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Lipsi, Greece Ranked a Top 10 Travel Destination for 2022

Lipsi, a tiny Greek island in the Dodecanese archipelago, ranks as one of the top 10 alternative travel destinations in the world for 2022, according to Girovagate.com, one of Italy's largest travel blogs. "Those who, like us, are constantly looking...

Greece Ratifies Frigates, Jets Deal with France

Greece ratified a major arms agreement with France late on Tuesday which includes the purchase of three frigates and six new Rafale fighter jets to an existing order for 18 aircraft. The National Defense Ministry's bill was approved by Parliament....

Europe’s First Homo Sapiens May Have Lived in a Rock Shelter in France

A new study published on Wednesday argues that the first Homo Sapiens in Europe took shelter in a cave in France. The study, which was published in Science Advances, points to multiple artifacts recovered in the cave -- including stone...

Amazon Prime Series “Greek Salad” to be Filmed in Athens

"Greek Salad," an upcoming series from Amazon Prime France, will be set in Athens and filming will take place in the Greek capital for four months. The series is a sequel to the beloved French film "L’Auberge Espanole," or "The...

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...

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...

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...