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Disney+ releases trailer for “Rise,” based on story of Antetokounmpo family

Disney Plus has released the trailer for “Rise,” a film based on the real-life story of the Nigerian-Greek Antetokounmpo family that produced the first trio of brothers to become NBA champions in the history of the league – Giannis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Laker …

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UNHCR calls on Greece to investigate pushbacks allegations at sea, land borders (videos)

Greece vehemently rejects media reports often accompanied by footage, on collective pushbacks of migrants and refugees in the Aegean Sea. As as such reports have been increased, United Nations organization like the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the UN’s International Organization for Migration(IOM) call on Greece to investigate …

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COVID-19 Statistics: First epidemiology report in Greece Feb20-Mar20

Greece’s National Health Organization EODY released on Saturday statistics data on the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country. The data have been collected for the period February 20 until March 20, 2020. Categories include age and geographical regions. According to the latest official data released on March 20, the …

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Athens Christmas Tree official lighting at Syntagma Sq on Dec 10

A 17-meter tall Christmas tree has been set up on Syntagma square, opposite the Greek Palriament in downtown Athens. It is the first real tree since years. The tree has come all the way from the mountains of Karpenisi in western Greece. The decoration of the tree and of Athens’ …

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“Enemy is smoke, not smokers,” says PM officially launching Smoking Ban

Greece has officially launched the Smoking Ban on Tuesday in a festive ceremony at the Niarchos Foundation Center. Prime Minister Kyriaskos Mitsotakis addressed the audience that had gathered to listen to the official presentation of the Health Ministry’s “National Action Plan Against Smoking.” “The enemy is the tobacco smoke, not …

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End of SYRIZA gov’t: Parliament dissolved, snap elections July 7, 2019

The Presidential decree for the dissolution of the Greek Parliament was posted at the entrance of the Parliament building short before 8 o’ clock on Tuesday evening, marking the end of the SYRIZA government. The Presidential decree signed by President Prokopis Pavlopoulos formally opens the way for the early election …

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Greece officially invites Germany to negotiate on WWII & WWI reparations

Athens has officially called on Berlin to come to the negotiations table with regards to the German WWII reparations including the enforced loan during the occupation by the Nazis April 1941- October 1944. And not only. According to the Greek Foreign Ministry, Athens has claims also from the WWI. It …

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Tsipras – Zaev officially nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The Prime Minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras and his counterpart from North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev have been officially nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, state news agency amna.gr reports on Tuesday evening. Tsipras and Zaev were nominated by European Parliament groups for having managed to end a 26-year-old conflict with …

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Turkish pilot Ozkaynakci may receive travel documents to leave Greece

Suleyman Ozkaynakci, the Turkish serviceman who piloted the helicopter in which he and seven other Turkish officers fled to Greece after the failed coup in Turkey, was granted full asylum and may receive travel documents to leave Greece. According to the reasoning for granting asylum by the Greek Council of …

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PM Tsipras tells Theresa May the place of Parthenon Marbles is in Greece

Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed her Greek counter, Alexis Tsipras, at 10 Downing Street on Tuesday afternoon. The two leaders discussed about issues like the Brexit, migration and bilateral cooperation. The Greek Prime Minister brought up also an issue that for Greece has never given up the fight: the Return …

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Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall in historic visit to Athens

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall Camilla will be visiting Greek capital Athens in May  following an invitation by the President of the Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos. The visit is considered as historic as members of the British royal family have not officially visited Athens since the 1950’s. The Buckingham …

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Turkish President Erdogan to visit Athens beginning of December

The official visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Athens is reportedly scheduled for Thursday and Friday, December 7th and 8th 2017. According to Sunday newspaper real.gr, the date of the visit have been finalized via the usual diplomatic channels. Erdogan will meet with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Prime …

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US sees ‘supportive role’ for IMF in Greece’s bailout program

Washington will keep an “open mind” regarding the participation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the Greek bailout programme, a senior US Treasury official said on Thursday. The US, the largest shareholder in the IMF, will likely not rule out new funding for Greece by the Fund, despite the …

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Odd Eurogroup statement on Greece after Malta meeting

Odd things are happening. The Eurogroup did not reveal details of the agreement between Greece and its euro area creditors in Malta on Friday. The statement makes a simple reference to the agreement adding a Tweet by Eurogroup head, Jeroen Dijsselbloem. Greece The Eurogroup was briefed on developments in the …

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