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Ancient Greek Anaximander Drew First Map of Known World

Ancient Greek Anaximander Drew First Map of Known World The Ancient Greek philosopher and geographer Anaximander, who was responsible for creating the very first map of the world. Credit: The ancient Greek thinker Anaximander, who was born in the third year of the 42nd Olympiad, or 610 BC, and who lived until c. 546 BC, was a […]

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Sakkari advances in Moscow

Sakkari advances in Moscow Maria Sakkari clinched a spot at the WTA Finals for the first time by reaching the quarterfinals at the Kremlin Cup on Thursday when Anna Kalinskaya retired with an illness in the second set. The third-seeded Sakkari, who was leading 6-2, 1-0 when Kalinskaya retired, became the first Greek woman to […]

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Coronovirus – The Delta + mutation has come to Greece – The first cases and the concerns of experts

Coronovirus – The Delta + mutation has come to Greece – The first cases and the concerns of experts The scientific community, in Greece as well, has been alarmed over the Delta + mutation as, according to the data of the National Organization of Public Health (EODY), a total of 11 cases of the new […]

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The Fascinating Story of the First Greeks Sailing to Australia

The Fascinating Story of the First Greeks Sailing to Australia The British ship “Norfolk” carried the first seven Greek piracy convicts Down Under. Credit: James E. Buttersworth / Public Domain Aptly titled “Hawks in a Cage,” a new book released last week describes the fascinating story of the first seven Greeks who sailed to Australia. […]

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Reports: Residential space at first proposed tower at Helleniko property development nearly sold out

Reports: Residential space at first proposed tower at Helleniko property development nearly sold out The majority of residential space for the future Marina Tower, the first high-rise unveiled by Lamda Development for its landmark Helleniko privatization in coastal southeast Athens – which it calls “The Ellinikon” – has been sold, the property developer announced. A […]

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Elon Musk Set to Become the World’s First Trillionaire

Elon Musk Set to Become the World’s First Trillionaire Morgan Stanley reveals that Elon musk is on track to become the worlds first trillionaire. Credit: JD Laisca Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is set to become the world’s first trillionaire, a Morgan Stanley analyst wrote on Tuesday. While Musk has shot to the top […]

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First Bitcoin ETF Has Officially Started Trading

First Bitcoin ETF Has Officially Started Trading Bitcoin has launched an exchange traded fund. Credit: Onov3065, CC BY-SA 4.0 The first Bictoin-linked exchange traded fund officially went live on Tuesday. The ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF has started trading at $40 a share when it opened on Tuesday, and was up 5% by the time the […]

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‘Greeks Are Back’ conference on Thursday

‘Greeks Are Back’ conference on Thursday The first “The Greeks Are Back” conference is taking place on Thursday in Athens, with 50 Greek senior executives from more than 40 large multinationals based in 12 countries. It is the first time that high-level executives from large multinationals are coming to a structured conference in Greece to […]

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Sanctions back on the table for Turkey

Sanctions back on the table for Turkey The first step toward the imposition of new sanctions on Turkey was decided on Monday by EU foreign ministers at their meeting in Luxembourg, in response to Ankara’s unilateral actions in the town of Varosha in occupied northern Cyprus and and the harassment of the Nautical Geo research […]

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Elon Musk’s first Starlink connections in Greece

Elon Musk’s first Starlink connections in Greece It’s only a matter of days for the “green light” for the trial operation of Elon Musk Starlink satellite internet in Greece, to turn on. The Joint Ministerial Decision (JMD) for the licensing of satellite internet systems is on the way to its publication in the Official Gazette, […]

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The Astonishing Story of the First Female Greek Immigrant to Australia

The Astonishing Story of the First Female Greek Immigrant to Australia Greek immigrants on their way to Australia in 1953. Ekaterini Plessou was the first Greek female to migrate down under way back in 1835. Credit: Public Domain Ekaterini Plessou-Crummer, the first female Greek immigrant to Australia in the mid-1800s, has an incredible personal story […]

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1801: When Lord Elgin Removed the First Sculptures from the Parthenon

1801: When Lord Elgin Removed the First Sculptures from the Parthenon Parthenon sculptures in their windowless room at the British Museum in London. Credit: Public Domain Thomas Bruce, the 7th Earl of Elgin and ambassador of England in Constantinople, stole precious ancient sculptures from the Parthenon to take to England in the late summer of […]

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Was Greek Philosopher Diogenes the Cynic the First Anarchist?

Was Greek Philosopher Diogenes the Cynic the First Anarchist? “Diogenes Sitting in His Tub,” by Jean-Léon Gérôme (1860). Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Public domain The ancient Greek philosopher Diogenes the Cynic (also known as Diogenes of Sinope) could have been the first anarchist, or the first absurdist, or the first satirist, or the first naturalist — depending […]

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Editorial Ta Nea: Prevention

Editorial Ta Nea: Prevention The passing of the huge storm code-named Ballos already on its very first day left behind widespread destruction. Yet, it left us with images that we will long remember. Students had to walk over a bridge of school desks to evacuate the building. Teachers took young children in their arms because […]

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Severe weather front “Ballos” – Missing person found dead in Evia

Severe weather front “Ballos” – Missing person found dead in Evia The first victim of the “Ballos” severe weather front is the country, as the 69-year-old farmer who was missing in Evia was found dead. According to information from the Fire Brigade, a man was found lying in the riverbed where investigations were being carried […]

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Entersoft – Profits and revenues continue to rise

Entersoft – Profits and revenues continue to rise Entersoft continues to grow its revenue in the first nine months of 2021 compared to the previous corresponding period. At Group level, revenues amounted to 17.39 million Euros compared to 11.61 million in the corresponding period last year, recording an increase of 50%. The pre-tax profits of […]

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EU tranche expected in Q1 2022

EU tranche expected in Q1 2022 The disbursement of the first tranche of Next Generation EU funds to Greece, amounting to 3.5 billion euros, is expected in the first quarter of next year. This is because three to four months are needed for the European Commission and other member-states to assess the achievement of the […]

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Passenger traffic in Greek airports soars 62.35% in first nine months

Passenger traffic in Greek airports soars 62.35% in first nine months Passenger traffic in Greek airports jumped 62.35 in the January-September period this year, compared with the corresponding period in 2020, Civil Aviation Authority said in a report on Thursday, according to ANA. The total number of passengers traveling in Greek airports was 27,063,506 in […]

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Season’s first snow falls in Western Macedonia

Season’s first snow falls in Western Macedonia The first snowfall of the autumn season made its appearance in the highlands of Western Macedonia in northern Greece on Thursday. According to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (AMNA), the town of Nymphaio had received 15cm by midday after the snow started falling in the early hours of Thursday. […]

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TERNA – Signing of a contract for the reconstruction of the Tower of Piraeus

TERNA – Signing of a contract for the reconstruction of the Tower of Piraeus The first phase of the reconstruction of the Piraeus Tower was undertaken by TERNA SA, a 100% subsidiary of the GEK TERNA Group. The contract, signed with PIRAEUS TOWER SA (cooperation of the companies “DIMAND SA”, “European Bank for Reconstruction and […]

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Greens and Reds feel the pain in Spain

Greens and Reds feel the pain in Spain Panathinaikos produced its first credible performance on the road, but still went down at Vitoria to host Baskonia on Tuesday, while Olympiakos succumbed in overtime at Barcelona on Wednesday. Baskonia beat Panathinaikos 81-79 in Spain, as the two teams had little separating them and shared the lead […]

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First university student tests positive for Covid

First university student tests positive for Covid A university student tested positive for Covid-19 this week, in the first official case announced sonce the new academic year begun, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki said on Wednesday.  The math student, who has not been unvaccinated, came to class on Monday (Oct. 11) with a negative rapid […]

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EU’s first green bond issuance raises 12 billion euros

EU’s first green bond issuance raises 12 billion euros The European Commission issued its inaugural green bonds Tuesday, raising 12 billion euros ($13.8 billion) from a sale that attracted strong demand from investors. The EU’s executive branch is planning to issue up to 250 billion euros in green bonds by the end of 2026 as […]

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Greek activist fisherman receives honorary title from UN

Greek activist fisherman receives honorary title from UN The founder of Greece’s first school for professional fishermen and an activist for cleaner seas and healthy fish stocks, Lefteris Arapakis, has been bestowed the honorary title of ambassador for the Mediterranean coast for 2021-22 by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Awarded in the context of […]

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First “Ultra Car” Entirely Made in Greece Ready to Launch

First “Ultra Car” Entirely Made in Greece Ready to Launch Rear, nighttime view of the “Chaos” supercar. Photo courtesy of Spyros Panopoulos. The first “ultra Car”, called “Chaos” and entirely made in Greece is ready to launch in November, designer and automotive engineer Spyros Panopoulos announced last week. Panopoulos, not only aspires to launch the […]

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Spring Fresco of Santorini: The First Painting of Nature Scene in European Art History

Spring Fresco of Santorini: The First Painting of Nature Scene in European Art History Spring Fresco detail. Public Domain The Spring Fresco found at the Late Bronze Age site of Akrotiri in Santorini is considered to be the first painting of a nature scene in European art history. Also called the fresco of the Room […]

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New Democracy’s aspiring mini-Trumps

New Democracy’s aspiring mini-Trumps There are two schools of thought about the far-right. The first argues that traditional center-right parties have an obligation to tolerate and assimilate far-right elements to prevent the creation of new groups and parties seeking to fill the void on the extreme right-wing fringe. The second counters that if these elements […]

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The deceptive fear of the far right

The deceptive fear of the far right Two of the country’s deadliest fires happened in recent years. The first, in 2007 in the Peloponnese, left 49 dead and was sparked by an 84-year-old woman cooking in her yard. The second was in 2018 and spread from Penteli, north of the capital, to Mati, on its […]

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Large anti-fascist protests in big cities mark first anniversary of Golden Dawn conviction

Large anti-fascist protests in big cities mark first anniversary of Golden Dawn conviction By George Gilson Large anti-fascist marches with the slogan “Fascists out of our neighbourhood” were held today in Athens, Thessaloniki, Patras and other areas of Greece to mark the first anniversary of the conviction of the far right Golden Dawn party and […]

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PM: Defense deal with France a ‘first step’ towards European strategic autonomy

PM: Defense deal with France a ‘first step’ towards European strategic autonomy The defense deal signed between Greece and France last month is “a first effort towards the strategic autonomy for Europe,” Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis told lawmakers during a parliamentary debate on a bill ratifying the agreement on Thursday.  The deal, signed in Paris […]

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