Iliopoulos: “Self Test Shambles” Shows Gov’t Has Lost Control of the Pandemic

ATHENS — "The 'executive confusion' over the self tests demonstrates once again that we have a government that has lost control of the pandemic but has also lost the trust of society," main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance's spokesperson Nassos Iliopoulos said on Thursday on "Sto Kokkino" radio station.

He noted that "for a very long time the entire scientific community has been calling for an aggressive policy on testing," which he clarified "means prescribing tests and not turning tests into a matter of personal responsibility." Based on the complaints of pharmacists, Iliopoulos added, "the tests provided by the government are tests that a citizen cannot do on his own."

Iliopoulos stressed that SYRIZA insists on the prescription of PCR tests, "which ruling New Democracy (ND) has refused."


BOSTON – The removal of Archbishop Elpidophoros from the Archdiocese of America appears to be in its final stages, as indicated by a brief face-to-face meeting and discussion between Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

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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.

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip  — Israeli forces shelled tent camps for displaced Palestinians outside Gaza's southern city of Rafah on Friday, killing at least 25 people and wounding another 50, according to the territory's health officials and emergency workers.

LEIPZIG, Germany  — Kylian Mbappé watched from the substitutes’ bench as France and the Netherlands finished 0-0 in a heavyweight European Championship clash on Friday.

NEW YORK – Greek-American long-distance runner Alexi Pappas was featured in Vogue magazine for her latest role as an ambassador for the outdoor brand Merrell and a film project with Merrell and Vogue.

ATHENS - A total of 64 fires broke out in mixed farm and forest land in the last 24 hours, with 46 of them controlled from the very start, the Fire Brigade said in a briefing earlier on Friday.

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