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Researcher Says Female Artisans May Have Created Archaic Pottery

Researcher Says Female Artisans May Have Created Archaic Pottery The Ancient Greek Dipylon amphora, from ca. 700 BC. Could it have been created by a woman? A Canadian researcher now believes this may have been the case. Photo: Zde/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 4.0 The striking, nearly 5-foot tall Dipylon Amphora, from approximately 700 BC, is a […]

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Αndroulakis in first place of KINAL party leadership race; George Papandreou second

Αndroulakis in first place of KINAL party leadership race; George Papandreou second European Parliament deputy Nikos Androulakis has emerged with a strong lead and plurality of the vote in an election on Sunday to determine the new president of the Parliament-represented Movement for Change (KINAL) grouping, essentially the successor party of once dominant PASOK. With […]

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AEK wins Athens derby to keep up the chase

AEK wins Athens derby to keep up the chase AEK beat Panathinaikos in the Athens derby on Sunday to keep up with Olympiakos that beat OFI in Crete on Saturday, while PAOK lost even more ground going down at Ionikos. The Olympic Stadium of Athens hosted a delicious derby that had AEK win 1-0 with […]

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Androulakis leading Movement for Change race

Androulakis leading Movement for Change race European Parliament MP Nikos Androulakis is leading the race for the leadership of the center-left Movement for Change (KINAL) party. Partial results show Androulakis leading with slightly over 39% of the votes, with former leader and Prime Minister George Papandreou at 26.7% and MP Andreas Loverdos at 24.7%. The […]

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Mitsotakis, Tsipras and KINAL

Mitsotakis, Tsipras and KINAL The election of a new president of Movement for Change (KINAL) is important for the country. With the exception of centrist Potami, the economic crisis swept parties into Parliament that were all about anger and frustration, leaving little room for something moderate and European. Kyriakos Mitsotakis conquered the middle ground with […]

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The EFKA experiment

The EFKA experiment The problems facing the Single Social Security Entity (EFKA) are well-known: the understaffing of services that are critical for citizens and, at the same time, redundant staff in other divisions that often have no reason for existing; horizontal salary structures for employees regardless of their performance; and a lack of effective disciplinary […]

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Hellenic Petroleum expands further into RES projects

Hellenic Petroleum expands further into RES projects Hellenic Petroleum (ELPE) has announced the acquisition of two wind farms with a combined capacity of 37.2 megawatts. The acquisition accelerates the “implementation of our energy transition strategy and development of activities with an improved environmental impact,” the chief executive officer of subsidiary ELPE Renewables, Giorgos Alexopoulos, said […]

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Greece records 3,526 new Covid-19 cases and 79 fatalities on Sunday

Greece records 3,526 new Covid-19 cases and 79 fatalities on Sunday Greece confirmed 3,526 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, with 7 of these identified at entry points to the country, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said on Sunday, according to ANA. There are also 79 deaths recorded in the last 24 […]

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Traffic adjustments expected for rallies in memory of shot youth in Athens on Monday

Traffic adjustments expected for rallies in memory of shot youth in Athens on Monday Traffic will be affected on Monday by rallies and marches commemorating the murder of fifteen-year-old student Alexandros Grigoropoulos by a policeman in 2008, ANA reports. The Attica police directorate is also on alert in case of violent incidents and will post […]

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Greece shortening of COVID booster shot interval met by big response

Greece shortening of COVID booster shot interval met by big response After Greece’s National Vaccinations Committee reduced from six to three months the time after which booster shots could be given for COVID-19, there was a rush to make appointments. Some 193,000 people registered for the auxiliary shot, a third for most versions of the […]

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Traffic and security restrictions effective in Athens during Pope Francis’ visit

Traffic and security restrictions effective in Athens during Pope Francis’ visit Traffic restrictions and security measures are coming into effect in Athens during the visit of Pope Francis on December 4-6, the Hellenic Police said on Friday, ANA reports. The following roads will be closed on Sunday (Dec. 5) between the hours of 13:00 and […]

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Greece mulls extending mandatory Covid-19 shots to slow pandemic

Greece mulls extending mandatory Covid-19 shots to slow pandemic Greece’s New Democracy government reportedly has on the table required COVID-19 vaccinations for groups other than health care workers and those over 60 years old if the pandemic worsens. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis backed away from a pledge to consider mandatory shots for all of society […]

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Great participation of over 260,000 members and friends in KINAL leadership election

Great participation of over 260,000 members and friends in KINAL leadership election The level of participation in the centre-left Movement for Change KINAL party’s leadership elections has exceeded all expectations.. Shortly after 7pm, 257,529 citizens had voted, exceeding the level of participation in the 2017 party leadership race, when 211,191 people participated, electing the late […]

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Greece confirms 3,526 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, 79 deaths; 715 on ventilators

Greece confirms 3,526 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, 79 deaths; 715 on ventilators Greece confirmed 3,526 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, with 7 of these identified at entry points to the country, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said on Sunday. Since the pandemic began, Greece has confirmed 966,221 infections (daily change: […]

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KINAL voting for party leader extended by an hour to 20:00

KINAL voting for party leader extended by an hour to 20:00 Voting for the new leader of Movement for Change (KINAL) will be extended by an hour, the party’s voting committee decided on Sunday. Voting centers will now shut down at 20:00 instead of 19:00, the committee said. It added that to the present, 222,000 […]

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Coffee May Decrease Chances of Alzheimer’s Disease

Coffee May Decrease Chances of Alzheimer’s Disease A new study suggests that coffee consumption reduces your risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Credit: Julias Schorzman, CC BY 2.0 A new study suggests that coffee consumption may decrease your chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The study, which was published on November 19, sheds light on the mysterious disease, […]

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Coronavirus: 715 now on ventilators

Coronavirus: 715 now on ventilators New cases of coronavirus dipped, as usual, Sunday, and so did deaths, but intubations continued to rise, inching toward the highs reached last Spring. Greek health authorities announced 3,526 new cases of the coronavirus for the 24-hour period ending 3pm Sunday, as well as 79 deaths, down from 88 the […]

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Five Ways Christmas Affects your Brain

Five Ways Christmas Affects your Brain A new study has concluded that people are happier the earlier they put up their seasonal decorations for Christmas. Credit: Greek Reporter The Christmas season is an intense time of year. Neuroscience can shed some light on what it does to our brains. By Kira Shaw Christmas is a […]

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Pope Francis Visits Refugee Camp on Greek Island

Pope Francis Visits Refugee Camp on Greek Island Pope Francis at the Kara Tepe refugee camp on Lesvos island. Credit: ERT screenshot Pope Francis arrived on Lesvos island on Sunday morning to visit the refugee camp, accompanied by President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou. Minister of Immigration and Asylum, Notis Mitarakis, welcomed the Prelate […]

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Hundreds of thousands of voters participate in KINAL elections

Hundreds of thousands of voters participate in KINAL elections More than 165,000 people had voted in Sunday’s election by 3.10 p.m. for the next leader of the Movement of Change (KINAL) party. The standing record of 212,000 voters from the leadership elections in 2017 is widely expected to be broken with an estimated 240,000 voters […]

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Christmas 2021 Celebrations Planned Throughout Greece

Christmas 2021 Celebrations Planned Throughout Greece The enchanting Elves Mill in the Greek city of Trikala. Credit: Mill of Elves/Facebook Christmas celebrations in special theme parks have been very popular in recent years and this holiday season will be special, since they were closed last year because of the pandemic. In recent years, more and […]

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Emergency extreme weather warning bulletin released by NMS

Emergency extreme weather warning bulletin released by NMS Extreme weather conditions are expected in areas of Greece on Monday and Tuesday according to an emergency bulletin released by the National Meteorological Service on Sunday. Heavy rain, storms, and very strong winds are expected. On Monday, the storms are expected to reach the Ionian islands and […]

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Athens metro station ‘Megaro Moussikis’ shut down on Sunday

Athens metro station ‘Megaro Moussikis’ shut down on Sunday The “Megaro Moussikis” station on the Athens metro was shut down as of 12:00 noon on Sunday, as part of security measures related to the visit of the Pope of Rome to Greece. On Saturday, three metro stations were shut down after the arrival of Pope […]

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Voting for KINAL leadership opens on Sunday in Greece and abroad

Voting for KINAL leadership opens on Sunday in Greece and abroad Movement for Change (KINAL) elections for a new party leader began at 07:00 on Sunday at 840 election centers in Greece and at Greek communities in Europe, the United States and Australia. Elections are scheduled to end at 21:00, unless a brief extension is […]

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Celebrity journalist admitted to ICU

Celebrity journalist admitted to ICU Journalist Georgios Tragkas was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the ‘Sotiria’ Hospital on Saturday night. Tragkas has been placed on oxygen therapy.  The journalist had made public his positive diagnosis of the coronavirus on November 30. Suffering from several underlying medical conditions, his health deteriorated in the days […]

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Zozo Christodoulou, The First Greek Woman to Run the Marathon

Zozo Christodoulou, The First Greek Woman to Run the Marathon Zozo Christodoulou runs the Marathon — becoming the first Greek woman to do so in history. Credit: Screenshot from Youtube.com/Η ΚΑΘΗΜΕΡΙΝΗ On October 19, 1974, Zozo Christodoulou did something that no other Greek woman had done before: she ran in the original Marathon race, making […]

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Pope Francis meets with migrants at Lesvos island center

Pope Francis meets with migrants at Lesvos island center Pope Francis, who is on a three-day official visit to Greece as of Saturday, flew to Lesvos on Sunday to meet with migrants at the Reception and Identification Center on the island. Accompanying the head of the Catholic Church and leader of the Vatican state to […]

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Pope visits migrant camps on Lesvos

Pope visits migrant camps on Lesvos Pope Francis visited the Reception and Identification migrant center on Lesvos on Sunday. The Pope will address 92 refugees who live in the camp. This is the second visit of the Pope to the Greek island, who throughout his visit to Greece and Cyprus, but also his entire tenure, […]

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Athens launches film production ‘boot camp’

Athens launches film production ‘boot camp’ The City of Athens on Saturday announced its first free seminar in film production, an initiative being carried out with the Athens Film Office and US entertainment giant NBCUniversal, aimed at bolstering Greece’s presence in the cinema industry. The two-day ‘boot camp’ will take place in January. [Thomas Gravanis/AMNA] […]

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“OceanHero” Funds Marine Cleanups Through Use of Search Engine

“OceanHero” Funds Marine Cleanups Through Use of Search Engine OceanHero, an organization that conducts ocean cleanups and recycles discarded plastics, is funded by the use of its special search engine. Credit: Facebook/Ocean Hero OceanHero is an organization that funds ocean-bound plastic recovery, recycling infrastructure development, and the technology to transform waste products into new goods […]

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