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South Africa’s Greek ‘legal eagle’ and Mandela’s lifelong friend George Bizos passes on

South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa announced the death of George Bizos on Wednesday in these words: “I have just received news that legal eagle of our country George Bizos has …

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Divided Greek locals, and the woman helping refugees in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic

On the northern shore of the Greek island of Lesbos, Greek Australian volunteer Melinda McRostie has been providing aid to refugees from her restaurant on Molyvos Harbour, right from the …

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Athens beefs up military as Turkey continues to survey Greece’s seabed

Greece plans to bolster its military with new weapons following deteriorating relations between Greece and Turkey in a row over drilling rights. Turkey’s decision to prospect the seabed in Greece’s …

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Film entries now open for International Pontian Film Festival

The Federation of Pontian Associations of Australia announced last week (2 September) that it was now accepting entries for the International Pontian Film Festival (IPFF). The federation president, Peter Stefanidis, …

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Border dispute: Turkey tests Greece’s waters in the eastern Mediterranean despite warnings

The eastern Mediterranean is bubbling as tension escalates in the area over the hottest border dispute between Greece and Turkey since the 1996 Imia crisis when the two countries came …

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A Greek Australian woman at the helm of TikTok

Until recently, general manager of the US branch of TikTok Vanessa Pappas was announced as this week as the interim global head of the company. Ms Pappas who had also …

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Greek-Turkish NAVTEX and counter-NAVTEX and President Trump’s calls and counter-calls for peace in eastern Mediterranean

Turkey and Greece, though they are both NATO allies, continue to be at odds with one another in the eastern Mediterranean following Turkey’s seismic survey operations within Greece’s 200-mile Exclusive …

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Tsitsipas marches to semis, Sakkari stuns Serena on way to quarter final exit in US

Greek tennis superstar Stefanos Tsitsipas has advanced to the semi-finals of the of the Western & Southern Open tournament following the retirement of Reilly Opelka because of an injured right …

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Turkey extends seismic survey in Eastern Mediterranean as tension with Greece escalates

Turkey has extended its navigation advisory (NAVTEX) for the Oruc Reis, to continue conducting its ‘seismic surveys’ for oil and natural gas in Greek waters south of Kastellorizo until 27 …

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GCM President urges PM to take a stance on Turkey’s provocative behaviour

Bill Papastergiadis OAM, President of the Greek Community of Melbourne sent a letter to the Australian Prime Minister, in response to the escalating tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean that have …