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Since the opinions of our readers matter, the company ‘Opinion Poll’ is conducting, on behalf of The National Herald, a survey among Hellenes Abroad from Friday, February 23 to Sunday, March 3, regarding their opinions on postal voting for Greek…

Since the opinions of our readers matter, the company ‘Opinion Poll’ is conducting, on behalf of The National Herald, a survey among Hellenes Abroad from Friday, February 23 to Sunday, March 3, regarding their opinions on postal voting for Greek…

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump could be at risk of losing some of his prized properties if he can’t pay his staggering New York civil fraud penalty. With interest, he owes the state nearly $454 million — and the…

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump could be at risk of losing some of his prized properties if he can’t pay his staggering New York civil fraud penalty. With interest, he owes the state nearly $454 million — and the…

The 88-year-old mother of Connecticut mother-of-five Jennifer Dulos testified at a murder conspiracy trial Wednesday that she has not seen or communicated with her daughter since she disappeared and was presumed by police to be murdered in 2019. Dressed in a gray suit with scarfs, Gloria Farber didn't show much emotion as she told the jury that her daughter was supposed to meet her at her New York City apartment on May 24, 2019, after a doctor's appointment, but never showed up. She suggested Dulos would never abandon her children. “She was always there for them," Farber testified about her…

ATHENS - SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Stefanos Kasselakis challenged those who doubted his leadership by saying that his roots lie in the members and world of SYRIZA, during his keynote speech on Thursdsay at the opening of the party's 4th Congress…

ATHENS - SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Stefanos Kasselakis challenged those who doubted his leadership by saying that his roots lie in the members and world of SYRIZA, during his keynote speech on Thursdsay at the opening of the party's 4th Congress…

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes rose in January as homebuyers seized upon easing mortgage rates and a modest pickup in properties on the market. Existing home sales rose 3.1% last month from December to a…

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes rose in January as homebuyers seized upon easing mortgage rates and a modest pickup in properties on the market. Existing home sales rose 3.1% last month from December to a…

NEW YORK – Greek-American John Avlon, a Democrat and former CNN political analyst, announced on February 21 that he is running for Congress in New York’s 1st Congressional District, the New York Times reported, noting that he is entering “a crowded congressional primary to try to flip a Republican-held swing…

STONY BROOK, NY – Stony Brook University Assistant Professor Georgios Moutsanidis, PhD, in the Department of Civil Engineering at Stony Brook University, has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for pivotal research…

STONY BROOK, NY – Stony Brook University Assistant Professor Georgios Moutsanidis, PhD, in the Department of Civil Engineering at Stony Brook University, has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for pivotal research…

ATHENS – The College Year in Athens (CYA) Virtual Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, March 6, 12 PM ET / 7 PM Greece, with an enriching online lecture that promises to delve into the depths of Greek heritage and the…

ATHENS – The College Year in Athens (CYA) Virtual Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, March 6, 12 PM ET / 7 PM Greece, with an enriching online lecture that promises to delve into the depths of Greek heritage and the…

ATHENS – Seeking to improve the educational outcomes of disadvantaged children in Greece, The Hellenic Initiative (THI) designated SOS Children’s Villages Greece as the beneficiary of its annual End-of-the-Year Appeal for 2023, raising $80,000 worldwide. In the 2023 Appeal, all…

ATHENS – Seeking to improve the educational outcomes of disadvantaged children in Greece, The Hellenic Initiative (THI) designated SOS Children’s Villages Greece as the beneficiary of its annual End-of-the-Year Appeal for 2023, raising $80,000 worldwide. In the 2023 Appeal, all…

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On April 4, 2024, a total solar eclipse will be visible across parts of the U.S. As the Earth and moon sweep through space in their annual journey around the sun, the three bodies align in such a way that the Earth passes into the shadow of the moon. Observers…

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Beneath the serious, self-assured faces of Western leaders gathered for three days in Munich, a fear began to emerge. Since Putin has invaded Georgia and Ukraine and has just (allegedly) murdered, as it is said, his most prominent political opponent…

Beneath the serious, self-assured faces of Western leaders gathered for three days in Munich, a fear began to emerge. Since Putin has invaded Georgia and Ukraine and has just (allegedly) murdered, as it is said, his most prominent political opponent…

With the Mediterranean diet ranked the “Best Diet Overall” by U.S. News & World Report for the 7th year in a row in 2024, it is a model for healthy eating. In fact, it is even more. It goes beyond…

With the Mediterranean diet ranked the “Best Diet Overall” by U.S. News & World Report for the 7th year in a row in 2024, it is a model for healthy eating. In fact, it is even more. It goes beyond…

On March 5, Super Tuesday, 15 states (and American Samoa) will vote for the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees. At this point the only thing stopping Joe Biden from gaining the Democratic nod is Biden himself. Most media outlets largely…

On March 5, Super Tuesday, 15 states (and American Samoa) will vote for the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees. At this point the only thing stopping Joe Biden from gaining the Democratic nod is Biden himself. Most media outlets largely…

ATHENS - With improvement changes made by the leadership of the Ministry of Justice and after a two-day lengthy debate and intense confrontation between the government and the opposition, the draft bill for the new penal code was voted by a majority in the plenary session of the Hellenic Parliament.…

ATHENS - Beekeepers from around Greec rallied in Syntagma Square in central Athens with demands including the end of naming imported honey, Greek.

ATHENS - With a rapprochement between the countries, Greece will fast-track visas for Turkish tourists who want to visit 10 islands nearby which are favorites for Israelis now caught up in their country’s invasion of the Gaza Strip. The visas will be good for seven days for the islands of Kalymnos,…

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CONCORD, N.H.  — A New Hampshire man faces up to life in prison after being convicted Thursday of killing his 5-year-old daughter then hiding her body for months before disposing of it. Adam Montgomery, who did not attend his two-week trial in Manchester, was accused of beating Harmony Montgomery to death in December 2019. She wasn’t reported missing for nearly two years, and her body hasn’t been found. Here's what to know about the case: THE PARENTS Adam Montgomery and Crystal Sorey were not in a relationship when their daughter was born in 2014. Harmony Montgomery lived on and off…

LAS VEGAS  — Hydeia Broadbent, the HIV/AIDS activist who came to national prominence in the 1990s as a young child for her inspirational talks to…

LAS VEGAS  — Hydeia Broadbent, the HIV/AIDS activist who came to national prominence in the 1990s as a young child for her inspirational talks to…

A number of Americans are dealing with cellular outages on AT&T, Cricket Wireless, Verizon, T-Mobile and other service providers, according to data from Downdetector. AT&T,…

A number of Americans are dealing with cellular outages on AT&T, Cricket Wireless, Verizon, T-Mobile and other service providers, according to data from Downdetector. AT&T,…

WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Republican Party was deep in debt when a longtime party donor who had given more than $1 million…

WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Republican Party was deep in debt when a longtime party donor who had given more than $1 million…

NICOSIA - A Cypriot anti-racist organization, Far Right Watch Cy denounced what it said was an attack against Turkish-Cypriots by a group of Greek-Cypriots and warned it could lead to retaliation and further tension on the island. The New Cyprus Association also condemned the attack, said Philenews, with Far Right Watch…

NICOSIA - A Cypriot anti-racist organization, Far Right Watch Cy denounced what it said was an attack against Turkish-Cypriots by a group of Greek-Cypriots and warned it could lead to retaliation and further tension on the island. The New Cyprus Association also condemned the attack, said Philenews, with Far Right Watch…

LIMASSOL – Capital Link is hosting the 7th Annual Cyprus Shipping Forum on Tuesday, February 27 at the Columbia Plaza – Limassol, Cyprus. The Forum will take place under the Auspices of the Shipping Deputy Ministry of Cyprus and the Shipping Deputy Minister to the President and in cooperation with…

LIMASSOL – Capital Link is hosting the 7th Annual Cyprus Shipping Forum on Tuesday, February 27 at the Columbia Plaza – Limassol, Cyprus. The Forum will take place under the Auspices of the Shipping Deputy Ministry of Cyprus and the Shipping Deputy Minister to the President and in cooperation with…

NICOSIA - Money alone won’t slow the numbers of refugees and migrants coming to Cyprus, President Nikos Christodoulides said, adding that the answer lies in the conditions in the countries from where they came. “If we really want to deal with the migration issue its not through money, or actions to…

NICOSIA - Money alone won’t slow the numbers of refugees and migrants coming to Cyprus, President Nikos Christodoulides said, adding that the answer lies in the conditions in the countries from where they came. “If we really want to deal with the migration issue its not through money, or actions to…

NICOSIA - Ten years after Cypriot banks confiscated nearly half the amount of bank accounts over 100,000 euros ($107,990) to prevent collapse, a court on Cyprus rejected six joint lawsuits from companies who lost assets. The banks almost went under because of bad loans to Greek businesses which didn’t pay them…

NICOSIA - Ten years after Cypriot banks confiscated nearly half the amount of bank accounts over 100,000 euros ($107,990) to prevent collapse, a court on Cyprus rejected six joint lawsuits from companies who lost assets. The banks almost went under because of bad loans to Greek businesses which didn’t pay them…

JERUSALEM  — International efforts to broker a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas appeared to gain new momentum Thursday as the White House said a visit by a senior envoy with Israeli leaders was “going well” and other mediators reported encouraging signs from the warring parties. The new signs of progress…

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The number of antisemitic incidents registered in Denmark since the Oct. 7 attack on Israel that ignited the war in Gaza has reached levels not seen since World War II, the head of the Scandinavian country's small Jewish community said Thursday. “We have seen the the…

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech farmers were driving their tractors and other vehicles to several border crossings on Thursday to meet their colleagues from neighboring countries and join forces in their protests against European Union agriculture policies, bureaucracy and overall conditions for their business. Farmers complain that the 27-nation EU’s environmental…

NEW YORK – The Greek Orthodox Volleyball League season is in full swing. Here are some of the teams to watch: [caption id="attachment_443094" align="alignnone" width="750"] The St. Demetrios Merrick and Archangel Michael Port Washington TeamsThe teams from St. Demetrios Merrick and Archangel Michael Port Washington fought hard through all three sets, but Archangel Michael won the close match in the end. The St. Paraskevi Greenlawn and Holy Trinity Hicksville TeamsThe St. Paraskevi Greenlawn and Holy Trinity Hicksville girls’ teams gave their all in their match in the St. Paraskevi gymnasium. After the passes, spikes, and aces,…

First it was Jurgen Klopp making the bombshell announcement he is leaving Liverpool. Then it was an exhausted Xavi Hernandez declaring his intention to quit…

First it was Jurgen Klopp making the bombshell announcement he is leaving Liverpool. Then it was an exhausted Xavi Hernandez declaring his intention to quit…

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Soccer star Dani Alves was found guilty of raping a woman in a Barcelona nightclub and sentenced to four years and…

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Soccer star Dani Alves was found guilty of raping a woman in a Barcelona nightclub and sentenced to four years and…

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Doc Rivers’ arrival was supposed to assure that the Milwaukee Bucks would develop into one of the NBA’s most dangerous teams by…

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Doc Rivers’ arrival was supposed to assure that the Milwaukee Bucks would develop into one of the NBA’s most dangerous teams by…
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WASHINGTON - Ted Leonsis, son of Greek immigrants, has been the talk of the town of Washington, D.C. since he took over the Washington Wizards of the NBA and the Washington Capitals NHL team, which won a Stanley Cup in 2018. He still is, but now it’s anger that he’s…

Jimmy Carter Becomes First Living Ex-President with Official White House Christmas OrnamentJimmy Carter Becomes First Living Ex-President with Official White House Christmas Ornament

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter has another distinction to his name. The 99-year-old is the first of the U.S. presidents to be honored with an official White House Christmas ornament while still living. The ornament was unveiled Wednesday and is the latest in an annual series that the…

Farmers from 10 EU Countries Join Forces – and Tractors – to Protest Agricultural Policies

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech farmers were driving their tractors and other vehicles to several border crossings on Thursday to meet their colleagues from neighboring countries and join forces in their protests against European Union agriculture policies, bureaucracy and overall conditions for their business. Farmers complain that the 27-nation EU’s environmental…

Slayings of Tourists and Colombian Women Expose the Dark Side of Medellin’s Tourism Boom

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — The lush valley enveloping Medellin was once the heart of a brutal war involving the Colombian government, drug cartels and a smattering of other armed groups. But a sharp dip in violence in the country’s second-biggest city has attracted a flood of tourists to its vivid…

National Pancake Day, celebrated on February 28, is an exciting event that brings people together to commemorate the deliciousness of pancakes. This annual occasion offers more than just an excuse to indulge in stacks of fluffy goodness. It's a reminder of the simple joys that connect people together. Whether it's…

Traditional Irish recipes, such as colcannon, corned beef and Irish stew, serve as both comforting classics and festive fare for St. Patrick's Day celebrations. New kitchen gadgets allow home cooks to make their favorite traditional Irish meals with modern methods, saving time and effort. Crisp up Irish foods in the…

It’s a common misconception that the best soups require long ingredient lists and hours of simmering. In fact, just a handful of high-flavor items can be transformed into an umami-bomb of a soup in just 45 minutes. In this recipe from our book “Cook What You Have,” we get the…

The financially struggling Metropolitan Opera will present 18 productions in 2024-25, matching the current season and pandemic-curtailed 2019-20 for the fewest since 14 in strike-shortened 1980-81. Met general manager Peter Gelb kept up his pivot to contemporary works, starting the season with Jeanine Tesori’s “Grounded” on Sept. 23, then presenting…

The financially struggling Metropolitan Opera will present 18 productions in 2024-25, matching the current season and pandemic-curtailed 2019-20 for the fewest since 14 in strike-shortened 1980-81. Met general manager Peter Gelb kept up his pivot to contemporary works, starting the season with Jeanine Tesori’s “Grounded” on Sept. 23, then presenting…

VENICE – The Embassy of Greece in Rome and The Hellenic Institute of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Studies of Venice, in cooperation with the Honorary Consulate of Greece in Venice and the Greek Orthodox Community of Venice, and with the support of the Orthodox Archdiocese of Italy present Hellenic Heads: George…

VENICE – The Embassy of Greece in Rome and The Hellenic Institute of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Studies of Venice, in cooperation with the Honorary Consulate of Greece in Venice and the Greek Orthodox Community of Venice, and with the support of the Orthodox Archdiocese of Italy present Hellenic Heads: George…

NEW YORK (AP) — The Beatles are getting the big-screen biopic treatment in not just one film, but a Fab Four of movies that will give each band member their own spotlight — all of which are to be directed by Sam Mendes. For the first time, the Beatles, long…

NEW YORK (AP) — The Beatles are getting the big-screen biopic treatment in not just one film, but a Fab Four of movies that will give each band member their own spotlight — all of which are to be directed by Sam Mendes. For the first time, the Beatles, long…

NEW YORK (AP) — In the mid-1970s, the Eagles were working on a spooky, cryptic new song. On a lined yellow pad, Don Henley, with input from band co-founder Glenn Frey, jotted thoughts about “a dark desert highway" and “a lovely place” with a luxurious surface and ominous undertones. And…

NEW YORK (AP) — In the mid-1970s, the Eagles were working on a spooky, cryptic new song. On a lined yellow pad, Don Henley, with input from band co-founder Glenn Frey, jotted thoughts about “a dark desert highway" and “a lovely place” with a luxurious surface and ominous undertones. And…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alzheimer’s quietly ravages the brain long before symptoms appear and now scientists have new clues about the dominolike sequence of those changes — a potential window to one day intervene. A large study in China tracked middle-aged and older adults for 20 years, using regular brain scans,…

LONDON (AP) — Whales sing loud enough that their songs travel through the ocean, but knowing the mechanics behind that has been a mystery. Scientists now think they have an idea, and it's something not seen in other animals: a specialized voice box. Experts say the discovery, while based on…

NEW YORK (AP) — Emily Hollenbeck lived with a deep, recurring depression she likened to a black hole, where gravity felt so strong and her limbs so heavy she could barely move. She knew the illness could kill her. Both of her parents had taken their lives. She was willing…

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