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Greece, Cyprus and Egypt Discuss NOSTOS Diaspora-Hosting Program

ATHENS — Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister for Diaspora Greeks Konstantinos Vlassis discussed the disruptive effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the 'NOSTOS' program of hosting diaspora Greeks with Egyptian Minister of Immigration and Expatriate Affairs Nabila Makram and the Cypriot Commissioner for Overseas Cypriots Fotis Fotiou, at an e-meeting held Friday.

In the framework of 'Nostos', after the ancient Greek word for one's return home, the Egyptian government will host a group of Egyptian Greeks from Greece and Cyprus in Alexandria, Cairo, El Alamein, Saint Catherine’s Monastery in Sinai, and Sharm el Sheikh. The program includes visits to sites of special importance for the historical presence of Greeks in present-day Egypt.

Apart from committing to the continuation and enrichment of 'Nostos', the three countries also agreed to hold a video conference on July 18 with the participation of doctors from the Greek, Cypriot and Egyptian Diaspora, to look into the latest developments in the treatment of Covid-19. The strengthening of tourism between the three countries was also discussed.


DAVIE, FL – A terrible tragedy in Florida as 40-year-old Greek-American Dimitris Alexiou drowned in a retention pond while trying to save his parrot, leaving behind his family and friends in mourning.

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FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

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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.

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PHILADELPHIA – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley announced that the Evzones, the Presidential Guard of Greece will be participating in the Philadelphia Greek Independence Day Parade on March 20.


Woman Fatally Shot while Pushing Stroller on Upper East Side

NEW YORK — A 20-year-old woman was fatally shot Wednesday night while she pushed her infant daughter in a stroller on the Upper East Side, police said.

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