Greek Philanthropist Wins 2020 Nelson Mandela Prize
Greek philanthropist Marianna Vardinoyannis was declared as one of the laureates for the United Nations 2020 Nelson Mandela Prize, along with Guinean doctor Morissana Kouyaté. The announcement was made on Friday, July 17, by UN General Assembly President Tijjani Muhammad-Bande....
Twenty Fallen Heroes of Greco-Italian War Buried 80 Years After Their Death
The Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement on Wednesday informing the public that a total of twenty fallen warriors from the 1940-1941 Greco-Italian War have finally received proper burials, eighty long years after their sacrifice for the...
Exclusive: Tom Hanks on Being a Citizen of Greece
One of Hollywood's most beloved actors and the latest honorary citizen of Greece, Tom Hanks spoke to Greek Reporter about how he feels to be officially Greek!
Athens Marks Liberation from the Nazis With Ceremony on the Acropolis
In a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary since Athens was liberated from German occupation on October 12, 1944, the Greek flag was raised on the Acropolis on Saturday. The event was addressed by the government's VIce President, Panagiotis Pikrammenos, and...
New Greek Parliament Sworn in After Elections
Greece's parliament was sworn in Wednesday after the July 7 elections that saw a broad conservative victory end over four years of leftist rule. Six parties are represented in the new 300-seat chamber: New Democracy with 158 seats, SYRIZA -...
New Chief of Cyprus Police Force Apologizes For Serial Killer's Murders
Kypros Michaelides apologized on Tuesday on behalf of the Cypriot police to the families of the victims of Nicos Metaxas, the admitted serial killer from Cyprus. The new chief of the Cypriot Police Force made his apology during the official ceremony on Tuesday...
Greek Sea Scouts Accept John McCain Prize on Behalf of Lesvos
Eighteen-year-olds Xenophon Koukoutas and Giannis Svoros accepted the inaugural John McCain Prize for Leadership in Public Service last Saturday on behalf of the residents of the entire island of Lesvos, for their "heroic support of refugees fleeing mayhem throughout...
Kelly Clarkson to Headline 2018 US Open Ceremony
The 2018 US Open, one of the biggest events in the world of tennis, just selected Kelly Clarkson to headline its opening ceremony. This year's tournament will start on August 27 at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City, where...
Despite London-like Rain, Athens Hands Olympic Flame Over to UK
Despite the rainy weather, thousands of Athens' residents gathered at Panathenaiko Stadium on May 18 to celebrate the handing over of the Olympic flame to London. The flame, symbolizing purity because it comes directly from the sun, has been carried...