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N-Word Dropped from Agatha Christie’s Crime Masterpiece

The French translation of Agatha Christie's hit novel "And Then There Were None" will change its title to remove a racially-charged word already dropped from the British edition decades ago, its editor said Wednesday. The title "Dix Petits Negres", or...

Prominent Brits Express Support for Greece in Turkey Standoff

Twenty-five prominent academics, authors and politicians called on the British government to express its "clear support" for Greece and Cyprus over the increased tensions in the eastern Mediterranean caused by Turkey's refusal to accept the UN Convention on the...

Coronavirus Vaccine Developed by University of Oxford Offers Hope

Preliminary results of trials for a coronavirus vaccine developed by the University of Oxford in the UK suggest that it is safe and induces the hoped-for immune response. The vaccine provoked an antibody response within 28 days and a T-cell...

Russia Blamed in Coronavirus Research Hacking Attempt in UK

  European governments and officials in the United States on Thursday accused a group of computer hackers who they believe work for Russian intelligence of attempting to steal information about a potential coronavirus vaccine. The group believed to be behind the...

Tuition Fees for EU Students at English Universities Set to Rise in 2021

Students from the European Union will no longer be eligible for home fee status and student loans in England beginning in the 2021-22 academic year, the British government confirmed on Wednesday. English universities are very popular with Greek students, with...

Greek Tycoon and His Family Vanish, Leaving Stately Mansion Frozen in Time

A mysteriously abandoned mansion in England left frozen in time with a Bentley in the driveway belonged to a Greek tycoon who vanished with his family, it emerged on Thursday. Property millionaire Athanasios Tachmintzis, 70, lived in the huge house...

Greece and UK Sign Important Agreement on Controlling Irregular Migration

Greece and the United Kingdom signed a bilateral agreement on Wednesday in which the two countries pledge to significantly increase their cooperation to limit irregular entries of migrants to Greece. The UK shows a particular interest on the matter since...

Greek Musicians in London Play Music Online to Keep People at Home Company

Three Greek nationals who live and work in London, England have decided to join forces and offer some moments of joy to all those who find themselves stuck at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. Marina Deligianni, Dimitris Gionis and...

More Than 200 British-Cypriots Have Died So Far From the Coronavirus, Report

The Cypriot Parikiaki weekly newspaper in the UK reported recently that more than 200 Cypriots in the United Kingdom have died from the coronavirus pandemic. The newspaper does not quote official data, however, they claim they have contacted hospitals, community...

99-Year-Old War Veteran Raises Millions in Charity Walk to Help Hospitals

A 99-year-old war veteran has walked 100 laps of his garden to raise more than £13m ($16.2) for the British National Health Service (NHS). Captain Tom Moore originally wanted to raise £1,000 for the NHS' "Charities Together" by completing laps...