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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...