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Greek Surgeon Abandons Glittering Career for the Serenity of Kasos Island

It's not often that a successful cardiac surgeon leaves his prestigious post and high salary as a director of a private clinic in Athens to go and offer his services to the 1,100 residents of the remote island of...

The Whistled Greek Language “Sfyria” — and How it Could be Lost Forever

Residents of the mountainous village of Antia, on the idyllic island of Evia, Greece "speak" a unique whistling language called "Sfyria." The villagers of Antia use different whistled tones corresponding to a letter of the alphabet. By putting each whistled...

UN Says Violence Against Women has Worsened During Pandemic

On International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, a new report by the UN says that incidents have increased during the pandemic. The report, released by UN Women, highlights the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women’s safety...

A Message of Love: Femicide Video Goes Viral in Greece

A popular Greek company released a video depicting a story of femicide for November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. For many in the United States, Thursday, November 25th, 2021, is a day to celebrate...

Hostility Towards Census Workers in Greece Leads to Mass Resignations

The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) is currently conducting the 2021 Census of the Greek population. Citizens’ hostility has led to mass resignations of census workers. In Patras, the capital of the Prefecture of Achaia, and one of Greece’s most populous...

Judge Sets $5M Bail for Waukesha Killings Suspect; Death Toll Rises to 6

A Milwaukee judge set a $5 million dollar bail for Waukesha Christmas parade killings suspect Darrell Brooks during his court appearance on Tuesday. The 39-year-old Brooks, who is a registered sex offender in the state of Nevada with an active warrant...

Man Drives SUV Into Christmas Parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin

A man drove a red SUV into a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin on Sunday, killing five people and injuring many others. The suspect, 39-year-old Darrell E. Brooks, "intentionally drove his maroon SUV through barricades into a crowd of people,"...

Diogenes: Likely First Person to Give Someone the Finger

The ancient Greek philosopher Diogenes the Cynic was most likely the man who invented "the finger" as an insult. The historian of philosophy Diogenes Laertios wrote that the cynical philosopher Diogenes made the rude gesture to the orator Demosthenes in the...

Legal Battle over Prince Philip Will

British newspaper The Guardian is seeking to take legal action over the Prince Philip will, after the High Court decided to exclude media from the hearings

Covid Lockdown Nightmare Returns to Europe

A Covid surge across Europe has instigated a new series of lockdown measures and vaccine mandates across the continent. Austria initiated a national lockdown on Friday as France's Industry Minister Agnes Panniere-Runacher also announced that they were "very cautiously"...

Biden Reacts to Rittenhouse Verdit: “The Jury System Works”

President Joe Biden reacted to Kyle Rittenhouse's not-guilty verdict on Friday, saying that the United States jury system works and that the decisions it renders need to be abided by. "Look, I stand by what the jury has concluded," the...

Europe Brings Back Lockdowns Amidst Rising Covid Cases

Countries across Europe have resorted to re-introducing strict Covid restrictions as the continent languishes in rising case counts. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte spearheaded the push for lockdowns by announcing one on Friday that is set to start Saturday...