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Greece introduces COVID-19 restrictions as cases rise to 339 and 9 deaths

A return to working from home for both private and public companies, stricter crowd control measures, and the quarantine of asymptomatic vulnerable groups such as migrants who have tested positive …

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Cyclone Ianos wreaks destruction in Greece

Ianos storms on Friday left damage in their wake. Authorities were trying to prevent destruction at the artificial reservoir of Xirias in central Greece, which would flood the nearby city …

Fears of internment on new Lesvos refugee tent city

Doctors, lawyers and charities are criticising the tent city newly erected on Lesvos for refugees made shelterless by the fire that incinerated the vastly overcrowded Moria camp. A German doctor, …

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Greek Australians stuck in other countries plead to return home

It seems like a math problem teachers give students: There are 4,000 people allowed into Australia each week, the figure was recently brought to 6,000, however at least 25,000 Australians …

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New Australian Citizenship questions: Aussie values or lip service?

Give examples of freedom of speech? Is Aussie government secular? Do men and women have equal rights? Should people in Australia make an effort to learn English? These are some …

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Greece’s new COVID-19 cases climb to 359, with 9 deaths

Greece’s new COVID-19 cases climbed to 359 on Thursday, with 36 of them identified at the country’s entry points. All cases since the pandemic reached Greece total 14,400. Of these, …

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Germany helps out with Moria refugee crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her interior minister Horst Seehofer have agreed that Germany will take more than 1,500 migrants from five Greek islands; they are families and children recognised …

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Former gangster Jim Taousanis’ proposed tell-all book bound to ruffle feathers

Accused murderer, former gangster and fitness studio owner Jim Taousanis, a feared gangster in organised crime, made headlines in the 1980s to the early 2000s. He will tell all about …

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Greek Australians among the 25,000 stranded abroad

The experience of travelling between Australia and Greece during COVID-19 is an Odyssey for those who attempt this, and the Karvelas family have experienced hassles more than once this year. …

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Vale Calliope Petropoulou, a great teacher of the Greek language

A great language teacher passed away this week. Calliope Petropoulou, born in Thessaloniki, died aged 94. She will be remembered to generations of Greek Australians of Melbourne for her work …