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Athens police fire tear gas at protesters as 1000s rally against Macedonia name-change deal

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Thousands of people marched through the Greek capital, Athens to central Syntagma Square on Sunday to once again decry the name-change deal with Macedonia. Scuffles erupted as some demonstrators attacked riot police. Masked protestors tossed red paint and flares at the shield-bearing officers who guarded a narrow ladder leading to the parliament building in a Read More

FRO – Correction – Increase in Ownership Interest in Feen Marine Scrubbers

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Frontline Ltd. (the “Company” or “Frontline”) (NYSE:FRO) today announced that its ownership interest in Feen Marine Scrubbers Inc. (“FMSI”) has increased to 28.9% following the purchase by FMSI of a 30.8% stake in FMSI from Bjørnar Feen. Robert Hvide Macleod, CEO of Frontline Management said: “FMSI has gained market share since our initial investment, and Read More

Natural gas-burning power plant operations vary during periods of cold weather

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January 14, 2019 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, EIA-860, Annual Electric Generator Report Power generation in New England and New York is largely dependent on natural gas, which accounts for more than half of the region’s electricity generating capacity. About 58% of New England’s natural gas capacity has dual-fuel capability, meaning it can switch to Read More

Greek defense minister resigns, PM Tsipras calls vote of confidence in govt

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Greece’s defense minister has resigned in protest against a deal that would end a years-old dispute with Macedonia over its name. Panos Kammenos’ exit could endanger the ruling coalition government ahead of national elections. Kammenos submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Sunday. Speaking after the meeting, he said that “The Macedonia name Read More

TOP Ships Inc. Announces Exchange of Warrant

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ATHENS, Greece, Jan. 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TOP Ships Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ:TOPS) announced today that it has entered into a Warrant Exchange and Exercise Agreement (the “Agreement”) for the outstanding warrant previously sold on October 26, 2018 with an original exercise price of $1.50 per common share of the Company, par value $0.01 Read More

Merkel ‘inspects the desert she made’: Varoufakis slams German chancellor’s visit to Greece

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Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis slammed German Chancellor Angela Merkel, ahead of a two-day visit by Merkel to the austerity-stricken country. “Mrs Merkel is in Greece to inspect the desert she made and to call it… recovery,” Varoufakis tweeted on Thursday. “Ironically, her Greek triumph unleashed deflationary forces that hit Germany (eg -ve interest Read More

Athens gets snow as Greece shivers in record cold spell

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ATHENS (Reuters) – The ancient monuments in Athens got a rare dusting of snow on Tuesday as temperatures across Greece hit record lows, bringing transport to a standstill in some areas. While early morning tourists at the Acropolis were treated to a snow-globe scene, locals had to contend with roads made impassable by ice and Read More

Athens gets snow as Greece shivers in cold spell

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A cat is seen inside the archaeological site of the ancient Temple of Zeus following a snowfall in Athens, Greece, January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis ATHENS (Reuters) – Residents of the Greek capital, Athens, woke on Tuesday to rare snowfall as the country shivered in the grip of a cold spell, with sub-freezing temperatures in Read More

Airline tells passengers to get a BUS after UK-Greece flight diverted, furious fliers refuse

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Holidaymakers escaping the UK for some January sun in Greece were left angry and stranded in a faraway airport for about a day after they were diverted – and the low-cost airline suggested taking an eight-hour bus route instead. The Ryanair flight to Thessaloniki in Greece left London’s Stansted Airport on Friday evening for what Read More

One dead, two missing after blizzards hit Greece

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ATHENS (Reuters) – An elderly woman was found dead and two men were missing after blizzards hit parts of Greece, police officials said on Saturday. Temperatures in central and northern Greece have remained below zero for almost a week, during which time heavy snow has disrupted transport services and forced flights to be diverted in Read More