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“Chinese Digital Silk Road” Dominates the Western Balkans

China has made inroads in the Balkans by providing security cameras for personal surveillance, thus establishing its digital presence in the region

Erdogan Expels European, US Ambassadors Over Kavala Support

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared 10 foreign ambassadors - including seven from Europe - as persona non grata after they called for the release of Osman Kavala. Kavala, a businessman and philanthropist was jailed in 2017 despite having not...

CDC Advises Getting Flu Shot and Covid Booster at the Same Time

The Center for Disease Control advised people to get the flu vaccine and Covid-19 booster shot during the same visit. The CDC had previously recommended that people wait 14 days between receiving different vaccines, but has since revised their guidelines. "Now...

Woman Shocked Finding Voice Recordings Amazon Made of Her With Alexa

A TikTok user was shocked to discover that her Amazon devices had stored thousands of files recording her voice. The video was posted towards the end of August and has amassed over 2 million views on the platform. The user...

Shackled Greek Skeletons Might Tell Story of Rise of Ancient Athens

Archaeologists are studying ancient Greek shackled skeletons found at the ancient cemetery in 2016 in the port city of Faliro in order to understand the rise of the Athens city-state. Faliro cemetery is one of the largest such site that...

Magellan’s Eight Greeks that Sailed Around the Globe

Eight Greek sailors were in the crew of Magellam when the Portuguese explorer circumnavigated the Earth for the first time in history

Men with Dogs on Dating App Profiles are More Attractive to Women

Women find men who have pictures posing with their dogs on their online dating profiles more attractive, according to a study published in the journal Evolutionary Psychological Science. This may not be surprising, considering the many books and movies that...

Outer Space: The Setting of Ancient Greek Myths

Our solar system was always a source of fascination for the ancient Greeks, and outer space features prominently across the scientific, philosophical, and mythological output of ancient Greek society. Ancient Greeks referred to constellations as "katasterismoi," which translates to "placings...

Greek Tourism Rebounds with More than 8.6 Million Visitors in 2021

The Bank of Greece announced on Friday that more than 8.6 million tourists visited Greece from January to August this year. The bank reported that this is a 79% jump from last year's visitors in the same time frame. The...

Biden to Meet with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew During US Visit

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announced on Friday that Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will meet with President Joe Biden during his visit to the United States. The Ecumenical Patriarch’s visit begins this Saturday, October 23. The visit to the US,...

Leaked Facebook Papers Show the Company Did Not Act to Stop Capitol Riot Calls

The fallout from Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen's leaked internal documents continues. CNN reported on Friday that documents from the leak show that the company did less to stop the Jan. 6 Capitol Riots than they'd previously admitted. Facebook's COO Sheryl...

First Map of Known World Created by Ancient Greek Anaximander

The ancient Greek thinker Anaximander, who was born in the third year of the 42nd Olympiad, or 610 BC, and who lived until c. 546 BC, was a polymath, lending his prodigious talents to the realms of pre-Socratic Greek philosophy, geography,...

Greeks of Ukraine Celebrate Hellenic Heritage in Spectacular Festival

The 18th "Great Feast", one of the largest and most beloved cultural events of the Greeks of eastern Ukraine, was held in Mariupol on September 25. This Pan-Ukrainian Festival of Greek Culture is held every two years under the aegis...

Greece Pushes For EU-Wide Response to Energy Crunch

Greece pushed for a EU response to the tackle the ongoing energy crunch at the summit of leaders that took place on Thursday and Friday in Brussels. However, EU leaders shunned sweeping action by adopting a moderate list of measures...

Older Greek Couple Proves Love Lives on Beyond 80

A Greek couple proved that love can strike beyond 80 by getting married at Athens City Hall