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A Greek Scientist’s Pioneering Work on Silicon Photonics

  Despoina Petousi, a young Greek scientist based in Germany who works on devices which enable high-speed internet, recently won the prestigious “Bertha Benz Prize” for...

Turkey Approves Construction of First Orthodox Church Since 1923

Turkish authorities have given the go-ahead for the construction of the first Orthodox church in Istanbul since 1923, the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reported on...

Hagia Sophia Dancer Causes Outrage in Turkey (video)

A video of a ballerina doing a split inside Istanbul’s historic Hagia Sophia Museum on Saturday has caused widespread outrage in nationalist and Islamist...

Dozens Mark Epiphany by Diving into Constantinople’s Waters (video)

Dozens of Orthodox men dove into Istanbul’s cold waters to retrieve a cross to mark the baptism of Jesus Christ. On Sunday, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew...

90 Kilos of Cocaine Destined for Thessaloniki Seized on Malta

Customs officers on the island of Malta seized 90 kilos (198 pounds) of cocaine having a street value of almost €10 million on Boxing Day,...

Greek Scientists Discover Compound Which Could Treat Leukemia

Greek researchers at the U.K.'s Wellcome Sanger Institute have discovered that a component in eye drops has also shown promise for the treatment of an...

Costa-Gavras Honored by European Film Academy (video)

Greek director Costa-Gavras received the Lifetime Achievement award at this year’s European Film Awards on Saturday. The legendary filmmaker, who directed classics such as “Missing”, “Z”, “Music...

Gunman at Large after Three Killed in Strasbourg Shooting (video)

Hundreds of police officers are searching for a gunman after three people were killed and twelve others wounded in a shooting in the eastern...

Elgin’s Descendant Claims Parthenon Marbles Were a Gift

The Parthenon Marbles were not stolen but were given by an Ottoman Sultan to Lord Elgin, claims a descendant of the man who took...

Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” Scoops Awards at British Independent Film Awards

Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos won Best Director for his film "The Favourite", which scooped a record ten honors at the 21st annual British Independent...