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Election chaos in Mediterranean island no-one wants

never too latePresidential polls have closed in a small island in the Eastern Mediterranean that has been the subject of on-off warfare between two countries, neither of whom want it, and which has therefore been forced to go independent.

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Posted: Dec 14th, 2013
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Donkey Sanctuary ‘should have spotted the donkeys were people in costumes’

‘In stable number 6 we had a radio, tv, everything. Back in Piraeus my bank had just repossessed the stereo – what did I have to lose?’

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Posted: Nov 13th, 2013
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Catholic Church makes early withdrawal from contraception forum

European leaders have failed to reach agreement on a forum at contraception in the Dutch Capital, Den Haag. The event had a mixed reception from the start and was overshadowed by the Vatican representative’s withdrawal just before the climax, uttering a hurried ‘Sorry, I have to shoot’.

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Posted: Sep 29th, 2013
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Greek ATMs start begging

In a move described by international monetary experts as predictable and ‘only a matter of time’, ATM machines belonging to Greek banks have started begging passers-by for money.

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Posted: May 24th, 2012
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Papasmurf leads early betting for next Greek PM

With Papandreou recently resigned and Papademos taking control of a temporary government, William Hill reports that the early money for Greece’s next elected Prime Minister is going on loveable white-bearded geriatric, Papasmurf.

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Posted: Nov 14th, 2011
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