Carson to Steph: “Bin Laden in 2 Weeks”

On This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson surprised the host when he maintained that if the Bush Administration in 2001 had threatened energy independence and was serious about it, the Middle East nations would have placed their economic interests ahead of their loyalty to Osama bin Laden, and would have been able to hunt down and turn him over to the United States within two weeks.

Does Carson really think they could have done that? Stephanopoulos persisted: they didn’t even know where bin Laden was. “Oh, I think they did,” Carson retorted.

Notably, Carson is the only major Republican presidential candidate who opposed the war in Afghanistan following 9/11, as he contends that his approach would have been far better.


ATHENS – The Greek-American candidates who ran for office in the European Parliament elections may not have managed to win any seats, but they had a very good showing that allows them to feel that they have dropped an anchor for good in the political scene of their homeland.

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NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


Alberto, Season’s First Named Tropical Storm, Dumps Rain on Texas and Mexico, Which Reports 3 Deaths

TAMPICO, Mexico (AP) — Tropical Storm Alberto rumbled toward northeast Mexico early Thursday as the first named storm of the season, carrying heavy rains that left three people dead but also brought hope to a region suffering under a prolonged, severe drought.

ATHENS – After five years of systematic research, documenting and collecting stories from all over Greece, Istorima, the largest-scale collection of oral history in the country, continues its activity and is enriched with a renewed website with updated series and collections.

For centuries, ancient artifacts, art, and relics have been a topic of ownership, provenance, and morality debates.

LESVOS – The 2nd International ELIA Lesvos Confest (an olive conference and festival) took place at the Vrana Olive Press Museum on the island of Lesvos in Greece May 23-26.

NEW YORK – Pancyprian Association of America issued a statement mourning the passing of Constantine Iordanou, the businessman and philanthropist who was also a founding member of the Association.

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