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Albania’s President Cancels Local Elections Citing Political Tension (video)

Albania's President Ilir Meta has cancelled local elections scheduled for the end of the month citing political tension. In the past few days thousands of...

Greens on the Rise; Far-Right Not as Strong as Expected in EU Elections

The 2019 European Parliament elections held few surprises overall, with a rise of Green parties, a moderate rise in far-right parties and traditional center...

Historic Soumela Monastery in Pontus Reopens

The historic Panagia Soumela Monastery dedicated to the Virgin Mary and located in Trabzon in the Black Sea is to reopen its doors to...

Ancient Greeks Were Britain’s First Farmers

People from ancient Greece and the Aegean Sea region were the first farmers in Britain, according to a new genetic study published in the...

Hagia Sophia: The Center of Greek Orthodox Faith Through the Ages

Hagia Sophia in Istanbul (Constantinople) remains the symbolic center of the Greek Orthodox faith, even almost six centuries after its fall to the Ottomans....

A Greek Newspaper Struggles to Survive in Istanbul

The story of the Apoyevmatini newspaper in Istanbul mirrors to a great extent the story of the Greek community in the city: Once abundant...

Teodor Currentzis, The Greek Conductor Who Took Russia and Europe by Storm

Teodor Currentzis has been dubbed the "rebel of classical music," "the bad boy of classical music, and even a "hellraiser." These are all descriptions...

Leonidas Kestekides, The Greek Confectioner Who Spread Happiness

The story of the world-famous Leonidas chocolates and pralines is as rich as the confections themselves. It all began with a Greek chocolatier who...

EU Will Ban Disposable Plastic Products

The European Union reached an interim agreement on Wednesday to ban disposable plastic products such as drinking straws, plates and cups. The agreement was made...

Greeks in Albanian Town Have Properties Seized by State

Greeks who live in the seaside town of Himara in Albania have already seen their houses demolished and their properties seized since the passage of...