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Greeks Spent 4.6 Billion Hours on Mobile Phones in 2020

Greeks spent an eye-popping 4.6 billion hours on their mobile phones in 2020, according to new research presented on Thursday. In just the first six months of 2020 -- as the pandemic took a firm hold on society --...

New 5G Service to Make Greece a "Great Destination to Work and Retire in"

Greece has awarded 5G spectrum internet service to three operators, OTE Group, Vodafone and Wind Hellas in an auction on Wednesday that raised 372.26 million euros ($453.78 million). Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday that the 5G service will...

Media Blackout Continues in Greece as Unions Extend Strike

Journalists, producers and technical staff decided on Wednesday to continue their strike for another 24 hours in protest against planned changes to the press laws in Greece. State-run and most private-run media in the country have halted all news dissemination...

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Set to Bring Starlink Internet to Greece

SpaceX, the space company of high-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, plans to make its Starlink broadband satellite internet service available in Greece in the first quarter of 2021, Greek daily Kathimerini reports. According to the report, the company has reached out...

Greeks Urged to Keep Off Internet as School E-Learning System Crashes

Greek authorities advised the general public to reduce their use of the internet as it emerged on Monday that the state school e-learning system crashed after just one hour. As junior and senior high school students started online lessons due...

Cartoon of Erdogan in French Satirical Magazine Sparks Turkish Fury

A front-page cartoon in the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo which mocks President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sparked furious reactions from Turkish officials on Tuesday. "We condemn this most disgusting effort by this publication to spread its cultural racism and hatred,"...

Underwater Cable Accidentally Cut, Leaving Most of Greece Without Internet

An underwater fiber optic cable from Bulgaria owned by Vodafone was accidentally severed around noon Wednesday, leaving most of the country without internet service. Many business dealings came to a screeching halt at the time since most of Greece uses...

Erdogan Files Criminal Complaint Against Greek Newspaper

Lawyers acting on behalf of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan filed a criminal complaint against a Greek newspaper on Monday which recently ran a headline using offensive language about the Turkish leader. Turkey's official Anadolu News Agency reports that the...

Outcry on Social Media Forces CNN to Change Misleading Headline on Greece

Reporting on Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou's recent visit to the Greek Island of Kastellorizo on the 77th anniversary of its liberation from the Nazis, CNN published an article with the headline: "Greek President Provokes Turkey by Visiting Tiny Island...

Greek Journalist Wins Libel Case Against Former Government Officials

Greek journalist Thanos Dimadis recently won a long legal battle in his libel case against media representatives and officials associated with the former SYRIZA administration. Dimadis, who also is an author and the current President of the Association of Foreign Press...

Offensive Rape Remark by "Big Brother" Contestant Causes Uproar in Greece

A vulgar remark about rape by a contestant of the reality show "Big Brother" on Sunday night  has caused an uproar in Greece, with the government saying it was an "incitement to a criminal act." The show, aired by the...

Cat Interrupts Greek Evening News Interview for Coronavirus

A cat appeared out of nowhere on television screens all over the country during a live discussion with a coronavirus expert on a Saturday evening news program in Greece, reminding everyone of the perils of appearing on television from...

Turkish Hackers Launch Cyberwar Against Greek Government Websites

Suspected Turkish hackers attacked the website of the Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace on Tuesday, uploading a photo of the Turkish research vessel Oruç Reis which is currently sailing over the Greek continental shelf in the eastern Mediterranean. The...

Greek TV Channel Drops Turkish Series Due to Hagia Sophia

Leading Greek TV channel Antenna (ANT1) dropped a Turkish series from its schedule  which was due to start screening in the summer, because of the conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque, an executive revealed on Tuesday. ANT1 Chief Content...

Greek Publisher Shot and Injured Outside His Home in Athens

Greek police have launched a manhunt for the suspects involved in the shooting of a publisher outside his home in a northern suburb of Athens in the early hours of Monday. Stefanos Chios, the publisher of the tabloid paper Makeleio, was...