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  • Michael Saakashvili

    Michael Saakashvili

    In his first interview with Greek television President of Georgia, Michael Saakashvili explains his strategy to Alexis Papahelas. The President who almost became the reason for a new cold war speaks to the NEW FILES about the critical days of August, while he characterizes the Russian army as “thousands of drunken soldiers” and accuses the Russian leadership of having illusions that Russia is still a superpower. Finally, Saakashvili reveals to Alexis Papahelas that two years ago Vladimir Putin warned him that “he will make for us a Northern Cyprus.”

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  • An Innocent Man in Guantanamo

    An Innocent Man in Guantanamo

    Sofia Papaioannou travels to Bremen, Germany and meets the innocent man imprisoned for five years in Guantanamo Bay. Murat Kurnaz was 19 years old when he was detained in Pakistan and turned over to American forces for cash. From there he was transferred to Kandahar Air Base, Afghanistan where he experienced ‘enhanced interrogation’ techniques before being flown to Cuba. Now 26, he lives with his family in Germany trying to put his experiences of torture and false imprisonment behind him. Kurnaz’s describes how in Afghanistan he was beaten and hung from the ceiling by his arms for days in an effort to force a confession out of him. He explains how doctors would examine him from time to time merely to see how much...

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  • Milosevic’s Greek-American Friend

    Milosevic’s Greek-American Friend

    Chris Spirou is a Greek-American politician and former friend and close adviser to the late Slobodan Milosevic. For the first time ever, he speaks to Alexis Papahelas about what went on behind the scenes between the Serb leader and the White House in the dramatic hours leading up to the signing of the Dayton Agreement and the end of the war in Bosnia. He also gives an insider’s look into the negotiations for the future of Kosovo and the U.S. role in Milosevic’s fall. Finally, he gives a revealing and personal account of his final conversation with Milosevic in The Hague.

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  • The Man Who Would Break the Cartels

    The Man Who Would Break the Cartels

    Panagiotis Adamopoulos stands today accused of complicity in the blackmail of MEVGAL, a major dairy producer. It wasn’t always like this for Adamopoulos. In 2006 foreign trade journals, as well as his colleagues in the Antitrust Committee, regarded the newly hired Adamopoulos as “manna from heaven” and “the man who would break-up the big, price-fixing cartels”. That was until he found himself imprisoned in Koridallos jail. Today, as he waits for his May trial date, Panagiotis Adamopoulos speaks exclusively to Tasos Telloglou and The New Files about his journey from being the scourge of the cartels to sitting in the dock of the accused. He provides a revealing look into the Greek marketplace and the manner and...

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  • The prosecutor

    The prosecutor

    Carla Del Ponte, the former Chief Prosecutor of two United Nations international criminal law tribunals sits down with Tasos Telloglou in a Greece exclusive. 

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