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ATHENS - The funeral for renowned Greek painter Alekos Fassianos, who died on Sunday at the age of 87, was held in the Papagou cemetery in Athens on Tuesday.

COLLEYVILLE, Texas — An armed man who took four people hostage during a 10-hour standoff at a Texas synagogue had spent time in area homeless shelters in the two weeks leading up to the attack, and was dropped off at one by someone he appeared to know.

THESSALONIKI - An allegation by a 24-year-old woman that she was raped by three men at a New Year's Eve party in Greece's second-largest city Thessaloniki has led a Supreme Court prosecutor to begin an investigation.

OCEAN, NJ – Rafaella Lambrinos, whose family is from Karpathos originally, spoke with The National Herald about the Adopt a Yiayia and Pappou program she founded at St George Greek Orthodox Church in Ocean, NJ, which connects youth and seniors from her church community through weekly phone conversations.

A great struggle needs a great leader to succeed.

WASHINGTON — Facing stark criticism from civil rights leaders, senators return to Capitol Hill under intense pressure to change their rules and break a Republican filibuster that has hopelessly stalled voting legislation.

ATHENS - Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias met with US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt on Tuesday at the foreign ministry.

ROME — A Rome villa containing the only known ceiling painted by Caravaggio is set to go on a court-ordered auction block Tuesday, thanks to an inheritance dispute pitting the heirs of one of the Italian capital's aristocratic families against their step-mother, a Texas-born princess.

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit Ukraine this week and meet with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy as tensions between the US and Russia escalate over a possible Russian invasion of its neighbor, the State Department said Tuesday.

BRUSSELS — Roberta Metsola, a Christian Democrat from Malta, was elected president of the European Union's parliament Tuesday, putting women in three of the four biggest jobs in the 27-nation bloc.

Ai Weiwei is one of China's most famous artists, and many regard him as one of the world's greatest living ones.

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Politics

ANKARA - Turkey's swiveling between offering diplomacy or gunboats and demands that Greece take troops off its islands near Turkey's coast is roiling the waters between the countries and plans to hunt for energy.

United States

NEW YORK – Grammy-nominated artist Eric Alexandrakis announced his latest release due out on February 1, titled Good Girls Never Waltz With Me, another new genre-bending addition to his critically acclaimed TERRA series of releases.

General News

ATHENS – Five members of the World Hellenic Interparliamentary Association (WHIA), with Rhode Island State Senator Leonidas Raptakis as head of the group, visited Evros on January 12-13.

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Despite Huge Volcano Blast, Tonga Avoids Widespread Disaster

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The blast from the volcano could be heard in Alaska, and the waves crossed the ocean to cause an oil spill and two drownings in Peru.

On MLK Day, King III Implores Senate to Act on Voting Rights

ATLANTA — A day before the US Senate was expected to take up significant legislation on voting rights that is looking likely to fail, Martin Luther King, Jr's eldest son condemned federal lawmakers over their inaction.