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ATHENS  - A spate of sexual scandals in Greece that hadn't brought any major trials now has seen a sailing coach accused of raping a minor to face a court while prosecution of defendants in other rape cases is ongoing.

ATHENS  - A spate of sexual scandals in Greece that hadn't brought any major trials now has seen a sailing coach accused of raping a minor to face a court while prosecution of defendants in other rape cases is ongoing.

ATHENS – Turning his attention toward an economic recovery while the COVID-19 pandemic surged behind the Omicron Variant has seen Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis facing a problem with both in the minds of Greeks.

ATHENS – Turning his attention toward an economic recovery while the COVID-19 pandemic surged behind the Omicron Variant has seen Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis facing a problem with both in the minds of Greeks.

President Joe Biden took office at a particularly polarized time in American history, so it's not surprising that citizens are divided on his performance at the one-year mark.

MOSCOW — Russia's top diplomat angrily rejected the US allegations that it was preparing a pretext to invade Ukraine as Russian troops that are amassed near the Ukraine border launched more drills Monday.

MOSCOW — Russia's top diplomat angrily rejected the US allegations that it was preparing a pretext to invade Ukraine as Russian troops that are amassed near the Ukraine border launched more drills Monday.

ATHENS — Alekos Fassianos, one of the most important modern Greek painters, died Sunday at his home after a long illness, the state news agency ANA reported.

ATHENS — Alekos Fassianos, one of the most important modern Greek painters, died Sunday at his home after a long illness, the state news agency ANA reported.

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.

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.

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.

NEW YORK – The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Public Humanities Initiative (SNFPHI) at Columbia University supports projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for the Greek public.

NEW YORK – The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Public Humanities Initiative (SNFPHI) at Columbia University supports projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for the Greek public.

NEW YORK - On Thursday, January 13, 2022, Father Nicolas Kazarian of the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, along with Dr.

NEW YORK - On Thursday, January 13, 2022, Father Nicolas Kazarian of the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, along with Dr.

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The recent editorial in the Times of London, in which the paper declares that it now supports the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, is an important step towards their not-so-distant return.

If the British Empire or influence had lasted longer, the British Museum would have to build a few more wings to house all the stuff the country's diplomats and theft engineers managed to get there, although the overflow could have been handled by diplomats in their private plunder collections.

If the British Empire or influence had lasted longer, the British Museum would have to build a few more wings to house all the stuff the country's diplomats and theft engineers managed to get there, although the overflow could have been handled by diplomats in their private plunder collections.

Alexander was born in August 1893 in Tatoi as the second son of King Constantine I and Queen Sophia.

Alexander was born in August 1893 in Tatoi as the second son of King Constantine I and Queen Sophia.

Seventeen people were killed by the smoke they inhaled from a fire that broke out in an apartment building where they lived in the Bronx, NY.

Seventeen people were killed by the smoke they inhaled from a fire that broke out in an apartment building where they lived in the Bronx, NY.

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.

ATHENS - Greece confirmed 18,834 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, with 45 of these identified at entry points to the country, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said on Monday.

ATHENS – After some delays, a 400-strong force of campus police for troubled Greek universities has begun training and will be deployed in the spring to deal with violence and occupations at the schools.

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NEW YORK — A dangerous winter storm was bringing significant snowfall, strong thunderstorms and blustery winds to the northeastern US on a holiday Monday.

GENEVA (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping called Monday for greater world cooperation against COVID-19 and said China would send an additional 1 billion doses of vaccine to other countries, while urging other powers to discard a "Cold-War mentality" at a time of rising geopolitical tensions — a veiled swipe at the United States.

GENEVA (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping called Monday for greater world cooperation against COVID-19 and said China would send an additional 1 billion doses of vaccine to other countries, while urging other powers to discard a "Cold-War mentality" at a time of rising geopolitical tensions — a veiled swipe at the United States.

NEW YORK — In just two weeks, the cost of pecans for the pies at Peggy Jean's Pies in Columbia, Missouri, has surged nearly 40%, perplexing co-owner Rebecca Miller and adding to the cost of doing business.

NEW YORK — In just two weeks, the cost of pecans for the pies at Peggy Jean's Pies in Columbia, Missouri, has surged nearly 40%, perplexing co-owner Rebecca Miller and adding to the cost of doing business.

NEW YORK — The caskets were brought one by one — all 15 of them — on a frigid winter day, as hundreds of mourners filled a Bronx mosque Sunday to bid farewell to those who died exactly a week ago trying to escape their smoke-filled apartment building.

NEW YORK — The caskets were brought one by one — all 15 of them — on a frigid winter day, as hundreds of mourners filled a Bronx mosque Sunday to bid farewell to those who died exactly a week ago trying to escape their smoke-filled apartment building.

NICOSIA - As Cyprus has the world's highest number per capita of COVID-19 cases the state  doctors’ union PASYKO said it's happening as the state health services organization OKYPY is deteriorating.

NICOSIA - As Cyprus has the world's highest number per capita of COVID-19 cases the state  doctors’ union PASYKO said it's happening as the state health services organization OKYPY is deteriorating.

NICOSIA - Battling a longstanding reputation as a haven for foreigners to hide money and illicit gains, Cyprus is making some inroads in trying to deal with the problem that includes terrorist financing.

NICOSIA - Battling a longstanding reputation as a haven for foreigners to hide money and illicit gains, Cyprus is making some inroads in trying to deal with the problem that includes terrorist financing.

NICOSIA — The UK will build a new communications facility on one of two bases it maintains on the eastern Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, a British Defense Ministry spokesman said Friday.

NICOSIA — The UK will build a new communications facility on one of two bases it maintains on the eastern Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, a British Defense Ministry spokesman said Friday.

BELGRADE, Serbia — Novak Djokovic returned home Monday after being thwarted from defending his Australian Open title only to face a new predicament: He could be barred from the French Open this year, too, if he’s still not vaccinated against COVID-19.

TAMPA, Fla — As the game clock expired, Tom Brady raised his arms in triumph along the sideline, whirled and tossed a football into the stands.

TAMPA, Fla — As the game clock expired, Tom Brady raised his arms in triumph along the sideline, whirled and tossed a football into the stands.

MINNEAPOLIS — Karl-Anthony Towns had 26 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 119-99 victory over the worn-out Golden State Warriors, who played without Steph Curry and Draymond Green on Sunday night.

MINNEAPOLIS — Karl-Anthony Towns had 26 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 119-99 victory over the worn-out Golden State Warriors, who played without Steph Curry and Draymond Green on Sunday night.

MADRID — Real Madrid won't be going a second consecutive season without a title.

MADRID — Real Madrid won't be going a second consecutive season without a title.
Jill Biden: I Didn’t Expect “Healing Role” as First LadyJill Biden: I Didn’t Expect “Healing Role” as First Lady

LAS VEGAS — Her husband campaigned to help unite the country, but Jill Biden says "healing" a nation wounded by a deadly pandemic, natural and other disasters and deep political polarization is among her chief roles as first lady, too.

Texas Rabbi: Security Training Paid Off in Hostage Standoff

COLLEYVILLE, Texas — US and British authorities Monday continued an investigation into the weekend standoff at a Texas synagogue that ended with an armed British national dead and a rabbi crediting past security training for getting him and three members of his congregation out safely.

TNH’s Happenings of the Week by Eraklis Diamataris

The National Herald’s Happenings of the Week (Jan 8 – Jan 15) as have been reported at the print and digital editions of TNH and presented by the TNH Editor Eraklis Diamataris.

PORTLAND, Maine — China is showing no signs of slowing its demand for American lobster this year despite disruption to the supply chain and international trade caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The winter is often associated with heartier meals like stews, but not everyone has the appetite for a filling meal all the time.

BRUSSELS — Avoid typhoon in the Philippines.

AMSTERDAM — A cold case team that combed through evidence for five years in a bid to unravel one of World War II's enduring mysteries has reached what it calls the "most likely scenario" of who betrayed Jewish teenage diarist Anne Frank and her family.

AMSTERDAM — A cold case team that combed through evidence for five years in a bid to unravel one of World War II's enduring mysteries has reached what it calls the "most likely scenario" of who betrayed Jewish teenage diarist Anne Frank and her family.

NEW YORK — After a month at no 1, "Spider-Man: No Way Home" has finally been overtaken at the box office.

NEW YORK — After a month at no 1, "Spider-Man: No Way Home" has finally been overtaken at the box office.

NEW DELHI — Birju Maharaj, a legend of classical Indian dance and among the country's most well-known performing artists, died Monday.

NEW DELHI — Birju Maharaj, a legend of classical Indian dance and among the country's most well-known performing artists, died Monday.

MILAN — Jeff Goldblum infused Milan Fashion Week with some levity on Sunday as he shimmied down the Prada runway in a dark overcoat that cast a dramatic silhouette.

MILAN — Jeff Goldblum infused Milan Fashion Week with some levity on Sunday as he shimmied down the Prada runway in a dark overcoat that cast a dramatic silhouette.

ATHENS — Alekos Fassianos, one of the most important modern Greek painters, died Sunday at his home after a long illness, the state news agency ANA reported.

ATHENS — Alekos Fassianos, one of the most important modern Greek painters, died Sunday at his home after a long illness, the state news agency ANA reported.

COVID-19 infections are soaring again at US nursing homes because of the omicron wave, and deaths are climbing too, leading to new restrictions on family visits and a renewed push to get more residents and staff members vaccinated and boosted.

STRASBOURG, France — A World Health Organization official warned last week of a "closing window of opportunity" for European countries to prevent their health care systems from being overwhelmed as the omicron variant produces near-vertical growth in coronavirus infections.

LONDON — Tesla is turning to Mozambique for a key component in its electric car batteries in what analysts believe is a first-of-its-kind deal designed to reduce its dependence on China for graphite.