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The Greek Scientist from Chios Behind AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 Vaccine

Greek scientist Menelas (Mene) Pangalos is the head of research and development at pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca which, together with Oxford university, developed a vaccine for Covid-19 with efficacy rates of up to 90%. The coronavirus vaccine has comfortably exceeded regulatory...

MEPs Call on Boris Johnson to Return Parthenon Marbles to Greece

Members of the European Parliament from twelve EU member states have called on UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to return the Parthenon Marbles, currently housed in the British Museum, to Greece. The representatives from countries across the EU, including Greece,...

British Special Forces Arrest Hijackers of Greek-Owned Tanker

Seven suspects were detained late on Sunday after a suspected hijacking involving stowaways on a Greek-owned tanker near the Isle of Wight off the English southern coast. According to the BBC, UK special forces completed the operation in a swift...

Exhibit in London Shows Life in the Moria Refugee Camp

A video display about the realities of the refugee camp in Moria, titled “Life in a Camp,” is on view at the Imperial War Museum in London until May 24. The free exhibition contains video from the camp on the...

British Police Under Fire for the Death of Homeless Greek Man

A homeless man from Greece died from hypothermia after he was ejected from a London police station into sub-zero temperatures, an inquest jury concluded on Friday. Pericles Malagardis, 63, was found unresponsive in March of 2016 outside Uxbridge Station, near...

Oxford-Astra Zeneca Vaccine Trials Resume After Brief Pause

Scientists and many others across the world expressed relief this week after trials were restarted last Saturday for the Oxford University--Astra Zeneca coronavirus vaccine. Slated to be released around the end of this year, hundreds of millions of doses of...

AstraZeneca Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Suspended

AstraZeneca said on Tuesday it has suspended trials of the coronavirus vaccine that it is developing with the University of Oxford after one of the trials' volunteers fell ill with an unexplained illness. The AstraZeneca-Oxford University vaccine is seen as...

Scotland, Wales Add Greece to Quarantine Travel List; England Resists

England is continuing to allow travelers to arrive from Greece without quarantining despite Scotland and Wales acting with an abundance of caution over concerns of rising numbers of coronavirus cases. Travelers returning to Scotland from Greece must quarantine for 14...

Street Artist Banksy Launches Refugee Rescuer in the Mediterranean

  As accusations of forcible pushbacks of refugees by a number of countries in the Mediterranean basin, including Greece, proliferate, Banksy, the famous but anonymous England-based street artist and political activist, has provided the funds for a rescue boat. The vessel,...

Creative Protest for the Return of the Parthenon Marbles Held at the British Museum

After closing its doors for over 100 days due to Covid-19, the British Museum opened on Thursday. Among the first visitors to the museum were protestors demanding the return of the Parthenon marbles to Greece. During its period of closure,...