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Tragic death in burned-out car sparks investigation in Lesvos as Greece battles multiple wildfires

In Lesvos, authorities found a deceased individual in a burned-out car with investigators working tirelessly to determine whether the vehicle was engulfed by a wildfire or if an accident ignited …

Echoes of Byzantium: An Indian philhellene navigates Constantinople’s complex cultural history

The re-conversion of Byzantine churches into mosques - after years as secular museums - ignites reflections on cultural preservation and religious history by Indian Hellenophile
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What’s On July 13-20: Always something Greek to do

VIC Greek Trivia Night Presented by the Panarcadian Association of Melbourne & Victoria ‘O Kolokotronis’, is a fun night of trivia where most questions have a Greek flavour. Test your …

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State League Victoria Men’s: The king of sports

State League 1 – North West Group It seems the Greek Australian teams were serving up some winning gyros in the State League 1 last weekend! Clifton Hill struck down …

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Public outcry over Zak Kostopoulos’s murder case verdict: ‘Go to hell’ shouted in court

In a significant legal decision, the Mixed Jury Court of Appeal in Athens has pronounced its verdict in the case surrounding the tragic death of Zak Kostopoulos. The incident, which …

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The Legacy of the 1896 Olympic Marathon: Greece’s Spyros Louis and Australia’s Edwin Flack

Spyros Louis and Edwin Flack are celebrated figures from the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896. Their legacy endures, with statues commemorating their achievements in the municipality of …

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Renters spending less as living costs squeeze budgets

Australian renters are tightening their belts more than mortgage holders as high living expenses weigh on tenants. Hit hard by rising rents, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia household spending indicator revealed a …

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Five things to know about Cyprus

The eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus has been divided along ethnic lines since Turkish troops invaded its northern third in 1974. The internationally recognised Republic of Cyprus, which controls the …

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Toxic smoke warning as chemical factory inferno rages

A major freeway is shut and residents told to stay indoors as toxic smoke from a “significant” factory fire billows over parts of Melbourne. Metal drums filled with chemicals have …

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At NATO, Mitsotakis raises concern over North Macedonia name use

Greece’s leader said Tuesday he would raise concerns at a NATO summit over North Macedonia’s backtracking under a new nationalist government on an agreement over its name. Greece in 2018 …

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The Diaspora dimension of a forthcoming book on the Greek pension system

It was back in July 2021 when the (then) Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Diaspora Greeks addressed the Greek-Australian community as part of a special online dialogue series to …

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Hospital evacuated after wildfire breaks out in Greece

A wildfire fuelled by strong winds broke out in the Greek port city of Patras on Tuesday, authorities said, forcing a children’s hospital and residents of several localities to evacuate. …

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Greek opposition slams six-day working week as ‘disgrace’

Greece’s main opposition party Syriza said Tuesday that the recent introduction of a six-day working week for certain companies was a “disgrace”. The measure was brought into force by the …

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Greece records hottest June in over six decades: researchers

Greece recorded in 2024 its hottest June since 1960, a researcher said Tuesday, as the Mediterranean nation braces for a season of heatwaves and wildfires. The average temperature in Greece …

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