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“Feta is Greek!” EU top court tells Denmark

Greece on Thursday scored a win in its fight to protect their right to the term “Feta” as Europe’s top court reprimanded Denmark for not blocking local companies from using the name for sales outside the European Union. Greece claims feta as part of its cultural heritage because it has …

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Popular Greek singer Dakis passes away at 79

Popular Greek singer Dakis died on Sunday at the age of 79 after a long battle with cancer. Dakis whose real name was Vrassidas Haralambidis was born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1943. In 1963 he came to Greece and a year later he started singing in clubs. He spoke six …

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Greek paratrooper remains hanging in the air when parachute fails to open (video)

A paratrooper of the Greek Armed Forces remained hanging in the air outside a C-130 at a height of 5,000 feet for several minutes after his parachute failed to open during an exercise in Cyprus. The unprecedented incident took place during an exercise in Larnaka and a tragedy was averted …

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Turkish court to take on citizen’s appeal to assume Greek surname

A court in western Turkish province of Izmir has approved the appeal by Yannis Vasilis Yaylalı, an ethnically Greek Turkish citizen who comes from a Muslim convert family, to abandon his Turkish last name and assume a Greek one, Mezopotamya Agency reported on Friday. Yaylalı, who emigrated to Greece in …

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One arrest in murder case of Greek journalist Nikolaos Katsikas in Egypt

Egyptian authorities are investigating the murder of  Greek veteran journalist and correspondent of state-run news agencies in Greece and Cyprus 56-year-old Nikolaos Katsikas. The victim was stabbed to death and was found in his home in Giza, last week. According to Egyptian newspaper Al Ahram, authorities announced on Tuesday the …

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British historian Mark Mazower receives honorary Greek citizenship

Internationally acclaimed British historian and award-winning author Mark Mazower was sworn in as a Greek citizen on Monday, in recognition of his “exceptional contribution” to Greece. At a special event, 63-year-old Mazower was sworn in as a Greek citizen by Interior Minister Makis Voridis. Specializing in Balkan and Greek history, …

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Marathon-runner dies in Thessaloniki when truck carries away her bike

Α well-known Greek marathon-runner died in a horrible traffic accident on Tuesday morning, when her bike was hit and carried away by a truck at a crossroads in Thessaloniki. The cyclist was 42-year-old marathon-runner and triathlon athlete Dimitra Iordanidou. Eye witnesses told local media that the woman was cycling on Grigoriou …

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Young Greek among those missing in Florida building collapse

The name of a young Greek, member of the diaspora community in the USA, has been added to the list of 159 people missing after the sudden collapse of a 12-storey building in Miami, Florida. According to press reports on Saturday, the missing man is 21-year-old Andreas Yiannitsopoulos, a student …

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Coronavirus variants get new names based on Greek alphabet

Coronavirus variants with clunky, alphanumeric names have now been assigned the letters of the Greek alphabet to simplify discussion and pronunciation while avoiding stigma. The World Health Organization revealed the new names on Monday amid criticism that those given by scientists to strains such as the South African variant – …

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7:10 Greek women say they have been victim of sexual harassment or abuse

Seven out of ten Greek women have been victim of sexual harassment or abuse and the overwhelming majority believes that it is not easy for the victim to find justice, a nationwide survey has found. According to the survey conducted by Prorata between January 22-24 in a sample of 1,115 …

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Norwegian national arrested for murder of Greek partner in Chania, Crete

A Norwegian national has been arrested on the island of Crete for the murder of his Greek partner, two days after the crime. The 54-year-old woman was found in her home in Meskla, Platania Municipality in the Prefecture of Chania on Sunday. The victim, a mother of two from previous …

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Greek celebrities under fire for New Year party in ‘free’ Dubai

The first group of Greeks who returned from Dubai underwent massively rapid tests when they arrived at Athens International Airport on Sunday noon. Despite the rapid test the Greek celebrities and entourage had to show also a negative PRC test conducted 72 hours before arrival in the country. One of …

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