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Athens (Greece)

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  • Greek bill to detain illegal immigrants for disease is 'alarming'

     
    In Greece, a plan to detain illegal immigrants suspected of carrying HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases has upset Amnesty International, which called the idea “deeply alarming” and discriminatory....
  • A third Greek leader tries to put together a government

     
    Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos takes his turn Thursday in trying to form a government in Greece after two other bids before him failed. Failure by Venizelos would mean that another election is likely....
  • Greek Socialist leader says coalition talks making headway

     
    The four-day struggle of Greek politicians to stitch together a coalition government gained sudden momentum Thursday as concerned creditors began to reduce the flow of rescue loans that keep this cash-strapped country afloat....
  • Greek leftists flirt with bailing on the bailout, no immediate takers

     
    Leftist politicians changed the conversation in Greece Tuesday from what further sacrifices the heavily indebted Balkan nation needs to make to stay in the Eurozone to bailing on the common currency and reneging on promises to make deeper spending cuts...
  • Austerity-weary Greeks go to the polls in crucial election

     
    Greeks began heading to the polls Sunday to vote in a crucial election amid Europe's ongoing debt crisis. Polls show that voters will probably punish the two main parties for signing Greece up to brutal austerity cuts demanded as a condition of two...
  • Greek conservative leader Samaras fails to form coalition

     
    Upping the chances of a new election next month, Greece’s conservative leader Antonis Samaras said Monday he had failed to find a coalition partner to form a new government....
  • Greeks to go to polls May 6; could complicate economic recovery

     
    Greeks will go to the polls May 6, the prime minister announced Wednesday. The election will be a hard-fought race whose uncertain outcome could deepen Europe's debt crisis as Greeks grow weary of ever-harsher austerity measures....
  • Sands Theater opens ‘Sweeney Todd’ Oct. 29

     
    The Sands Theater Company in DeLand will present its first musical of the season, and it's Stephen Sondheim's “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” Opening on Oct. 29 and running through Nov. 14, Sondheim’s musical thriller...
  • University of Georgia set to debut new bulldog mascot, Uga VIII, after the death of Uga VII

     
    ATHENS, Ga. — After playing its first six games with an interim mascot, Georgia will introduce Uga VIII before Saturday's homecoming game against Vanderbilt. Georgia has had "Russ" as the interim mascot since Uga VII's death last year. Uga VIII's......
  • Discount for final weekend of ‘Sweeney Todd’

     
    Here's a special offer for the production of Sands Theater Company's “Sweeney Todd,” onstage at the historic Athens Theatre in DeLand Buy your tickets before Friday and get $4 off the price of general-admission or senior-citizen tickets. Use...
  • Author Jonathan Franzen in DeLand

     
    Tod Caviness here, with a bit of late book news buried in my press releases from the week. This one's a biggie, though – Stetson University has landed none other than author and Time Magazine cover boy Jonathan Franzen for a lecture this month in...
  • Restaurant discounts for ‘Sweeney Todd’ patrons

     
    A while back, I wrote about the Sands Theater Company production of “Sweeney Todd” using notable locals as victims. Here are some of those who fell under the barber's knife in the musical at DeLand's Athens Theatre: Michael Fronk, University...