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Hellenist Author, Journalist Bruce Clark on the Inner Self-Confidence of Greeks

Born in Northern Ireland, Hellenist author, journalist and lecturer Bruce Clark has a long association and a deep understanding of Greece from ancient times to modern. As a journalist for Reuters, the Times, the Financial Times and the Economist he...

White House CTO Michael Kratsios Given Top Pentagon Tech Job

The US Department of Defense announced that White House Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios will take over as acting research and engineering head at the Pentagon. The statement was released on July 14 by Defense Secretary Mark Esper, who said...

Covid Experts Raise Alarm As Cases in Greece Double in July

Greek authorities, increasingly concerned following the recent spike in coronavirus cases, are considering to re-introduce some of the restrictions imposed earlier in the year. Professor of infectious diseases Charalambos Gogos warned that some measures such as the limit of 6...

Italian, Israeli Groups Protest Hagia Sophia Conversion to Mosque

Italian and Israeli groups protested on Monday the decision by Turkey to turn the Hagia Sophia museum to a mosque. Dozens of demonstrators gathered outside the Turkish consulate in Milan to express their dismay at the Turkish decision. Led by...

As Greece Opens to Tourism Mykonos Is Back!

The word Mykonos has a magic appeal to the ears: Once heard, the mind floods with images of long, sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, idyllic sunsets, picturesque white houses, people dancing under the stars and a parade of international jet-setters. In...

Greece Considers Opening to American Tourists by End of July

Greece announced on Monday that it is considering resuming flights to and from the U.S. by the end of July —  under the precondition that tourists will show a “negative” COVID-19 test. The decision was made at a meeting to...

How Can Airlines Make Travelers Feel Comfortable Again?

By Janet Bednarek The U.S. airline industry has generally faced two obstacles in enticing more people to fly: fear and fares. Before the novel coronavirus, few feared flying thanks to the extreme rarity of airline crashes in the U.S., and domestic...

Greek Health Ministry Recommends Ban on Festivals, Increased Covid Testing

The Greek health ministry's expert committee for tackling Covid-19 recommended on Monday that the government ban traditional festivals throughout the country until the end of July, intensify testing at the land borders and extend testing to seasonal workers from...

Stunning Photos of Comet Streaking Through Night Sky Over Greece

Constantine Emmanouilidi, a photographer based in Thessaloniki, traveled to Meteora in central Greece to capture this rare cosmic event when comet Neowise crossed over the towering rock formations which are home to one of the largest and most precipitously...

Thousands of Greek Orthodox Faithful Gather at St. Paisios' Tomb on Feast Day

Thousands of worshippers defied the Covid-19 scare to travel to Thessaloniki over the weekend in order to pay their respects to Greek Orthodox Saint Paisios, whose tomb is located at the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian. Elder Paisios was...