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Spyware Discovered on the Phones of European Parliament Members

The European Parliament said on Wednesday it found traces of spyware on the phones of elected politicians and staff on its defense subcommittee. Members and staff in the chamber's subcommittee on security and defense (SEDE) have had their phones hit...

The Greek Architects of Italy’s Renaissance

Throughout history, many Greek scholars became the unsung heroes of the Renaissance, the period that linked ancient wisdom with a new modern era of scientific knowledge. The Renaissance emerged in European history as an opportunity of enlightenment, shining a new...

The Dazzling Greek Beauty of Sicily’s Valley of The Temples

Dominating the hills near the southern coast of Sicily lies an archaeological treasure that has captivated visitors for centuries: the Valle Dei Templi, or Valley of the Temples. This magnificent site, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the...

The Stunning Trojan War Mosaic Found in England

Archaeologists in the UK have recently uncovered a stunning mosaic from the Roman era depicting the famous battle between two protagonists of the Trojan War: Achilles and Hector. The artwork, measuring eleven meters (thirty-six feet) by almost seven meters (22.9...

Putin’s Critic Alexei Navalny Dies in Siberia Prison

Russia's most significant opposition leader to Vladimir Putin for the past decade, Alexei Navalny, has died in a Siberian prison, Russian officials announced on Friday. Navalny was serving a 19-year jail term for offenses widely considered politically motivated. He was...

Greece Joins European Missile Defense Project

Greece and Turkey on Thursday will formally join the European Sky Shield Initiative (ESSI), a German-led missile defense project, according to Minister of Defense Nikos Dendias. ESSI is a project to build a ground-based integrated European air defense system that...

Ukraine Says It Destroyed Russian Ship in the Black Sea

On Wednesday, Ukraine said it used naval drones to sink a Russian landing ship in the Black Sea. This is a report that has not been confirmed by Russian authorities. The Caesar Kunikov amphibious ship sank near Alupka, a city...

King Charles Calls Greek Monk for Prayers After Cancer Diagnosis

After being diagnosed with cancer, King Charles called a Greek Orthodox monk on Mount Athos and asked him to pray for his health, as revealed on Tuesday. Elder Ephraim who is currently Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Vatopedi at...

Will Trump Pull the US Out of NATO if He Wins Election?

Donald Trump's recent suggestion the US would not protect NATO allies failing to spend enough on defense has sent shockwaves across Europe. The Republican frontrunner said he had told allies he would "encourage" Russia to attack any NATO member that...

How Similar are the Ukrainian and Russian Languages?

Ukrainian and Russian are very closely related languages, but are not as similar as many might think. Despite sharing the Cyrillic script and a similar grammar structure, the two languages have many major and minor differences that set them apart...

Grecia Salentina: Exploring Southern Italy’s Greek Community

Nine villages in southern Italy collectively known as La Grecia Salentina (Salentine Greece) or, in the local dialect, Griko have maintained aspects of the Greek language and culture that have survived for centuries. Greek diasporas have been a constant in...

How to Extract Gold From E-Waste Using Old Milk

An aerogel made from old milk can extract highly pure gold nuggets from discarded computer motherboards. Discarded electronics, known as e-waste, often contain large amounts of gold and other heavy metals. Scientists have come up with methods to recover the...

Study Shows How Mixture of Genetic Traits Shaped Europeans

A recent study shows just how the genetic traits of Europeans came about, with most of our attributes coming from the movement of peoples over the last 10,000 years. It was at that time that local European hunter-gatherers intermixed with...

Rome Restores Trajan’s Basilica With Russian Oligarch’s Funds

A portion of Rome's Basilica Ulpia, the magnificent columns built under Roman Emperor Trajan, has been reconstructed using funds from a now-sanctioned Russian oligarch. Recovering some of the monument's former glory, the new reconstruction of Basilica Ulpia extends the Corinthian...

Romans May Have Used a Poisonous Plant as a Hallucinogenic Drug

Archaeologists have discovered hundreds of seeds from a poisonous plant in a rural Roman settlement in the Netherlands that may have been used as a hallucinogenic drug. The seeds discovered at the settlement of Houten-Castellum originate from the poisonous plant...