Facing prosecution for attacking two fellow Members of Parliament, a bid by the Ilias Kasidiaris, spokesman for the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party bid to have immunity lifted for the two female lawmakers he assaulted has been rejected by his colleagues. Kasidiaris was seen on live television last year throwing water in the face of Rena Dourou, a member of the major opposition party Coalition of the ...
China's Premier Li Keqiang (r.) and Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras talk during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing last week. Mr. Samaras is hoping to convince the Chinese to invest in Greece, which could help ease the country's debt ...
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By Nikos Chrysoloras The European Commission proposed on Tuesday that the European Union should continue contributing 95 percent of funding to subsidized projects in both Greece and Cyprus through 2015.According to EC calculations, this measure would ease the disbursement next year of 400 million euros for Greece and 20 million euros for Cyprus of cohesion funds.Brussels has said that this ...
After six weeks in the intensive care unit, Thomas Protopapas left his last breath spreading pain and grief not only to his family, but to all of Greece. Unfortunately the good news never came for the young man, who was hospitalized in the KAT Hospital in Athens and suffered from a severe infection. Thomas Protopapas was seriously injured in a car accident on the motorway Attiki Odos, when a ...
"Marvin's Room" is about people who should be close, but aren't. The movie's central relationships are both characterized by physical and emotional distance: a pair of estranged sisters who haven't heard from each other in twenty years, and a mother/son relationship that is strained to the point of breaking. The sisters are Bessie (Diane Keaton) and Lee (Meryl Streep). Twenty years ago, their fath ... ...
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras insisted on Tuesday that attracting foreign investment to Greece was the ...
(AP Photo) There are more than 1.3 million people in unemployment lines in Greece queuing for sharply reduced benefits that run out after a year, leaving them on their own. ATHENS - Satisfied that he's quelled social unrest and gotten Greece back on track to recovery with more austerity, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has set his sights on bringing down the country's record 27 ...
MINEOLA, N.Y. - Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a disbarred attorney has been indicted on multiple felonies on charges of stealing more than $4 million from multiple individuals and banks he was representing in real estate deals, including his own wife. James Kalpakis, 52, of Old Westbury, was arraigned on May 21 on a grand jury indictment charging him with two ...
Tue May 21, 2013 2:28pm EDT * Binding bids for DEPA due May 29 * Sintez, SOCAR to bid for DEPA's gas grid unit DESFA (Adds meeting between Gazprom chief and Greek Prime Minister) By Harry Papachristou ATHENS, May 21 (Reuters) - Gazprom is squeezing Athens for better terms to buy DEPA, Greece's sole retail gas distributor, a Greek official said, as the Russian gas export monopoly ...
The economic crisis appears to have generated a new spirit of volunteerism in Greece, a country where this social activity has not been particularly widespread in the past.A survey made public on Tuesday suggested that there has been a 44 percent increase in the number of Greeks taking part in volunteer projects since 2010, when Greece signed up to the EU-IMF bailout.The opinion poll, carried ...
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Under the baton of Placido Domingo, acclaimed Chilean writer Isabel Allende's short story "Una Venganza" ("An Act of Vengeance") emerges from the printed page as the opera "Dulce Rosa", a production with a Latin heart and Greek tragedy in its soul that premiered Friday in Los Angeles.
"Dulce Rosa" is a further effort by the L.A. Opera, directed by Domingo, to bring lyric opera to a wider audience.
"We're always looking to create new works," the Spanish tenor told EFE.
Domingo got behind the adaptation of "Una Venganza" when the idea was proposed to him by composer Lee Holdridge and librettist Richard Sparks, to whom Allende gave the go-ahead years ago without really expecting anything to come of it, she told EFE.
"It finally emerged, to my surprise," the author of "The House of the Spirits" said, adding that she often receives requests from artists to stage her stories but "only about 10 percent are used as proposed, the rest get lost somewhere along the way".
Allende chose to remain on the sidelines of the project and leave the work "to people who know the field".
"Dulce Rosa" relates the traumatic experience of young Rosa Orellano, played by Uruguayan soprano Maria Antunez, who, after a political uprising takes the life of her father, a powerful senator of a Latin American country, is raped by a guerrilla with whom she will later attempt to settle scores. ...
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