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Monday, December 25, 2017

The Best Ski Resorts to Visit in Greece

The first thoughts coming to mind when you hear the word Greece are whitewashed villages, blue skies, and endless pristine beaches to choose from. However, winter is also part of the calendar in Greece, and snow is not uncommon. For those interested in ...


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Greek university sets up Iranian studies, Persian literature department

… civilized countries of Iran and Greece have had unprecedented ties in … Greece Ali Mohammad Helmi told the same gathering that Iran and Greece …


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Review: Magician Jorgos mind-blowing in semi-finals of Greece Got Talent

In the Greek reality competition, "Greece Got Talent," magician Jorgos was able to put on a spell-binding magic routine. The exceptional video of his semi-finals performance may be seen below. A year ago, Jorgos became an honorary member in the Greek ...


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UNHCR calls for migrant transfers, GREEK authorities blamed for grim conditions

As temperatures drop, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) once more urged GREEK authorities to swiftly transfer thousands of refugees and migrants living in cramped and unsafe island camps to the mainland where better conditions and services are available. “Tension in the reception centers and on the ...


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GREEK main opposition wants ruling party to clarify FYROM stance

AP reports from Athens that With optimism rising that Greece will finally be able to settle a name issue with its neighbor he Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) the major rival New Democracy wants the ruling Radical Left SYRIZA to explain how that will be done and is calling for a unified ...


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Warda named best playmaker in GREEK Super League first round

Egypt international Amr Warda has been named the best playmaker in GREEK Super League first round after his impressive displays with Atromitos. Following his outstanding first round showings in the Super League, Warda was named the best playmaker in the League. Warda has been playing ...


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Nothing is Greek in music

Lead singer and composer Fakhroddin Ghaffari of The World Ethnic Music Ensemble spoke to K Dua about their unique melodies inspired from folk and classical artforms An Iranian musician calls Delhi his second home. A cellist from Hawaii has studied Islamic ...


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Nearly 100 undocumented migrants held in Turkey

In Turkey's western province of Izmir, 59 foreigners were held off Papaz Cove in Urla district after Turkish security forces noticed that a boat in the Aegean Sea was attempting to reach GREECE. The migrants included women and children from Syria, Senegal, Mali, Eritrea, Angola, and Kongo, an official ...


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OSU Mansfield student finds adventure studying abroad

Francesca Hadden, a sophomore anthropology student, got to do just that. Hadden is one of many The Ohio State University students who take advantage of the education abroad program. During Hadden's freshman year at the Mansfield campus, she decided to study abroad in GREECE. “I chose to study ...


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David Lee Wants To Return To GREECE'S PAOK Thessaloniki VC

But fans need not to worry anymore, as Lee has given an interview to Greek website Metrosport.gr stating that he wants to return to PAOK. Here are some tidbits from it: There is nothing official yet, but it is true that I am in constant contact with PAOK's people and we are discussing all the details of a ...


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End of bailout a new chapter for Greece, says European Commision

The European Commission’s chief spokesman, Margaritis Schinas, told Greece’s private E television that it is now a common conviction that Greece is turning a page and chapter, and that this is because of the trust built that has been built up in Greece ...


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European Commission says Greek fiscal adjustment unprecedented

The European Commission’s chief spokesman, Margaritis Schinas, told Greece’s private E television that it is now a common conviction that Greece is turning a page and chapter, and that this is because of the trust built that has been built up in Greece ...


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A foodie break in Athens, Greece

Europe’s most controversial capital has more on its plate than economics. For a flavour of this classical city, embark on a food tour Crisis, what crisis? Walking the beguiling streets of Plaka, the oldest neighbourhood of Athens, one sees bustling cafes ...


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A Tour of 9 Magnificent Museums Showcasing Greece’s Cultural Heritage

From the Peloponnese in the south, to Evros in the north a network of nine thematic museums aims at showcasing Greece’s cultural heritage. In particular, the museums created and supported by the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation (PIOP) are trying to ...


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Lainie Kazan - The Mom From My Big Fat GREEK Wedding - Busted on Christmas Eve For ...

Not a great day for Lainie Kazan, the actress who played the mom on My Big Fat GREEK Wedding… On Sunday afternoon, Kazan was arrested at a Gelson's supermarket in the San Fernando Valley area of El Lay because she allegedly walked out of the store with more than $180 in unpaid groceries.


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Palestinian Christians: Trump's Jerusalem Move 'Insulting'

Atallah Hanna, the archbishop of the GREEK Orthodox Church of Jerusalem, said: "We Palestinians, Christians and Muslims reject the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel." Speaking at a news conference in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, he called President Donald Trump's move "an ...


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In Memory of Jim Gordon

Very much later, our paths crossed again, on GREECE. Where I'd earlier left the Fund in protest at its work on Europe, he took charge of one of the ex-post reviews of its particular work in GREECE. Sometime after publication, I asked him briefly about it. He replied, in tones soaked in understatement and ...


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SYRIZA Under Fire Over Growing Refugee Crisis

ATHENS – With videos showing refugees and migrants in detention centers on Greek islands living in miserable, inhuman conditions, the ruling Radical Left SYRIZA is […] The post SYRIZA Under Fire Over Growing Refugee Crisis appeared first on The National Herald.


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Greece’s Rouvikonas Anarchists Hit Israeli Embassy With Paint

ATHENS – ╬ťembers of the aggressive Greek anarchist group Rouvikonas splashed paint at the entrance of the Israeli Embassy on Christmas morning and then posted […] The post Greece’s Rouvikonas Anarchists Hit Israeli Embassy With Paint appeared first on The National Herald.


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Greek Tax Receipt Lottery Gives Away 10 Million Euros

ATHENS – A Greek government scheme to cut tax cheating, a giveaway based on receipts, handed out 1000 euro ($1186) tax-free prizes to 10,000 lucky […] The post Greek Tax Receipt Lottery Gives Away 10 Million Euros appeared first on The National Herald.


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Atlantic Bank of NYCB and Friends honored Kimon Bakkos, An exceptional Ambassador of Greece ...

Founded in 1987 by Paul Kotrotsios and a team focused on preserving and promoting the cultural, historical and business interests of GREEK-Americans, the Hellenic News of America has steadily grown in stature and influence. Today, this Southeastern Pennsylvania based media company is ideally ...


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Patriarch Bartholomeos says MidEast battling with enough problems already, no need for new ones

GREEK Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomeos criticized Monday U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying the patriarchate supports the continuation of the status-quo in Jerusalem. Addressing students at Istanbul GREEK schools after the Christmas ceremony at ...


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Minor earthquake

Click on the "I Felt It" button behind the corresponding earthquake. Your earthquake experience is not only important for science, but also for people in the area as well as our global readership. SRC, Location, UTC Date/time, M, D, INFO. EMSC, Crete, GREECE, Dec 25 08:44, 3.2, 13, MAP I Felt It INFO ...


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This year Paideia celebrates forty years of service to preservation and promotion of Hellenic Letters ...

During this special holiday season, we write to you to wish you health and happiness and to thank you for your continued support and dedication to the noble mission of Hellenic Studies in America. You would be glad to know that your support gives life to a host of valuable programs here and in GREECE.


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14-year-old refugee from Syria dreams of Paralympics

In Syria, a bomb attack left Najib Alhaj Ali paralysed. He fled with his family across the Mediterranean to Greece, where para sports gave him hope for a better life.


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‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ actress arrested for shoplifting

Actress Lainie Kazan, best known for playing the matriarch in the “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” movies, was arrested on Christmas Eve for stealing groceries, TMZ reported on Sunday. The 77-year-old film star allegedly filled reusable bags with $180 worth ...


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Fener GREEK Patriarch: Don't change status quo in Jerusalem

Fener GREEK Patriarch Bartholomew I has highlighted that he strongly supports securing the current status of Jerusalem. “During a recent visit to Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem, I expressed by absolute view that the status quo of holy city of Jerusalem should be kept despite new decisions to change ...


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December 25, 2017

Most Orthodox believers, Greek Catholics, Roman-Catholics and Protestants in … 74 NATIVITY – Most Orthodox believers, Greek Catholics, Roman-Catholics and Protestants in … , cardinal Lucian of the Romanian Greek Catholic Church has wished “love …


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FYROM Name Feud Splits Greek Government, Rival Parties

… another Greek government said that name could be used. But Greece has … for a national position for Greece as United Nations envoy Matthew … a land-locked area between Serbia, Greece, Bulgaria and Albania and has …


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Avramopoulos Wants EU Countries to Take Refugees from Greece

… migrants to help relieve overwhelmed Greece, but isn’t pressing legal … it. Avramopoulos, a veteran of Greece’s New Democracy party, has … promises to take overloads from Greece, which is overwhelmed with more …


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Russian, Chinese Investors Scooping Up Greek Golden Visas, Properties

… news agency Bloomberg.. “Property in Greece is cheap; yields for short-term … the Greek property market, buoyed by foreign investors as many Greeks crushed … investors are especially attracted to Greece’s “golden visa” program, which …


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Greek TV Licenses: The New Landscape

With the subsequent addition of the Alafouzos ship-owning family's Skai TV and leading insurance agency owner Dimitris Kondominas' Alpha TV, the television landscape was all but complete. After all, four major TV networks in a small country such as GREECE are more than enough to share the market.


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Christmas Eve 2017: History and Significance of the festival

On Christmas Eve, GREEK children go from house to house knocking on doors and singing GREEK songs that tell of the arrival of the Christ child. The family celebration focuses on a Christmas Eve dinner, which, in the GREEK Orthodox tradition, follows several weeks of fasting. Most families decorate a ...


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The Mystery of Jesus's Brother Gets Even Weirder

In late 2017, scholars announced the discovery an original GREEK copy of a heretical Christian manuscript that tells the story of what Jesus secretly taught his “brother” James - also known as “James the ... “We never suspected that GREEK fragments of the First Apocalypse of James survived from antiquity.


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Why gas through TAP indispensable for Italy?

The pipeline will connect to the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) on the Turkish-Greek border, run through GREECE, Albania and the Adriatic Sea, before coming ashore in Italy's south. TAP will be 878 kilometers in length (GREECE 550 kilometers, Albania 215 kilometers, Adriatic Sea 105 ...


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The economic surprise of 2017 was Europe's best year in a decade

One of the Swiss bank's top trades for 2018 is to go long on GREEK government debt. The bounty of economic gains have been even wider outside of the euro zone. Eastern Europe's three biggest economies have been outpacing even German growth for the past few years. Poland, Romania, and the ...


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New Year brings new votes for both sides of Cyprus

On the GREEK side of the island, Nicholas Papadopoulos of the center-right DIKO party and Stavros Malas, backed by the communist-linked AKEL party, are the main opponents of current GREEK Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades, who is the candidate of the ruling center-right Democratic Rally party ...


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Christmas Eve celebrated across Turkey

The holy night of Christmas was celebrated across Turkey late on Dec. 24, gathering Christians in Turkey and people of all religions and cultures visiting from around the world. In Istanbul, Christmas ceremonies were held at the Church of Saint George in the garden of the Fener GREEK Orthodox ...


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Egypt's Coptic Pope Tawadros II leads Christmas mass at Cairo's Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

Egypt's Pope Tawadros II, the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church, presided over the Christmas mass at Cairo's Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church a Monday. Following the mass, the pope headed a visit by a Coptic Orthodox Church delegation to the Catholic ...


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Panathinaikos: The Rise and Fall of a Greek Football Empire

Their humiliating 4-1 defeat from Lamia for the Greek Cup knockout stage in their last game of 2017, was a fitting tribute to the once mighty, but now weakling, Panathinaikos. The club which used to embody the “Samson v. Goliath” attitude of Greek ...


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Magpies Linked to Greek Keeper

… want him. Magpies linked to Greek keeper The Magpies are on … loan deal for Kapino, a Greece international who was first choice … a heavy price when the Greek champions threw away a two … cup matches since. Reports in Greece claim Newcastle want a loan …


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Paddle around Crete on a family vacation, find the best beaches and more

… that sentiment with its Family Crete Kayaking & Hiking tour. This … chance to sample lots of Greek delicacies in the local tavernas … Beach, the Bahamas; Navagio Beach, Greece; Baia Dos Porcos, Brazil; Playa …


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President Meta grants Albanian citizenship to Archbishop Janullatos

The Archbishop of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Albania Anastas Janullatos declared two days ago in a televised interview for a Greek channel that his successor would be A


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FYROM Says It's Ready To Give Up Claim As Sole Heir To Alexander The Great's Legacy

FYROM (Macedonia) prime minister says he is ready to renounce his country's claim to be the sole heir of Alexander the Great's legacy, a potential concession that could lead to the easing of a long-standing dispute with GREECE. “I give up [the claim] of Macedonia being the sole heir to Alexander,” Prime ...


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1750 Gulen followers fled Turkey's post-coup crackdown to GREECE in 2017: report

At least 1,750 Gulen movement members have so far fled Turkey's post-coup crackdown to GREECE, according to pro-government daily newspaper Turkiye. Turkiye said on Dec 21 that 1,750 Gulenists escaped from Turkey through Evros river in Edirne province or the islands off Turkey's western coastline ...


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Ihab Leheta: Egypt will probably face GREECE instead of Bulgaria

Leheta declared that our game against Bulgaria could probably be canceled as the national team will be staying in Switzerland this March and the Bulgarian side are not willing to travel there which will make the management switch to facing GREECE. Leheta also mentioned that they are still not sure who ...


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Why the hatred?

This country has paid a terrible toll in blood and hate in the past, and when other nations are in the grip of civil strife and war, today's political disputes in GREECE resemble shadow theater. But the shadows are on a red backdrop. The endless quarrels draw continually on the dictionary of violence, war, ...


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Brussels blame the 'competent' Greek authorities for Moria camp

Several days after DW aired a video showing appalling conditions Moria's migrant camp in Lesvos, GREECE, the EU coordinator for the implementation of the EU-Turkey agreement on migration Maarten Verwey responds to New Europe's questions, blaming the opposition of the competent authorities.


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ELSTAT: More Visitors to Greek Museums and Archaeological Sites

Visits to Greek museums and archaeological sites in August 2017 jumped 15.8 pct and 19.2 pct, respectively, the Hellenic Statistical Authority ELSTAT reported. The increase in total visitors to museums included a 13.1 pct hike in free-admission visitors ...


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Twelve-member crew of freighter rescued amid rough seas off Greek island

ATHENS, Dec. 24 (Xinhuanet)-- The 12-member crew of a freighter was rescued amid rough seas in Greece this weekend. Greek Coast Guard released footage from the dramatic operation which lasted several hours. Panama - flagged “Little Seyma” had sailed ...


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