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Three Out of Four Greeks Believe the Country Needs More Women in Politics

A recent survey conducted by Greece's Research Center for Gender Equality (KETHI) in April found that 72 percent of Greeks believe that the country needs more women in politics, and their reluctance to participate is harmful to Democracy. The survey...

Young Refugee Teaches Greek Language to Kids Worldwide

A young Palestinian refugee on the Greek island of Leros, who arrived on a rickety boat from Turkey in December of last year, has set up a page called “Learn Greek” on social media to teach the language to...

Turkey's Cavusoglu Calls Any Cyprus Energy Deal that Excludes Ankara "Invalid"

Turkey's provocative statements challenging the Republic of Cyprus' sovereign rights show no signs of ceasing, as Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu made another claim against Nicosia's right to exploit its energy resources on Friday. Speaking with Turkey's Anadolu news agency,...

1943 Letter Reveals British Museum Trustee Wanted to Return Parthenon Marbles to Greece

Greece's Ta Nea newspaper published on Friday an explosive two-page letter written by British art historian Kenneth Clark dating back to 1943. The heretofore unknown letter portrays the famous art historian's strong desire to return the Parthenon Marbles to the city...

American Philosophy Students Travel to Greece to Partake of Ancient Wisdom

A group of students from Keene State College of New Hampshire in the United States, who are studying in the Honors Global Engagement course ''Ancient Philosophy and the Modern World'' visited Greece recently. They wanted to see the ancient landscape...

First Summer Heatwave Set to Strike Greece

Sweltering temperatures are expected to prevail throughout Greece in the coming days, reaching 37 to 38 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit), the Meteo service of the National Observatory of Athens said on Thursday. The anticyclonic conditions which will prevail in...

Greek Firefighters Warn Public That Only 40 Percent of Their Vehicles are Reliable

The President of the Association of Firefighters, Phillipos Panteleakos, has said there are many damaged firefighting vehicles in garages all over the country awaiting maintenance. Their transfer to the garages should have taken place in April but was delayed as...

Greek Shipowners On Alert After Oman Tanker Attacks

Greek shipowners, who control close to 25 percent of the world tanker fleet, are on alert following the attacks on two tankers belonging to Japanese and Norwegian firms in the Gulf of Oman earlier in the week. One in five...

Greek-Australians Honored on Queen’s Birthday List for 2019

Several Greek-Australians were included in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List, which was released earlier this week by Buckingham Palace. There were 993 total Australians who received recognition from the Queen in the general division and 221 people received meritorious...

Metropolitan Nikitas Elected Archbishop of Thyateira and Great Britain

The Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate unanimously elected Metropolitan Nikitas of Dardanelles as the new Archbishop of Thyateira and Great Britain, succeeding Archbishop Gregorios, who retired as of June 12, 2019. Metropolitan Nikitas is the current Director of the...

1987: The Year Greeks Began Their Love Affair with the Orange Ball

Up until 1987, Greek basketball was as mediocre as Greek football usually is at a European level. Yet on June 14, 1987, something miraculous happened and Greeks began a love affair with the orange ball which has yet to...

Protest at Greek Embassy on Alleged Abuse of Santorini Donkeys (video)

  Animal rights activists on Thursday held a rally outside the Greek embassy in Washington, DC to call for an end to Santorini’s donkey rides. The group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) described the practice as “notoriously inhumane,”...

Large Fire Breaks Out on Evia, Greece

A large wildfire broke out in Greece‘s island of Evia (Euboea), near the capital of Athens, in Central Greece, on Thursday afternoon. The fire was first noticed in the afternoon at an area which is densely forested with pine and...

Christiano Ronaldo On Holiday at Favorite Greek Resort

Fresh after lifting the UEFA Nations League trophy for Portugal last weekend, footballer Christiano Ronaldo and his family arrived for a well-deserved holiday at an exclusive resort in the southern Peloponnese on Wednesday. This is the second summer in a...

Greece Climbs Fourteen Places on Global Peace Index for 2019

The Sydney-based Institute for Economics and Peace recently published 2019's version of the ''Global Peace Index,'' in which Greece climbed fourteen spots compared to 2018. The Institute studies and combines twenty-three different factors involving domestic and foreign confrontations, terrorism, military...