October 18, 2013 |
Greek police announced Friday that they were seeking the biological parents of a blond, blue-eyed girl about 4 years old who was found during a raid two days earlier on a Roma camp in central Greece, news media reported from Athens. The child, who was called Maria, was spotted by a female prosecutor who accompanied police on the raid and became suspicious of the girl's origins because she looked nothing like the couple who initially claimed to be her parents, the ekathimerini news site reported.
October 18, 2013 |
Over the course of nine novels, Scott Turow's Kindle County has become one the best-known settings in American literature. While fictional locations are not uncommon in the crime genre - the city of Santa Teresa in Ross Macdonald's and, later, Sue Grafton's mysteries comes most readily to mind - Turow's character-driven legal thrillers are more aligned with the artistic vision of William Faulkner, whose novels and short stories are set in Yoknapatawpha County,...
October 2, 2013 |
A crackdown on Greece's neo-fascist Golden Dawn party, including the arrest of six lawmakers, has set off a frenzied debate about whether Athens authorities are persecuting political opponents. Condemnation of the racist and nationalist ideology of the party has emanated from human rights advocates for years. Golden Dawn thugs on motorcycles are notorious for sweeping through immigrant neighborhoods to beat dark-skinned people with clubs and smash their market stalls. But it took the slaying of a white Greek rap musician to spur the government to investigate the group and charge its leaders with belonging to a criminal organization.
September 28, 2013 |
ATHENS - The leader and other top officials of Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party were arrested Saturday on suspicion of forming a criminal organization, the first such arrests since democracy was restored here in 1974. In all, 19 lawmakers, members and collaborators of the neo-Nazi party were detained and dozens more arrests were expected, police said. The sweep marked a sharp escalation in the government's drive to defang Golden Dawn after a party sympathizer confessed to fatally stabbing an anti-racist musician Sept.
September 17, 2013 |
In the front rows of the Weeknd's headlining show at the Greek Theatre on Monday, a professional-grade photographer prowled the aisles jotting notes and taking close-up photos of - exclusively - beautiful young women. A concert photographer who got a bit distracted? A Mötley Crüe-style girl procurement operation for an after-party? Who knew the real reason why he was there. But he definitely added to the predatory, voyeuristic vibe of the Weeknd's gripping live show. Monday's set (the first of a two-night Greek stand)
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September 12, 2013 |
President Obama, Tuesday night in the East Room: "Terrible things happen across the globe, and it is beyond our means to right every wrong. But when, with modest effort and risk, we can stop children from being gassed to death, and thereby make our own children safer over the long run, I believe we should act. That's what makes America different. That's what makes us exceptional. With humility, but with resolve, let us never lose sight of that essential truth. " Russian President Vladimir Putin, Wednesday night in the New York Times: " I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism.