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The sites, sights and sounds of COVID-19

COVID-19 is a virus that knows no physical boundaries, does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender or economic status, is highly infectious, has an above-average reproduction rate, makes …

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262 COVID-19 cases and two deaths in Greece, highest count since pandemic began in the country

Greece confirmed 262 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, its highest tally since the start of the pandemic in the country following the first case which surfaced in late February. From …

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Greek leader points to illegality of Turkish action and garners international support as Oruc Reis enters Cyprus EEZ

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis appeared in a televised public address on Wednesday on the escalation of tension in the East Mediterranean. “Greece is not a country to threaten others …

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Surviving Greek naval officer in Australia’s World War Two navy tells his story

In 1945, 15 August was a day of special importance for the only Australian naval officer of Greek descent. James Paizis was on board the HMAS Colac which was being …

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Greek billionaire hints at spending $100 million to run for New York mayor

A grocery billionaire, John Catsimatidis, who was born on the Dodecanese island of Nisyros (7 September, 1948) has said he is willing to spend $100 million on a second attempt …

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31 deaths at St Basil’s Homes for the Aged, including couple who died a week of each other

St Basil’s deaths are growing with Neos Kosmos’ latest tally of COVID-19-related deaths from the aged care facility at Fawkner at 31 people. Couple Ilias and Hrissoula Trimbo, who were …

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Turkish flag with insults pinned outside Jenny Mikakos’ office

A Turkish flag was placed outside Greek Australian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos’ electorate office at Spring Street, Reservoir, this morning. The flag had a number of messages scrawled on it: …

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George Kyriakidis pleads not guilty to dangerous driving in horrific death of teenage schoolboy

Truck driver George Kyriakidis, 45, pleaded not guilty to a charge of dangerous driving occasioning death at his trial on Tuesday. He will argue that he was paying attention at …

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Victoria notes 410 new COVID-19 cases and 21 deaths in deadliest day of pandemic

Victoria’s Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed 410 new cases of coronavirus and the deaths of 21 people due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the deadliest day yet. There are …

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Greeks accused of pushing refugee vessels towards Turkey

German navy personnel say Greeks have refused to let refugee vessels land in Greece and pushed them back in the direction of Turkish waters. They say they have observed several …