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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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Greek father, 9-week-old baby daughter among the victims in Trier

A Greek father and his 9-week-old baby girl is among the five victims of the driver in amok ploughed through a pedestrian street and onto people in the city of Trier, west Germany.Another 15 people were injured, amonth them the wife and a second child of the killed man. His …

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Eight ancient Greek tombs discovered in land plot in Ilia, Peloponnese

Eight ancient Greek tombs were discovered in a land plot in Ilia, south Peloponnese, the Culture Ministry announced on Monday. The tombs of various types were discovered and investigated during a recent rescue excavation by the Ephorate of Antiquities of Ilia on a privately owned land plot at the location …

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Greek oil tanker damaged by naval mine at Saudi Arabia terminal

A Greek crude oil tanker was hit by a sea mine in the Red Sea by Saudi Arabia, maritime security company Ambrey said on Wednesday afternoon. The mine has damaged the Maltese-flagged, Greek-managed MT AGRARI oil tanker off  the Saudi Arabians coast near the border with Yemen. The blast on …

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Turkish fishing boat collides with Greek tanker: 5 dead

Four people died and one is missing after the collision of a Greek tanker with a Turkish fishing boat in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. The accident took place 15 nautical miles from Karatas, off the port of Adana in the Turkish South-West coast at 05:50 on Wednesday morning. Following the …

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UK forces storm Greek oil tanker after stowaways turned hostile

All crew members of the Liberia-flagged and Greek-operated tanker “Nave Andromeda” – among them five Greeks – are safe and well, the Greek shipping ministry announced on Monday. British special forces stormed the oil tanker in the English channel on Sunday to wrestle control of the vessel from seven stowaways …

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England removes 5 Greek islands from quarantine list

Five Greek islands have been added to the Government’s quarantine exemption list, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said. Arrivals in England from Lesvos, Santorini, Serifos, Tinos and Zakynthos – also known as Zante – will no longer have to self-isolate for 14 days from 4am on Saturday, October 10, 2020, following a …

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Full version of Greek language learning tool “staellinika” launched online

The full version of the Greek language e-learning platform “StaEllinika” was launched on October 6, 2020. The program teaches  Greek language, mythology, culture and history. The final version was presented on Tuesday by the Secretary General for Public Diplomacy & Greeks Abroad of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ioannis Chrysoulakis. …

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Erdogan sues Greek newspaper over offensive headline

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a lawsuit against the editors of a Greek newspaper for an insulting headline, state-run news agency Anadolu reported on Monday morning. Erdogan’s lawyers filed the lawsuit against the editors of conservative daily ‘Dimokratia’ went to print last thursday with a headline, that Ankara described as …

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Meet Katherine, the first free Greek migrant to Australia

Katherine Crummer (nee Katerina Georgia Plessos). Did you know that the first free Greek migrant to Australia was a woman? 185 years ago, at a time when few Greek women would venture so far outside the nascent Greek state, Katerina Georgia Plessos travelled across the globe, becoming Australia’s first Greek-born …

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George Bizos, legendary lawyer of Nelson Mandela, passes away at 92

Greek-South African veteran lawyer George Bizos who defended Nelson Mandela and other anti-apartheid activists passed away at 92 in Johannesburg on Wednesday. He was noted for representing Nelson Mandela during the Rivonia Trial. He instructed Mandela to add the qualification “if needs be” to his trial address, which is credited …

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Macron expresses solidarity with Greece and Cyprus in a message in Greek

French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his solidarity with Greece and Cyprus in a message on social media written in Greek. “Europe needs to take a thorough look at security issues in the Mediterranean. I will soon convene a conference of the countries of the European Union’s South,” he wrote on …

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