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When the Ark ran aground

When the Ark ran aground We all shudder at the revelations surrounding the charity for disadvantaged children Kivotos tou Kosmou (Ark of the World). Not only for the alleged sexual harassment of children, but also the other allegations that have been coming to light since the case broke. Every single government body or agency involved […]

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Store holiday hours and Sundays when shops will be open in Athens

Store holiday hours and Sundays when shops will be open in Athens Time is counting down for holiday opening hours for stores ahead of Christmas and the New Year. The Christmas Bonus and its payment is expected to be a financial “breather” for private sector workers, who plan to make some purchases at Christmas, taking […]

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Editorial Ta Nea: Immediate initiatives

Editorial Ta Nea: Immediate initiatives When the law establishing the right of Greek citizens who are permanent residents of foreign countries to vote in general elections in Greece was passed, the political compromises made in order to ensure the broadest possible inter-party consensus raised concerns among those who assumed the duty of implementing them. As […]

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Private ‘centers,’ public sins

Private ‘centers,’ public sins The word “centers” sounds reassuring, especially when accompanied by the word “hospitality” or “welfare.” What does the automatic mental translator tell us when we hear “hospitality center” or “welfare center”? We think, “Here is a legally organized human space, with rules, order and accountability, which is under the administration of the […]

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Greek Foreign Minister sends message to mark the Day of the Mediterranean

Greek Foreign Minister sends message to mark the Day of the Mediterranean “When I think about the Mediterranean, I think about a region with vast potential and opportunities, but also challenges that should be commonly addressed,” Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said on Monday on the occasion of the Day of the Mediterranean, ANA reports. […]

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FM sends message to mark the Day of the Mediterranean

FM sends message to mark the Day of the Mediterranean “When I think about the Mediterranean, I think about a region with vast potential and opportunities, but also challenges that should be commonly addressed,” Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said on Monday on the occasion of the Day of the Mediterranean. “I think about hospitality. […]

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Man shot in Menidi

Man shot in Menidi A man was injured when unknown individuals approached him while he was walking and opened fire at him in the eastern Attica suburb of Menidi early Saturday morning. The man was transferred to KAT hospital to receive treatment for his wounds. His life was not in danger, state-run Athens-Macedonian News Agency […]

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EU struggles with Russian oil price cap, talks to resume when positions converge

EU struggles with Russian oil price cap, talks to resume when positions converge European Union governments remained split on Thursday over what level to cap Russian oil prices at to curb Moscow’s ability to pay for its war in Ukraine without causing a global oil supply shock, with more talks possible on Friday if positions […]

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When archaeologists swap trowels for guns

When archaeologists swap trowels for guns He knew how to handle a gun, but had no experience of battle. Yet in the summer of 2014, archaeologist Pshtiwan Ahmed had to step into the role of guard at the Erbil Civilization Museum in the autonomous district of Iraqi Kurdistan, when the proper security guards were sent […]

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Europe’s wind industry is stumbling when it’s needed most

Europe’s wind industry is stumbling when it’s needed most LONDON – These should be great times to be in the wind energy business, especially in Europe. Governments here have long promoted offshore wind projects, and those efforts have accelerated since Russia started cutting natural gas shipments in its war against Ukraine. “We need clean, we […]

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Frustration is no solution

Frustration is no solution When I first heard the serious allegations of child abuse being leveled against the Ark of the World charity I admit that I wasn’t just shocked; I felt something breaking inside of me. I don’t know if the accusations are true and whether they will hold up in a court, but […]

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When humanity expires

When humanity expires Today is the World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse. The reminder seems almost redundant in the flood of abuse cases that have been coming to light in recent months. The most recent concerns allegations of sexual abuse made by boys who were wards of the Ark of the World charity’s […]

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People ‘Happier’ When They Put Christmas Decorations Up Earlier

People ‘Happier’ When They Put Christmas Decorations Up Earlier A new study has concluded that people are happier the earlier they put up their seasonal decorations for Christmas. Credit: Greek Reporter People who install their Christmas decorations earlier are happier a recent study said as the process evokes strong feelings of childhood. We all know […]

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Athenian democracy makes us reflect on war and peace

Athenian democracy makes us reflect on war and peace In France and Australia, November 11 is commemorated as the day when the First World War ended. For both countries, it remains a day of reflection. As an Australian I am not alone in having a great-grandfather who, after surviving Gallipoli, was gravely wounded in France’s […]

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Spectacular progress

Spectacular progress Data on this year’s fire season show that when authorities make proper use of all available technical means, they can achieve spectacular progress.  After its shortcomings were painfully exposed during the deadly fires in Mati, eastern Attica, in July 2018, the country’s civil protection authority was radically restructured. It can now assume a […]

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Ahead of harsh winter, tourism roars back in Mediterranean

Ahead of harsh winter, tourism roars back in Mediterranean When Stelios Zompanakis quit his job at Greece’s central bank to try his luck at boat racing, friends and family pleaded with him to reconsider. Nine years later, he spends summers on the “Ikigai,” a 53-foot yacht he named after the Japanese concept of finding happiness […]

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When the Heroic Greek Evzone was Featured in ‘Life’ Magazine

When the Heroic Greek Evzone was Featured in ‘Life’ Magazine The iconic image of a Greek evzone on the cover of Life magazine. Public Domain A Greek Evzone was featured on the cover of the American magazine ”Life” honoring the heroic battles of Greek soldiers against the invading Italians in 1940. The issue was published […]

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Heroes Fight Like Greeks: When the World Bowed to the Spirit of Soldiers

Heroes Fight Like Greeks: When the World Bowed to the Spirit of Soldiers Greek soldiers fighting the Italian invaders in 1940. Credit: public domain Greek soldiers gained fame around the world in modern times for their incredible courage and fierce resistance against the Italian and German invasions in 1940 and 1941 and also during the […]

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An Olympian and a polite political opponent

An Olympian and a polite political opponent At a time when Greece is deeply divided, and our political leaders bitterly attack each other on a daily basis, the magnanimity, generosity and kindness of two-time Olympic silver medalist Alexandros Nikolaidis, who passed away recently at the age of 42, touched the nation and for a moment […]

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The Other Battle of Thermopylae: When Celts Invaded Ancient Greece

The Other Battle of Thermopylae: When Celts Invaded Ancient Greece Centuries after the Persian wars, a coalition of Greek city states fought again on Thermopylae. This time a Celtic army attacked in 279 BC. David’s The Intervention of the Sabine Women. Credit : Public Domain Thermopylae is most famous for the battle which took place […]

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When Persians Burned Down Athens and the Acropolis

When Persians Burned Down Athens and the Acropolis The Parthenon was built decades after the Persian destruction of Athens and the Acropolis. Credit: Gary Bembridge/Wikimedia Commons/CC-BY-2.0 In 480 BC, Persian forces led by King Xerxes I burned down the city of Athens, as well as the Acropolis, in what is called “the Persian Destruction of […]

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Towboat captain dies when vessel sinks

Towboat captain dies when vessel sinks A towboat sank on the island of Patmos Friday as it was helping a cruise ship leave the port, and its 48-year-old captain died. The captain’s body was retrieved by a private diver. A second person on the towboat managed to swim away unharmed.  The coast guard is investigating […]

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Us, them and the media

Us, them and the media Almost a month ago, when Turkey’s MetroPoll published a survey on how the Turkish public views Greece, many Greeks were surprised. The findings revealed that, despite the extreme and belligerent rhetoric from the political leadership in Ankara, the people aren’t taking the bait. Asked if there is “enmity between the […]

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When “Teddy Boys” in Greece Were Singled Out by Police

When “Teddy Boys” in Greece Were Singled Out by Police “Teddy boys” being arrested in Greece. Credit: Public Domain Members of the underground subculture inspired by rock and roll and American and English fashions, called “Teddy Boys,” once risked being arrested for their lifestyle in Greece. Greece’s post-war years were marked by poverty, political turmoil […]

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Greece to ratify EU trade deal with Canada when issues are settled

Greece to ratify EU trade deal with Canada when issues are settled Greece will ratify the EU-Canada (CETA) trade agreement as soon as some pending issues are resolved, Alternate Development and Investment Minister Nikos Papathanassis said in the context of the Toronto Economic Forum that ended on Tuesday and was organized by the Delphi Economic […]

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‘Wild West’ at protected Zakynthos marine park

‘Wild West’ at protected Zakynthos marine park When it comes to environmental protection in Greece, it is “still like the Wild West, where anyone can do what they like without regard for the law,” the World Wildlife Fund has said, lamenting the drastic reduction of a fine levied against a businessman for flagrant violations of […]

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Educational populism

Educational populism The worst consequence of populism when planning educational reforms is that it fosters false expectations, trapping young people in professional and educational impasses.  That is what the previous government did, pretending to establish higher institutions overnight and promising corresponding professional rights – with no plan, no forethought.  Now, to reform tertiary education, the […]

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F-16s, amendments in Congress, and the role of the US

F-16s, amendments in Congress, and the role of the US When US Senators Bob Menendez and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Chris Pappas submitted amendments to the Senate and House of Representatives, respectively, calling on President Joe Biden to give assurances that the F-16s Turkey was requesting – 40 new and 40 upgraded versions of […]

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EU countries seek way out of impasse over gas price caps

EU countries seek way out of impasse over gas price caps The question of how, when and whether to cap gas prices is set to dominate another meeting of European Union countries on Wednesday, as they pursue a joint plan to target high gas prices – a compromise that has eluded them for weeks. The […]

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When Greek Heroine Manto Mavrogenous Repelled the Turks from Mykonos

When Greek Heroine Manto Mavrogenous Repelled the Turks from Mykonos Manto Mavrogenous led the Greek resistance on the island of Mykonos against the invading Ottomans. A statue of the Greek heroine stands proudly in Mykonos. Illustration: Greek Reporter It was October 11, 1822, in the second year of Greece’s War of Independence, when the Ottomans, […]

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