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September 2006 Week 3

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ATHENS - Although the COVID-19 pandemic has been slowly easing overall - deaths are up - the numbers of admissions to hospitals and the unrelenting Omicron Variant will likely mean that health restrictions in Greece will stay in place at least through January.

ATHENS - "The government fiestas over the Rafale [aircraft] cannot hide the fact that, in the tragic conditions of the pandemic and soaring prices, the people are being called upon to assume - with the responsibility of the government and the other parties that voted for them - the excessive cost of these warplanes, which mainly serve the country's involvement in the aggressive plans of the Euro-Atlantic imperialist alliances of the ruling class," the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) said in a statement on Wednesday.

ATHENS - Greece on Wednesday opened the book-building process for a new 10-year bond issue, tapping the capital markets for the first time in 2022 and seeking to raise about 3 billion euros.

BRUSSELS - Movement for Change (KINAL) MEP Eva Kaili was on Tuesday elected Vice-President of the European Parliament as a candidate of the Socialists & Democrats (S&D) party.

The desperate attempt of yet another minister in the Greek government to take credit for and benefit from expatriates being able to access the electronic services of the registries of the Greek state at Greek consulates has provoked concern but mainly laughter.

Elias Mosialo is the Greek representative to the World Health Organization.

STATEN ISLAND, NY – For yet another year, the community of Holy Trinity-St Nicholas in Staten Island honored couples celebrating 50+ years of marriage with a modest ceremony held at the church immediately following the Divine Liturgy on January 16.

SΑΙΝΤ AUGUSTINE, FL - Maintaining the traditions and customs of the first Greek settlers that arrived on the American continent, St Photios National Shrine hosted its Third Annual Vasilopita Celebration on Sunday, January 16, 2022 at the St Photios Shrine in St Augustine, Florida.

NEW YORK - Archon Peter Clyde Nicholas Papadakos Esq, 66, of McKeesport, fell asleep in the Lord on Friday, January 14, 2022.

NEW YORK – Nicos Zittis, National Chairman and President of the Cyprus Children’s Fund (CCF), and the Board of Directors announced the support of eight nonprofit organizations in Cyprus with donations totaling $95,000.

NEW YORK - Some 21 years after it was destroyed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States that brought down the Twin Towers in New York City, the new St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church rising in its place is among the most eagerly awaited architectural openings of 2022.

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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.