Salonika News

Election Demand As Riots Spread Through Greece

Thursday December 11, 2008
THE Greek Government, hanging on to power by one seat, is being pushed to call an early election as police brace for new disturbances overnight.

Covic Hunts Net Gain As Verbeek Plays Find A Keeper

Saturday December 15, 2007
WHEN Pim Verbeek arrives in Melbourne tomorrow to scout out training grounds for the Socceroos and take in the Melbourne Victory-Newcastle Jets match, the new Australia boss will get the perfect opportunity to size up two prime candidates scrapping for the goalkeeper spot for the first World Cup qualifier in seven weeks' time.

Topics Today

Wednesday September 26, 2007
Today's fact The moon smells like gunpowder.

Return To The Somme

Saturday April 22, 2006
The campaign left its scars on the land, the men who fought there and a distant young nation. James Button visits the battlefield.

At The Somme, A Harvest Of Death

Saturday April 22, 2006
Australia's bloodiest battle is overshadowed by the legend of Gallipoli, reports James Button.

House On The Hill

Friday March 31, 2006
Malcolm the Greek

Coach Knows Which Side He's On In Vpl Final

Sunday September 11, 2005
JOHN Anastasiadis made his name as a player with Heidelberg when it was in the National Soccer League before leaving for a lengthy and successful career in the Greek first division with PAOK Salonika.

Ella The Elephant, The Aristocrat And The Aussie

Monday April 12, 2004
To the little Greek girl in Salonika, Olive King was the unconventional woman who lived in the garden house, the Australian who was having a ``fizzing" affair with a Serbian officer.

Ex-socceroo Not Your Average Joe

Tuesday December 22, 1998
Life is comfortable for Joe Palatsides these days - many of his nights are spent sipping frappes with his friends in the cafes alongside the Pagassitikos Kolpos (bay). The port of Volos - halfway between Salonika and Athens - is hardly the centre of the football universe. Indeed, it is a fair wa

Search For Airliner Continues

Saturday December 20, 1997
SALONIKA, Greece.- Greek rescue crews searching for a Ukrainian airliner that vanished over northern Greece with 70 people on board were set to redouble their efforts yesterday. Heavy snow and low clouds in the rugged mountains hindered efforts to find the Russian-built Yakovlev-42 plane, which d

Plane Wreck Found

Friday December 19, 1997
MOSCOW.- A recovery team yesterday found the wreckage of a Ukrainian YAK-42 airliner with 70 people on board which was reported missing on Wednesday over northern Greece near Salonika, a spokesman for planemakers Yakovlev said. The spokesman, Gennady Muravlyov, cited Russian aviation authorities

Australian Comedy's Road To Glory

Thursday December 4, 1997
THE Australian comedy Road to Nhill, directed by Sue Brooks, won the top $US50,000 ($A73,530) Golden Alexander prize for best film at the Salonika film festival in Greece on Monday. The film by Brooks, former assistant to award-winning director Jane Campion, tells how a dozen elderly lawn bowlers

Arsenal, Sampdoria Out Of Uefa Cup

Wednesday October 1, 1997
London, Wednesday Arsenal and Sampdoria crashed out of the UEFA Cup at the first hurdle last night. The biggest shock was in London, where the big-spending Gunners marked a year under Arsene Wenger's management with a 1-1 draw and a 2-1 defeat on aggregate by PAOK Salonika. Dutch striker D

Cosy Stone Cottage In A Snug, Tranquil Setting

Wednesday January 29, 1997
SORRENTO, $159,000 Mizpah, 5 Salonika Street, Sorrento. Stone: five rooms. Land: about 18 by 42 metres. Private sale by Briggs Shaw (5984 4522). "Get a load of this little gem." -- Judith Stevens, Briggs Shaw. Best feature: Original stone cottage. TUCKED away in a side street o

Gaze Considers Offers To Play In Greece

Friday June 3, 1994
Andrew Gaze is again fielding huge offers for his basketball talents in Europe. Gaze, who played a season in the Italian national league with Udine in 1992, has had an offer believed to be worth at least $250,000 from the Aris Salonika club in Greece. Another Greek club, the Athens-based Olymp

Fee Only Barrier In Lazaridis Transfer

Tuesday May 31, 1994
Socceroo winger Stan Lazaridis has agreed to join Greek firstdivision club Aris Salonika, with only the final details of the transfer fee to be negotiated with West Adelaide. It is believed the two clubs are still haggling over the fee, estimated to be between $250,000 and $400,000. The S

Down Holy Ghost Street

Friday April 29, 1994
Women are forbidden, only 10 foreigners are allowed in each day and it runs on Byzantine time. On Mount Athos, the monks have better things to do than cater for the curiosity of travellers. VISITING Mount Athos is not an easy matter. In Salonika you present yourself at the Ministry of Northern Gr

One Million Greeks Rally For Ban

Thursday March 31, 1994
Salonika, Thursday. More than a million Greeks packed the northern port city of Salonika today to protest against European Union pressure on Athens to lift a trade embargo against the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Demonstrators, many clad in colorful Macedonian costumes, waved a s

European Union Turns Up The Heat On Athens Over Sanctions

Wednesday February 23, 1994
Brussels, Tuesday. Greece's European Union partners today turned up the pressure on Athens to end the economic embargo it imposed on Macedonia last week. Greece, which currently holds the EU's rotating presidency, closed its northern port of Salonika to Macedonian trade last week, cutting the

Greece Closes Port To Macedonia

Thursday February 17, 1994
Athens, Wednesday. Greece said today that it was closing its consulate in the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia and would deny the new Balkan republic access to the Greek port of Salonika, except for receiving humanitarian aid. The Socialist Prime Minister, Mr Andreas Papandreou, sharply

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