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Curated by Mikko Takkunen, a collection of the most interesting photojournalism and documentary photography from across the web....
From: Time | By: Mikko Takkunen | Monday, September 1, 2014
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by Dish Staff Charles Simic muses about the best philosophy to take toward wine: I remember a story about President Nixon habitually guzzling rare vintage Bordeaux during state dinners without sharing it with his guests, having it poured into his glass...
From: The Atlantic | By: Dish Staff | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Turkey's new president says his country will only approve of a deal to reunify Cyprus if it enshrines breakaway Turkish Cypriots as equal partners in a federation with the internationally recognized Greek Cypriot government....
From: Fox News | Monday, September 1, 2014
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by Phoebe Maltz Bovy Fashion Birkenstocks: Fave if you love, retweet if you hate. http://t.co/hkoQmlJnQo— BuzzFeed Style (@BuzzFeedFashion) August 06, 2014 Rebecca Willis ponders the eternal question of why (some) women wear high heels: We’ve heard...
From: The Atlantic | By: Phoebe Maltz Bovy | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Greece's government says it won't enact further austerity measures ahead of talks later this week with bailout creditors.
From: Fox News | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Twenty-five years after Francis Fukuyama's landmark essay, liberal democracy is increasingly beset. Its defenders need to go back to the basics....
From: The Atlantic | By: Timothy Stanley | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Gas flow from Azerbaijan to Bulgaria has never been more feasible economically, but is hardly plausible from a political perspective, an Azeri think-tank believes.These comments are part of an article posted on the website Haqqani.az, run by a prominent...
From: Novinite | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Gas flow from Azerbaijan to Bulgaria has never been more feasible economically, but is hardly plausible from a political perspective, an Azeri think-tank believes.These comments are part of an article posted on the website Haqqani.az, run by a prominent...
From: Novinite | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Athens (AFP) - The Greek economy, in recession for six years, shrank again in the second quarter of this year, but by only 0.3 percent, revised data showed on Monday.The revised outcome from the statistics office Elstat was slightly worse than an initial...
From: Business Insider | By: Sophie Makris | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Here, for example, is Justice Kagan dissenting in the Supreme Court case Town of Greece v. Galloway: A person goes to court, to the polls, to a naturalization ceremony — and a government official or his hand-picked minister asks her, as the first order...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Below you'll find an excerpt from Tara Bennett's "Showrunners: How to Run a Hit TV Show," courtesy of Titan Books. "Collected from a truly expansive exploration of television’s most creative minds, Showrunners is an insider’s guide to creating and...
From: Roger Ebert | By: The Editors | Monday, September 1, 2014
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TVA officials say they are on pace to start operating the new Watts Bar reactor — the second at the power plant — in December 2015. That could make Watts Bar the nation's first new civilian nuclear power unit to come online in the 21st century. NRC...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Michael Saler profiles Marcelo Gleiser, who " wants to heal the rift between humanists and scientists by deflating scientific dreams of establishing final truths," in The Nation: The battle lines became firmly drawn in the years following World War II.......
From: Three Quarks Daily | By: Robin Varghese | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Doug Kass of Seabreeze Partners is known for his accurate stock market calls and keen insights into the economy, which he shares with RealMoney Pro readers in his daily trading diary. Last week, Kass wrote about what market hubris...
From: TheStreet | By: Doug Kass | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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There is a rich and honorable historic tradition of sexual boycott for socio-political purposes. The practice was immortalized by Aristophanes in his comedy Lysistrata, in which the women of Greece abstain from sex to encourage their husbands and lovers...
From: The Raw Story | By: Katie Halper | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Obama flies to Estonia to reassure BalticsThe post NATO seeks to ward off more Russian aggression appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: The Associated Press | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Britain's hero Andy Murray shows why the constant striving for success, with the near certainty of failure, lies at heart of most sport, writes Sarah Crompton....
From: Telegraph | By: Sarah Crompton | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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By Dr. Harold Goldmeier:Walk through the brightly lit and well-stocked dairy aisles of your local supermarket. Marvel at the varieties of milk, cheese, yogurt, and creams. The dairy cases occupy among the most footage in the highly competitive fight...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Dr. Harold Goldmeier | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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I was doing a little research on this great little festival called Athens Intensified. While looking it over, I came across this band, Scooterbabe on the festival’s line-up. They haven’t done anything new in awhile, but I’ve been… (in post Fresh...
From: The Hype Machine | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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RememberlastweekwhennewsofapotentialJohnStamos-produced,updatedversionofFullHouse hittheInternetand’90skidsacrossthecountryspilledCrystalPepsiontheirhypercolorslapbracelets?Well,turnsoutthatain’ttheonlyironStamoshasintheol’fire.He’salsoattachedtostar...
From: Warming Glow | By: dguproxx | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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As Greece attempts to climb out of its six-year recession, the real-estate market is looking to the poster boy of the country's privatization process: Athens's long-disused airport, Hellinikon.
From: Wall Street Journal | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Last week, former Dartmouth College fraternity member Andrew Lohse released his purported tell-all memoir of his time in Greek life, charmingly titled "Confessions of an Ivy League Frat Boy." Lohse had previously chronicled the hazing he experienced...
From: Business Insider | By: Peter Jacobs | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Strand Releasing has announced the acquisition of Panos H. Koutras’ "Xenia" from Pyramide International ahead of its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.  The film marked its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival...
From: Indiewire | By: Casey Cipriani | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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With the president attending this week's NATO summit in Wales, and the heightened concerns among the organization’s members – especially the newer ones with experience of hand’s-on Russian domination and rule – it might be profitable for our...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Geoffrey Norman | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Buyers are returning to the property market in Greece amid signs that Europe's hardest-hit economy is starting to recover....
From: Wall Street Journal | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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From: Gamma Squad | By: ludditeandroid | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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PARIS (AP) -- Finance officials from Greece have started talks in Paris with the country's rescue creditors, and are hoping to ease emergency taxes that
From: Taiwan News | By: Associated Press | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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The Parthenon represents, for many, a golden age in human achievement: the 5th-century b.c. Greek flowering of democracy, sciences, and the arts. But what if its chief ornament, the Parthenon frieze, turned out to be not an embodiment of reason and proportion—of...
From: Free Republic | By: The Weekly Standard | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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YAAAAAAS BISH YAAAAAAAAS! Celebrities Party In Atlanta For Gay Pride Weekend Atlanta Black Gay Pride, America’s leading LGBTQ annual pride completed its weekend celebration with the 3rd Annual Pure Heat Community Festival. The festival put on by The...
From: Bossip | By: deolacola | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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The ECB raised its benchmark rate in 2011 from 1.0% to 1.5%. Since then the rate has moved down to 0.15%. After their benchmark rate was raised in 2011, the Euro area went into a recession. Did the ECB cause the recession by raising their benchmark nominal...
From: Angry Bear | By: Edward Lambert | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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September 03, 2014 1:22 AMLAS PALMAS (Spain) - Hosts Spain passed their first real test at the basketball World Cup with flying colours on Monday when they beat Brazil 82-63 to book a last-16 berth alongside a Greek team who brushed aside Puerto Rico...
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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From: Tampa Tribune | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Crocodile that mysteriously appeared in an artificial lake still at large on the Greek island, despite Olivier Behra's effortsFor two nights Olivier Behra stood on a boat, a torch in one hand, a rope in the other, waiting for Sifis, Europe's increasingly...
From: The Guardian | By: Helena Smith in Athens | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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The cream continues to rise to the top as the 2014 FIBA World Cup moves forward, but several teams are looking to establish themselves as legitimate contenders on Day 4 in Spain. Although the United States and host Spaniards remain the clear top squads,...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Mike Chiari | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Why humans have evolved to flare their nostrils, furrow their brows, and frown...
From: The Atlantic | By: Cari Romm | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Finance officials from Greece have started talks in Paris with the country's rescue creditors, and are hoping to ease emergency taxes that have helped fuel recession.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Associated Press | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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This post originally appeared on Yahoo! Travel.  Covered in sandy beaches, surrounded by the Aegean’s blue crystalline waters, and featuring traditional smooth white architecture against dark volcanic rock, the Cyclades are some of the most famous...
From: Oyster Blog | By: Katherine Alex Beaven | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Director Sean Graney has adapted the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides into a stirring daylong festival of theater.
From: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel | By: $rssAuthor | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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A stubborn, hard worker, he excelled at sports. Even with arthritis and bad knees, he refused to ease up.The post Douglas Bruce Cameron, 1947-2014 appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Adrian Lee | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Miltos Yerolemou is set to reunite with his Game of Thrones co-star Gwendoline Christie on the set of the new Star Wars film. The Greek actor, who played swordsman Syrio Forel in the fantasy TV series, has become a late addition to the cast of director...
From: FanBolt | By: Jasmine Alyce | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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So, you probably aren't paying all that much attention to the FIBA World Cup right now, because it's still summer and you've got better things to do than watch Sad Derrick Rose shoot 3-12 in 40 minutes of playing time. With that said, you should be aware...
From: Deadspin | By: Tom Ley | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Lawmakers in Greece have begun debating draft legislation to outlaw Holocaust denial and expand prosecution powers against the incitement of racial violence, following scores of violent attacks against immigrants and a surge in popular support for the...
From: Fox News | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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The mayor of the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki wore a yellow Star of David at his inauguration to protest a newly elected city councilman from the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party.
From: JTA | By: Marcy Oster | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Lawmakers in Greece have begun debating draft legislation to outlaw Holocaust denial and expand prosecution powers against the incitement of racial violence, following scores of violent attacks against immigrants and a surge in popular support for the...
From: Miami Herald | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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For millions of Christians, biblical counselors have replaced psychologists. Some think it's time to reverse course....
From: Miller McCune | By: Kathryn Joyce | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Lawmakers in Greece have begun debating draft legislation to outlaw Holocaust denial and expand prosecution powers against the incitement of racial violence, following scores of violent attacks against immigrants and a surge in popular support for the...
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Associated Press | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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The BBC reports that Uber has been banned in Germany by a Frankfurt court: A court in Frankfurt ruled that the firm lacked the necessary legal permits to operate under German law. It has emerged that the firm was told...
From: Econlog | By: Alberto Mingardi | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Dreams of a 2014 FIBA World Cup title may be nearly gone for Gilas Pilipinas (Philippines) and Puerto Rico, but national pride is an incredible motivator. Basketball fans will likely find that out Wednesday when the two sides square off. Something has...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Scott Polacek | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Everton have completed a season-long loan deal for Olympiacos forward David Henen, just hours after the Greek champions signed the player from Anderlecht. According to the official Everton website, the 18-year-old will join the club's under-21 side,...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Tom Sunderland | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Late moves for the likes of Nathaniel Chalobah and Marco van Ginkel took Chelsea's total of players out on loan at other clubs to a remarkable 26. The loanees are spread across eight countries, in places as far afield as Chile and Greece. Several players...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Mark Patterson | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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