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Greece opens tourism to two dozen countries

Greece will allow the first wave of travellers to enter the country from a select group of countries. Visitors from two dozen countries, including Germany, Cyprus and Israel, will be …

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Cyprus to cover costs for tourists contracting COVID-19 on holiday

In a bid to encourage touristm this summer, the government of Cyprus is pledging to pay for accommodation, medicine and food for any tourist and their family who tested positive …

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Meeting of eight heads of state from countries which handled COVID-19 crisis with success

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison took part in the third video conference of the leaders of countries that addressed the first wave of the …

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West Australians brave storm to honour Crete and Pontian genocide

Not even Storm Mangga, one of the biggest storms to hit the West Australian coast for many years, could put a stop to the commemoration of the Battle of Crete …

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Young Greeks tell us what they want as new era of NUGAS begins

This year the National Union of Greek Australian Students (NUGAS) celebrates its 50th anniversary. The new committee elected earlier this month is lead by President Denise Serdenes and Vice President …

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“I was always telling the truth,” says Sotiris Tsiodras as he bows out from the spotlight

Australian-born Professor Sotiris Tsiodras, the immunologist who has been widely credited for spearheading Greece’s successful campaign against COVID-19, gave his last address to the public on Tuesday. In his final …

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What is COVID-19 when Brisbane needs its 41st annual paniyiri

It would have taken more than exceptional cold and  COVID-19 to stop a good paniyiri and thanks to technology the organisers of the 41st Brisbane Panayiri Greek Festival found that …

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Greek precinct’s restaurateurs eager to seat diners on Monday

Oakleigh’s famous Hellenic precinct, Eaton Mall, will come alive again as more Greek restaurants get ready to reopen their dining areas on Monday 1 June after two months of coronavirus-enforced …

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Katia Pyliotis, convicted of murder, wins appeal to have conviction quashed after being denied fair trial

Convicted killer Katia Pyliotis, jailed for 19 years last year for the murder of widower Elia Abdelmessih, won an appeal to have her conviction quashed on Wednesday. Victoria’s Court of …

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Pavlou fights legal battles on two fronts as uni career in jeopardy

Drew Pavlou may well be on the way to becoming the “world’s most famous undergraduate” for his outspoken criticism of the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) treatment of its Uyghur …