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June 2013 Week 5

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ATHENS - As he did with Albania over the jailing of ethnic Greek Fredi Beleri after winning a mayoral election, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Greece will stymie North Macedonia’s hopes of joining the European Union if a new government insists on calling it Macedonia.

ATHENS - In a case stalled for years, a prosecutor has asked a court to convict the founder of the Folli Follie jewelry and accessory company Dimitris Koutsoulioutsos and his son Tzortis on a range of changes including fraud.

LONDON – The British band James, whose new album 'Yummy' hit number one on the midweek sales chart in the UK, announced they will be returning to Greece in September.

Greeks might question what she sees – or doesn’t – but Greek-American travel writer Joanna Kalafatis splits her time between living in Athens and Los Angeles and said there’s some stark differences between the countries.

HOUSTON, TX – The Birthright Hellas Committee of the Hellenic Cultural Center of the Southwest (HCC-SW), in collaboration with the Hellenic Open University, announced 25 places for a free summer school on Greek Culture and Civilization from Ancient Times to Modern Era which will take place in the historic medieval settlement of Mystras in Laconia, Greece, July 25-August 7.

I have a hypothesis of why so few expatriate Greeks registered to be able to cast a postal vote in the upcoming European Parliament elections from their place of origin.

THRU JUNE 4 NEW YORK – The third iteration of the Carte Blanche project featuring Maria Antelman with the work ‘The Seer (Deep)’ opened on April 19 and runs through June 4, Monday-Friday 9 AM-2:30 PM, at the Consulate General of Greece in New York, 69 East 79th Street in Manhattan.

Have you ever stopped to consider how much of contemporary music, across genres, is tied to a specific city or region? I have.

Twelve shipping oligarchs in Greece – a country of 10.

Many times I am troubled with the question, to what extent can a high-ranking official keep slipping without becoming unworthy of the position s/he holds? And what is the limit if this official is a high-ranking clergyman who, due to his position, is obliged to operate within stricter parameters? And to be more specific, can an Archbishop employ methods borrowed from the worst examples of politics and journalism without making himself unworthy of his position? Can he, in other words, throw out imaginary and baseless accusations to.

If an uninformed person had attended the Mitsotakis-Erdogan press conference a few days ago in Ankara, s/he could have come to the conclusion that the meeting was planned in order to discuss whether Hamas is a terrorist or a patriotic organization.

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US Prisoners are Being Assigned Dangerous Jobs. But what Happens if They are Hurt or Killed?

PHOENIX (AP) — Blas Sanchez was nearing the end of a 20-year stretch in an Arizona prison when he was leased out to work at Hickman’s Family Farms, which sells eggs that have ended up in the supply chains of huge companies like McDonald’s, Target and Albertsons.

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