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ATHENS - The Greek Foreign Affairs Ministry expressed "its deep regret" over the Russian government's decision on Monday to expel eight staff members of the Greek embassy and the consulate in Moscow as personae non gratae.

ΜΟSCOW - Russia has stepped up pressure on Greece for Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis' backing of Ukraine after it was invaded, warning there will be consequences and that Ukraine will lose the war.

SLOVIANSK, Ukraine — Scores of civilians are feared killed or injured after a Russian rocket strike hit a crowded shopping mall in Ukraine's central city of Kremenchuk, Ukrainian officials said Monday.

ATHENS - Several internationally known musicians and producers including Alice Cooper were given a tour of the Acropolis Museum by its director Nikos Stambolidis on Sunday, according to information and photos released by the museum on Monday.

ATHENS - Actor, director, and former head of the Greek National Theater completed his testimony on Monday before a mixed jury court trying him on four charges of rape including minors.

ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met on Monday with visiting European Commission Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager at Maximos Mansion, government headquarters, in Athens.

ATHENS - Greece confirmed 7,682 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said on Monday, bringing all confirmed infections since the pandemic began to 3,624,556 (daily change: +0.

THESSALONIKI - A 59-year-old Serb national will remain in detention following his arrest on a European warrant issued by Croatian authorities for war crimes, a prosecutor of the Thessaloniki appeals court decided on Monday.

Russia is poised to default on its foreign debt for the first time since the Bolshevik Revolution more than a century ago, further alienating the country from the global financial system following sanctions imposed over its war in Ukraine.

ATHENS – The COVID-19 pandemic is still lingering but landlords eager to recoup losses during early lockdowns – coupled with the return of short-term rentals – are driving up the rents for apartments in the Greek capital.

ΑΤΗΕΝS - Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, still hoping for diplomacy, won't go on the offensive against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a NATO meeting in Madrid – unless pushed too far – and has Greece's military on alert just in case.

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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.

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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.

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PHILADELPHIA – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley announced that the Evzones, the Presidential Guard of Greece will be participating in the Philadelphia Greek Independence Day Parade on March 20.

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Mission…to Alonnisos, a TNH Documentary

O oceanic you sing and sail White on your body and yellow on your chimeneas For you're tired of the filthy waters of the harbors You who loved the distant Sporades You who lifted the tallest flags You who sail clear through the most dangerous caves Hail to you who let yourself be charmed by the sirens Hail to you for never having been afraid of the Symplegades (Andreas Empeirikos)   What traveler has not been fascinated by the Greek islands, drawn by the Sirens’ song of a traveler’s dreams? TNH and our video show ‘Mission’ marked the change of the season by transporting viewers into the heart of summer.

Brothers, Basketball Focus of Antetokounmpo Family’s “Rise”

Giannis Antetokounmpo didn't watch this year's NBA Finals.

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