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Female Greek Football Player Excels in English Super League

Her name is Veatriki Sarri and she is the first and only Greek player in the Barclays FA Women's Super League. Playing football for Birmingham City, she hopes to be the catalyst for others to make the big move. Sarri...

Greek Restaurants Pay Steep 30% Commission to Food Delivery Apps

The commission fees paid by Greek restaurateurs to electronic delivery platforms are among the steepest in Europe. It's a well kept secret in the Greek restaurant business, and it severely impacts their income. By offering more than 30% of their profits...

Kanye West Has Legally Changed His Name to Ye

Rapper Kanye West has legally changed his name to Ye. Ye had filed his petition in August, but the new name became official this Tuesday. Ye is now the artist's first and last name. Ye has used the name frequently...

Greek Chef is Hollywood Star Scarlett Johansson’s Confidant

Greek chefs are celebrated around the world, so it's no surprise that one of them is friends  with actress Scarlett Johansson. Dimitris Siasiaridis, a successful owner of four Paris restaurants, has become the occasional confidant of the two-time Academy Award...

People of Service and Courage to be Honored by Oxi Day Foundation

The Oxi Day Foundation announced recently the honorees that will receive the Oxi Service and Courage Awards and Calamos Service Award on October 28, on the anniversary of the historic "Oxi" (No) Greece said in 1940 to the fascist...

Godfathers Banned at Sicily Baptisms Due to Mafia Exploitation Fears

Catholic church leaders have banned the naming of baptismal godparents in one Italian diocese amid concern that their role can be exploited by the Mafia. Earlier this month, the Roman Catholic dioceses of Catania, in Sicily, put a three-year...

Five Foods You Can Eat to Help Save the Planet

The task of combatting climate change often feels daunting. One way you can help build a sustainable future while also transforming your own daily life, however, is by changing the way you eat. Here are some foods that will...

Greek Actor Manolis Emmanouel, Who Moved “Stonehenge” for Safekeeping

Greek actor Manolis Emmanouel moved a fake Stonehenge for Safekeeping on YouTube, advocating the return of the Parthenon sculptures to Greece.

Naomi Osaka Celebrates 24th Birthday in Greece

Four-time Grand Slams singles champion Naomi Osaka has been traveling around the island of Mykonos in Greece to celebrate her 24 birthday, which was on Saturday. Osaka's much-needed trip to Greece comes after the tennis star announced that she would...

Why Do Greeks Try to See Their Fortune in a Coffee Cup?

The reading of fortunes in the grinds of a Greek coffee cup is a tradition that runs for centuries, making coffee cup reading an act that ranges from a few minutes of fun to great (or ominous) expectations for...

New Super Yacht Concept Features a Gaping Hole

The Shape, a yacht featuring an impressive hole in the middle of the vessel, is the latest super yacht design from the Italian company Lazzarini. The striking shape of the aptly named 69-meter yacht features a large hole in the...

Yale University Researches Health Benefits of Organic Olives from Greece

Researchers at Yale University in the US will conduct new research on the health benefits associated with daily consumption of table olives. The research will be conducted by the Yale School of Public Health and the Department of Cardiology at Yale...

Greek-Canadian Drag Queen Pythia Stuns on “Canada’s Drag Race”

Greek-Canadian drag queen Pythia made a splash during the first episode of the second season of "Canada's Drag Race," which premiered on Crave on Thursday evening. Hailing from Montreal, Quebec, Pythia is the first performer of Greek heritage to be...

McDonald’s Launches Meatless Burger

McDonald's announced Thursday that it will begin rolling out its meatless burger-- called the McPlant burger-- in select locations throughout the United States in November. Beginning November 3, the fast-food chain will bring the McPlant to Irving, Texas; Carrollton, Texas;...

When Greek Police Could Arrest Young Men for Being “Teddy Boys”

  Members of the underground subculture inspired by rock and roll and American and English fashions, called "Teddy Boys," once risked being arrested for their lifestyle in Greece. Greece's post-war years were marked by poverty, political turmoil that led to the...