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Russia, America dig into tug-of-war over Bitcoin laundering suspect

Russia doesn't want America taking one of its nationals accused of running a $4bn Bitcoin laundering ring – Moscow wants him more. The Russian foreign ministry said in a statement on Friday that a Greek court's decision to extradite Alexander Vinnik to the US is "unjust and a violation of international law". The 38-year-old …
Andrew Silver, 6 Oct 2017

Aquaboffins sink lost Greek city theory

Greek and British scientists have announced that submerged remains off the Ionian island of Zakynthos bearing an uncanny resemblance to a lost city are in fact natural formations. Professor Julian Andrews, of the University of East Anglia's (UEA) School of Environmental Sciences, explained: "The site was discovered by …
Lester Haines, 3 Jun 2016

So what the BLINKING BONKERS has gone wrong in the eurozone?

Worstall @ the Weekend A while ago, one of The Register's anonymous cowards posted a question about inflation. Can anyone explain why printing truckloads of money was the correct thing to do for UK and USA while restricting the money supply and austerity was the necessary [thing] for every other advanced country in Europe? Was it simply that all …
Tim Worstall, 26 Jul 2015
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Bitcoin fixes a Greek problem – but not the Greek debt problem

Worstall on Thursday Hallelujah and may the Lord be praised! Someone has finally managed to find a decent economic use for Bitcoin. This isn't what those of us interested in the nitty-gritty of economics ever really expected, to be quite frank. We have looked on the alt-coin world as a rerun, a recapitulation, of every scam, fraud and mistake that …
Tim Worstall, 16 Jul 2015
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Apple proffers FREE iCLOUD SUBS to tackle Greek debt crisis

iThingy flinger Apple has decided enough is enough with poor old Greece, helping solve the EU nation's debt crisis with an offer of free iCloud services - for a month, anyway. In an email obtained by iPhoneHellas the company said it would offer the one-month only deal to customers currently unable to maintain their …
Kat Hall, 15 Jul 2015

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras brings the EU to its knees

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras managed to bring the European Parliament’s live streaming service to a standstill this morning. The Greek leader was giving an unusual speech to MEPs in Strasbourg following Sunday’s referendum, but despite much crowing from the EU Parliament press department about how everyone would be able …
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Crowdfunded beg-a-thon to bail out Greece raises 0.003% of target

A well-meaning, if definitely doomed, attempt to crowdfund a bailout for soon-to-default Greece has been launched on Indiegogo by a Yorkshireman who works in a London shoe shop. Pitched as a bailout fund for Greece, replete with Gettysburg Addres-style "by the people, for the people" rhetoric, Thom Feeney aims to raise €1,600, …
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C'mon! Greece isn't really bust and it can pay its debts

Worstall @ the Weekend As I write we've just got the latest news that Greece has been saved from default, bankruptcy, being thrown out of the euro and everything is going to be lovely for The Men Without Ties. Which is, of course, lovely, but there really wasn't quite as much to worry about as people seemed to think. It could, obviously, all have …
Tim Worstall, 1 Mar 2015
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The Man Who Stole Greece: Cuffed chap had data on most of country

Greek police have cuffed a suspect who allegedly stole personal data of three-quarters of the country's population as part of an attempted industrial-scale ID theft scam. The unnamed 35-year-old computer programmer is suspected of attempting to flog nine million records containing ID card data, addresses, tax identification …
John Leyden, 21 Nov 2012
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Pastafarians: Get your noodly appendages off that Facebook suspect

Greek Pastafarians staged a protest in Athens on Friday, days after a man was arrested for running a Facebook page that satirised a revered monk. The 27-year-old faces blasphemy* charges over a Facebook page that mocked deceased Greek monk Elder Paisios, using the name Elder Pastitsios (the name of an even better known Greek …
John Leyden, 2 Oct 2012
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Microsoft's offices gutted in Athens arson attack

Microsoft's Greek headguarters in Athens have been attacked by arsonists, who caused serious damage but didn't injure anyone. The software giant said that the assailants drove a van up to the entrance of the building in the early hours of this morning and made the security guards keep away while they set fire to the vehicle …
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How to keep your money safe if the euro implodes

This is your handy guide to surviving the coming disintegration of the euro. Umm, OK, the coming possible, maybe even likely, disintegration of the euro. The current betting from the major banks is that there's a 50 to 75 per cent chance that Greece will leave before the year end. There's at least one Nobel Laureate who thinks …
Tim Worstall, 25 May 2012
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Underwater Greek volcano brewing Lara Croft style earthquake

Angelina-Jolie-inna-wetsuit related news on the science wires this morning, as boffins in America announce that the underwater volcano off the shore of the famous, beautiful Greek island of Santorini is showing signs of trouble coming. “If the caldera erupts underwater, it could cause local tsunamis and affect boat traffic, …
Lewis Page, 14 Mar 2012
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Eurozone crisis: We're all dooomed! Here's why

Analysis Quite what is actually happening over the Eurozone I can't actually tell you: it's not that things change too fast to write about them, it's that things change to fast to read about them. Berlusconi still PM? Italian bond yields over or under 7 per cent? That changes as often and as fast as Berlusconi does condoms. France to go …
Tim Worstall, 10 Nov 2011
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Four illegal ways to sort out the Euro finance crisis

Comment Saving the euro isn't the easiest of things: solving the current problems actually would be quite easy, if expensive, except for all the laws and regulations that rule out all of the easy ways. The basic problem is well explained here. Don't worry too much about what the Taylor Rule is: just accept that if you're going to have …
Tim Worstall, 22 Jul 2011
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Sony BMG Greece hacked

Updated Sony BMG Greece has became the latest property of the entertainment giant to be hacked. The miscreants attacked over the weekend. The Hackers News uploaded sample extracts from a database of users' names and email addresses onto pastebin after hackers who broke into SonyMusic.gr sent them a dump from their hack. The data as …
John Leyden, 23 May 2011
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Street View snooptrike stalks Siena

A couple of months back, the Vulture Central Street View Monitoring Bureau got word that the Great Satan of Mountain View had neatly circumvented the problem of capturing pedestrianised urban areas with its all-seeing eye by deploying a fleet of sinister snooptrikes. We're obliged then to reader Andrew Porrer, who was able to …
Lester Haines, 24 Jul 2009
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Greece grounds Google's Street View fleet

Google's Orwellian Street View snoopmobiles have been banned from prowling Greece's highways and byways, pending the search monolith coughing "additional information" as to just what it's up to. The country's Data Protection Authority issued the edict yesterday, according to AFP, simultaneously suspending a similar all-seeing …
Lester Haines, 12 May 2009

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