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Greek Orthodox Byzantine chants gain Unesco recognition

This week the Byzantine chant, or psaltic art, as practiced in Greece and Cyprus, has been added to Unesco’s Representitive List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The Unesco report …

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Turkish Foreign Ministry mentions Kastellorizo in provocative media release

Turkish rhetoric against Greece escalated on Sunday, 1 December, in a media statement issued by Turkish Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Hami Aksoy in response to a question regarding recent statements made …

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Do you want to know where pensioner poverty is the most prevalent?

A recent OECD report, titled Pensions at a Glance 2015, showed that 13.5 per cent of people aged 65 and over are living in relative income poverty. The term ‘relative …

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Greece strongly condemns Turkey-Libya deal to delineate maritime boundaries

Greece has condemned a deal between Turkey and Libya to delineate maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean Sea. On Wednesday a memorandum of understanding on the “delimitation of maritime jurisdictions” was …

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Turkish police arrest four burglars for breaking into Patriarch Bartholomew’s Istanbul home

Turkish police have captured the masked burglars that broke into the house of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew ten days ago. The suspects were captured at 9.30pm Wednesday while in the process …

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Plans to deport suspected ISIS fighter stuck between Greece and Turkey underway

After three days of being detained in the militarised border zone between Greece and Turkey, a suspected ISIS member is being deported to the United States, reports Time Magazine. “The necessary …

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Suspected ISIS militant stranded in buffer zone between Greece and Turkey

A suspected ISIS militant has been stranded between Greece and Turkey after he was deported by Turkey and refused entry by Greece. A video posted on Twitter by Jean-Charles Brisard, …

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‘New era’ of engagement for Greece and China

Relations between Greece and China are going from strength to strength, further highlighted by president of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping’s first official visit to Athens this week. …

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Is the earth on fire? Sentinel 3 detects five times as many wildfires compared to last year

Wildfires have been making headlines with multiple fires burning around the world in Australia, Lebanon and California. Fires in the Amazon sparked a global outcry but there have also been …

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Rick Pitino coaches Greece’s national basketball team

Following weeks of speculation, US basketball coach Rick Pitino will coach Greece’s national team. The Hellenic Basketball Federation released a statement on Friday that announced his appointment. Details of Pitino’s …