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Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and visiting Azeri President Ilham Aliyev on Monday discussed two major investments that promise to draw much-needed revenue the privatization of Greeces gas transmission network (DESFA) and the construction of the Trans Adriatic Gas Pipeline (TAP), that would cross Greece.
Berlin has denied media reports that the German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) had been monitoring online activity in Greece, among other countries.
Speaking to journalists on Monday, Germanys deputy government spokesman Georg Streiter said that although Greece was mentioned in internal BND documents, the country itself was not being monitored.
A 15-year-old arrested along with another 10 people after a ton of heroin was seized in a residence in Filothei, northern Athens, and a warehouse in Koropi, last Thursday, was conditionally released on Monday.
The teenager is the son of a 40-year-old businessman involved in shipping and his former wife, both of whom are facing charges in the probe.
Hundreds of people on Saturday joined Greece's annual gay pride parade in a long-standing demand for equal rights to civil union and adoption.
Titled «A Family Affair», the 10th Athens Pride held on central Klafthmonos Square was supported by nearly a dozen embassies including those of Britain, the United States and Canada.
By Karolos Grohmann
A 3-0 defeat by Colombia on Saturday in Greece's opening World Cup Group C game was a bad start to the tournament in Brazil but it is no drama, Greece coach Fernando Santos told reporters.
Santos said the Greeks, who have never managed to keep a clean sheet at a World Cup match, paid the price for a lack of focus at key moments in the game.