Party leaders to clash over Kammenos in Monday showdown

NEWS

The parliamentary debate over a controversial arms deal with Saudi Arabia which was postponed on Wednesday for Monday is set to take place amid heightened tension between the government and opposition conservatives over the role of Defense Minister and junior coalition party leader Panos Kammenos.

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Only 30 pct of prior actions completed

The clock is ticking for the government, with just 11 working days before the December 4 Eurogroup, but its progress regarding the bailout review milestones is not at all encouraging so far.

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Greek pensioners march to Health Ministry

Hundreds of elderly Greeks protested against deep cuts to their pensions on Thursday as well as measures included in the government’s draft 2018 budget which they say will undermine access to healthcare and phase out the so-called EKAS allowance for low-pension retirees.

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BUSINESS Economy

Amendment to place civil servants in OLP

ILIAS BELLOS

The government is attempting to appoint staff to positions at the privatized Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) and to cancel a tender that OLP has already set in motion, with two amendments tabled for inclusion in a Shipping Ministry bill to be discussed on Thursday in Parliament.

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LIFE Film The historic Astor movie theater in the Korai Arcade off Panepistimiou Street.

Matinee and midnight screenings at the Astor

NICOLAS PAPACONSTANTINOU

Two years after its reopening, the historic Astor movie theater in the Korai Arcade off Panepistimiou Street continues to celebrate cinema with more films and cheaper tickets, as well as all-day screenings and a movie festival throughout November.

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COMMUNITY Education A member loyal to the so-called Islamic State waves an ISIS flag in Raqqa, Syria, in 2014. Islamic extremism is one of the topics that a working group of historians will be adding to the history curriculum of the new education program at Greek schools, Kathimerini has learned.

Update for Greek school history textbooks

APOSTOLOS LAKASAS

Jihad, the Greek Civil War, genocides, minority rights, the Holocaust, syndicalism, the modern refugee crisis – these are some of the topics that a working group of historians will be adding to the history curriculum of the new education program at schools, Kathimerini has learned.

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SPORTS Soccer

Postecoglou quits Socceroos bench

Australia was left without a coach seven months before the World Cup finals on Wednesday when Ange Postecoglou walked away from the job after weeks of speculation over his future.

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Sleeping Beauty | Athens | November & December

The Greek National Opera Ballet has teamed up with two distinguished performance artists – Swedish dancer and choreographer Pontus Lidberg, and British set and costume designer Patrick Kinmonth – for a brand-new production of the all-time classic “Sleeping Beauty,” inspired by the four seasons.