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Shrine replaces Greek Orthodox Church destroyed on 9/11

Religious leaders gathered for the inaugural lighting ceremony and memorial service at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine in New York on Friday. The church has being built to replace the one that was destroyed in the attacks on 9/11. The smaller St. Nicholas built in 1916 was …

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Construction work resumes on St Nicholas Church at Ground Zero

Work has started again on the moribund St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at the World Trade Center although it likely won’t be visible for another month. The Minnesota company fabricating the exterior screen for the long-stalled project was paid $5.7 million and has resumed working on it, Michael …

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Investment Minister: “We privatize everything,” Greece turns into “hot spot for investors”

Development and Investment Minister, Adonis Georgiadis, publicly admitted that the government of New Democracy intends to privatize everything in Greece. Speaking at Capital Link’s 21st Annual Forum on Investing in Greece, the Minister did not leave room for misinterpretation. He assured the audience, US investors, that the government’s sole aim …

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Mitsotakis meets Erdogan at UN, talk Migration, Cyprus, bilateral issues

Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, and Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, held a 45-minute meeting at the UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday morning (local time.) The Greek-Turkish relations, the Cyprus issue, migration flows and the EU-Turkey agreement and other bilateral issues were on the agenda. It was the …

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Ancient Greek Amphora of “disputed ownership” to be auctioned in New York

An Ancient Greek Amphora is to go on auction in New York at the end of the month. Too bad that the ownership is currently disputed by Greek forensic archaeologists who have alerted authorities to investigate the issue.  The black-figured amphora may end back to Greece, local media report. The …

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Tsipras and Erdogan discusse bilateral issues, Migration & Cyprus

Bilateral issues, migration and the Cyprus problem were high on the agenda during a meeting between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on the sidelines of the 73rd General Assembly meeting of the United Nations in New York. During the meeting that lasted one hour, …

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Maria Farantouri with Resistance and Love songs in Carnegie Hall

For generations of Greek music fans, two names have come to symbolize the country and its social and political struggles: the internationally acclaimed singer Maria Farantouri and the composer whose music she took to the world, Mikis Theodorakis, whom most Americans know primarily through his score for Zorba the Greek. …

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Remorseful US tourist returns stones from Acropolis “stolen many years ago”

A most probably American tourist who stole a handful of stones from the ancient site of the Acropolis many years ago, returned them per mail to the Greek National Tourism Organization in New York. The four small stones were put in a plastic bag and had a handwritten note in …

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US billionaire & investor John Paulson draws timetable for elections in Greece (lol)

American billionaire John Paulson made a direct intervention in the Greek political environment  saying that he opposes early elections in Greece and warning that investors need political stability. Speaking during the 16th Annual Capital Link Invest in Greece Forum in New York, Paulson said among others: – “It’s too early …

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Greek steals Dali painting from New York Gallery & returns it by mail

The stealing of a Salavador Dali painting was as ‘surreal’ as the famous painter would have thought. Suspect Phivos Istavrioglou, 29, not only he left his finger prints behind after stashing it in a shopping bag and flew it to Athens, Greece. He returned it to gallery per post.  Security cameras had captured …

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Crowfunded Project: “Join Us in Greece” by “Up Greek Tourism”

“Up Greek Tourism” Advertising campaign has been launched at New York last Friday. The 2-minute animated billboard in Times Square has been made possible through contributions from Greeks around the world. The campaign aims to make Greece attractive to potential tourists form the USA. The billboard designed to  highlight Greece’s beauty was organized by volunteer …

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What do Socrates and Strauss-Kahn have in common?

Socrates was a philosopher who lived 2,400 years ago.  Dominique Straus-Kahn is a banker and was the Head of International Monetary Fund until he got trapped in custody two days ago. So what do these two men have in common? A lawyer : Benjamin Brafman! Then the trial of Socrates was heard a …

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Strauss-Kahn: Sic transit gloria mundi….

For those you didn’t experienced Latin in school Sic transit gloria mundi means “Thus passes the glory of the world” or else “wordly things are fleeting’. And here ‘fleets’ Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the once most economically powerful man in the planet, who was holding the keys to countries economies and supported or not …

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