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Greek-Turkish talks wrap up with hopes for normalisation of relations

The first day of the exploratory talks in the 61st round of discussions between Greece and Turkey concluded at Dolmabahçe palace in Istanbul on Monday. The talks began at 11am …

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Thomastown parishioners and groups celebrate contributions to 1821 revolution

The parish of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, Thomastown was the venue for a number of important celebrations on Sunday, 24 January. The Archepiscopal Vicar for the District of Northcote, …

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Archbishop Ieronymos II describes Islam as a political ideology and not a religion

The Archbishop of Athens and all of Greece, Ieronymos II, separated spirituality from Islam, describing it as a mere political ideology that intends to wage war. He went on to …

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States report no locally acquired cases yesterday on first anniversary of COVID-19 arrival in Australia

A year after the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Victoria, there are no new cases of locally or interstate acquired cases. There six cases that were acquired overseas …

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Australian Don cuts a fine figure as the Greek Andonis

The big man, called Andonis, could be Greek in anything but looks. Not that that counts against him but with his blue eyes, fair hair and broad, craggy face it …

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Order of Australia not favouring women and migrants

Governor-General David Hurley said that the Order of Australia honours have a historical bias against women while they have not included enough Indigenous or recipients of migrant background to its …

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More than 600 coronavirus cases in Greece while shops reopen

Greek health authorities have recorded 605 new coronavirus cases in a day, and 24 deaths, until midday Saturday while 292 patients are on ventilators in ICUs. In total, Greece has …

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Teachers of diverse backgrounds offered bridging course designed by University of Sydney

Sydney Institute for Community Languages Education (SICLE) has developed and initiated programs for some 2,000 professionals with overseas qualifications to help them become accredited in Australian schools. Sixty have already …

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Highly contagious UK strain found in 3 Australian Open cases

Australia overall seems to be doing great dealing with Covid-19, recording no local cases for days. Victoria hold the biggest streak yet again, reaching 18 days without community transmission while …

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Athens extends lockdown for another week, and schools open on 1 February

COVID-19 restrictions have been extended by another week to 1 February. On Friday, Greece confirmed 585 new coronavirus cases with seven of these identified at the country’s entry points. The National …

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