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Alekos Fassianos (1935-2022): The voice of past and present

Alekos Fassianos (1935-2022): The voice of past and present I was relatively new at Kathimerini when I interviewed Alekos Fassianos for the first time, at his home, in the late 1990s. The entrance was like some magical gateway into a universe designed entirely by him, from the door handles to the lighting fixtures on the […]

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ATHEX: Stocks gains of 4.73% in past week

ATHEX: Stocks gains of 4.73% in past week The Greek stock market’s rising sequence in recent days came to a predictable end on Friday, though the profit-taking, which had been expected, was particularly mild and appeared to end about halfway through the session, as the benchmark recovered about half of its earlier losses. The Athens […]

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Giant Asteroid to Whizz by Earth at Close Range

Giant Asteroid to Whizz by Earth at Close Range An asteroid will whizz past Earth on January 18. Credit: Public Domain A giant asteroid is going to whizz past Earth at a speed of nearly 50,000 miles per hour on January 18. The asteroid’s path is the closest to Earth that any space rock will […]

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The Past 7 Years Have Been the Hottest on Record

The Past 7 Years Have Been the Hottest on Record The past 7 years have been the warmest in history for Earth. Credit: Greek Reporter New data published by the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service on Monday shows that the last seven years were the warmest on record for the planet. The analysis, which […]

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New virus infections surge past 36,000 again

New virus infections surge past 36,000 again New cases of the coronavirus jumped past the 36,000-mark again on Monday, after 17,633 on Sunday when there is significantly less testing, and 30,010 the day before. The daily bulletin of the National Public Health Organization (EODY) confirmed 36,246 infections for the 24-hour period ending 3 p.m. Monday. […]

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Greece met challenges with ‘unity and solidarity,’ says president

Greece met challenges with ‘unity and solidarity,’ says president The past year was a difficult one for Greece and the entire world, with the coronavirus pandemic suspending normalcy in life, Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou said on Friday in her New Year’s message. But, she added, “we must not forget we are not alone or unprotected; […]

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Upward swing continues with new cases shooting past 40,000

Upward swing continues with new cases shooting past 40,000 The upward swing in new coronavirus cases hit another all-time high on Friday, with the National Organization for Public Health (EODY) confirming 40,560 infections in the 24-hour period from Thursday’s record of 35,580 cases, up from 28,828 the day before. EODY also reported 76 fatalities, which […]

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Osman Kavala and hubris

Osman Kavala and hubris Osman Kavala has been in prison in Turkey for the past four years. Why? Because he angered Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan by being critical of his rule. The “vendetta” began with the protest rallies against the construction of a shopping center in Taksim Square in Istanbul and spiked after the […]

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Editorial Ta Nea: United and strong

Editorial Ta Nea: United and strong This past week was not the best for the Greek centre-left, and that is due mainly to the stance of certain losers in the first round of the Movement for Change [KINAL] party’s leadership election. There were arbitrary assertions about the distant past, unfounded charges about groups of voters […]

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Turkey’s crocodile tears over Alexandroupoli

Turkey’s crocodile tears over Alexandroupoli The past couple of months have seen a steady escalation in the rhetoric emanating from Turkey against the increased presence of American forces in different parts of Greece, following the recent defense agreement signed between Athens and Washington, with Ankara contemptuously accusing Greece of turning into a US military base. […]

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Last chance to visit the 7th Athens Biennale

Last chance to visit the 7th Athens Biennale Moving between light and darkness, for the past few months, we have been wandering inside three “ghost” buildings of the historic centre of Athens, exploring familiar and uncanny facets of yesterday and today, simultaneously envisioning the various possible versions of the future. Between Stadiou and Panepistimiou Streets […]

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Is Giannis Antetokounmpo Looking Past the Bucks?

Is Giannis Antetokounmpo Looking Past the Bucks? Fans are nervous that the Greek Freak may take a break from basketball after his interview with GQ magazine. Credit: Keith Allison, CC BY-SA 2.0 Milwaukee Bucks fans are nervous following Giannis Antetokounmpo’s interview with GQ Magazine on Tuesday. The 26-year-old NBA champion was GQ’s Athlete of the […]

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Ancient Past of Thessaloniki Unearthed During Metro Construction

Ancient Past of Thessaloniki Unearthed During Metro Construction Significant ancient finds have been discovered during construction of the metro system in Thessaloniki. Credit: Greek Reporter A number of significant ancient archaeological finds have been unearthed in Thessaloniki during the excavations conducted for the construction of the Thessaloniki Metro. This is a common occurrence in Greece, […]

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Vaccination bookings shoot up

Vaccination bookings shoot up The past seven days has seen a 185% increase in first vaccination appointments and a 200% surge in booster shot appointments, a Health Ministry official said on Monday. At a regular briefing, Marios Themistocleous, secretary-general for primary health care, said the number of appointments had risen from 60,000 two weeks ago […]

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Editorial Ta Nea: Beam of light

Editorial Ta Nea: Beam of light This past weekend a series of public measures to confront the pandemic kicked in, even as the critical vaccine rollout continues. More than ever since the beginning of this collective adventure, it should be clear that public health restrictions are not a punitive measure, but rather a basic precondition […]

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Three vicious cycles

Three vicious cycles Over the past 200 years a number of pundits have slammed the system of the “protector powers” of Great Britain, Russia and France, which, on the grounds of the 1827 Treaty of London, decided to end hostilities in the region, asking Mahmud II, the Ottoman sultan, to acknowledge Greek independence in 1830. […]

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Greek CO2 emissions fluctuate over past three decades

Greek CO2 emissions fluctuate over past three decades The COP26 UN Climate Change Conference starts in Glasgow on Sunday, with most states not having lived up to their commitments since the 2015 Paris Summit. Greece has gone through two phases of greenhouse gas emissions: a significant increase in the early 90s until 2007 (101,181.55 million […]

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Editorial To Vima: The great responsibility for climate change

Editorial To Vima: The great responsibility for climate change This past summer, the 10-day heat wave, with temperatures near 45 degrees Celsius, paved the way for a wave of disastrous wildfires all over the country. Slightly earlier, the well-organised German state faced an unprecedented challenge from unexpected, deadly floods, while in the same period California […]

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The past as guide

The past as guide Officials have repeatedly and openly acknowledged that they underestimated the health risk posed by the coronavirus pandemic last year in the northern port city of Thessaloniki.  That experience now seems to have been forgotten. Sure, any comparison has to take into consideration that the majority of the Greek population are now […]

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US Marines Have Been Secretly Deployed to Taiwan for the Past Year

US Marines Have Been Secretly Deployed to Taiwan for the Past Year U.S. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). Credit photo: Lance Cpl. Alexis C. Schneider/Public Domain The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that roughly 24 United States troops have been stationed on Taiwan this past year. Their presence […]

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When listening to a book is better than reading it

When listening to a book is better than reading it Over the past few years, I have been obsessed with the work of Australian novelist Liane Moriarty. Yes, me and everyone else. Ever since her 2014 blockbuster, “Big Little Lies,” Moriarty has become one of the publishing industry’s most dependable hitmakers. Although her prose is […]

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How the past elucidates the future of the ‘Second Cold War’

How the past elucidates the future of the ‘Second Cold War’ Is the US destined to enter a Thucydides Trap with China? Following the signs of economic decoupling between the two superpowers and the cracks in the globalized economy, which paradigm is better fit to own the future? Multilateral comparison between them seems inevitable. The […]

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Digging deep to unlock the past and future in Santorini

Digging deep to unlock the past and future in Santorini Scientists seeking to shed light on the geological history of the southern Aegean by analyzing the traces left by volcanic activity in the area over the millennia are spearheading an international oceanographic mission that will carry out exploratory undersea drilling around the Santorini-Kolumbo-Christiana volcanic field […]

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For Konstantina, Caroline, Garyfallia, Dora

For Konstantina, Caroline, Garyfallia, Dora The perpetrator’s violent past is admitted after the crime: beatings, threats, use of weapons, uncontrollable behavior, incidents that often herald the tragic finale. The 11 femicides that have been recorded in our country so far this year, with the most recent being the murder of a 32-year-old teacher in Rhodes […]

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PM Mitsotakis: I think Greece is much stronger today than it has been over the past decade

PM Mitsotakis: I think Greece is much stronger today than it has been over the past decade “The last decade was very painful for our country. But I think we have every reason to be optimistic for the next decade,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said late on Thursday at the event organized by The Hellenic […]

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Greece Needs to Look at its Glorious Past for Renaissance

Greece Needs to Look at its Glorious Past for Renaissance The Parthenon, the most famous ancient site in Greece, is also one of the best-known sites in the entire world. Credit: Thermos/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY 2.5 Greeks need to turn their eyes, and mind, to their ancient ancestors for inspiration and knowledge, because it was science […]

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Editorial Ta Nea: A return to the past

Editorial Ta Nea: A return to the past In his keynote address and major news conference at the Thessaloniki International Fair over the weekend, main opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras demonstrated that he has learned nothing from his party’s stinging defeat in the 2019 general elections. He declared that, “We are the par excellence party […]

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Tennis: Lengthy toilet breaks may soon be thing of the past

Tennis: Lengthy toilet breaks may soon be thing of the past Inordinately long toilets breaks or medical timeouts at critical moments could soon be a thing of the past in men’s tennis with the ATP Tour planning to impose stricter rules, a source at the men’s governing body told Reuters. The practice has long been […]

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Government faces challenges over pandemic and rising prices

Government faces challenges over pandemic and rising prices Just past the midpoint of its four-year term, the government faces three significant challenges: keeping schools open, avoiding further lockdowns and keeping inflation at bay. Not managing even one of the three challenges effectively risks the government’s standing with the voters who, so far, have given it […]

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46 wildfires in last 24 hours

46 wildfires in last 24 hours Firefighters tackled 46 forest fires in the past 24 hours, the Fire Service announced on Monday. Most of the fires were dealt with immediately. Among the blazes was one in Vrontero in Florina, near the Albanian border. A total of 52 firefighters, three ground units and eight tenders attended […]

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