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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...

Ministry of Culture Markets Facemasks With Patterns Inspired by Ancient Greece

Acknowledging the current need for their widespread use, The Greek Ministry of Culture is now marketing fabric facemasks inspired by Ancient Greece so that citizens can stay protected from Covid-19 -- while promoting Greek history. The masks, with patterns featuring...

Stunning Salma Hayek Dances Syrtaki and Breaks Plates on Paros

The Mexican actress Salma Hayek has now apparently embraced Greek culture in all its dimensions. Like many celebrities, the glamorous star chose to vacation this year in the Greek islands, and has stayed there with her husband Francois-Henri Pinault. Inspired...

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...

The Greek Girl who Won Fame at Athens Olympics 16 Years Later

One of the most enduring memories of the Athens Olympic Games in 2004 was the young girl who blew out the Olympic Flame in the closing ceremony. Fotini Papaleonidopoulou, the little girl with the green eyes and slightly sad look...

Antetokounmpo Puzzled as Shaq Tries to Congratulate him in Greek

Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Greek Freak, was awarded the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award for 2019-20. The Greek player for the Milwaukee Bucks looked confused as Shaq, former NBA star and sports commentator, attempted to congratulate him in...

Netflix's "365 Days" Heart-Throb Michele Morrone Chills Out in Greece

Michele Morrone, star of "365 Days," Netflix's controversial answer to "Fifty Shades of Grey," recently vacationed in the idyllic Greek island of Rhodes with his son. Morrone broadcasted the beauty of the island to his over 10 million followers...

Popular Greek Singer Yiannis Poulopoulos Passes Away at 79

Beloved singer Yiannis Poulopoulos whose melancholy voice marked Greece's 1960s and 1970s passed away on Sunday night at the age of 79, after facing heart problems in the past few years. Poulopoulos was discovered by Mikis Theodorakis in 1963 and...

Football Star Maguire Allegedly Fought, Attempted to Bribe Greek Police After Brawl

Manchester United football megastar Harry Maguire found himself in even hotter water late on Friday after being accused of trying to bribe the police after being arrested for his part in a huge brawl on the Greek island of...

Manchester United Captain Harry Maguire Arrested After Mykonos Brawl

Greek police arrested Harry Maguire, the captain of English football giant Manchester United, late on Thursday after a brawl involving police officers outside a Mykonos bar. According to reports, Maguire and his entourage were involved in a noisy altercation with...

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...

Late Afternoon Bouzoukia: How Covid-19 Has Changed Nightlife in Greece

Nightclubs across Greece are implementing new health and safety measures, including limited hours and social distancing, in order to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. The effort comes in the midst of newly imposed government mandates, meant to address the...