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Worst Heatwave in Decades Leads to Unbearable Conditions in Greece

Worst Heatwave in Decades Leads to Unbearable Conditions in Greece Greece is experiencing one of the worst heatwaves in its history. Credit: Mstyslav Chernov / Wikipedia / CC BY-SA 3.0 Greece has recently been experiencing one of the worst heatwaves in the country’s recent history, and authorities remain on high alert to tackle any issues […]

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Markit – The manufacturing sector in Greece is declining in July

Markit – The manufacturing sector in Greece is declining in July The July PMI survey data showed another significant improvement in the condition of the Greek manufacturing sector, which was supported by the continuous production and increase of new orders. Specifically, IHS Markit’s main supply chain for the manufacturing sector in Greece PMI closed at […]

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Greece Crushes the US in Water Polo, Qualifies to Quarter-finals

Greece Crushes the US in Water Polo, Qualifies to Quarter-finals The Greek water polo squad. Credit: Hellenic Olympic Committee / Twitter Greece crushed the United States in water polo at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday with a score of 14-5, finishing first in Group A for the Tokyo Olympics in Japan. The national water polo […]

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Greece Crushes the US in Water Polo, Qualifies to Quarter Semi-finals

Greece Crushes the US in Water Polo, Qualifies to Quarter Semi-finals The Greek water polo squad. Credit: Hellenic Olympic Committee / Twitter Greece crushed the United States in water polo at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday with a score of 14-5, finishing first in Group A for the Tokyo Olympics in Japan. The national water […]

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Petrounias wins bronze medal in Tokyo

Petrounias wins bronze medal in Tokyo Eleftherios Petrounias of Greece in action on the rings during the final at the Tokyo Olympics Monday. Petrounias, winner of the ring gold at the 2016 Rio Games, took the bronze as Liu Yang led a China one-two in the final, claiming a slim victory over compatriot You Hao. […]

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Miltos Tentoglou – Who is the “golden” Greek athlete who drove Greeks wild

Miltos Tentoglou – Who is the “golden” Greek athlete who drove Greeks wild Greece is celebrating its second medal at the Tokyo Olympics – gold as well – with Miltos Tentoglou climbing to the first step of the podium for the long jump. The Greek athlete “flew” to 8.41 m leaving behind Cubans Echavaria and […]

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Man accused of hiding aunt’s dead body to collect pension

Man accused of hiding aunt’s dead body to collect pension Police in northwestern Greece are investigating a 56-year-old man on suspicion of murdering his 69-year-old aunt and hiding her body in the basement of her home so he could collect her pension.  According to reports on Saturday, investigators found the 69-year-old woman’s body hidden away […]

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Antetokounmpo has something to declare on return to Greece

Antetokounmpo has something to declare on return to Greece The NBA star carried the Larry O’Brien Trophy with him at Athens International Airport and said he hopes to win more titles with the Milwaukee Bucks. “We are happy to be back and that we could bring the trophy with us,” Antetokounmpo said at a news […]

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Tentoglou wins gold with dramatic final leap

Tentoglou wins gold with dramatic final leap Miltiadis Tentoglou of Greece won the men’s long jump in the most dramatic fashion on Monday as he leapt 8.41 meters in his final attempt to snatch the gold medal from Cuba’s Juan Miguel Echevarria. Tentoglou was the world leader coming into Tokyo with an 8.60m leap at […]

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Antetokounmpos return to Greece with NBA trophy

Antetokounmpos return to Greece with NBA trophy Giannis Antetokounmpo definitely had something to declare on his triumphant return to Greece on Sunday. The NBA star carried the Larry O’Brien trophy with him at Athens International Airport and said he hoped to win more titles with the Milwaukee Bucks. “We are happy to be back and […]

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Greece denies involvement in shooting incident at Turkish border

Greece denies involvement in shooting incident at Turkish border Greece has strongly denied involvement in an incident where a Turkish civilian was allegedly killed inside Turkish territory by shots fired from within Greece. There has been no official announcement from Turkey, but Turkish media reported the Greek chargé d’affaires was summoned to the foreign ministry. […]

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Antetokounmpo Brothers Return to Greece with NBA Finals Trophy

Antetokounmpo Brothers Return to Greece with NBA Finals Trophy Thanasis and Giannis Antetokounmpo at a press conference in Athens on Sunday. Credit: Screenshot from ERT Greek NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo and his brother Thanasis returned to their native Greece on Sunday with their hard-earned NBA Finals Trophy in hand. The brothers, who both play for […]

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Heatwave sweeps across Greece

Heatwave sweeps across Greece Heatwave conditions with maximum temperatures at 42C-44C and a strong feeling of discomfort in urban centers are forecast for Saturday, according to the meteorological service of the National Observatory of Athens, ANA reports. On Saturday temperatures will range in Northern Greece from 16C to 40C-42C, in Epirus from 19C to 42C-43C, […]

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Civil Aviation Authority: Domestic flights notam in Greece to August 9

Civil Aviation Authority: Domestic flights notam in Greece to August 9 A current NOTAM concerning restrictions on domestic flights has been extended to Monday, August 9, the Civil Aviation Authority said on Saturday, ANA reports. Passengers traveling to Greek islands from mainland airports on domestic flights can board by providing one of the following: – […]

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Priestesses Among Few Women Who Had Status, Power in Ancient Greece

Priestesses Among Few Women Who Had Status, Power in Ancient Greece The Eleusinian Mysteries, associated with the goddess Demeter and her daughter Persephone, as depicted on red figure pottery. By the Varrese Painter, ca. 340 BC, from Apulia. Credit: User:Bibi Saint-Pol,Public Domain Life for women in most city states of Ancient Greece, particularly Athens, was so difficult […]

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Six Women Have Been Murdered by Husbands in Seven Months in Greece

Six Women Have Been Murdered by Husbands in Seven Months in Greece Caroline Crouch was murdered in Greece by her husband Babis Anagnostopoulos. Activists argue that a recent surge in femicides points to societal issues in Greece. Credit: Hellenic Network for Feminists In Greece, six women have been murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in […]

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Five Remarkable Marine Animals of Greece (And Where to Find Them)

Five Remarkable Marine Animals of Greece (And Where to Find Them) Loggerhead turtle in Greece, one of the most majestic marine animals in the country. Credit: Funfood /Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 3.0 Greece’s waters are home to wide range of marine animals, ranging from whales to sea turtles. By Cliff Blaylock There is a great fascination […]

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Greece nears 13,000 deaths from COVID-19, over 200 hospital admissions in a day as epidemiological data spurs concerns

Greece nears 13,000 deaths from COVID-19, over 200 hospital admissions in a day as epidemiological data spurs concerns The National Public Health announced today that there have been 2,845 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, of which eight were detected at points of entry into the country. The mean age of newly […]

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Greece has switched gear

Greece has switched gear The fact that Greece was the first country to receive European Commission approval for the new Partnership Agreement for the Development Framework, better known here as ESPA, carries strong symbolic value. The development can be seen as yet another message that the country has changed gear.  Symbolism aside, the ESPA – […]

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NBG CEO rules out share capital increase prospects

NBG CEO rules out share capital increase prospects National Bank of Greece (NBG) and chairman of the executive committee Pavlos Mylonas on Friday ruled out the possibility of a share capital increase for the systemic bank, the oldest and most recognized in the country, while adding that the target is to distribute a dividend to […]

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Vaccines for Teens 12 and Over Now Available in Greece

Vaccines for Teens 12 and Over Now Available in Greece Vaccines for teens 12 and over are now available in Greece. Credit: Public Domain Greek health authorities announced that Covid-19 vaccines for teens 12 and over is now available in Greece, with the appointment platform for them going online as of Friday. All vaccine appointments […]

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Greece: Organized beaches to open in southeast coastal Athens over next 3 days due to heat wave

Greece: Organized beaches to open in southeast coastal Athens over next 3 days due to heat wave A state-owned real estate holding company on Friday announced that three well-known organized beaches in the greater Athens area – Vouliagmeni, Asteras Vouliagmeni and Voula – will not require an admission fee for the next three days. The […]

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Greece raises 1 bln euros from T-bill auction

Greece raises 1 bln euros from T-bill auction Greece’s Public Debt Management Agency collected a total of 1 billion euros from the issue of 26-week treasury bills on Wednesday at a negative interest rate of 0.39%, matching that of the previous such auction on June 30.  The settlement date is on Friday. Source : Newsroom […]

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Minister: All competent authorities to coordinate to deal with heatwave in Greece

Minister: All competent authorities to coordinate to deal with heatwave in Greece The broad meeting in the Civil Protection for the optimal coordination of all the competent bodies and the better confrontation of the consequences of the strong heatwave that hits the country was completed on Friday, ANA reports.The Minister of Citizen Protection Michalis Chrysochoidis […]

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Covid-19 vaccination appointment platform for children over 12 opens in Greece

Covid-19 vaccination appointment platform for children over 12 opens in Greece The Covid-19 vaccination appointment platform for children over 12 opens on Friday, ANA reports.The appointment for the vaccination of the children can be made from the platform emvolio.gov.gr with Taxisnet codes and the appointment can be made by any of the parents who belongs […]

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Greece Braces for Worst Heatwave in Years; Emergency Measures Announced

Greece Braces for Worst Heatwave in Years; Emergency Measures Announced Greece is getting ready for another brutal heatwave. Credit: Aasif Iqbal J – Flickr – CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Greece is preparing for one of the worst heatwaves in the country’s recent history, and the country’s authorities are ramping up their efforts to address potential disruptions. […]

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Ankara insists on islands rhetoric

Ankara insists on islands rhetoric Further toughening its stance toward Greece, Ankara accused Athens again Thursday of militarizing the islands facing its coast and linking this issue with their territorial borders, while it also challenged Greece’s sovereignty in the Aegean again. “Greece militarizes the islands that should be demilitarized,” said Turkish Defense Ministry spokeswoman Pinar […]

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Rower Stefanos Ntouskos clinches Olympic gold medal for Greece, breaks Olympics record

Rower Stefanos Ntouskos clinches Olympic gold medal for Greece, breaks Olympics record Greek rower Stefanos Ntouskos has clinched Greece’s first ever Olympic gold medal in the sport, breaking the Olympic record. Ntouskos pulled a surprise victory in the men’s single sculls with a time of 6min 40.45sec, breaking the previous record of Mahe Drysdale of […]

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Ntouskos wins Greece’s first gold at Tokyo Olympics

Ntouskos wins Greece’s first gold at Tokyo Olympics Stefanos Ntouskos of Greece won the men’s single sculls to claim the country’s first medal of the Tokyo Games. Ntouskos posted an Olympic best time to win the gold on Friday, as the final day of Olympic rowing got off to a roaring start at Tokyo’s Sea […]

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Vienna’s “Little Greece” and the First Newspaper in Greek

Vienna’s “Little Greece” and the First Newspaper in Greek Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Vienna’s “Little Greece”. Credit: afagen/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 When we consider key communities of the Greek Diaspora, Vienna rarely comes to mind. However, if we are to consider historically significant communities for modern Hellenism, the Austrian capital should certainly be on the […]

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