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ATHENS - Restoring direct flights from Boston – home to a big Diaspora community – and Athens has already proved a big hit with tickets being snapped up and flights filling, to the joy of people who had to make connections for years.

ATHENS - A youth delegation of the Pancretan Association of Melbourne will visit Greece from Friday, September 16 to Wednesday, September 28.

ATHENS – Feeling the heat from critics, rival parties and the targets of wiretapping and spyware use – and attempt – Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis agreed for Parliament to come back early to debate it. The summer recess was shortened and lawmakers will come back from vacations on Aug. 22 after he said he was not informed of the bugging of PASOK leader Nikos Androulakis, nor an attempt to install Predator spyware on his rival's phone. Mitsotakis said he wouldn't allowed it and forced out the former head of the National Intelligence Service (EYP) Panagiotis Kontoleon and the Premier's  his…

ATHENS - Girding for the worst, Greece will track the Turkish energy drill ship the Abdulhamid Han drilling vessel to see if it will encroach on Greek seas or islands, the vessel the fourth being sent by the Turkish Petroleum Company.

ATHENS - Restoring direct flights from Boston – home to a big Diaspora community – and Athens has already proved a big hit with tickets being snapped up and flights filling, to the joy of people who had to make connections for years. In a feature, Kathimerini noted the popularity…

SYRIA – A terrorist attack took place on July 24 during the thyranoixia (‘opening of the doors’) ceremony at the Greek Orthodox Church of Aghia Sophia in Al-Suqaylabiyah (Seleukovelos in Greek) in Northern Syria which left at least two dead…

SYRIA – A terrorist attack took place on July 24 during the thyranoixia (‘opening of the doors’) ceremony at the Greek Orthodox Church of Aghia Sophia in Al-Suqaylabiyah (Seleukovelos in Greek) in Northern Syria which left at least two dead…

ATHENS - A youth delegation of the Pancretan Association of Melbourne will visit Greece from Friday, September 16 to Wednesday, September 28. The visit aims to maintain the contact of the youth of the Greek diaspora with their culture and…

ATHENS - A youth delegation of the Pancretan Association of Melbourne will visit Greece from Friday, September 16 to Wednesday, September 28. The visit aims to maintain the contact of the youth of the Greek diaspora with their culture and…

NEW YORK – Greek-American Cornell University senior Bryce Demopoulos rescued a man who had fallen on the subway tracks at the Third Avenue-138 Street station on the No. 6 line in the Bronx on August 4, New York University’s Washington…

NEW YORK – Greek-American Cornell University senior Bryce Demopoulos rescued a man who had fallen on the subway tracks at the Third Avenue-138 Street station on the No. 6 line in the Bronx on August 4, New York University’s Washington…

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What Tsipras is trying to do is literally unacceptable. He is trying to turn Greece back decades, in pursuit of an issue that will allow him to reclaim power. To create a politically toxic climate, where the people will become disoriented, where they will put aside their big problems –…

In a bid to point blame at NATO for the invasion of Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin has cited the NATO bombing campaign of Kosovo and its eventual independence from Serbia. The Kosovo referendum and independence remains highly controversial to…

In a bid to point blame at NATO for the invasion of Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin has cited the NATO bombing campaign of Kosovo and its eventual independence from Serbia. The Kosovo referendum and independence remains highly controversial to…

Dimos was explaining to the others about what went on in church last Sunday. “I don’t know if you knew about it, but, seems like Yiannis had mistakenly given a ten dollar bill for a one dollar when the plate…

Dimos was explaining to the others about what went on in church last Sunday. “I don’t know if you knew about it, but, seems like Yiannis had mistakenly given a ten dollar bill for a one dollar when the plate…

Although it is not mentioned anywhere in the announcements issued, it is considered certain that the resignations of the director of the Hellenic Intelligence Service (EYP) and the director of the Prime Minister's Office – as its immediate supervisor –…

Although it is not mentioned anywhere in the announcements issued, it is considered certain that the resignations of the director of the Hellenic Intelligence Service (EYP) and the director of the Prime Minister's Office – as its immediate supervisor –…

ATHENS - With Turkey and Greece at times at a razor's edge and fears of a conflict over claims to the seas, an American think-tank analyst has suggested that US President Joe Biden be a mediator to help settle it. Nicholas Saidel Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response at…

MYKONOS - For at least the third time this summer – even after being fined 30,000 euros ($30,682) a Mykonos restaurant with a reputation for ripping off tourists, did it again, charging an American couple $557 for 12 oysters and four drinks. It happened, New Jersey lawyer Theodora McCormick told…

PARIS — French environmentalists will try to move a dangerously thin beluga whale that strayed into the Seine River last week to a saltwater river basin Tuesday to try and save its life. The mammal, measuring four meters (13 feet), will be transported there for "a period of care" by…

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TOKYO — Nagasaki paid tribute to the victims of the U.S. atomic bombing 77 years ago on Aug. 9, with the mayor saying Russia's war on Ukraine showed the world that another nuclear attack is not just a worry but "a tangible and present crisis." Mayor Tomihisa Taue, in his speech Tuesday at the Nagasaki Peace Park, said nuclear weapons can be used as long as they exist, and their elimination is the only way to save the future of humankind. Russia's invasion of Ukraine and threat of nuclear weapons use came only a month after it and four other…

WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security said Monday that it ended a Trump-era policy requiring asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S.…

WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security said Monday that it ended a Trump-era policy requiring asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S.…

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — The white father and son who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery in a Georgia neighborhood each received a second life prison sentence…

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — The white father and son who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery in a Georgia neighborhood each received a second life prison sentence…

MADISON, Wis. — Voters will choose a Republican nominee for Wisconsin governor on Tuesday who could reshape how elections are conducted in the marquee battleground,…

MADISON, Wis. — Voters will choose a Republican nominee for Wisconsin governor on Tuesday who could reshape how elections are conducted in the marquee battleground,…

NICOSIA - The trial of four people in a passport-for-sale scheme on Cyprus is due to begin Sept. 12 with corruption charges brought against former Parliament President Demetris Syllouris and ex-lawmaker Chirstakis Giovani. The Cyprus Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP) granted individuals, and even their families European Union passports if…

NICOSIA - The trial of four people in a passport-for-sale scheme on Cyprus is due to begin Sept. 12 with corruption charges brought against former Parliament President Demetris Syllouris and ex-lawmaker Chirstakis Giovani. The Cyprus Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP) granted individuals, and even their families European Union passports if…

NICOSIA - It hasn't worked for decades and the Turkish-Cypriot occupied side has rejected talking but Cypriot Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides said negotiation is the only way to solve the problem of the divided island. Talking to a gathering in the Famagusta region, he said the only real choice is…

NICOSIA - It hasn't worked for decades and the Turkish-Cypriot occupied side has rejected talking but Cypriot Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides said negotiation is the only way to solve the problem of the divided island. Talking to a gathering in the Famagusta region, he said the only real choice is…

BRUSSELS - European Parliament President Roberta Metsola said the European Union said she believes the bloc is adequately pushing Turkey for its 1974 invasion and occupation of the northern third of Cyprus. In an interview with Phileleftheros, Metsola was responding to a question as to why Turkey has not been…

BRUSSELS - European Parliament President Roberta Metsola said the European Union said she believes the bloc is adequately pushing Turkey for its 1974 invasion and occupation of the northern third of Cyprus. In an interview with Phileleftheros, Metsola was responding to a question as to why Turkey has not been…

Kevin Durant has again told Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai that he wants to be traded, reiterating a request he first made nearly six weeks ago, a person with knowledge of the matter confirmed Monday night. Durant also told Tsai that he has concerns about the Nets' direction under coach Steve Nash and general manager Sean Marks, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither the perennial All-Star nor the team confirmed details of the talks publicly. The Athletic first reported details of the latest Durant-Tsai meeting. "Our front office and coaching staff…

CHICAGO — Keegan Thompson pitched six effective innings, rookies Nelson Velázquez and Christopher Morel homered in the third inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the…

CHICAGO — Keegan Thompson pitched six effective innings, rookies Nelson Velázquez and Christopher Morel homered in the third inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the…

MONTREAL — Top-ranked and defending champion Daniil Medvedev wasn't bothered by the frustrating delays due to rain Monday at the National Bank Open. It's one…

MONTREAL — Top-ranked and defending champion Daniil Medvedev wasn't bothered by the frustrating delays due to rain Monday at the National Bank Open. It's one…

MADRID — Barcelona surprised many in the offseason by making several high-profile signings despite a difficult situation financially. The club's tactics to boost its squad…

MADRID — Barcelona surprised many in the offseason by making several high-profile signings despite a difficult situation financially. The club's tactics to boost its squad…
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A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas. When she exited the freeway, Officer Friendly pulled her over. He glanced in the car and asked where the second passenger was. She pointed to her womb. The officer said that didn’t count because the baby wasn’t born yet,…

Greek-American Cornell Student Rescues Man on Subway Tracks in the BronxGreek-American Cornell Student Rescues Man on Subway Tracks in the Bronx

NEW YORK – Greek-American Cornell University senior Bryce Demopoulos rescued a man who had fallen on the subway tracks at the Third Avenue-138 Street station on the No. 6 line in the Bronx on August 4, New York University’s Washington Square News (WSN) reported on August 5. The incident occurred…

Fragile Cease-Fire Between Israel, Gaza Militants Holding

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A fragile cease-fire deal to end nearly three days of fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza held into Monday morning — a sign the latest round of violence may have abated. The flare-up was the worst fighting between Israel and Gaza militant groups…

Biden: Killing of Al-Qaida Leader Is Long-Sought “Justice”

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced Monday that al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Kabul, an operation he said delivered justice and hopefully "one more measure of closure" to families of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. The…

RHODES - The Ministry of Culture and Sports is proceeding with the the further protection and exploitation of the cultural heritage of the medieval city of Rhodes with the integrated Strategic Plan for the promotion of the archaeological site of the Palace of the Grand Master. As announced by the…

Weeknight ease married to plump texture and briny sweetness. It's why shrimp is one of our staple go-to dinner solutions. Simply stir-fry a few aromatics and spices until fragrant, toss in the shrimp, and dinner is on the table in 20 minutes. We had that in mind for a "dry"…

BEIJING — The capital of China's Hainan province has locked down its residents for 13 hours on Monday as a COVID-19 outbreak grows on the tropical island during the summer school holidays. The temporary lockdown of Haikou city from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. follows an ongoing and indefinite lockdown…

TOKYO — Issey Miyake, who built one of Japan's biggest fashion brands and was known for his boldly sculpted, signature pleated pieces, has died. He was 84. Miyake died Aug. 5 of liver cancer, Miyake Design Office said Tuesday. Miyake defined an era in Japan's modern history, reaching stardom in…

TOKYO — Issey Miyake, who built one of Japan's biggest fashion brands and was known for his boldly sculpted, signature pleated pieces, has died. He was 84. Miyake died Aug. 5 of liver cancer, Miyake Design Office said Tuesday. Miyake defined an era in Japan's modern history, reaching stardom in…

NEW YORK — Olivia Newton-John, the Grammy-winning superstar who reigned on pop, country, adult contemporary and dance charts with such hits as "Physical" and "You're the One That I Want" and won countless hearts as everyone's favorite Sandy in the blockbuster film version of "Grease," has died. She was 73.…

NEW YORK — Olivia Newton-John, the Grammy-winning superstar who reigned on pop, country, adult contemporary and dance charts with such hits as "Physical" and "You're the One That I Want" and won countless hearts as everyone's favorite Sandy in the blockbuster film version of "Grease," has died. She was 73.…

NEW YORK — Nicki Minaj will receive the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Awards later this month, joining such previous winning music luminaries as Madonna, Janet Jackson, LL Cool J, Jennifer Lopez and Missy Elliott. Minaj, who has won five MTV trophies for such hits as "Anaconda," "Chun-Li" and…

NEW YORK — Nicki Minaj will receive the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Awards later this month, joining such previous winning music luminaries as Madonna, Janet Jackson, LL Cool J, Jennifer Lopez and Missy Elliott. Minaj, who has won five MTV trophies for such hits as "Anaconda," "Chun-Li" and…

"Heat 2: A Novel" by Michael Mann and Meg Gardiner (William Morrow) Hollywood screenwriter and director Michael Mann and veteran thriller writer Meg Gardiner have achieved a rarity with their novel "Heat 2": a screen-to-page sequel that stands tall on its own. When the screen goes dark at the end…

"Heat 2: A Novel" by Michael Mann and Meg Gardiner (William Morrow) Hollywood screenwriter and director Michael Mann and veteran thriller writer Meg Gardiner have achieved a rarity with their novel "Heat 2": a screen-to-page sequel that stands tall on its own. When the screen goes dark at the end…

In the summer, Athens can sometimes seem like little more than a travel hub where tourists and diaspora Greeks from all over the world simply change planes for connecting flights or for transfers to the port of Piraeus for cruises or ferries to the islands. For those who do spend…

In the summer, Athens can sometimes seem like little more than a travel hub where tourists and diaspora Greeks from all over the world simply change planes for connecting flights or for transfers to the port of Piraeus for cruises or ferries to the islands. For those who do spend…

Climate hazards such as flooding, heat waves and drought have worsened more than half of the hundreds of known infectious diseases in people, including malaria, hantavirus, cholera and anthrax, a study says. Researchers looked through the medical literature of established cases of illnesses and found that 218 out of the…

MOSCOW — A Russian rocket on Tuesday successfully launched an Iranian satellite into orbit. The Soyuz rocket lifted off as scheduled at 8:52 a.m. Moscow time (0552 GMT) Tuesday from the Russia-leased Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan. About nine minutes after the launch, it placed the Iranian satellite called Khayyam…

NEW YORK — It's a question that keeps some scientists awake at night: Do spiders sleep? Daniela Roessler and her colleagues trained cameras on baby jumping spiders at night to find out. The footage showed patterns that looked a lot like sleep cycles: The spiders' legs twitched and parts of…

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