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Life for the Disabled in Greece a Constant Struggle

When your only method of movement is in a wheelchair, how challenged are you if you are disabled in Greece? Is Greece truly accessible for those who are mobility-impaired? Mobility impairment or being disabled refers to the inability of a...

Vladimir Putin Self-Isolates After Being Exposed to COVID-19

Russian President Vladimir Putin is self-isolating after several members of his inner circle tested positive for the coronavirus, the Kremlin announced on Tuesday. Dimitry Peskov, a spokesman for the Kremlin, stated that Putin tested negative for COVID-19 but he appears...

How the Super Rich Paid Taxes in Ancient Greece

Taxation in ancient Greece was much different than any modern system. It's difficult to imagine now, but in ancient Greece, the richest of the rich actually competed to pay the most in taxes. Direct taxation paid to the government at...

Greece Goes Digital: 150 Million Transactions in First Half of 2021

There has been a rapid increase of digital traffic and online transactions in Greece so far in 2021, including public access to government online services, the country's Digital Governance Minister said on Tuesday. Speaking at Thessaloniki Helexpo Forum, Kyriakos Pierrakakis...

Filiki Eteria: The Group That Sparked the Greek War of Independence

The Filiki Eteria (Φιλική Εταιρία) -- or the Society of Friends -- was founded on September 14, 1814, and played a crucial role in the uprising which led to the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire on...

Are Greek Letters Like Alpha or Zeta Trademark Protected?

We frequently see letters of the Greek alphabet used across culture. Everything from fraternities and sororities to variants of COVID-19 don names from the Greek alphabet. Although the letters of the Greek alphabet are thousands of years old and...

Paralympic Sprinter Becomes Engaged on Track Minutes After Race

She missed the semifinals of her 200-meter race, but the day was a memorable one anyway for Paralympic sprinter Keula Nidreia Pereira Semedo of Cape Verde as she got engaged just minutes after she stopped running. After the women's 200-meter...

Illegal Market of Counterfeit Auto Parts More Profitable Than Narcotics

The steep cost of replacement auto parts -- combined with a shortage of car parts -- has led to a major boom in the illegal market for counterfeits. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has valued the the counterfeit auto-part...

Desperate Effort to Rescue Afghan Girls Soccer Team from Country

Desperate international efforts to get the Afghan girls' soccer team out of the country continue after the ISIS-K bombing last week cut off their route to the airport, temporarily stopping their bid to get themselves and their families out...

Greece Raises $3 Billion by Reissuing 5-Year and 30-Year Bonds

Greek Finance Minister Christos Staikouras announced the successful reissue of Greece's 5-year and 30-year bonds. These bonds allow investors to invest in the Greek government's sovereign debt for the next 5 or 30 years, depending on which bond they...

John Paulson: Cryptocurrency Will “Eventually Prove to be Worthless”

John Paulson, a billionaire who made his money investing in hedge funds and who predicted the huge housing crash in 2008, says all cryptocurrency, like bitcoin, is inherently "worthless" and "will go to zero." The investor, who was one of...

The Place of Byzantium in World History

Byzantium served as an important link between antiquity and the Renaissance, and much of Greek theology and thought can be traced back to the Byzantine Empire. by Alexander Billinis The summer is ending. In some jurisdictions, school has already started, and...

Protest Against Mandatory Vaccination Turns Violent in Greece

Thousands took part in protests against mandatory vaccination in Greece on Sunday, the largest being held in Athens and Thessaloniki. In the Greek capital, police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse a group of demonstrators who threw flares...

First Actress with Down Syndrome Gets Role in Prestigious National Theater of Greece

The Greek National Theatre hired last week, for the first time in its long history, an actress with Down syndrome to participate in a theatrical production in Athens. Loxandra Loukas, a Thessaloniki-based actress, signed a contract to play in the...