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Archive - Aug 2012

August 18th

Planned closure of faculties at universities and technical colleges

18 August 2012 / 18:08:50  
150 faculties and university departments to be closed this year

The 63-year-old Greek who has abused sexually a 9-year-old Bulgarian child remains in custody

18 August 2012 / 13:08:06  
Lawyers in the Greek city of Kavala refused to take his defence

The battle for the Parthenon Marbles enters a new phase

18 August 2012 / 12:08:00  
Through an original internet campaign photographer and composer Aris Kalogeropоulos is trying a new way to support the longstanding attempts to return the stolen sculptures from the Parthenon in Greece

Bear cubs have become frequent victims of road accidents

17 August 2012 / 21:08:24  
Environmentalists have observed the phenomenon, which they at first attributed to the increase in the number of bears and the expansion of their habitats.

August 17th

Athens Stock Exchange to be downgraded to an advanced emerging market

17 August 2012 / 19:08:25  
British agency FTSE will take out the Athens Stock Exchange from the group of developed markets in early September. The reason is the imposition of a tax on profits from stock trading.

The Golden Fleece of Jason is not a myth, but a method of extraction of gold

17 August 2012 / 17:08:21  
Ancient residents of Athens had built the 200 triremes, with which they later defeated the Persian fleet at the Battle of Salamis, precisely with the revenue from the mining of metals.

Elderly people drown most often

17 August 2012 / 14:08:34  
Statistics in the middle of the season show that 191 people have died in the summer waters of the Greek Mediterranean Sea from the beginning of June until today. 85% of victims were Greek residents and 15% were foreign tourists. The majority are elderly people with chronic health problems but the sad statistics also include ordinary active tourists who did not comply with the rules of safety during their sea vacation.