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Greece, France Ink “Strategic Partnership” with Frigate Deal

Greece and France sealed a "strategic partnership" on Tuesday with an agreement for the sale of three frigates, with the option for a fourth. At the signing ceremony in Paris, French President Emmanuel Macron said the agreement is part of...

One Dead as 5.8 Earthquake Rattles Crete

At least one person was killed and several were slightly injured after a powerful 5.8 earthquake rattled Crete, an island in Greece, on Monday morning. The quake occurred at 9:17, AM, 23 kilometers (14 miles) northwest of the town of...

Greece Orders Probe on Covid-19 Misinformation in Social Media

Greece announced on Saturday an investigation into websites and social media users suspected of disseminating COVID-19 misinformation that could be deemed to pose a risk to public health. Instructions on the probe were sent by Citizens’ Protection Minister Panagiotis Theodorikakos...

‘Samina’ Ferry Disaster Haunts Greece More than 20 Years Later

The disaster with the sinking of the ferry boat Express Samina in September 26, 2000 off the coast of Paros Island that claimed the lives of 81 people still haunts Greece. The ferry remains at the bottom of the Aegean...

Cancer-Curing Miracle Water: The Scam that Fooled Thousands of Greeks

It was the beginning of 1976 when a lawyer called Giorgos Kamateros claimed that he had discovered the cure for cancer in the miracle waters of a spring located in the town of his birth, on the Greek island...

Three Tasty Greek Yogurt Recipes to Try at Home

Treats made from Greek yogurt can add an interesting and tasty dimension. Once hard to come by outside of Greece, the country’s famed yogurt is now available in hundreds of flavors and varieties in supermarkets around the world. And that’s only understandable,...

Mitsotakis Says Turkey is Ignoring UN Resolutions on Cyprus in Speech

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis addressed the UN General Assembly in New York City today. Mitsotakis opened his address by speaking about the COIVD-19 pandemic. The PM particularly praised Europe, saying that European countries lead the way with vaccination efforts,...

“Eva” Algorithm May Have Helped Stop the Spread of COVID in Greece

"Eva," an algorithm designed by the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, was used by Greece after the country reopened to visitors to track asymptomatic cases...

Kostas Georgakis, the Student Who Set Himself on Fire for Greece

Kostas Georgakis, a Greek geology student who was attending university in Italy, set himself on fire in Genoa on September 19, 1970 as a protest against the Greek military dictatorship of the time. The 22-year-old's last words were "Long...

Greece Debuts New Migrant Camps in Samos

Greece opened a new, "closed" migrant camp on the island of Samos on Saturday. The camp is the first of five new camps to feature stricter access measures, with features like x-ray scanners, magnetic doors, and surveillance cameras. These camps...