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.
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is meeting Thursday with retiring liberal Justice Stephen Breyer at the White House, lauding his long Supreme Court service and formally announcing Breyer’s decision to retire.
ATHENS - The government will allow some relaxation of measures for the coronavirus pandemic, Health Minister Thanos Plevris said on Thursday, including the use of music in food and entertainment centers and longer opening hours at these.
ATHENS – After an explosion rocked a whole building in the Greek capital's downtown, a 78-year-old man who was the only resident there while it was being renovated was found seriously injured, police discovered an old rifle, replica guns, an airgun and 1,000 rounds of ammunition.
ATHENS - Greece confirmed 19,712 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, with 70 of these identified at entry points to the country, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said on Thursday.
NICOSIA - A Greek activist who alleged sex trafficking rings are luring women and was tied to an alleged gang rape in Thessaloniki, sent Cypriot police a 47-page email with some 150 photos to back it up.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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