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Will Green Party’s Success in Germany Ever Spread to Greece?

Greens and environmentalists in Greece celebrated the election results in Germany on Sunday, where the Green party increased its share of the vote and may determine the composition of the first post-Merkel era. The Greens won 14.8 percent of the...

Giannis Antetokounmpo Honors Greek Basketball Legend Vassilis Spanoulis

NBA champion and current MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo paid tribute to Greek legend Vasilis Spanoulis on Monday after he was honored after his retirement from professional basketball. The Greek NBA player appeared on the video wall during a press conference at...

Greek Company in Talks With US’ Hard Rock for Hellinikon Casino

GEK Terna, the Greek company which has won the contract bid for the creation of the new casino at the former Hellinikon airport, is reportedly in talks with US company Hard Rock to create a consortium responsible for the...

The Entire France-Greece Defense and Security Agreement

Greece and France sealed a new defense and security agreement on Tuesday, which included a deal for the sale of three frigates, with the option for a fourth. At the signing ceremony in Paris, French President Emmanuel Macron said the...

Bodyguards Reveal British Royal Family’s Affairs in New Book

Richard Aldrich and Rory Cormac, former bodyguards for the British royal family, are releasing a new book called "The Secret Royals: Spying and the Crown, from Victoria to Diana." The book chronicles the fraught relationship between the Royal Family and...

The Amazons Could Have Existed in Ancient Greece

The fierce, fearsome, war-loving female warriors known as Amazons existed in ancient Greece, according to American historian Adrienne Mayor. The Stanford University historian's book "The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World," reveals that such women...

Cyprus President Has “Creative Meeting” with UN Chief, Turkish Leader

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades said that “differences were recorded” after his “creative meeting” on Monday with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar in New York. Anastasiades refrained from giving a detailed account of what was...

Greece, France Ink “Strategic Partnership” with Frigate Deal

Greece and France sealed a "strategic partnership" on Tuesday with an agreement for the sale of three frigates, with the option for a fourth. At the signing ceremony in Paris, French President Emmanuel Macron said the agreement is part of...

Macron, Mitsotakis Open Louvre’s Stunning Exhibition on Greek Independence

French President Emmanuel Macron and Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis opened an exhibition marking 200 years of Greece's independence at the Louvre, Paris on Monday. Mitsotakis, who is visiting France to announce a major, multibillion-euro military deal in Paris on Tuesday...

When Women’s Rights Ignored Around the World, Nations Fail

When nations fail to protect their women, not allowing them to take on a full role in the everyday life of society, the nations themselves fail, according to a recent story by The Economist, comparing examples from Afghanistan under the...

Strong 5.3 Aftershock Hits Crete After Monday’s Deadly Earthquake

A strong aftershock measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale hit Crete early on Tuesday as the Greek island is rocked by multiple tremors following Monday's 5.8 earthquake that claimed the life of one person and injured more than a...

US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Warns Turkey of New Sanctions

The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee and its Chairman Bob Menendez warned Turkey on Monday of new sanctions if it carries its threat to purchase more weapon systems from Russia. “We were crystal clear when we wrote the CAATSA law:...

The Legend of Mouse Island, Corfu

Pontikonisi, also known as "Mouse Island", is a Greek islet located at the entrance of Halkiopoulos lagoon in Corfu. The islet is better-known for hosting the Byzantine chapel of Pantokrator, dating back to the 11th century and only open to...

Things You Probably Missed About Greek Mythology

Many are the stories from ancient Greek mythology that are widely known around the world and many are the movies based on them. Over the centuries, Greek Mythology has set the basis of how people view the ancient world,...

Pfizer Tests New Oral Drug That Could Prevent COVID-19

Pfizer announced on Monday that they are testing an oral antiviral drug that could stop coronavirus infection after exposure. The announcement comes at a time when scientists and researchers across the world are broadening their range of treatments against...