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18-Year-Old Elected Youngest Black Mayor in the US

An 18-year-old college student in the state of Arkansas has reportedly become the youngest black mayor to be elected in the US. Jaylen Smith just left high school in May. On Tuesday, he was voted in to lead the rural...

Volodymyr Zelensky Is Time’s Person of the Year for 2022

President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, has been announced as Time magazine's "Person of the Year" for 2022. According to Kerry Kennedy, president of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights nonprofit organization, Zelensky has emerged as a beacon of hope and...

100 Million-Year-Old Skeleton Holds Secrets to Prehistoric Research

A giant skeleton of a marine reptile discovered in Australia, believed to be one hundred million years old, seems to hold secrets into prehistoric life. The skeleton was unearthed by a group of three amateur fossil hunters while on a...

Greece Has 63,000 Millionaires and Rising

Greece's population of millionaires is set to grow. The findings were published in the Knight Frank Wealth Report, 2022. The report tracks several factors associated with wealth on an international scale. Rory Penn, the head of Knight Frank's Private Office...

Taiwan iPhone Chip Maker Invests $40bn in U.S. Plants

Taiwan iPhone chip maker and the world’s semiconductor manufacturing Co. TSMC announced a whopping $40 billion investment in U.S. plants. The announcement came on Tuesday when President Joe Biden and the Taiwan-based firm's boss opened the factory in Arizona promising...

Greece Slams Turkey’s ‘Repeated Threats of War’

Greece on Wednesday reacted to what it called "repeated threats of war" by Turkey after Ankara threatened it “will do what is necessary” if Athens refuses to demilitarize the Aegean islands. "The statements made by Turkish officials on the demilitarization...

Everyday Life in Ancient Athens

Everyday life in Ancient Athens of the Hellenistic era was more intellectually stimulating, and exciting, than in most ancient cities

The UK Again Rejects the Return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece

The UK once again signaled its opposition to the return of the Parthenon Marbles in Greece claiming that such a move would spark a wave of demands for the return of other artifacts held in Britain. Appearing on Wednesday before...

Kaimaktsalan: The Winter Mykonos of Greece

Palaios Agios Athanasios or Tsegani is a traditional village at the foot of Mount Vorras or Kaimaktsalan, on the Piperitsa summit, next to Lake Vegoritida in Western Macedonia.

Riots Spread to Athens Following Police Shooting of Roma Youth

A Greek policeman was shot in the head on Tuesday during riots in the Roma district of Menidi, west of Athens. He was rushed to the hospital where surgeons removed shrapnel under the eye. He was discharged on Wednesday. He...

Germany Raids Far-right Group Accused of Plotting Coup

Security forces in Germany carried out sweeping raids against an alleged far-right terror group that aimed to overthrow the German government in a violent coup. Twenty-five people have been arrested in raids across Germany including far-right and ex-military figures who...

Democrats Win Georgia and Outright US Senate Majority

Democratic senator Raphael Warnock defeated Republican challenger Herschel Walker in a Georgia runoff election on Tuesday, ensuring Democrats an outright majority in the US Senate. President Joe Biden's party now holds the upper chamber of Congress by 51-49. The result...

Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church at World Trade Center Reopens

The Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, which was destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, reopened on Tuesday. After 22 years due to financial setbacks and construction delays, it was reopened to the...

Would You Be Considered Beautiful in Ancient Greece?

Who, exactly, was considered beautiful in ancient Greece? Were their beauty standards much different from our own?

Pandoravirus: The Melting Arctic Is Releasing Ancient Germs

A Pandoravirus has been revived after remaining dormant in the Siberian permafrost for nearly fifty thousand years.  By Paul Hunter Scientists have recently revived several large viruses that had been buried in the frozen Siberian ground (permafrost) for tens of thousands...