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Varoufakis Expresses Reservations over Impact of EU Aid on Greek Economy

ATHENS – The secretary of opposition MERA25 party, Yanis Varoufakis, on Wednesday expressed strong doubts that a 500-billion-euro aid package announced by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron to support Europe's recovery will have a beneficial impact on the Greek economy.

In reply to a question about whether the decision will result in help from the EU, Varoufakis expressed his certainty that even if the Merkel-Macron proposal is implemented, a fifth austerity programme for Greece will not be averted.

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BOSTON – The Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Alexandria in its recent meeting dealt with the ecclesiastical coup perpetrated by the Patriarchate of Moscow in its canonical jurisdiction, calling it an “immoral invasion and intrusion.

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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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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.

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1 NYPD Officer Killed, 1 Severely Injured in Harlem Shooting (Vid)

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer was killed and another critically wounded Friday night while answering a call about an argument between a woman and her adult son, officials said, making four officers shot in the city in as many days.

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