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Sunday, December 24, 2017

Greek Orthodox Patriarchate Calls on US to Withdraw Jerusalem Move

Spokesman for the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Issa Musleh, on Sunday, called upon US president Donald Trump to withdraw his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, according to WAFA. Musleh, speaking to Palestine TV, condemned Trump ...


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Russian FM favors participation of SC permanent members at an international Conference on Cyprus

The operative words ”Russia will support the wishes of the Cypriot people ” not just the GREEK speaking nor the Turkish speaking part, but every Cypriot . Its time to give the ... Turkish Cypriots will not accept no guarantees by Turkey and GREEK Cypriots will not accept guarantee from Turkey. What is there ...


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GREEK Maestro Myron Michailidis Appointed Director of Historic Erfurt Opera

Myron Michailidis, regarded today as one of the most important GREEK conductors, has been appointed music director of the historic opera and philharmonic Orchestra of Erfurt in Germany. Michailidis' vivid conducting style is characterized by conviction and authority coupled by outstanding dynamic ...


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GREEK striker Stefanos "Klaus" Athanasiadis linked with MLS move

According to a report from contra.gr, GREEK striker Stefanos Athanasiadis is weighing potentially making a move to MLS. No teams were identified as being interested in the 28-year-old Athanasiadis, whose nickname is Klaus, but he is reportedly intrigued by the league's style of play and the quality of life ...


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Minister of Culture and Information Receives GREEK and Spanish Ambassadors to the Kingdom

Riyadh, 06 Rabi'II,1439 AH, 24 December,2017 , SPA -- Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad, Minister of Culture and Information, received here today separately GREEK ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Polychronis Polychroniou and ambassador of Spain to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Albaro ...


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Alexis Tsipras in Belgrade for Christmas

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras departed on Sunday for Belgrade where he will spend the Christmas holidays with his familyTsipras is paying a private visit to Belgrade ac


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Five Unique Resorts for Winter Holidays in Greece

(Photo courtesy Grand Forest Metsovo). Winter in Greece can be a one-of-a-kind experience. The country, which has some amazing ski resorts all over the mainland, also excels in hospitality. Accommodations near ski centers range from typical winter cottages ...


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Construction on Greek Satellite “Hellas-Sat 4” Completed

The new Hellas-Sat was completed and was already sent to California, USA, from Lockheed Martin premises for environmental testing before it is sent to the site where it will be launched into space in 2018. “Everything is going well and in January we will ...


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The West's Steadfast Misunderstanding of Turkey and Islam

Turkish regimes committed their greatest attacks on Anatolian Christians during the 1914-1923 genocide against GREEKS, Armenians, and Assyrians (Syriacs/Chaldeans). Sadly, there has been no public protest in Turkey against the government's refusal to acknowledge the genocide, in which at least ...


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UMass Athletics and GREEK Life team up to try and boost student attendance at sporting events

Over 300 members of GREEK Life attended the Saturday matchup and helped contribute to UMass men's basketball's most crowded home game of the year, as 4,744 people were in attendance. According to Cunnie, who is a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon, the top two GREEK organizations with the most ...


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Last dancing bears of Nepal rescued

While the use of bears in the entertainment industry continues in Pakistan, it has been stopped in GREECE, Turkey and India. Exploitation of bears in Asia is rife in the form of bear-baiting blood sport and in the cruel and unnecessary bear bile industry, where approximately 22,000 Asiatic black bears stuck ...


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New riverside Neolithic settlement discovered in Trita Koromilia of northern GREECE

In the framework of the work for the construction of the project "Vertical Axis 45 Egnatia Odos, Siatista-Kristallopigi", in the location "Trita" of the Municipality of Koromilia of the Municipality of Kastoria, in the period from October 2013 to January 2015, a large excavation a group headed by the ...


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GREEK Woman Found Dead Buried in Snow

An elderly woman was found dead in snow on Saturday as a cold front sweeps across Greece. The 80-year-old victim went missing on Friday. Her body was found near her home in northern Peloponnese peninsula, southern Greece, according to local authorities. Temperatures throughout the country ...


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Kevin Spacey, J. Paul Getty and other dynasties of the damned

… collection of Old Masters and Greek antiquities but also, equally as … the beleaguered Onassis surname via Greece. More importantly — as a student …


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GREECE is the next frontier for Chinese and Russian buyers

Chinese investors are especially attracted to GREECE'S “golden visa” program, which gives property buyers a visa to the country and, with it, much of Europe. Chinese investors accounted for 43 percent of the 2,053 golden visas GREECE issued between 2013 and October, and Russians came in second ...


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Cypriot Workers’ Christmas Bonus Bumps Up Holiday Sales

ATHENS – While most Greek workers have seen annual two-month bonuses eliminated as part of austerity measures – Parliament employees are exempt as are some […] The post Cypriot Workers’ Christmas Bonus Bumps Up Holiday Sales appeared first on The National Herald.


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GREEK FinMin lottery distributes 1000-euro windfall to taxpayers on Xmas Eve

Ten million euros will be distributed on Christmas Eve (Sunday) to 10,000 lucky taxpayers through a lottery the finance ministry is basing on purchases or payments made by taxpayers electronically or through cards, according to ANA. The lottery covers receipts from January to November 2017, and ...


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Greek Christmas Customs of Asia Minor

Most people who live in Thrace and Eastern Macedonia have roots from Asia Minor. Today, the descendants follow the customs that their refugee ancestors brought to these parts of Greece. The festive season of Christmas and the New Year is an opportunity ...


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Najib starts new journey through Para sport

The then 12-year-old boy and his family decided to escape from war in Syria and even crossed the Mediterranean Sea on rubber dinghy from Turkey to GREECE, where they eventually were granted asylum in 2016. But thanks to Para sport, the future is looking brighter for Najib. Since October 2016, he is ...


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Horse riding tourism in Kamatriades village on Evia island of GREECE

Some decades ago, it was boasting a population of 400, but many of the younger population left for the bigger towns of Evia and the rest of GREECE. The residents are chiefly engaged in agriculture, livestock farming and logging. During recent years, many have been involved in tourism, since the village ...


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Writer On Why Jesus Would Choose To Spend This Christmas Outside Of Bethlehem

Stephanie Saldana is a writer and says she found the real Bethlehem on the Greek island of Lesbos, amid refugees packed into a squalid camp. That's where she believes Jesus would spend this Christmas.


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A crane-less Christmas

For the uninitiated in GREEK mythology, Odysseus was the king of the Ionian GREEK island of Ithaka who, sometime in the 12th century BC left his homeland to fight the battle of Troy (he won, thanks to the ingenious idea of his: the Trojan Horse). It then took Odysseus another 10 years to sail back home ...


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GREEK tourism revenue up by 10,6% at €14,16 billion during first 10 months of 2017

Based on provisional data by the Bank of Greece, in October 2017 the balance of travel services showed a surplus of €996 million, up 18.2% from a surplus of €842 million in October 2016. More specifically, travel receipts in October 2017 rose by 14.2% to €1,167 million, from €1,023 million in the same ...


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Melomakarona Are Forever: Greeks’ favorite Christmas sweet in the …movies

For millions of Greeks there is no better Christmas sweet than melomakarona: the sweet egg-shaped calories bombs, made of flour, sugar and olive oil, flavored with orange, cinnamon and cloves, sprinkled with walnuts and soaked in syrup. Anyone with a Greek DNA knows very well what I mean. Melomakarona make addictive,although there are some odd … The post Melomakarona Are Forever: Greeks’ favorite Christmas sweet in the …movies appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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Greece from the US- book now? Thoughts?

Family of four, went to Santorini-Naxos-Athens last year, loved it, planning to go back. We're focused on returning to Naxos and Athens. Maybe taking a day trip to Paros. Last time we flew into Santorini and ferried over to Naxos because we saved a bunch ...


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Feature: Greeks prepare for frugal Christmas meal, wish for better days

Recession-hit Greeks who talked to Xinhua admitted that they may be conservative in spending, but remain generous in conveying warm wishes for a better future for GREECE and the entire world. A typical Christmas lunch will cost Greek households 1.29 percent less this year compared to 2016, ...


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Was the Star of Bethlehem real?

… anatole referred to in ancient Greek astrology. In particular, the reappearance … like Jupiter was thought by Greek astrologers to be symbolically significant … ) would have suggested to ancient Greek astrologers a regal horoscope and …


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Greeks Don’t Like Taking the Doctor’s Orders

… Eurokinissi/Alexandros Zontanos) ATHENS – Greeks’ naturally rebellious nature comes into … percent had had a colonoscopy, Kathimerini said. Given a recommended diet …


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A Complicated Man, Outlined Clearly In Emily Wilson's New 'Odyssey'

The sense that this is a poem about identity and belonging ... it's a poem about nostos, which is the GREEK word for homecoming, and I think the poem is sort of smart in making homecoming a question, rather than a predetermined "we know what home is, we know what it is to be in your own place and to ...


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Greek-American Stories: Becoming a Millionaire

“I’ve got an idea!” Yiannis announced, stirring his coffee. “Getting rich can’t be so hard. All you need is brains and guts.”George, reaching for a […] The post Greek-American Stories: Becoming a Millionaire appeared first on The National Herald.


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Peter Forakis: The Steel Whisperer

Peter Forakis is among those Greek-American sculptors whose career accomplishments include quite a number of public art pieces. Given the sheer number of public art […] The post Peter Forakis: The Steel Whisperer appeared first on The National Herald.


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New Democracy Wants SYRIZA to Clarify FYROM Stance

ATHENS – With optimism rising that Greece will finally be able to settle a name issue with its neighbor he Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia […] The post New Democracy Wants SYRIZA to Clarify FYROM Stance appeared first on The National Herald.


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UNHCR Joins Call for Greece to Move Refugees to Mainland

ATHENS – While the government has ignored pleas from activists to move more than 15,000 refugees and migrants off Aegean islands to the mainland as […] The post UNHCR Joins Call for Greece to Move Refugees to Mainland appeared first on The National Herald.


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Global X MSCI GREECE ETF (GREK) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

Global X MSCI GREECE ETF logo Global X MSCI GREECE ETF (NYSEARCA:GREK) saw a large growth in short interest in the month of November. As of November 30th, there was short interest totalling 2,260,524 shares, a growth of 63.4% from the November 15th total of 1,383,056 shares. Based on an ...


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UNHCR Calls for Urgent Transfer of Refugees to Mainland Greece

The U.N. refugee agency is urging Greek authorities to speedily transfer thousands of refugees and migrants living under grim conditions on Greek islands to the mainland where they can receive better care. The agency acknowledges that about 6,000 asylum ...


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Impressive Nativity Scene in a natural cave by Ioannina Lake

Impressive nativity scene in a natural cave. Members of the Culture Association of Kastritsa in Ioannina, Epirus, set the the nativity scene in a natural cave. According to epirustv.gr, the culture club used the natural scenery of a cave on the hill of Kastritsa for the reconstruction of the nativity scene. Joesph, Mary, baby Jesus … The post Impressive Nativity Scene in a natural cave by Ioannina Lake appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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British Expat commits suicide in Malia, Crete

A British expat committed suicide in his home in Malia, Crete, on Saturday, two days before Christmas. The 55-year-old man had hanged himself in the home  where he has been living alone for the last years. He was was found by a friend. He had not left a note explaining the reasons for the desperate … The post British Expat commits suicide in Malia, Crete appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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Greek consumers face problems in payments with plastic money or ATM withdrawals

Greeks and tourists experienced a problem over the pre-Christmas days: the system for payments with debits and credit cards or withdraw money form the ATM seems to have been blocked due to the high demand The problem started a few days ago reaching its peak on Saturday and Sunday, December 23 and 24th 2017. While … The post Greek consumers face problems in payments with plastic money or ATM withdrawals appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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Manipuri documentary film to create waves at Athens, GREECE!

A Manipuri short documentary based on Meira Paibis has been selected for a screening festival in Athens, GREECE. The 6 min documentary, Fireflies is selected in a screening festival called Balkan Can Kino Athens. Balkan Can Kino is a space created to showcase new filmmakers and indie filmmaking, ...


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Joanna Blythman reviews Taxidi GREEK Bistro, Brougham St, Edinburgh

IF you cook or eat out a lot, your global food intelligence slowly but surely sharpens. You might, for instance, start using pomegranate molasses instead of HP sauce, or ditch generic chorizo for Calabrian 'Nduja. But I feel sorry for the GREEKS. Rick Stein did drop sail on Corfu in his Mediterranean Escapes ...


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Christmas wishes from Australian politicians and carols to politicians in Greece

'Make Christmas special for all,' says Turnbull in a video message. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has remembered the homeless, the lonely, emergency services and Australia's military in his 2017 Christmas message. Opposition leader Bill Shorten also ...


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Ireland's best-loved authors choose their books of the year  

… Eamonn. This is a classic Greek tragedy in a modern setting … 2,500 years ago, the Greek historian Thucydides forecast that the …


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Truly, madly, deeply: an international, multicultural love story

… still on a beach in Greece at night, scanning the black … , Rory, a businesswoman, travelled  to Greece, rented a van and drove … returned.  But en route to Greece in 2016, the EU closed … that,” she said. “And in Greece and Istanbul there were so …


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ND Leader Mitsotakis Sets Parliamentary Majority Issue

Main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis set the issue of parliamentary majority in case Panos Kammenos (leader of Independent Greeks (ANEL), the junior […] The post ND Leader Mitsotakis Sets Parliamentary Majority Issue appeared first on The National Herald.


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For investors Turkey looks half-baked while Greece is zipping along

The case for returning to Turkish assets after this year’s sell-off may be growing, but there’s no shortage of risks investors must weigh before taking the plunge in 2018, while in neighbouring Greece a potential property market boom is drawing a wave ...


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Ghost of Christmas Present: PPC cuts power to mother of four

Ignorance? Want? Ugly, mean and greedy little creatures? That was in mid-Victorian England and in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.  In the novel that has touched millions people ever since it was first published in 1843, ‘the two emaciated children” grow up to be adults, Ignorance as adult man in a prison cell and Want … The post Ghost of Christmas Present: PPC cuts power to mother of four appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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Kamatriades: Escape in this Hidden Gem on Evia Island

The picturesque village of Kamatriades on the north side of the GREEK island of Evia lies on the slopes of mount Telethrion at an altitude of 350 meters. The village, offering spectacular views all over Evia, was covered in snow when GREEK Reporter arrived on Saturday. A small traditional cafĂ© is the focal ...


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Five Unique to Greece Christmas Traditions

In current days and mostly in big cities, Christmas in Greece very much resembles the holiday celebrations from other areas in the world. Massive travel, easy access to worldwide media, and globalization have standardized and spread many traditions from ...


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It took a translation to hear the stories of this GREEK epic the way a woman would have told them

That's what TS Eliot wrote in his introduction to Ezra Pound's Collected Poems – he was speaking of Cathay, Pound's translation of classical Chinese poetry which, since its publication, has seen a series of criticisms of inaccuracies. But Pound is also lauded for his ability (and audacity) to act as a ...


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Iran, GREECE Call for Promotion of Tourist Ties

Iran and GREECE have highlighted the necessity of enhancing mutual cooperation in the tourism sector. Iranian Ambassador to Athens Majid Motallebi Shabestari and Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura have discussed ways of boosting mutual cooperation in the tourism sector. In the meeting, the ...


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