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Greece Condemns Russia’s Annexation of Eastern Ukraine

Greece joined the US and its NATO allies in strongly condemning the annexation of the eastern regions of Ukraine by Russia on Friday. Greece "will never recognize the illegal annexation of Ukraine's territories," Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis tweeted on...

US Announces $1.1 Billion More in Military Aid for Ukraine

The US government announced approximately $1.1 billion in additional military aid for Ukraine as part of its commitment to support the country’s long-term defense needs amid its war with Russia. The announcement was made by the Department of Defense (DoD)...

Hurricane Ian Swamps Southwest Florida

One of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the US, Hurricane Ian, swamped southwest Florida on Wednesday, devastating streets with floods, knocking out power, and trapping over 1.8 million people in homes with catastrophic damage threats further inland. While...

Senator Menendez Warns Turkey on Purchase of More Russian Missiles

US Senator Bob Menendez, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, warned Turkey on Wednesday against purchasing a second batch of Russian S-400 missiles. “I am deeply concerned about reports that Turkey is considering further purchases of the Russian S-400...

Kostas Antetokounmpo Signs Training Camp Deal With the Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls have signed Kostas Antetokounmpo, brother of Giannis, to a training camp deal that could lead to a permanent contract. Born on November 20, 1997 in Athens, Antetokounmpo was drafted sixtieth overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the...

Coolio: Gangsta’s Paradise Rapper Dead at 59

US rapper Coolio, known for the iconic hit "Gangsta's Paradise," has died at the age of fifty-nine. His longtime manager, Jarez Posey, told US media the artist was found unresponsive on the bathroom floor of a friend's house in Los...

Live Webcams Show Hurricane Ian Lashing Florida

Hurricane Ian, just shy of Category 5 strength, is moving onshore in southwestern Florida, as millions of residents are bracing for life-threatening storms, catastrophic winds, and floods. Now at Category 4 with sustained winds of 155 mph, Ian’s center was...

US Coast Guard Spots Chinese, Russian Naval Ships Off Alaska Island

A U.S. Coast Guard ship came across a guided missile cruiser from China while on routine patrol, officials reported on Monday. The patrol boat called Kimball and known as a cutter discovered that two other Chinese naval ships and...

Modern Greek Studies at Berkeley Launches Nikos Kazantzakis Program

The establishment of the Nikos Kazantzakis Visiting Scholar Program at the University of California, Berkeley was recently jointly announced by the Modern Greek and Hellenic Studies Program and The Modern Greek Studies Foundation. The program is made possible by a...

Putin Grants Full Russian Citizenship to Edward Snowden

Russia's Vladimir Putin granted full Russian citizenship to U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden on Monday. Snowden, 39, fled the United States to Russia after revealing information about extensive surveillance operations being conducted by the National Security Agency (NSA). He is now...

U.S. Warns Russia Not to Use Nuclear Weapons in Ukraine

The U.S. warned Russia at the weekend against the use of nuclear weapons in Ukraine by threatening Moscow with "catastrophic consequences." In an interview on September 25th, U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan responded to Vladimir Putin’s promise to use...

Greek PM Visits Ground Zero, Saint Nicholas Church

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited the 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero and the Saint Nicholas Church on Thursday, accompanied by his spouse Mareva-Grabowski Mitsotaki. The Premier, who is in New York for the 77th UN General Assembly meeting, noted...

Republicans ‘Do Not Support’ Sale of F-16s to Turkey, Rep. Bilirakis Says

Greek-American Congressman Gus Bilirakis, (R-FL) said on Wednesday that Republicans have not supported the F-16 sale to Turkey, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed. According to Reuters, Erdogan who is in New York for the UN General Assembly meeting, said...

U.S. and Canadian Warships Sail Through Taiwan Strait

A U.S. warship and a Canadian frigate made a routine transit through the Taiwan Strait on Tuesday, September 20th at a time of increasing military tension between Beijing and Taipei. This is the second transit in a month from a...

Concordia Summit Concludes with Keynote Remarks by Tony Blair and Jill Biden

The 2022 Concordia Annual Summit is concluding on Wednesday, September 21st at the Sheraton New York Times Square with closing remarks at 1:50 pm (ET) by Rt. Hon. Sir Tony Blair and the First Lady of the United States,...