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ATHENS — Greek firefighters battled a large forest blaze that forced the evacuation of a small village west of Athens, the latest in a series of wildfires that flared as strong winds swept several parts of Greece. The fire service…

ATHENS — Greek firefighters battled a large forest blaze that forced the evacuation of a small village west of Athens, the latest in a series of wildfires that flared as strong winds swept several parts of Greece. The fire service…

ATHENS – The tourists are back in Greece during the COVID-19 pandemic after health measures were eased to lure them, but the workers who serve them aren't, jobs going begging in the industry. With reports there are some 55,000 vacancies…

ATHENS – The tourists are back in Greece during the COVID-19 pandemic after health measures were eased to lure them, but the workers who serve them aren't, jobs going begging in the industry. With reports there are some 55,000 vacancies…

NEW YORK – The Consecration of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at the World Trade Center took place in a moving ceremony on July 4 in the presence of a great number of guests and officials who filled the church. Outdoor seating areas were set up for the many attendees to watch the services on screens via the live broadcast. "Ground Zero is now a sacred ground, a place of memory, a place of contemplation, forgiveness and love,” said His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America during his speech, emphasizing the special symbolism of St. Nicholas, located in…

STRASBURG - Greece’s prime minister said Tuesday that Russia's war in Ukraine is a “turning point” in the course of Europe, stressing that any type of outcome that could embolden aggression by other nations on the continent must be avoided.…

STRASBURG - Greece’s prime minister said Tuesday that Russia's war in Ukraine is a “turning point” in the course of Europe, stressing that any type of outcome that could embolden aggression by other nations on the continent must be avoided.…

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. — A gunman on a rooftop opened fire on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago on Monday, killing at least six people, wounding at least 30 and sending hundreds of marchers, parents with strollers and children…

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. — A gunman on a rooftop opened fire on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago on Monday, killing at least six people, wounding at least 30 and sending hundreds of marchers, parents with strollers and children…

CONSTANTINOPLE - The Greeting by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for the Opening of the Clergy-Laity Congress follows: Your Eminence, Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, Venerable brother Hierarchs, Blessed organizers, delegates, and guests, Beloved sons and daughters, Dear friends, Ἀδελφοί καί τέκνα ἐν Κυρίῳ, Beyond sending you my formal message as…

NEW YORK - Monday, July 4 marked the Official Opening of this year’s historic Clergy-Laity Congress in New York City, which not only returns after over two years of pandemic, but also commemorates the Centennial of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese…

NEW YORK - Monday, July 4 marked the Official Opening of this year’s historic Clergy-Laity Congress in New York City, which not only returns after over two years of pandemic, but also commemorates the Centennial of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese…

NEW YORK - Early the morning of July 4, faithful, clergy, and supporters from across the United States gathered at the World Trade Center for the consecration of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine. Nearly 11 years…

NEW YORK - Early the morning of July 4, faithful, clergy, and supporters from across the United States gathered at the World Trade Center for the consecration of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine. Nearly 11 years…

NEW YORK -The summer of ’65 signaled the arrival of a tempestuous period in American history, roused by the civil rights movement, then at its height, national division over the Vietnam War, and rapid social change. Archbishop Iakovos of North…

NEW YORK -The summer of ’65 signaled the arrival of a tempestuous period in American history, roused by the civil rights movement, then at its height, national division over the Vietnam War, and rapid social change. Archbishop Iakovos of North…

The Greek Genocide is known for being one of the most tragic events in world history. Over one million Greeks from Eastern Thrace and Asia Minor were put to the sword by two successive brutal regimes – the Young Turks and the Kemalists. A further 1.5 million Greeks were forced…

Decisions adopted by the Ecumenical Patriarchate over the past few weeks may prove catalysts regarding both international diplomacy and the future of the Greek-American Community. Only time will tell if the famed Phanariot diplomacy will live up to its past,…

Decisions adopted by the Ecumenical Patriarchate over the past few weeks may prove catalysts regarding both international diplomacy and the future of the Greek-American Community. Only time will tell if the famed Phanariot diplomacy will live up to its past,…

Your calendar may mark the event of the Summer Solstice for June 21, when the North Pole tilts towards the sun in a dramatic way, thereby creating both the shortest night and the longest day of 2022 – depending on…

Your calendar may mark the event of the Summer Solstice for June 21, when the North Pole tilts towards the sun in a dramatic way, thereby creating both the shortest night and the longest day of 2022 – depending on…

To the Editor:   I completely agree with the views expressed by Antonis H. Diamataris in his editorial ‘Towards a New Beginning in the Organization of Our Community’ (June 8). Yes, our community needs a reorganization on a new expanded…

To the Editor:   I completely agree with the views expressed by Antonis H. Diamataris in his editorial ‘Towards a New Beginning in the Organization of Our Community’ (June 8). Yes, our community needs a reorganization on a new expanded…

ATHENS - While Greece was buying French and American fighter jets and warships and building an arsenal, Turkey was building more drones that can deliver deadly blows from the sky – and now Greece has turned to Israel for help. Greece has secretly implemented a "veritable umbrella against enemy unmanned…

ATHENS - Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias had lunch on Tuesday with former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the margins of the 26th Annual Economist Government Roundtable conference that is being held in Athens on July 5-7, the ministry tweeted. They had a "fruitful exchange of views…

ATHENS - Greece confirmed 25,566 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said on Tuesday, bringing all confirmed infections since the pandemic began to 3,755,074 (daily change: +0.7 pct). Of the daily total, reinfections are estimated at 5,022 in the last 24 hours,…

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday is bestowing the nation's highest military honor to four Army soldiers for their heroism above and beyond the call of duty during the Vietnam War. Biden is presenting the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Edward N. Kaneshiro, Specialist Five Dwight W. Birdwell, Specialist Five Dennis M. Fujii, and retired Major John J. Duffy. Speaking in the East Room of the White House, Biden praised their heroism and lamented that they hadn't received appropriate recognition until now. "Not every service member has received the full recognition they deserve," Biden said. "Today, we're setting…

A shooting that left at least six people dead at an Independence Day parade in a Chicago suburb rattled Monday's celebrations across the U.S. and…

A shooting that left at least six people dead at an Independence Day parade in a Chicago suburb rattled Monday's celebrations across the U.S. and…

After more than four months of ferocious fighting, Russia claimed a key victory: full control over one of the two provinces in Ukraine's eastern industrial…

After more than four months of ferocious fighting, Russia claimed a key victory: full control over one of the two provinces in Ukraine's eastern industrial…

After the U.S. Supreme Court revoked the federal right to an abortion that's been in place for half a century, companies like Amazon, Disney, Apple…

After the U.S. Supreme Court revoked the federal right to an abortion that's been in place for half a century, companies like Amazon, Disney, Apple…

ΝΙCOSIA - The self-declared foreign chief of the Turkish-Cypriot occupied northern third of Cyprus said United Nations bias has prevented an answer to reach a settlement over the long divided island. Talking to the Turkish new site TRT World, Tahsin Ertugruloglu said the the UN has failed for nearly half…

ΝΙCOSIA - The self-declared foreign chief of the Turkish-Cypriot occupied northern third of Cyprus said United Nations bias has prevented an answer to reach a settlement over the long divided island. Talking to the Turkish new site TRT World, Tahsin Ertugruloglu said the the UN has failed for nearly half…

NICOSIA - A long line of diplomats who've failed to help broker reunification of Cyprus, split by unlawful 1974 Turkish invasions that saw the northern third occupied, will soon see another trying to broker an answer. Who it will be is due to be announced soon, Greek-Cypriot negotiator Menelaos Menelaou…

NICOSIA - A long line of diplomats who've failed to help broker reunification of Cyprus, split by unlawful 1974 Turkish invasions that saw the northern third occupied, will soon see another trying to broker an answer. Who it will be is due to be announced soon, Greek-Cypriot negotiator Menelaos Menelaou…

NICOSIA - While Cypriot airports are less affected by air travel turmoil because of a shortage of pilots and staffs on international airlines – despite massive subsidies given the industry – Deputy Tourism Minister Savvas Perdios suggested Cypriots not to travel in July and August. Cyprus does, however, want tourists to…

NICOSIA - While Cypriot airports are less affected by air travel turmoil because of a shortage of pilots and staffs on international airlines – despite massive subsidies given the industry – Deputy Tourism Minister Savvas Perdios suggested Cypriots not to travel in July and August. Cyprus does, however, want tourists to…

WIMBLEDON, England — Wimbledon quarterfinalist Nick Kyrgios is due in court back home in Australia next month, and a lawyer representing him said Tuesday the "precise nature of" the allegations "is neither certain at this moment nor confirmed by either the prosecution or" the 27-year-old professional tennis player. "While Mr. Kyrgios is committed to addressing any and all allegations once clear, taking the matter seriously does not warrant any misreading of the process Mr. Kyrgios is required to follow," attorney Pierre Johannessen wrote in a statement emailed to the media. Johannessen wrote that "the allegations are not considered as fact"…

MADRID — Real Madrid's basketball team is embroiled in a controversy with one of its greatest coaches. Not long after the soccer team won a…

MADRID — Real Madrid's basketball team is embroiled in a controversy with one of its greatest coaches. Not long after the soccer team won a…

Brittney Griner has made an appeal to President Joe Biden in a letter passed to the White House through her representatives saying she feared she…

Brittney Griner has made an appeal to President Joe Biden in a letter passed to the White House through her representatives saying she feared she…

ORLANDO, Fla. — Taxiarchis Fountas scored three goals to help D.C. United beat Orlando City 5-3 on Monday night. Fountas began his hat trick for…

ORLANDO, Fla. — Taxiarchis Fountas scored three goals to help D.C. United beat Orlando City 5-3 on Monday night. Fountas began his hat trick for…
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BOSTON – His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America has jeopardized the unity of Orthodoxy in America through the election to the episcopacy of the Rev. Archimandrite Alexander Belya, Archiepiscopal Vicar of the Slavic Orthodox Vicariate. The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the United States of America sent a strongly-worded…

Sydney Floods Burden 50,000 around Australia’s Largest CitySydney Floods Burden 50,000 around Australia’s Largest City

RICHMOND, Australia — Hundreds of homes have been inundated in and around Australia's largest city in a flood emergency that was causing trouble for 50,000 people, officials said Tuesday. Emergency response teams made 100 rescues overnight of people trapped in cars on flooded roads or in inundated homes in the…

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NEW YORK – The National Herald’s Happenings of the Week as have been reported at the print and digital editions of TNH and presented by the TNH Editor Eraklis Diamataris.

Woman Fatally Shot while Pushing Stroller on Upper East Side

NEW YORK — A 20-year-old woman was fatally shot Wednesday night while she pushed her infant daughter in a stroller on the Upper East Side, police said. The woman was near the intersection of Lexington Avenue and 95th Street around 8:30 p.m. when she was shot, police said in statement.…

DALLAS — Travelers flying home from July Fourth getaways faced flight delays Monday, but airlines were canceling fewer flights than in the days leading up to the holiday weekend. Since holiday weekend travel picked up on Thursday, airlines have canceled more than 2,200 U.S. flights, and another 25,000 were delayed.…

ATHENS - Passenger traffic in the Athens International Airport reached 2019 levels in June. More specifically, domestic passenger traffic eased 0.6% while international passenger traffic was down 9.6% compared with June 2019. Passenger traffic totaled 2.43 million in the Athens airport, down 6.8% from June 2019, while in the first…

ATHENS - The British magazine "Conde Nast Traveller" has highlighted the Greek islands of Lipsi and Patmos as must-do destinations that should be at the top of every international traveller's list, stressing their spiritual aspects that promote well-being. Patmos, with its unspoiled landscapes and its cultural heart is a real…

A 2,000-year-old stone tablet was discovered by historians in the collection of the National Museums of Scotland. The marble monument underpins the names of a group of young Athenian men who had just finished the equivalent of graduate school. The PA News Agency reported that the stone tablet has been…

A 2,000-year-old stone tablet was discovered by historians in the collection of the National Museums of Scotland. The marble monument underpins the names of a group of young Athenian men who had just finished the equivalent of graduate school. The PA News Agency reported that the stone tablet has been…

NEW YORK - Creatives Rebuild New York (CRNY) has announced the names of 300 artists selected to partner with 98 New York State community-based organizations, tribal governments, and municipalities. They’ll work to confront violence through theater with Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in New York City, to shine a…

NEW YORK - Creatives Rebuild New York (CRNY) has announced the names of 300 artists selected to partner with 98 New York State community-based organizations, tribal governments, and municipalities. They’ll work to confront violence through theater with Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in New York City, to shine a…

LONDON — Two climate change protesters were arrested after they glued themselves to the frame of a famous John Constable painting hanging in Britain's National Gallery, the central London museum and police said. The two, from the protest group "Just Stop Oil," stepped over a rope barrier on Monday and…

LONDON — Two climate change protesters were arrested after they glued themselves to the frame of a famous John Constable painting hanging in Britain's National Gallery, the central London museum and police said. The two, from the protest group "Just Stop Oil," stepped over a rope barrier on Monday and…

RICHMOND, Va. — Amber Heard's lawyers have asked a judge to throw out the $10.35 million verdict against her in the defamation case filed by ex-husband Johnny Depp, arguing that the verdict was not supported by the evidence and that one of the jurors may not have been properly vetted…

RICHMOND, Va. — Amber Heard's lawyers have asked a judge to throw out the $10.35 million verdict against her in the defamation case filed by ex-husband Johnny Depp, arguing that the verdict was not supported by the evidence and that one of the jurors may not have been properly vetted…

BERLIN — German biotech company CureVac said Tuesday it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against rival BioNTech for work that it says contributed to the development of the BioNTech-Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. BioNTech said its work is original and it would “vigorously” contest the claim. CureVac last year reported disappointing…

BEIJING  — From the snowcapped peaks of Tibet to the tropical island of Hainan, China is sweltering under the worst heatwave in decades while rainfall hit records in June. Extreme heat is also battering Japan, and volatile weather is causing trouble for other parts of the world in what scientists…

ATHENS – Easing health measures to lure tourists pouring into the country hasn't worked out in Greece with COVID-19 cases rising again that the New Democracy government is said to be mulling bring back a mask requirement. The administration of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who had long ago backed away…

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