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Viral Photo Gives Renewed Hope to Syrian Refugee Family

The photo of a Syrian refugee who had lost a leg in a bomb attack, hoisting into the air his son, born without limbs, went viral last year in Italy. On Friday, Munzir El Nezzel, the man in the picture,...

US Embassy in Ukraine Asks for Evacuation of Nonessential Personnel

The US Embassy in Ukraine's capital Kyiv has requested that the State Department authorize the departure of all nonessential staff and their families, according to a CNN report on Saturday. A source close to the Ukrainian government told CNN that...

French Vaccine Valneva Shows Promise Against Omicron

The French biotech firm Valneva says that early studies show its coronavirus vaccine is effective against Omicron and it might be able to deliver doses to the European public in April. Officials from Valneva released a statement to the public...

Probe Shows Pope Benedict Failed to Act to Protect Children

A new report by a German law firm found that former Pope Benedict failed to act after credible accusations of child abuse in the Church. The former pope, who still lives in the Vatican in a separate residence from the...

Biden Predicts Russia Will Invade Ukraine

US President Joe Biden on Wednesday predicted Russia "will move in" to Ukraine, as NATO allies reinforce the country's defenses by sending weapons and personnel. "My guess is he will move in; he has to do something," Biden told reporters...

Ancient Greek Heritage Uncovered at the Black Sea Coast of Bulgaria

Ancient Greek heritage from six centuries before Christ has been uncovered by archaeologists exploring the ancient Hellenic colony of Apollonia Pontica in modern-day Bulgaria. According to the Archaeology in Bulgaria news site, the dig has uncovered the well-preserved remains of...

Two Greeks Elected Vice-Presidents of the European Parliament

Two Greek lawmakers were elected Vice Presidents of the European Parliament in a vote that took place on Tuesday. Eva Kaili, of the Movement for Change (KINAL) party, was elected for the first time to this prestigious post and will...

The English Socialite Who Caused a Stir in Greece with Famous Affairs

Jane Digby, who later became Lady Ellenborough, was one of the most famous adventuresses of her times, even having an affair with King Otto of Greece -- and his father -- and then going off to live in a...

NATO Allies Send Weapons to Ukraine as Russia Tensions Mount

NATO ally the United Kingdom has begun supplying Ukraine with anti-tank weapons and Canada has reportedly deployed a small contingent of special forces to Kiev amid concerns of a possible invasion by Russia. Speaking in the British parliament on Monday,...

The Twindemic: the Flu and Covid-19 are Spreading Simultaneously

The flu has returned to Europe after temporarily being supplanted by Covid-19 last year. Countries are now on alert for the potential of a "twindemic," a concurrent surge in flu cases and Covid-19 cases that could wreak havoc in...

Scientists Develop New Bait to Kill Mosquitoes, Fight Malaria

A new type of bait using beet juice instead of blood lures the mosquitoes that carry malaria, killing them off quickly, scientists announced recently. Malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases kills more than 700,000 people all over the globe every year...

Ancient Greek Figurines of Demeter Found in Black Sea Town

Figurines representing the ancient Greek goddess Demeter and her daughter, Persephone, were unearthed at a construction site in the Black Sea resort town of Anapa, in Russia. The terracotta statuettes, along with a relief, were discovered in early November of...

Governments Place Pressure on Unvaccinated as Omicron Surges

Governments around the world are scrambling to deal with their unvaccinated citizens as they grapple with hospitals that are nearly full of patients and healthcare staff who are exhausted and traumatized after two years of fighting the coronavirus. The groundbreaking...

Prince Andrew Loses Royal Patronages, Military Titles

Prince Andrew has been stripped of his royal patronages and military titles due to the ongoing sexual assault case against him. The Duke of York will no longer be styled "His Royal Highness" as well. Prince Andrew, 61, is at...

Greek-Swedish Filmmaker Wows at International Film Festivals

Greek-Swedish actor and filmmaker Nico Falcone Georgiadis' latest short film, entitled "The Promenade," tells the stories of seemingly unrelated lives coming together on the same public promenade. "The film exposes the problems of our time...it's a reminder of life, and...