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Tim Mack headed to Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, Class of 2018

2004 Olympic gold medalist pole vaulter Tim Mack has a major reason to be proud. He is headed to the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.

Olympic pole vaulter Toby Stevenson talks pole vault, success Special

Lexington - Olympic silver medalist Toby Stevenson chatted with Digital Journal about his respected career as a pole vaulter for Team USA, and as a Assistant Coach at the University of Kentucky.

Migrant camp near Athens poses public health risk: Greek mayors

Atenas - Five mayors of Athens' coastal suburbs warned Wednesday of the "enormous" health risks posed by a nearby camp housing over 4,000 migrants and refugees.

Greek banks reopen with restrictions as prices soar

Athens - Banks in Greece were open at week's end for the first time in July but at a steep price — limits on cash withdrawals and higher prices on nearly everything people buy.

Greece approves austerity measures to stay in euro economy

Athens - Greece's parliament argued long into the night Thursday but finally approved a long list of new austerity measures to keep the government afloat with emergency loans from other European Union nations.

EU should prepare for Greece default, German official says

Berlin - European Union nations should prepare for Greece's expected default and departure from the common currency, a German official said Monday.

Bank error gives Georgia teen $31k, who then promptly spends it

Hull - A bank in Hull, Ga., mistakenly deposited $31,000 into an 18-year-old's bank account. The teen then went on a shopping spree, and now could face prosecution.

4.9 earthquake hits Greek Island of Evia

Athens - There are reports that an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.9 has struck the Greek island of Evia. There are no early reports of injuries or damage.

Greece: Two Golden Dawn members shot dead in terrorist attack

Athens - Armed gunmen shot dead two young members of Greece's far-right party Golden Dawn in cold blood, leaving a third man critically injured. The attack happened outside party offices in Neo Iraklio, Athens.

Greece: Golden Dawn still in third place in polls

Athens - In spite of a government clamp down on Greece's far-right party Golden Dawn and legal measures to define the party as a criminal organization, the party is still ranking third in political polls.

Greece: Golden Dawn leader remanded in custody

Athens - Nikos Michaloliakos, leader of the ultra-nationalist party Golden Dawn, is to remain in custody pending trial, on charges of forming a criminal organization. A defiant Michaloliakos cried "Long live the victory" as he left court.

Greece's Golden Dawn MPs released from custody

Athens - Three Golden Dawn MPs have been released from custody pending trial. Party spokesman Ilias Kasidiaris, and lawmakers Ilias Panayiotaros and Nikos Michos, all deny the charges brought against them.

Greece's Golden Dawn leader and MPs arrested

Nikos Michaloliakos, leader of Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party, has been arrested, along with three prominent MPs including Ilias Kasidiaris, on charges of forming a criminal organization.

Video: Woman describes knife attack by Golden Dawn supporters

A young Greek woman describes a knife attack in the street on the day after anti-fascist rapper, Pavlos Fyssas, was murdered by Golden Dawn supporters. Her crime was wearing an anti-fascist T-shirt.

Greece moves to ban Golden Dawn party after singer's murder

Athens - The Greek government is likely to take steps in an attempt to ban the far-right Golden Dawn party following the murder of an anti-fascist rapper by a self-confessed party member.

Op-Ed: Pros and cons of the same city holding the Olympics

The Olympics are a global sporting affair and countries vie hard to host the games but would it be so bad if the same city, and country, always played host?

Greek labour unions to hold third general strike

Athens - Greek labour unions will be holding their third general strike this year as government in Athens debates the possibility of thousands of civil-service job cuts.

Athens: Striking market vendors hand out 20 tons of free food

Athens - Market stall vendors staging a 24-hour-strike in Greece on Wednesday, set up their stalls in Athens to hand out 20 tons of free food.

Greece to introduce strict penalties for racist crimes

Athens - The Greek government is mulling the introduction of new legislation which will introduce strict penalties for racist crimes and strip politicians involved in racist behaviour of their political immunity.

Greece's Golden Dawn gave toll-free travel over Easter

Greeks were able to enjoy a spot of toll-free travel over Orthodox Easter as Golden Dawn members manned many toll booths on the country's network of toll roads over the weekend, waving motorists through fee free.

Greek Public Order Minister says Golden Dawn may be outlawed

Athens - Greek Public Order Minister Nikos Dendias has said a constitutional review may lead to the outlawing of ultra-nationalist party Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi), which consistently polls in third place with the electorate.

Riot police use tear gas to stop Golden Dawn giving free food

Athens - Golden Dawn's planned Maundy Thursday free food distribution for needy Greek families was halted by riot police in Syntagma Square early this morning. Police used tear gas to prevent the free distribution of food.

Athens Mayor bans Golden Dawn Easter soup kitchen

Athens - The Mayor of Athens has refused to allow ultra-national party Golden Dawn from operating a soup kitchen in Syntagma Square on Maundy Thursday.

Greece: Poll shows third of Greeks nostalgic for military junta

A poll conducted for Greek newspaper Eleftherotypia revealed that 30 percent of Greeks indicated nostalgia for the days of the Colonels, the military junta which ruled Greece between 1967 and 1974.

Greece: Manolada strawberry field shooters claim self-defence

Greek police have arrested the three strawberry field foremen who fired at a group of 200 migrant workers from Bangladesh, in Manolada, Peloponnese. The three men claim they were acting in self-defence against a mob.

Council of Europe report: Greece could ban Golden Dawn

A report by the Council of Europe’s human rights watchdog states Greece has adequate legal grounds to ban the political party Golden Dawn, which it accuses of involvement in racially motivated crimes.

Controversy over Golden Dawn's distribution of free food, Thasos

Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) have denied media reports in the Greek press that they were prevented from distributing free food to residents on the island of Thasos.

Greece: Golden Dawn call for death penalty for violent migrants

Corinth - Greece is shocked by the tragic death of a 25-year-old woman who was caught in the cross-fire between foreign criminals and police. Golden Dawn have called for the return of the death penalty for violent migrants.

Mini-documentary series: 'Portraits of Greece in Crisis'

Athens - A new series of short documentaries about the Greek crisis has been created to fulfill the need for an alternative crisis narrative. The series shows the people going through their daily routines in a country which is suffering.

Photo essay: Areopoli, birthplace of Greek war of Independence Special

A must-see Mani attraction is the ancient market town of Aeropoli, named after the Greek god of war, Ares. Steeped in history, the town was the birthplace of the Greek war of Independence on March 17, 1821.
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A man walks past the headquarters of Greece's Hellenic Postbank (TT) in Athens on January 9  20...
A man walks past the headquarters of Greece's Hellenic Postbank (TT) in Athens on January 9, 2014
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Looking through the same Kafeneio. The service is always extraordinary: peaceful and enjoyable rathe...
Looking through the same Kafeneio. The service is always extraordinary: peaceful and enjoyable rather than the noisy and rushed experience many in Australia endure everyday.
Many random ruins exist throughout the city. These great pillars are remnants no doubt of another gr...
Many random ruins exist throughout the city. These great pillars are remnants no doubt of another grandiloquent structure not quite lucky enough to have stood the wear and tear of a few thousand years.
Athens from the ocean: a majestic and ancient city of culture  tradition and might. No one need fear...
Athens from the ocean: a majestic and ancient city of culture, tradition and might. No one need fear the future of this strong and capable nation of antiquity. The Athenians will ride out their current trials as they always have: united and uncompromising in the face of imminent danger.
A local dove enjoying some  Mythos  Hellenic lager. The street life of Athens is incredibly lively a...
A local dove enjoying some "Mythos" Hellenic lager. The street life of Athens is incredibly lively and vibrant.
The Guardian Newspaper interviewed a young Greek woman who suffered a knife attack at the hands of G...
The Guardian Newspaper interviewed a young Greek woman who suffered a knife attack at the hands of Golden Dawn supporters.
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The same shoreline many Greek heroes leaving for legendary battles of ancient history have departed ...
The same shoreline many Greek heroes leaving for legendary battles of ancient history have departed from for the last time. No doubt looking back from their ship feeling an immense sense of duty, honour and patriotism.
The classic and ever-popular  Russian-built Lada Niva. Used by the Russian military  these 4WD s are...
The classic and ever-popular, Russian-built Lada Niva. Used by the Russian military, these 4WD's are invincible!
A magnificent view of a magnificent former empire. The Byzantine empire at it s height in 555AD pres...
A magnificent view of a magnificent former empire. The Byzantine empire at it's height in 555AD presided over 26,000,000 peoples; stretching from Spain, to Asia Minor and Northern Africa.
The bone-rattling noise produced from this two-hour parade through Athens is an incredible sight. Ta...
The bone-rattling noise produced from this two-hour parade through Athens is an incredible sight. Tanks, trucks, armored vehicles, troop carriers, Chemical warfare soldiers, jets, commandos...Thousands of locals and tourists alike line the streets proudly waving Greek flags. Such a sense of all-encompassing pride is felt. Greek or not, you can't help but love this country. The pride and unity displayed by this event gives me confidence that Greece will emerge victors of it's current trials.
A quaint  Kafeneio  (Καφενειο: cafe) on the incline to the Acropolis. Just what the doctor o...
A quaint 'Kafeneio' (Καφενειο: cafe) on the incline to the Acropolis. Just what the doctor ordered!
A Modern Athenian Horizon.
A Modern Athenian Horizon.
The Guardian Newspaper interviewed a young Greek woman who suffered a knife attack at the hands of G...
The Guardian Newspaper interviewed a young Greek woman who suffered a knife attack at the hands of Golden Dawn supporters.
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An amphitheater just below the Acropolis. Extraordinary engineering ingenuities such as this theater...
An amphitheater just below the Acropolis. Extraordinary engineering ingenuities such as this theater, would have housed the great poets like Homer, and speakers like Pericles.
March 25: Greek Independence Day. A proud national display of Greece s military might; dissuading an...
March 25: Greek Independence Day. A proud national display of Greece's military might; dissuading any Turks or Macedonians considering a forceful border adjustment.
Many random ruins exist throughout the city. These great pillars are remnants no doubt of another gr...
Many random ruins exist throughout the city. These great pillars are remnants no doubt of another grandiloquent structure not quite lucky enough to have stood the wear and tear of a few thousand years.
No city is perfect. The frustration of Greek youth oozes out of the perfectly chiseled masonry  pres...
No city is perfect. The frustration of Greek youth oozes out of the perfectly chiseled masonry, presenting a confronting and bleak reality. The cultural, vibrant and advanced city of Athens has a dark side - a side many tourists don't witness.
Amazing ancient artifacts at the National Archaelogical Museum in Athens. Incredible to think these ...
Amazing ancient artifacts at the National Archaelogical Museum in Athens. Incredible to think these intricate sculptures have survived unscathed, centuries of war and sub-surface burial.

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