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ATHENS – January 16 was the last day for unvaccinated over-60's in Greece to get their first shot of COVID-19 vaccines or start being fined 100 euros ($114.

ATHENS – Growing violence on Greek campuses will be dealt with, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in a pledge to root out offenders who are allowed to stay in school despite causing problems.

WASHINGTON - From the inaugural platform, President Joe Biden saw American sickness on two fronts — a disease of the national spirit and the one from the rampaging coronavirus — and he saw hope, because leaders always must see that.

I’ve only ‘met’ Zaferios G Caragianades once in the pages of history.

Ambassador Dimitrios Tsikouris (JD, MA) has a 36-year-long career in the Greek Diplomatic Service with assignments in Germany, the United Nations, New Orleans, Washington, DC, NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy, Iran, Belgium, Indonesia, Malaysia, and ASEAN.

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Hellenic Institute Foundation (AHIF) is accepting applications for its leading travel abroad program the AHIF College Student Foreign Policy Study Trip to Greece and Cyprus aimed to help Greek and Cypriot-American college students better understand the core foreign policy issues important to the Greek American community.

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Hellenic Institute Foundation (AHIF) is accepting applications for its leading travel abroad program the AHIF College Student Foreign Policy Study Trip to Greece and Cyprus aimed to help Greek and Cypriot-American college students better understand the core foreign policy issues important to the Greek American community.

LOS ANGELES - Now settled into its new home on campus, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture at the University of California, Los Angeles has a full schedule of public events this winter, covering broad ground from the history of everybody’s favorite Greek biscuits to storied ceramics caught up in war.

LOS ANGELES - Now settled into its new home on campus, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture at the University of California, Los Angeles has a full schedule of public events this winter, covering broad ground from the history of everybody’s favorite Greek biscuits to storied ceramics caught up in war.

NEW YORK - A new book, The Virgin Mary in Holy Icons and Stories by Presbytera Athanasia Papademetriou, has just been published.

NEW YORK - A new book, The Virgin Mary in Holy Icons and Stories by Presbytera Athanasia Papademetriou, has just been published.

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The recent editorial in the Times of London, in which the paper declares that it now supports the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, is an important step towards their not-so-distant return.

If the British Empire or influence had lasted longer, the British Museum would have to build a few more wings to house all the stuff the country's diplomats and theft engineers managed to get there, although the overflow could have been handled by diplomats in their private plunder collections.

If the British Empire or influence had lasted longer, the British Museum would have to build a few more wings to house all the stuff the country's diplomats and theft engineers managed to get there, although the overflow could have been handled by diplomats in their private plunder collections.

Alexander was born in August 1893 in Tatoi as the second son of King Constantine I and Queen Sophia.

Alexander was born in August 1893 in Tatoi as the second son of King Constantine I and Queen Sophia.

Seventeen people were killed by the smoke they inhaled from a fire that broke out in an apartment building where they lived in the Bronx, NY.

Seventeen people were killed by the smoke they inhaled from a fire that broke out in an apartment building where they lived in the Bronx, NY.

ATHENS - Turkish criticism of Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou for calling the killings of Pontic Greeks more than 100 years ago a genocide were a further attempt to hide the truth of what happened, Greece's Foreign Ministry said.

ATHENS - Greece confirmed 10,783 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, with 55 of these identified at entry points to the country, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said on Sunday.

ATHENS - Because their parents object to COVID-19 health measures in schools, 21 pupils in Iraklio on the island of Crete are being barred from going to class after the New Democracy government said those who stay out too long will be held back a year.

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COLLEYVILLE, Texas — Four hostages are safe and their captor is dead after an hourslong standoff that began when the man took over services at a Texas synagogue where he could be heard ranting on a livestream and demanding the release of a Pakistani neuroscientist who was convicted of trying to kill U.

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers say they hope to be able to open all schools for girls across the country after late March, their spokesman told The Associated Press on Saturday, offering the first timeline for addressing a key demand of the international community.

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers say they hope to be able to open all schools for girls across the country after late March, their spokesman told The Associated Press on Saturday, offering the first timeline for addressing a key demand of the international community.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The tsunami threat around the Pacific from a huge undersea volcanic eruption began to recede Sunday, while the extent of damage to Tonga remained unclear.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The tsunami threat around the Pacific from a huge undersea volcanic eruption began to recede Sunday, while the extent of damage to Tonga remained unclear.

NEW YORK — A woman was pushed to her death in front of a subway train at the Times Square station Saturday, police said, a little more than a week after the mayor and governor announced plans to boost subway policing and outreach to homeless people in New York City's streets and trains.

NEW YORK — A woman was pushed to her death in front of a subway train at the Times Square station Saturday, police said, a little more than a week after the mayor and governor announced plans to boost subway policing and outreach to homeless people in New York City's streets and trains.

NICOSIA - Battling a longstanding reputation as a haven for foreigners to hide money and illicit gains, Cyprus is making some inroads in trying to deal with the problem that includes terrorist financing.

NICOSIA - Battling a longstanding reputation as a haven for foreigners to hide money and illicit gains, Cyprus is making some inroads in trying to deal with the problem that includes terrorist financing.

NICOSIA — The UK will build a new communications facility on one of two bases it maintains on the eastern Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, a British Defense Ministry spokesman said Friday.

NICOSIA — The UK will build a new communications facility on one of two bases it maintains on the eastern Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, a British Defense Ministry spokesman said Friday.

ATHENS - Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met on Friday with the President of Cyprus' Democratic Rally (DISY) , Averof Neofytou, at the Maximos Mansion.

ATHENS - Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met on Friday with the President of Cyprus' Democratic Rally (DISY) , Averof Neofytou, at the Maximos Mansion.

MELBOURNE — Novak Djokovic left Australia on Sunday evening after losing his final bid to avoid deportation and play in the Australian Open despite being unvaccinated for COVID-19.

MILWAUKEE — Pascal Siakam had 30 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds for his second career triple-double and the Toronto Raptors overcame an early 15-point deficit to beat the cold-shooting Milwaukee Bucks 103-96 on Saturday night.

MILWAUKEE — Pascal Siakam had 30 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds for his second career triple-double and the Toronto Raptors overcame an early 15-point deficit to beat the cold-shooting Milwaukee Bucks 103-96 on Saturday night.

BOSTON — Robert Williams hit a pair of free throws with 9,7 seconds left and the Boston Celtics scored the final eight points to edge the Chicago Bulls 114-112 on Saturday night.

BOSTON — Robert Williams hit a pair of free throws with 9,7 seconds left and the Boston Celtics scored the final eight points to edge the Chicago Bulls 114-112 on Saturday night.

ORCHARD PARK, NY — The lingering sting of being embarrassed on home turf by the New England Patriots didn't sit well with defensive end Jerry Hughes and the Buffalo Bills.

ORCHARD PARK, NY — The lingering sting of being embarrassed on home turf by the New England Patriots didn't sit well with defensive end Jerry Hughes and the Buffalo Bills.
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JANUARY 14-17 GLENBROOK, NV – The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco 2022 Young Adult Winter Retreat ‘Citizens of the Desert: Embracing Our Role as Christian Witnesses to Our World’ takes place January 14-17, Martin Luther King weekend, at Lake Tahoe, the Galilee Camp and Conference Center, 1776 U.

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The National Herald’s Happenings of the Week (Jan 8 – Jan 15) as have been reported at the print and digital editions of TNH and presented by the TNH Editor Eraklis Diamataris.

White House: Russia Prepping Pretext for Ukraine Invasion

WASHINGTON — US intelligence officials have determined a Russian effort is underway to create a pretext for its troops to further invade Ukraine, and Moscow has already prepositioned operatives to conduct "a false-flag operation" in eastern Ukraine, according to the White House.

Afghan Tradition Allows Girls to Access the Freedom of Boys

KABUL — In a Kabul neighborhood, a gaggle of boys kick a yellow ball around a dusty playground, their boisterous cries echoing off the surrounding apartment buildings.

The winter is often associated with heartier meals like stews, but not everyone has the appetite for a filling meal all the time.

BRUSSELS — Avoid typhoon in the Philippines.

As a sommelier, Evan Turner knows Greek wine and he wants everyone else to know about it too, and he's using his key position at Krasi (Greek word for wine) Meze and Wine in Boston to make sure.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Former Alabama quarterback Jay Barker, who is married to country music singer Sara Evans, was arrested Saturday on a felony domestic violence charge, Tennessee authorities said.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Former Alabama quarterback Jay Barker, who is married to country music singer Sara Evans, was arrested Saturday on a felony domestic violence charge, Tennessee authorities said.

Greek poet Kostis Palamas, known for writing the lyrics to the Olympic Anthem, was a central figure of the Greek literary generation of the 1880s and one of the cofounders of the so-called New Athenian School.

Greek poet Kostis Palamas, known for writing the lyrics to the Olympic Anthem, was a central figure of the Greek literary generation of the 1880s and one of the cofounders of the so-called New Athenian School.

NASHVILLE, Tenn — Ralph Emery, who became known as the dean of country music broadcasters over more than a half-century in both radio and television, died Saturday, his family said.

NASHVILLE, Tenn — Ralph Emery, who became known as the dean of country music broadcasters over more than a half-century in both radio and television, died Saturday, his family said.

MINNEAPOLIS — The six-year legal battle over pop superstar Prince's estate has ended, meaning the process of distributing the artist's wealth could begin next month.

MINNEAPOLIS — The six-year legal battle over pop superstar Prince's estate has ended, meaning the process of distributing the artist's wealth could begin next month.

MILAN — Nino Cerruti, the Italian fashion designer credited with revolutionizing menswear in the 1960s and who gave Giorgio Armani his first fashion break, has died, Italian media reported Saturday.

MILAN — Nino Cerruti, the Italian fashion designer credited with revolutionizing menswear in the 1960s and who gave Giorgio Armani his first fashion break, has died, Italian media reported Saturday.

LONDON — Tesla is turning to Mozambique for a key component in its electric car batteries in what analysts believe is a first-of-its-kind deal designed to reduce its dependence on China for graphite.

BERLIN — The World Health Organization said Sunday that a UN-backed program shipping coronavirus vaccines to many poor countries has now delivered 1 billion doses, but that milestone "is only a reminder of the work that remains" after hoarding and stockpiling in rich countries.

STRASBOURG — A World Health Organization official warned last week of a "closing window of opportunity" for European countries to prevent their health care systems from being overwhelmed as the omicron variant produces near-vertical growth in coronavirus infections.