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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 clinches Olympics bronze medal in men’s rings finals

Petrounias clinches Olympics bronze medal in men’s rings finals Greek artistic gymnast Lefteris Petrounias has clinched the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics with a score of 15.200. Chinese gymnast Liu Yang earned the gold medal with a score of 15.500 and You Hao, also of China won the silver with 15.300. Despite physical problems […]

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New exit to SE Europe for Greek banks

New exit to SE Europe for Greek banks In the early 1990s, after the collapse of the Eastern Bloc, a new era began for the economies of the Balkans and wider SE Europe. The first openings of Greek companies that saw the countries of the region as a first class opportunity for investments with high […]

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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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The Day the First Greeks Arrived in Australia

The Day the First Greeks Arrived in Australia Greek immigrants on their way to Australia in 1953. Credit: Public Domain It was a day much like any other, on August 27, 1829 when the first-ever recorded Greeks set foot on the continent of Australia. They were seven convicted pirates who had plied their trade on the […]

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Greeks pay dearly for the 40 lt of beer they consume each year

Greeks pay dearly for the 40 lt of beer they consume each year Every Greek citizen consumes an average of 40 liters of beer per year, for which they actually pay the highest taxes in the European Union, according to a recent study by the Tax Foundation. EU states have to impose a special consumption […]

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Coronavirus: 1,605 new cases, 10 deaths, 176 on ventilators

Coronavirus: 1,605 new cases, 10 deaths, 176 on ventilators Greek health authorities announced 1,605 new cases of the coronavirus for the 24-hour period ending 3pm Sunday, as well as 10 deaths. The number of patients on ventilators was 176 early Sunday afternoon, up from 172 a day earlier and 134 last Sunday. A total of […]

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Greek Weightlifter Iakovidis to Retire, Cites Lack of Financial Support

Greek Weightlifter Iakovidis to Retire, Cites Lack of Financial Support Theodoros Iakovidis. The Greek weightlifter announced his retirement from the sport at the Tokyo Olympics. Credit: Screenshot from Youtube Greek weightlifter Theodoros Iakovidis announced his retirement from the sport on Saturday after failing to qualify for the finals in weightlifting at the Tokyo Olympics. Iakovidis […]

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Athens denies reports of Turk killed in Evros by Greek fire – Foreign Minister’s response

Athens denies reports of Turk killed in Evros by Greek fire – Foreign Minister’s response The competent authorities in Athens are completely refuting the reports of the Turkish media about the death of a Turk from a fire coming from the Greek side in Evros. A statement issued by the Greek Foreign Ministry on Sunday […]

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Media report: Which Greek Aegean islands face growing COVID-19 cases

Media report: Which Greek Aegean islands face growing COVID-19 cases Still not moving to require tourism workers to be vaccinated, officials from Greece’s New Democracy government are close to imposing more restrictions on a host of southern Aegean islands where COVID-19 has surged again. Tourists and visitors to the islands must show proof of being […]

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Greek supermarkets -Average monthly cost for online shopping at 146 euros the

Greek supermarkets -Average monthly cost for online shopping at 146 euros the Many consumers have chosen – for the first time – to do their shopping online after the imposition of strict restrictions, while many remain loyal to this mode even after the removal of the lockdown. The monthly cost of consumers who choose electronic […]

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Series of earthquakes rattle Greek islands close to Turkey

Series of earthquakes rattle Greek islands close to Turkey A 5.4-magnitude tremor occurred early Sunday in the Aegean Sea, near the small Greek island of Nisyros, west of Rhodes, the Athens-based Institute of Geodynamics reports. The quake’s epicenter was 23 kilometers (14.3 miles) south/southwest of Nisyros, a small island, round in shape, with about a […]

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The Fascinating Life of Irene Papas, Prolific Greek Actress

The Fascinating Life of Irene Papas, Prolific Greek Actress Irene Papas was considered the epitome of Greek beauty by the media and her adoring audiences. Credit: ABC Television/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain Irene Papas is easily one of the most recognizable and well-known Greek actresses of all time. Having enjoyed a career spanning more than 50 years, […]

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Meet the Greeks of Medellin, Colombia

Meet the Greeks of Medellin, Colombia The Greek Tsolias, the hit attraction of the Greek restaurant “Greek Connection” in Medellin’s upscale Poblado neighborhood. Credit: Greek Reporter The small Greek community of Medellin, Colombia–comprised mainly of entrepreneurs and professionals–is booming. Colombia’s second-largest city, called the “City of Eternal Spring” for its temperate weather, has changed a […]

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Hades: The New Greek Mythology Game Taking Over Consoles Worldwide

Hades: The New Greek Mythology Game Taking Over Consoles Worldwide Hades is the 2019 game taking the world by storm. Credit: Public Domain Hades is a roguelike Greek mythology videogame developed and published by Supergiant games. The game was initially released for MacOS, Microsoft Windows, and Nintendo Switch on September 17, 2020, and quickly took […]

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Ancient Greek Crown of Pure Gold Found in Box Under Man’s Bed

Ancient Greek Crown of Pure Gold Found in Box Under Man’s Bed An ancient Greek crown, much like this one, was found under a man’s bed in England. Credit: Tilo 2005/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 2.0 In Somerset, England, a British pensioner who wishes to remain anonymous found a 2,300-year-old ancient Greek crown packed up in some […]

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The Origin of the Name of the Greek Capital of Athens

The Origin of the Name of the Greek Capital of Athens Athens. Credit: Wikimedia Commons/ Public domain The story of how Athens, one of the oldest cities in the world, attained its current name is a foundational Greek myth. Unbeknownst to many, the city actually had several names throughout its 3,400 years of recorded history. […]

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Tokyo Olympics: Greek Athletes Make it to Long Jump, Pole Vault Finals

Tokyo Olympics: Greek Athletes Make it to Long Jump, Pole Vault Finals Emmanouil Karalis will represent Greece in the pole vault finals at the Tokyo Olympics. Credit: Filip Bossuyt/ Wikimedia Commons/CC BY 2.0 Greek athletes Miltos Tentoglou and Manolis Karalis have made it to the final round of the long jump and pole vault events, […]

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The Fascinating History of Greek Loukoumia, or Turkish Delights

The Fascinating History of Greek Loukoumia, or Turkish Delights Greek Loukoumia, or Turkish Delights. Credit: Wikimedia Commons/ CC BY-SA 4.0 Greek loukoumia, or Turkish delights, hold an important place in the world of Greek sweets. The delectable, soft little squares of sweet flavor coated in powdered sugar are an iconic symbol of Greece. In Greece […]

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Staikouras reiterates projection for strong rebound this year

Staikouras reiterates projection for strong rebound this year The Greek economy “will stage a fast and strong recovery,” Finance Minister Christos Staikouras said on Friday. Speaking in Parliament during the presenting of a report on the Greek economic outlook, Staikouras said that based on current data, “achieving a goal for economic growth of 3.6% in […]

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Nikos Kazantzakis: The Greatest Greek Writer of the 20th Century

Nikos Kazantzakis: The Greatest Greek Writer of the 20th Century Nikos Kazantzakis writing. Credit: Public Domain Nikos Kazantzakis is for many the best Greek writer of the 20th century and his books have been translated more than any of his contemporaries. The Cretan man’s literary genius was recognized posthumously, after his book “Zorba the Greek” […]

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The Philistines were Likely of Greek Origin, According to DNA

The Philistines were Likely of Greek Origin, According to DNA The Philistine captives of the Egyptians as portrayed in a relief sculpture in the Medinet Habu Museum. Credit: Remih/Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 3.0 CC BY-SA 3.0 Philistines were very likely of Greek origin, as a new DNA study traces the origins of the ancient villains […]

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Greek systemic banks announce successful mid 2021 stress tests completed by the ECB

Greek systemic banks announce successful mid 2021 stress tests completed by the ECB All four of Greece’s systemic banks announced successful 2021 SSM stress test results on Friday, completed via the European Central Bank (ECB), and under common methodological rules defined by the European Banking Authority (EBA) and using macroeconomic and market scenario assumptions published […]

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ATHEX: July swings to gains right at the end

ATHEX: July swings to gains right at the end The benchmark of the Greek stock market completed on Friday nine consecutive sessions of growth, matching this year’s record in early April, and narrowly swinging July from a month of losses into one of gains, ending the downward slide set by May and June. That was […]

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Coronavirus: 2,845 new cases, 12 deaths

Coronavirus: 2,845 new cases, 12 deaths Greek health authorities announced 2,845 new cases of the coronavirus for the 24-hour period ending 3pm Friday, as well as 12 deaths. The number of patients on ventilators was 165 early Friday afternoon, up from 157 a day earlier and 130 last Friday. A record 118,933 tests were administered, […]

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Brussels approves Greek ESPA

Brussels approves Greek ESPA The European Commission approved on Thursday Greece’s Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027, known in this country as ESPA, which provides for an increase in the resources handled by regional authorities 2.2 billion euros. Greece was the first European Union member-state to have its ESPA program approved by Brussels, which “will allow us […]

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Companies vulnerable to digital attacks, says report

Companies vulnerable to digital attacks, says report The measures taken by several Greek companies and employees to protect their organization’s files from malicious online attacks are not enough, according to a recent survey by Aboutpeople on behalf of Kaspersky. The report states that many Greek employees are unaware of key steps to achieve protection of […]

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Hammer falls hard on ‘Greek mafia’ thugs

Hammer falls hard on ‘Greek mafia’ thugs In what is being seen as a resounding message to the so-called “Greek mafia,” a court this week handed heavy sentence to organized crime enforcers after a trial that lasted more than two years.  The trial, which ended late on Wednesday, concerned an investigation conducted in 2015 into […]

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Greek PM: The vaccine is safe, it has no side effects

Greek PM: The vaccine is safe, it has no side effects The Greek PM, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, visited the 7th Health Region of Crete in Spili, Rethymnio, and urged all the citizens to get inoculated. During his visit he made the following statements: “I am in the municipality of Agios Vassilios to personally inspect the mobile units […]

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George Jarvis Commemorated for Role in Greek War of Independence

George Jarvis Commemorated for Role in Greek War of Independence The Battle of Messolonghi, in which the great philhellene George Jarvis participated. By zographos Makryannis. Credit: Panagiotis Zographos /Public Domain A churchyard in Argos, Mycenae was the site where the life of one of the most notable philhellenes of them all, George Jarvis, was commemorated on […]

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