Britain

British Travel Advice for Greece Warns of Strikes, Wildfires, Mosquitoes

The British Foreign Office updated its travel advice over the weekend, just before the annual summer exodus to a number of countries popular with British tourists, including Greece. Nearly three million Britons visited Greece in 2018, which was second only...

President Pavlopoulos Among World Leaders Attending D-Day Celebrations

Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos joined British Prime Minister Theresa May, American President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other leaders on Wednesday for a D-Day commemoration ceremony in the southern British city of...

PM Theresa May Resigns After Brexit Failure (video)

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will quit as Conservative leader on June 7, paving the way for a contest to decide a new prime minister. In an emotional statement in front of 10 Downing Street, she said...

British Stance on Drilling Rights Angers Cyprus

The Cyprus government responded angrily on Wednesday to a statement by a senior British  official who said on Tuesday that Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) was under dispute and that drilling should not be conducted in the area. British High...

British Couple Die in Road Accident on Santorini

The British Foreign Office confirmed on Wednesday that the couple who were killed in a road accident on Santorini on Sunday were British citizens. A man and a woman, said to be in their 20s, fell into a nearly-700ft ravine...

Ancient Greeks Were Britain’s First Farmers

People from ancient Greece and the Aegean Sea region were the first farmers in Britain, according to a new genetic study published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution. According to the study, titled "Ancient genomes indicate population replacement in Early...

Cyprus Marks Anniversary of Struggle Against British Colonial Rule

Cyprus celebrated the 64th anniversary of the beginning of the EOKA struggle against British colonial rule, with commemorative liturgies and events held island-wide on Monday. In Nicosia, the main service was led by Archbishop Chrysostomos at Saint John’s Cathedral in...

Retired Greek Banker Makes History Winning Masterchef UK 2019

Irini Tzortzoglou, a 61-year old retired banker won Masterchef UK 2019 competing against two other female amateur cooks for the title of Masterchef. Tzortzoglou, or simply Irini, as she is better known in Britain, managed to amaze John Torode and...

“Divine” Greek Chef is Taking Masterchef UK 2019 by Storm

Irini Tzortzoglou, a 61-year old Greek woman living in the UK, has made it to the finals of the fifteenth season of "Masterchef UK," the world-famous cooking television show produced by BBC One. Tzortzoglou was born in Heraklion, Crete, but in...

Human Rights Advocate Kerry Kennedy Calls for Return of Parthenon Marbles

US human rights advocate Kerry Kennedy called for the return of the Parthenon Marbles, now housed at the British Museum, to the nation of Greece during her visit to Athens on Tuesday. The president of the Robert F. Kennedy Center...