancient curses and "invoke the gods of the underworld".
https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/10886761/ancient-greece-cursed-tablets-poisoned-well/

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Re: 05/02/20
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 05 February, 2020 @ 22:35:13 »
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Greece releases commemorative €2 and €10 coins for the 2500th Anniversary of The Battle of Thermopylae

Many historians consider the Battle of Thermopylae to be one of the most important battles in world history, arguing that if the Greeks had lost, the probable capture of Greece by the Persians would have thwarted the development of Greek — and subsequently European — civilisation, as most modern western civilisation, such as philosophy, science, personal freedom and democracy, has its roots in the Ancient Greek world.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2020/02/04/greece-releases-commemorative-e2-and-e10-coins-for-the-2500th-anniversary-of-the-battle-of-thermopylae/

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Re: 05/02/20
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, 05 February, 2020 @ 22:48:35 »
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Slade drummer Don Powell 'fired by email' after 57-year partnership
Drummer claims guitarist Dave Hill, a friend since 1963, fired him with ‘cold’ email, which Hill disputes
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/feb/05/slade-drummer-don-powell-fired-over-email-after-57-year-partnership

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Re: 05/02/20
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, 05 February, 2020 @ 22:51:48 »
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Prison changing most of its locks after inmate steals set of keys
Police arrest 24-year-old man at HMP Doncaster on suspicion of theft
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/hmp-doncaster-prison-locks-keys-stolen-inmate-a9319761.html

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