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March 2017 Week 1

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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.

WASHINGTON — The US economy grew last year at the fastest pace since Ronald Reagan's presidency, bouncing back with resilience from 2020's brief but devastating coronavirus recession.

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger's NFL career is over.

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.

ATHENS – Greece's capital was still struggling to dig out from a snowstorm three days after it happened, with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis apologizing for drivers stranded all night on a major highway and many streets still buried.

Once again, Turkey is trying to blackmail America into boosting its military position.

Frederick the Great’s 18th century dictum sums up America’s current geopolitical dilemma neatly.

ATHENS - Village life is proverbially slow.

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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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