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Revealed: In 1986 letters to Greek minister, Boris Johnson denounced UK government for not returning Parthenon Marbles

Boris Johnson was once such a fervent supporter of the Parthenon Marbles being returned to Athens that he wrote to the Greek culture minister to denounce the British government for …

Cyprus sends aircraft to help fight fires in Turkish-occupied north

The Republic of Cyprus has sent two aircraft to help fight a fire in the Turkish-occupied north of the island. The aircraft were dispatched to fight the fire in the …

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New French State Secretary Chrysoula Zacharopoulou investigated over rape allegations

Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, French Secretary of State for Development and the Francophonie is reportedly under investigation, following two allegations of rape. Zacharopoulou, originally from Greece was brought in front of the …

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Athens among the most stressed-out capitals in the world

From long working days to concerns about getting onto the property ladder, modern day life comes with many stresses. But where are you likely to find the most stressed out …

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Iran seizes two Greek oil tankers after Greece helps US impound crude oil from Iranian ship

Two Greek oil tankers filled with crude oil in the Persian Gulf have been seized by Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard during helicopter raids in Iraq’s Basra oil terminal. “The Revolutionary …

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Music composer ‘Vangelis’ Papathanasiou dies aged 79

Born Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou in 1943, Vangelis died in a hospital in France where he was being treated for COVID-19. “It is with great sadness that we announce that the …

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Mitsotakis draws on common democratic bonds in US Congress speech

On Tuesday Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis delivered a wide-ranging speech before a joint sitting of both houses of the US Congress in which he reflected on the common influence …

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Ukrainian soldiers find ancient Greek amphorae while digging barricades

Soldiers from the Ukrainian 126th Territorial Defence Brigade discovered ancient Greek amphorae while digging barricades in Odessa last week. The soldiers who were trying to protect themselves from Russian attacks …

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Europe to drop mask requirements for air travel

Mandatory face-mask wearing in airports and on flights in Europe will become a thing of the past on 16 May. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European …

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Τhe Cavafy Museum in Alexandria to be restored by the Onassis Foundation

Τhe Cavafy Museum in Alexandria will be restored by the Onassis Foundation in collaboration with the Hellenic Foundation for Culture. The announcement came on 29 April, 2022 in commemoration of …

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