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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Our opinion: Report points to indefensible behavior by fraternity

The last time we weighed in on the fallout from the tragic death of FSU fraternity pledge Andrew Coffey, we took a measured approach, pointing out the pros and cons of GREEK life. And it's still true that the actions of the few shouldn't necessarily harm the interests of the many. But after reading Thursday's ...


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Miami University GREEK Life Lights Up Oxford

Hannah Silverman, Miami senior and member of Alpha Phi sorority, founded Light Fight as a way to conjoin the Miami GREEK Life community with the Oxford community. For the third annual year, fraternities and sororities pair and decorate fraternity houses. Seventeen fraternities and 13 sororities ...


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5 affordable holidays for South Africans in 2018

Another on for Europe, GREECE is a well-loved travel destination that travellers can now start putting it back onto the agenda in 2018, especially those seeking affordable holidays for South Africans. “From Athens to the islands, this summertime gem is making a comeback on travel itineraries so it's highly ...


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'We have to think as a family'

It's not only Brexit the EU's been grappling with this year, but also divisions over migration policy. A migrant sharing plan brought in by the bloc to help inundated GREECE and Italy has run into problems. The four Visegrad nations – the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia – voted against ...


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President Pavlopoulos Urges Unity, In Greek Diaspora Address

The year 2018 will find Greeks determined and united in their endeavours and carving out “the future that we deserve and befits us,” Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos underlined in his message to Greeks abroad, ahead of the Christmas and New Year ...


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105000 liters of bootleg tsipouro seized in central GREECE

Greek authorities raided an illegal distillery in central Fthiotida prefecture this week and seized nearly 105,000 liters of bootleg tsipouro, a strong and clear distilled spirit produced from the pomace of grapes. The distillery was situated in a nondescript warehouse, with seized documents showing its ...


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Cash-strapped GREECE sells stake in Thessaloniki port

The Greek government said Thursday that it had signed a deal to sell a majority stake in the port at Thessaloniki, part of the asset sales it agreed to as part of a huge international bailout. The state privatisation agency said the 67 percent stake was sold for 232 million euros ($275 million) to a consortium ...


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Greek migration crisis erodes EU’s credibility, say experts

The European Union’s failure to help thousands of refugees stranded in squalor and cold temperatures on Greek islands shows a lack of political will — and could erode the EU’s ability to make deals with countries outside the EU on the migration ...


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Four Dinghies with 254 Migrants and Refugees Located in Greek Waters

A total of 254 migrants and refugees arrived on the northern Aegean island of Lesvos, in the last 24 hours, Greek authorities announced on Thursday. The migrants and refugees were in four dinghies that were located by the Coast Guard and Frontex vessels ...


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Dolihos: A New 255Km Greek Long Distance Race for 2018

Any runner with a desire to run a long distance race in Greece has a range of choices (Athens Marathon, Spartathlon), all with historic roots, and 2018 will see the inauguration of another majestic race covering the holy Greek ancient cites of Delphi and ...


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Greece’s Public Power Corporation Reports 66% Profit Loss

Greece’s Public Power Corporation (PPC) on Thursday reported a 66 percent drop in the nine-month net profit. The public utility that has monopolized the electricity market for decades, has suffered losses after hiking prices and the inability of ...


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German-led consortium signs GREEK port buy after Promsvyazbank hurdle

ATHENS, Dec 21 (Reuters) - A German-led consortium bought a majority stake in Greece's second-biggest port on Thursday, a week after the deal was put on hold because its guarantor, Russia's Promsvyazbank, had to be bailed out. Deutsche Invest and its partners, France's Terminal Link SAS and ...


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EIB supports renewable energy investment on various GREEK islands

The European Investment Bank (EIB) on Wednesday announced it was supporting renewable energy generation on various GREEK islands and the mainland through a new investment program implemented by state-run PPC. An 85-million-euro loan deal was signed in Athens on Wednesday in support ...


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Two GREEK Restaurant Owners in West Virginia Gave a Bunch of Kids a Christmas They'll Never ...

Yianni Bourbakis and Shawn Mihellis wanted to do something special for their community— in a way, to thank people for being year-round patrons of their restaurant, Theo Yianni's in Weirton, West Virginia. Weirton is a former steel mill town about 45 minutes west of Pittsburgh in the northern tip of West ...


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Turkish F-16s enter GREEK air space

Turkish F-16s enter GREEK air space. × ... GREEK military authorities said that the aircraft also violated aviation rules inside the Athens Flight Information Region. Four of the ... The Turkish aircraft were intercepted and chased off by GREEK military jets in accordance with international rules of engagement.


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Ancient Greece: "Shocking" Dismembered Human Skull Reveals Long-Debated Ritual Sacrifice of Virgins

In ancient times, the inhabitants of the Greek island of Crete practiced human sacrifice to appease gods whom they believed threatened them with earthquakes. In a December 20 lecture at the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, archaeologist and lead ...


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Belt And Road: China's Strategy To Capture Supply Chains From Guangzhou To Greece

When combined with China’s growing military projection capabilities and financing entities, the Belt and Road Initiative is a powerful vision around which China’s foreign policy will be executed for the foreseeable future.


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House of the Week: Greek Revival in Amsterdam

This week’s house is a newly renovated Greek Revival style home in Amsterdam. Built in 1926, it’s a simple home with nice original details and 21st century upgrades. In addition to structural improvements — a new roof, new vinyl siding and a second ...


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West Town’s Getting a Greek Cafe with a Rooftop Bar

Six06 Cafe Bar’s rooftop and its owner overlooks Chicago Avenue in West Town Alisa Hauser Saganaki drizzled with honey and spinach pies made by a chef who served as a private cook to the King of Saudi Arabia are on the menu of a new all-day cafĂ© ...


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Head of the Albanian opposition meets foreign ambassadors to discuss the recent political developments

Ambassadors of the five countries of the European Union in Tirana Germany France Austria Italy and Greece have held a meeting at the seat of the Democratic Party with the head


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The Bank of Greece "sees" a preventative programme for Greece after August

The assessment that the end of the adjustment programme does not constitute a release from obligations undertaken by the Greek authorities visvis the European partners and the


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Remaking Ancient Greece, With Paints or Pixels

The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, a branch of New York University ensconced in a townhouse off Fifth Avenue, is an academic institution that welcomes doctoral students and visiting scholars and hosts small, concentrated exhibitions of ...


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Prime Minister’s office attacks BoG governor as “a failed finance minister”

The Greek government and the Prime Minister started a war against the Governor of the Bank of Greece, Yannis Stournaras, and officially described him as “a failed finance minister”.  The war broke out just hours after a BoG Interim Report on the Monetary Policy 2017 suggested a “Memorandum Light” for the country, a “precautionary support … The post Prime Minister’s office attacks BoG governor as “a failed finance minister” appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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3 French tourists identified as responsible for the brutal beating of Cretan student

Two months after the brutal beating of a local in Rethymnon, Crete, police managed to identify the attackers. It was three French tourists, who were on holiday on the island.  The brutally beaten PhD student and a friend were heading home when they were attacked for no reason by people they had never seen in … The post 3 French tourists identified as responsible for the brutal beating of Cretan student appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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Maersk Fluid Technology Partners with Technava to Bring Lube Blending-on-Board System to ...

Maersk Fluid Technology (MFT) says Piraeus-based Technava has become the official sales agent for Maersk Fluid Technology's SEA-Mate Lubricant Blending-on-Board (BOB) system in GREECE and Cyprus. "Maersk Fluid Technology is honoured to be working with Technava for the sales of our ...


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HCHC President Metropulos is Not Ready to Talk about Anything

BOSTON, MA – Rev. Christopher Metropulos, President of Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (HCHC) refuted the news that had been […] The post HCHC President Metropulos is Not Ready to Talk about Anything appeared first on The National Herald.


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Skateboarding to success: how half pipes are helping children caught up in the Greek refugee crisis

A half pipe may seem an unlikely hero in the refugee crisis; but with the help of a few skateboards, a charity in Athens is breaking down gender and culture barriers amongst the children living in Greek refugee camps. The project was set up in early 2017 ...


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Photos of Mykonos, an Idealic Greek Paradise Island

On off-seasons, the crowds reduce and so do the prices, beaches and streets, making it a nice quiet haven south of Tinos and north of Naxos and Paros. One of the handful of world-famous travel destinations, Mykonos probably gets the most number of tourists ...


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This Is What It's Like To Be On Your Period In An Overcrowded Refugee Camp

The 15-year-old Syrian girl standing in front of her family's tent in the warm GREEK sun, hands in her pockets, doesn't smile, but looks down at the mud ... toilet or clean themselves, a risk they must run every day, month after month, while they wait for GREEK authorities to process their asylum applications.


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Ara GREEK Kitchen & Bar review: GREEK-inspired pizzas stand out at Commack restaurant

Lately, the lower end of GREEK eateries has been raising the bar, with counter-serve, takeout-friendly spots such as Grillmark in Albertson, Go GREEK in Garden City and Yiasou Yeeros in Plainview jettisoning the prefab gyro and iceberg lettuce in favor of better ingredients and more authentic flavors.


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Newcastle United linked with talented GREEK youngster, available for just €2m

According to GREEK website Sportdog.Gr, Newcastle United are among the clubs who are monitoring Olympiakos goalkeeper Stefanos Kapino. The 23 year old is reportedly drawing attention from clubs like Udinese and Bologna, with claims Belgian side Club Brugge are currently leading the chase for ...


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Turkish FM: We'll take back GREEK islands by diplomacy or by our army

“Either we find a solution with diplomacy, we take it to the International Court, or we send an army to take back the GREEK islands,” noted Turkey's Foreign Minister Melvut Cavusoglu, during an address to the Turkish Parliament. GREEK media has reported there was strong confrontation in Turkish ...


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Eldorado Gold: Extension given on arbitration case with GREEK state

Canadian multinational miner Eldorado Gold on Tuesday afternoon issued a announcement confirming that an arbitration process pitting it against the GREEK state has been extended by 60 days to until April 6, 2018. "This domestic arbitration is with respect to the action initiated by Greece's Ministry of ...


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There are no grey zones for Greece, says Alt. Defence Min Vitsas

… say that with respect to Greece's sovereignty regarding its … possible threat in accordance the Greek people's will. Regarding …


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Baku to host exhibition of Greek ambassador

… cultural ties between Azerbaijan and Greece. The exhibiting featured more than … his Greek soul and the passion for his wonderful land. Notably, Greek … . The relations between Azerbaijan and Greece are successfully developing in various …


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Meet the Secretary of GREEK Senate

I am also a GREEK Senate e-board member where I am currently the secretary. I am in charge of doing paperwork where I make sure things are organized and ideas are brought to the table for the GREEK community on campus. I am also a student worker, working at Human Resources for two and a half ...


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Recall of French-made baby milk extended over salmonella fears

A French government list earlier this month said countries affected include the UK, GREECE, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Sudan, Peru and Colombia. The United States is a major market for Lactalis but is not affected by the recall. The company has production sites in 47 countries ...


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Macedonia mulls plans to hold referendum over name issue with GREECE

SKOPJE, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) -- Macedonia's political class is mulling plan to hold a national referendum over the name dispute with GREECE, deeming that it would be better if citizens decided whether to accept a new name, as a compromise with GREECE, local media reported Thursday. It seems that ...


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Fear Was the Path That Trump Took to the White House

Donald Trump incited fear to advance his way to the White House. Fear has, at various moments in history and in various countries around the globe, come to occupy a disproportionately large role in shaping cultures and polities. It is the stimulus for forming virulent stereotypes and ludicrous conspiracy theories. In her new book, _Jumping for Shadows: The Triumph of Fear and the End of the American Dream_, author Sasha Abramsky explores the forces that make fear such a potent force in the body politic.  [(Photo: Jupiterimages / Getty Images)](Photo: Jupiterimages / Getty Images) _Fear, throughout history, has shaped politics and culture. It is the stimulus for forming virulent stereotypes and ludicrous conspiracy theories. _In Jumping for Shadows_, author Sasha Abramsky explores the forces that make fear such a potent force in the body politic. You can get your copy by clicking here now._ _The following are two excerpts from _Jumping at Shadows: The Triumph of Fear and the End of the American Dream_, including indications of how fear paved the path to a Trump presidency._ In 1964, Richard Hofstadter published _The Paranoid Style_ in American Politics. In it, he detailed how American politics had, over the generations, produced a discouraging number of profoundly paranoiac movements and individuals. The paranoid style, Hofstadter believed, brought in its wake a self-contained worldview: history didn't just sometimes generate conspiracies -- plots, say, such as that which led to Julius Caesar's assassination, or the secret gatherings of revolutionary agents in 1848 Vienna or pre-1917 Russia -- but was actually at a core level _shaped_ by conspiracy. In such a world, conspiracy became the driving force behind all of the vast political, economic, and cultural changes shaping modernity. Thus, in the decade after the end of the Second World War and the onset of the Cold War with the Soviet Union, for the John Birch Society any and every change was the product of an international Communist conspiracy, one that roped in not just the usual lefty suspects on campuses and in art circles but even senior Republican Party figures. Birch Society founder Robert Welch went so far as to name President Eisenhower as being a part of this conspiracy. In the best-selling book _None Dare Call It Treason_, the author John Stormer asserted that the US Congress was complicit in a planned Communist takeover of the United States. Senator Joseph McCarthy talked ominously about Communists infiltrating the top levels of government, academia, and media. The House Un-American Activities Committee held hearings to root suspected leftists out of their positions as producers of popular culture in Hollywood. "Political fear," wrote the political scientist Corey Robin, in his 2004 book _Fear: The History of a Political Idea_, "depended upon illusion, where danger was magnified, even exaggerated, by the state. Because the dangers of life were many tand various, because the subjects of the state did not naturally fear those dangers the state deemed worth fearing, the state had to choose people's objects of fear. It had to persuade people, through a necessary but subtle distortion, to fear certain objects over others." Fear has, at various moments in history and in various countries around the globe, come to occupy a disproportionately large role in shaping cultures and polities. In fourteenth-century Europe, for example, as the bubonic plague swept through countries, killing a vast proportion of the population, local leaders whipped up mobs against scapegoat populations: Jews, lepers, and purported witches were tortured and killed by the thousands, as populaces sought an explanation for the calamity that was befalling them. Not having a germ theory of disease, they looked to Satanic dealings, conspiracies of poisoners, outsiders seeking to pollute and contaminate the communities in which, however precariously, they lived. Albinos in parts of Africa have long been hunted down and killed by neighbors terrified of the dark forces they supposedly represent. Six hundred years after thousands of Jews were burned to death in towns throughout the Germanic lands, paranoiac, barbarous, totalitarian regimes in Germany and in the Soviet Union unleashed the unspeakable horrors of religious Holocausts and forced famines against populations they feared were undermining the coherence of the state. Fear of racial "contamination" led to the abominable regimes of Apartheid South Africa and, in the United States, the Jim Crow South. Fear of spreading Communism was used to justify the bloodthirsty actions of military juntas from Indonesia to Honduras, Chile to Greece. TRUTHOUT PROGRESSIVE PICK ------------------------- [Jumping at Shadows: The Triumph of Fear and the End of the American Dream] Succumbing to fear undermines democracy. CLICK HERE NOW TO GET THE BOOK! ------------------------- A generation after Hofstadter highlighted the role of the paranoid style in American politics, and decades after the state had marshaled its full resources to teach Americans to fear anything and everything even vaguely linked to Communism, in the 1990s the sociologist Barry Glassner wrote a book titled_ The Culture of Fear_. Glassner's premise was simple: increasingly, we were fearing things that really oughtn't cause us great alarm, and that fear was one of the few common, shared experiences that tens of millions of Americans could relate to. Fear was, as the seventeenth-century political philosopher Thomas Hobbes had predicted it would be, the glue binding the various institutions and individuals contained within the modern state together. It was a foundation on which entire political and cultural projects were being built; on which the worldviews of countless individuals rested. A problem that Hofstadter had located in the realm of politics, and one that had, generally, been kept to the fringes of the political process, had, now, spread into the broader realm of mass culture, affecting daily decisions and individual priorities at least as much as it influenced national political choices. A generation on, again that culture of fear has flowered. What Glassner glimpsed as something in embryo is now ripening, or metastasizing, into maturity. There are companies that market bullet-proof backpacks for children, so that their parents can send them off to school with slightly more confidence that, if they were caught up in a school shooting, they would escape unhurt. There are anti-ebola hygiene kits marketed to suburban American families. There are tiny, waterproof GPS tracking devices that go into kids' bags and allow parents to track exactly where their young children -- children too young to carry smartphones—are at every minute of every day, the nuts and bolts of a surveillance systems now so omnipresent that, were George Orwell himself, creator of the modern dystopia _1984_, to be resurrected he would surely keel over again in shock at the extent to which his nightmares had been realized and even improved on. *** In December 2015, researchers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, had sampled 1,800 voters about their political preferences. They found that the more a person defined themselves as authoritarian and the more fearful they were of terrorism were the two best predictors as to whom they would vote for. Forty-three percent of Republicans, they found, considered themselves to be strongly authoritarian in inclination. Those men and women were more likely to be Trump supporters. Fear of terrorism also pushed people who didn't always consider themselves as authoritarians down that road as well. "Take activated authoritarians from across the partisan spectrum and the growing cadre of threatened non-authoritarians, then add them to the base of Republican general election voters, and the potential electoral path to a Trump presidency becomes clearer," the study's architect, Matthew MacWilliams, wrote in Politico. "From pledging to 'make America great again' by building a wall on the border to promising to close mosques and ban Muslims from visiting the United States, Trump is playing directly to authoritarian inclinations." _Copyright (2017) by Sasha Abramsky. Not to be reposted without the permission of Nation Books, an imprint of the Hachette Book Group._


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Rights group rings alarm as winter descends on island migrant camps

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday urged the GREEK government to speed up transfers from refugee and migrant camps on the Aegean islands to the mainland, warning that overcrowded facilities on Lesvos, Chios, Leros, Samos and Kos were ill-equipped to deal with the coming of winter. Despite ...


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Archiepiscopal Encyclical Announcing the 44th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress

With joy in our hearts as we anticipate the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord, I join with the beloved and respected Hierarchs of the Holy Eparchial Synod and the members of the Archdiocesan Council in announcing that our 44th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress and the national meeting of the GREEK ...


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Attica/Batavia wrestling whips GREECE, 52-24

BATAVIA — Attica/Batavia picked up three pinfalls, highlighted by a 13 second pin by 182-pounder Ethan Jennings, as Attica/Batavia defeated visiting GREECE 52-24 Wednesday night in wrestling action. Kaden Marucci (126) and Noah Stachowiak (132) also pinned their GREECE opponents to secure six ...


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GREECE'S central bank lowers growth forecast for 2017-2019

ATHENS, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) -- The central Bank of GREECE lowered its growth forecasts for the Greek economy for 2017-2019 in its interim report on monetary policy 2017 which was released on Thursday. According to an e-mailed press statement, the forecast for GDP growth in 2017 was lowered to 1.6 ...


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Katakolo oil Reserves four times larger than expected, says Energean Oil&Gas

The quantities of oil at Katakolo are four times larger than initially estimated, with proven reserves amounting to 10.7 million barrels instead of the estimated three million barrels expected during the period of the tender, sources from Greek energy explorer Energean Oil & Gas revealed on Thursday. West Katakolon oil and gas field straddles onshore … The post Katakolo oil Reserves four times larger than expected, says Energean Oil&Gas appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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Winter Solstice 2017: The longest Night and the most awful Day of the Year

The shortest day and the longest night when the sun stands still. Winter Solstice is today, Thursday, December 21st 2017. The night will last 14 hours and 27 minutes. And then days will start to grow longer,one minute per day until June 21st. Winter solstice is an astronomical phenomenon that occurs in the North Hemisphere … The post Winter Solstice 2017: The longest Night and the most awful Day of the Year appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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Our Favorite Recipes for Christmas

The Christmas feast can take on epic proportions in the Greek tradition. The classic Greek favorites are almost always present at the Christmas feast, roasted […] The post Our Favorite Recipes for Christmas appeared first on The National Herald.


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Apocalypse now for Greek senior citizens with deep pension cuts

The year 2018 will start with a major jolt for 1.1 million Greek pensioners, as their pay stubs will alert them to the precise amount by which their pensions will be cut as of 1 January, 2019, which promises to be a veritable annus horribilis for Greek ...


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Lux fulfils asylum seekers relocation quota

The relocation mechanism was established in September 2015 to alleviate the burden of the administrations in GREECE and Italy, where the bulk of refugees arrived. Luxembourg had agreed to take in 557 people from these two countries. On 30 November and on 20 December 2017, 38 people arrived ...


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Albania Decides to Establish Cemetery for WWII Greek Soldiers at Vouliarates

… to establish a cemetery for Greek soldiers that fell in the … during WWII, during fighting between Greek and Italian forces in 1940-41 … Greek-Albanian bilateral cooperation agreement for the location, exhumation and burial of Greek …


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In a Shrinking Hollywood, Greek-American Alexander Payne Aims Big in “Downsizing”

… has hung.” Payne, a third-generation Greek-American would like his next one … Maria Kontos. They wed in Greece in 2015, just as the …


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