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France Investigates Rape Allegations Against Chrysoula Zacharopoulou

France is opening an investigation into two rape allegations made against Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, French Secretary of State for Development and the Francophonie. Zacharopoulou, 46, who was born in Sparta, Greece, is a gynecologist and politician for French President Macron's center...

France’s Macron Squeezed By Left and Right in Parliamentary Election

Emmanuel Macron’s centrist alliance lost its absolute majority in parliament in the legislative election in France this past weekend. France’s prime minister, Élisabeth Borne, who was appointed only a month ago and is already facing calls for her resignation said...

Celts Imported Greek Pottery, Olive Oil, and Wine 2,600 Years Ago

Celts consumed Greek wine according to a recent study of ceramic containers which have been excavated from the hillfort site of Vix-Mont Lassois in Burgundy. Hundreds of fragments from ninety-nine of the containers have shed light on how the drinking...

Macron Reelected for Five More Years as France’s President

Emmanuel Macron defeated his far-right opponent Marine Le Pen with a greater margin than expected in the presidential elections in France on Sunday. He won by 58.55 to 41.45 percent. Macron, who became the first French leader to win re-election...

France Seizes Villa Once Owned by Greek Tycoons Onassis and Niarchos

France has seized a villa in one of the most prestigious parts of the French Riviera that once belonged to Greek tycoons Aristotle Onassis and Stavros Niarchos. The Château de la Croë at the Cap d'Antibes is estimated to be...

The Greek Origins of Marseille, France’s Oldest City

The huge port city of Marseille, France was founded by Greeks back in 600 BC, when the first immigrants established a trading colony.

Macron in Pole Position to Defeat Far-Right Le Pen for French Presidency

French President Emmanuel Macron will face the far right’s Marine Le Pen in a presidential run-off on April 24th after leading the first round on Sunday. With 99 percent of the results counted, Emmanuel Macron had 27.6 percent of the...

How the Winged Victory of Samothrace was Saved From the Nazis

Countless masterpieces in the Louvre, such as the Nike, or Winged Victory of Samothrace, were saved from the Nazis in World War II. The Winged Victory of Samothrace is widely considered to be one of the most exquisite sculptures in the...

April Fool’s Day and the Tradition in Greece

The custom of setting aside a day, April Fool's Day, for playing harmless pranks upon one's neighbor has been relatively common in the world historically. There are three scenarios regarding the origins of April Fool's Day. The day is similar to...

Greece, France and Turkey Prepare Joint Evacuation Mission in Mariupol

France's President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday he was coordinating efforts with Greece and Turkey for an initiative to help people leave the besieged city of Mariupol. Macron said he hoped to convince Russia to allow the evacuation during talks...