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Mitsotakis Speaks with von der Leyen about Afghanistan, Climate Change Summits

ATHENS — Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis spoke earlier on Tuesday with EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen ahead of the G7 leadership teleconference on Afghanistan the same day.

Government sources also said that Mitsotakis underlined the need for Mediterranean countries to take initiatives on climate change, particularly about wildfires. He noted this ahead of von der Leyen's annual address on the State of the Union, and ahead of the summit of nine Mediterranean countries in the EU (MED9EU) scheduled in September on Crete.

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NEW YORK - Some 21 years after it was destroyed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States that brought down the Twin Towers in New York City, the new St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church rising in its place is among the most eagerly awaited architectural openings of 2022.

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STATEN ISLAND, NY – For yet another year, the community of Holy Trinity-St Nicholas in Staten Island honored couples celebrating 50+ years of marriage with a modest ceremony held at the church immediately following the Divine Liturgy on January 16.

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1 NYPD Officer Killed, 1 Severely Injured in Harlem Shooting (Vid)

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer was killed and another critically wounded Friday night while answering a call about an argument between a woman and her adult son, officials said, making four officers shot in the city in as many days.

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