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April 2010 Week 3

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand — When the coronavirus began spreading around the world, the remote Pacific archipelago of Kiribati closed its borders, ensuring the disease didn't reach its shores for nearly two full years.

WASHINGTON — A federal court has rejected a plan to lease millions of acres in the Gulf of Mexico for offshore oil drilling, saying the Biden administration did not adequately take into account the lease sale's effect on planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions, violating a bedrock environmental law.

ATHENS - A three-day debate on the motion of censure against the government, submitted yesterday by the leader of the main opposition, Alexis Tsipras, will start in the parliament plenary session on Friday, at 18:00.

ATHENS - Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis outlined Greece's proposal for the effective management of uncontrolled migration at an online discussion panel organized by the Africa-Europe Foundation on Thursday.

WASHINGTON — At least 14,5 million Americans are getting private health insurance for this year under the Obama-era health law, thanks to help from the Biden administration.

JERUSALEM — Several dozen octogenarians, bundled against the cold, chattered in Russian and Hebrew as they picked through heaps of carrots, onions and grapefruit in a Jerusalem courtyard.

Gas stoves are contributing more to global warming than previously thought because of constant tiny methane leaks while they're off, a new study found.

ATHENS - Users of the Viber call and text messaging app in Greece made 1 billion calls in 2021, Rakuten Viber revealed on Thursday.

ATHENS – The management of the privately-run Attiki Odos Ring Road that surrounds the capital and was accused of bungling its handling of a snowstorm that saw thousands of cars trapped said it didn't reject a request by traffic police to close it off as conditions worsened.

NEW YORK – The Hellenic Initiative (THI) announced the winners of The 2021 Venture Impact Awards (VIA) on December 13 with a virtual event that presented one of THI’s newest programs which provides help and support to Greece’s brightest and most talented teams – for-profits and not-for-profits – helping them create ventures and projects that are scalable and sustainable and that create jobs.

ATHENS – Corruption in Greece, a chronic problem, has been getting worse under the New Democracy government which vowed to act against it, the country falling eight spots in Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index  for 2021.

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ASTORIA – The Pancyprian Choir of NY held its first meeting of 2022 and shared best wishes for the New Year with their annual cutting of the traditional vasilopita at Dionysos Taverna in Astoria on January 24.

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BRONX, NY – In a festive atmosphere, the traditional cutting of the vasilopita was held by the Northern Chios Society of Pelineon Agia Markella in the community hall of Zoodohos Peghe Greek Orthodox Church in the Bronx on January 23.

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ATHENS – A major snow storm that had been predicted for days still caught residents in Greece offguard and the New Democracy government scrambling for answers as to why motorists were stuck for hours on major roads.

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Democrats Eye Supreme Court Pick to Revive 2022 Prospects

Democrats stung by a series of election year failures to deliver legislative wins for their most loyal voters hope they'll be buoyed by the prospect that President Joe Biden will name the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court.

Meet Methuselah, the Oldest Living Aquarium Fish

SAN FRANCISCO — Meet Methuselah, the fish that likes to eat fresh figs, get belly rubs and is believed to be the oldest living aquarium fish in the world.

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