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Greece Receives First Rafale Jets from France

The first six of the 24 Rafale fighter jets bought from France in a landmark defense deal signed in January of 2021 arrived in Greece on Wednesday. The initial order was for 18 jets, but in September Athens added another...

Novak Djokovic Could be Barred from French Open Too

Novak Djokovic who was expelled from Australia on Saturday could also be barred from the French Open, the French Health Ministry warned on Monday. France's vaccine pass law, approved by Parliament on Sunday, will require people to have a certificate...

French President Says He Wants to “Piss Off’ the Unvaccinated

The French Parliament suspended a debate on new Coronavirus measures on Wednesday after it emerged that French President Emmanuel Macron had stated earlier that he wanted to "piss off" the unvaccinated. Opposition lawmakers expressed outrage over the President's comments, demanding...

The Surprising Science Behind Champagne Bubbles

The fascinating science behind champagne bubbles is something we really should take little time to appreciate today as we celebrate the best of what the last year gave us and the hopes for the upcoming new year. Champagne has marked...

Iconic “Christmas Truce” Football Photo is from Thessaloniki, Greece

This iconic photograph of British soldiers playing football has become famous as it accompanies articles about the Christmas truce football match in 1914 annually. However, as Professor Peter Doyle says, the photo was not shot along the front lines...

Greece Says Deal With France is Final Ruling Out US Frigate Offer

Greece’s Defense Ministry said on Saturday that a government decision to purchase three French Belharra frigates is final, in effect ruling out the US offer to sell its own vessels. It said that negotiations for the French vessels, worth about...

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.

Dassault: The Greek Connection of One of Europe’s Wealthiest Families

Dassault Aviation is the company behind the Rafale aircraft that Greece has acquired to help protect its borders.

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...

Turkey Refuses to Join Greece, Israel, and Cyprus at Libya Conference

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told French President Emmanuel Macron at the G20 Summit this weekend that Turkey will not be part of the Paris conference on Libya. Greece, Cyprus, and Israel will all be in attendance at the...