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China Cultural Center in Athens Launches Virtual Kung Fu Competition

In cooperation with the Chinese Embassy in Athens, the China Cultural Center in Athens has launched a virtual kung fu and video contest.

Pfizer Vaccine Slightly Less Effective Against South African Variant

The Pfizer vaccine may be less effective in protecting against the South African coronavirus variant, a recent laboratory study from the University of Texas' Medical Branch suggests. The study showed that the South African mutation of Covid-19 may reduce antibody...

Cyprus, Israel Reach Agreement on Vaccine Certificate System

The Mediterranean nations of Cyprus and Israel announced they reached an agreement on Sunday which calls for citizens who can show that they have been vaccinated against the coronavirus to travel freely between the two countries -- without any...

Haiti: The First Country to Recognize Greece’s Independence

Haiti, although located just over 9,000 km (5,592 miles) away from Greece, was the first country in the world to recognize Greek independence from the Ottomans in 1822. The country's dedication to freedom and its commitment to fighting oppression is...

Greek Tombs Discovered on Egypt’s Mediterranean Coast

The joint Egyptian and Dominican archaeological mission of the University of Santo Domingo unearthed 16 burials in the rock-cut tombs near Alexandria from the Greco-Roman era. The mission is directed by Dr. Kathleen Martinez and focuses its works at the...

Tokyo Olympics Should be Cancelled, London Organizer Says

The long-awaited Tokyo Olympics, which were supposed to have taken place in the Summer of 2020 but were postponed to July and August of 2021, shouldn't go on this year, according to an official of the London Olympic Games. Sir...

The Enslaved Greek who Rose to Become Ruler of Tunisia

By Antonis Chaldeos George Stravelakis, sometimes called "Halkias," was an enslaved Greek man from the island of Chios who rose in society to become the Prime Minister of Tunisia in the 1860s. He was born in 1817 on the island of...

Byzantine Tombstone with Greek Inscription Found in Israel

A tombstone dating back to the Byzantine era was recently found in Israel, it was made public on Wednesday. The Byzantine tombstone is circular and has an inscription in the Greek language. The message reads ''blessed Maria, who lived an immaculate...

Plane Crash in Indonesia: Boeing 737 Crashes in Jakarta

A Boeing 737 plane crash in Indonesia has shaken the aviation world. A Sriwijaya-Airlines airplane with 62 people on board crashed in the sea area off of Jakarta, Indonesia, Chinese Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday. The plane lost contact soon...

The Turbulent Story of Greeks in South Africa

Despite being persecuted and discriminated against for decades, Greeks in South Africa managed to rise socially and prosper, with several of them becoming very successful and wealthy. Today, they remain one of the most important beacons of Hellenism among...