Conditions in the Samos Hotspot “Out of Control,” Says Greek National Commission for Human Rights

January 23, 2020

AYHENS – Greece’s highest administrative court approved on Thursday the extradition to France of Russian national Aleksandr Vinnik (‘Mr. Bitcoin’) on money laundering charges.

The Council of State turned down Vinnik’s appeal against a decision by Justice Minister Konstantinos Tsiaras, who must sign off on extradition court cases.

Vinnik is sought by France, the United States and Russia on international arrest warrants for allegedly setting up and using a bitcoin platform for laundering 4 billion US dollars. Tsiaras had decided that Vinnik should be extradited first to France, then to the US and Russia, in order of priority. The defendant has requested he be extradited to Russia.


ATHENS - Restrictive measures against the coronavirus currently in effect will be extended by yet another week to Monday, January 31, the Greek Health Ministry announced on Wednesday, following a meeting of the ministry's committee of health experts.

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OCEAN, NJ – Rafaella Lambrinos, whose family is from Karpathos originally, spoke with The National Herald about the Adopt a Yiayia and Pappou program she founded at St George Greek Orthodox Church in Ocean, NJ, which connects youth and seniors from her church community through weekly phone conversations.


NEW YORK – Greek-American Trevor Zegras, forward for the Anaheim Ducks is set to play in his first NHL game in New York City against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, March 15, 7 PM.

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WASHINGTON, DC – AHEPA deeply mourns the passing of Past Supreme President and co-founder of AHEPA National Housing Corporation (ANHC) Nick Smyrnis.


1 Killed, 8 Hurt as Suspected Gas Explosion Hits Bronx Home

NEW YORK — A suspected gas explosion partially collapsed a home in the Bronx, setting the structure ablaze and killing a woman and injuring eight other people, including five police officers, officials said.