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February 2006 Week 1

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ATHENS - "The increase in pensions in 2023 is granted and will be much higher than initial estimates," Finance Minister Christos Staikouras said on Tuesday, adding that the amount has been included in the budget.

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

PINGTUNG, Taiwan — Taiwan's foreign minister said Tuesday that China is using military drills to rehearse an invasion of the self-governing island democracy, while Taiwan's military began its own live-fire exercises in a show of readiness to thwart off a potential attack.

WASHINGTON — After Russia invaded Ukraine last February, the European Union moved to block RT and Sputnik, two of the Kremlin's top channels for spreading propaganda and misinformation about the war.

WASHINGTON — The FBI searched Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate as part of an investigation into whether he took classified records from the White House to his Florida residence, people familiar with the matter said Monday, a move that represents a dramatic and unprecedented escalation of law enforcement scrutiny of the former president.

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 – are related to the matter of the attempt to hack the cell phone of the president of PASOK-KINAL, Nikos Androulakis.

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.

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.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Elizabeth (Betty) Athanasakos, a pioneer in Broward County’s legal community, died at her home in Fort Lauderdale, on August 2, just a few days short of her 95th birthday.

Here's a collection curated by The Associated Press' entertainment journalists of what's arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.

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A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

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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.

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.

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