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Belgian terraces and Greek beaches invite visitors as lockdown measures ease

Bars and restaurants in Belgium have reopened their outdoor terraces after months of lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, people no longer need to observe a curfew or stay indoors at night. For many in the Belgian capital, Brussels, it was a reason to be happy. One woman told reporters: “I plan to […]

The Legendary Greek Priest Who Served Four Generations of Canadians

Father Nicholas Salamis. Video screenshot The story of Father Nicholas Salamis, a Greek Orthodox priest, is also the story of Greek Canadians themselves, from the time the first immigrants set foot on the land until today, where the Greek community has become an integral part of Canadian society. Father Salamis personally witnessed the arrival of […]

Suspect of Greek-American NYPD Officer’s Killing Faces 13 Criminal Charges

A Greek-American police officer was killed in a hit and run incident on early Tuesday morning. Credit: New York City Police Department Jessica Beauvais, a 32-year old suspect from Hempstead, NY, faces a total of thirteen criminal charges for fatally striking Greek-American police officer Anastasios Tsakos in a hit-and-run incident on April 27 on the […]

Greek-Orthodox Patriarch performs ‘washing of the feet’ in Jerusalem

The Greek-Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem on Thursday performed the traditional “washing of the feet” ceremony outside the Holy Sepulchre. The ritual, conducted by Theophilos III before the clergy and this year because of the pandemic, only a small crowd of local pilgrims, symbolises humility. It is performed on the last Thursday before Easter at the […]

“Greek Captain of Colombia” Petros Voidonikolas Passes Away

Captain Petros Voidonikolas. Courtesy Panagiota Voidonikolas The story of Petros Voidonikolas may be similar to that of many other home patriots who leave their Country to find another home abroad. Because of his expansive personality and heart, he left an unmatched legacy that will always be remembered by his friends and family in Colombia and […]

New Greek-Americans Among Most Highly Educated Immigrants in the US

A lot of Greek immigrants in New York reside in Astoria, Queens.  A man riding his bicycle in Astoria, New York. Credit: Anastasios Papapostolou / Greek Reporter A description of the sociodemographic and economic background of Greek immigrants who came to the U.S. after 2010, compared to those who came before, is illuminating on many […]

Greek-American NYPD Officer Fatally Struck at Scene of Earlier Car Crash

A Greek-American police officer was killed in a hit and run incident on early Tuesday morning. Credit: New York City Police Department A Greek-American police officer with the New York City Police Department (NYPD) was fatally struck in a hit-and-run incident in the early morning hours on Tuesday.  “It is with profound sadness that I […]

EU lifts immunity of former Greek Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn parliamentarian, arrests him

 European Union lawmakers have lifted the immunity of a Greek member of the European Parliament (MEP) who is a former leader of a radical neo-Nazi political party, multiple outlets reported. MEP Ioannis Lagos was sentenced by Greece in October 2020 to 13 years in prison for being a leader of the Golden Dawn, a far-right […]

Greek Scientists Behind Breakthrough Leukemia Treatment

Professor Tony Kouzarides and Dr. Konstantinos Tzelepis with their leukemia research team in 2018. Credit: The Gurdon Institute Two acclaimed Greek scientists, Professor Tony Kouzarides and Dr. Konstantinos Tzelepis, both of Cambridge University in the UK, are leading the research on a breakthrough drug which could treat a rare type of leukemia. Based on a […]

Museum’s Virtual Bookclubs, Films Take Readers Back into Greek History

The story of Princess Alice of Battenberg, the mother of Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, is part of Greek history. Credit: Riera on ca.wikipedia/Public Domain Chicago’s National Hellenic Museum is now taking readers back into Greek history with a series of virtual bookclubs, where people all around the world can take part in immersing […]

Financial Scandal Envelops Greek Orthodox Church in Australia

Archbishop Makarios was accused of leading a life of luxury in the ABC report. Credit: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese The Greek Orthodox Church in Australia was accused of taking millions of dollars from taxpayer-funded aged care homes in a shocking report aired by the Australian Broadcast Corporation on Thursday. The scathing report, which also targets Archbishop Makarios […]

AHI Sponsors Congressional Salute to Greek Independence

“Episode from the Greek War of Independence,” Eugene Delacroix, 1856. In the collection of the National Gallery of Greece. Credit: Public Domain The American Hellenic Institute sponsored a Congressional Salute to Greek Independence on April 14 in commemoration of the bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence in 2021. Members of the Congress’ Hellenic Caucus […]

First high-level Greek-Turkish diplomatic talks in a year descend into verbal spat during news conference

A press conference by the Turkish and Greek foreign ministers after a key meeting on Thursday quickly descended into an exchange of mutual accusations, suggesting the two states still have plenty of issues to settle. Tensions have been running particularly high between the two NATO members since last August, when Ankara sent a research vessel […]

Greek prime minister agrees to talks with Libya on maritime zones

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The American Connections to Greek War of Independence

Greece personified as a woman in the painting “Grateful Hellas” by Theodoros Vryzakis, 1858. Credit: Public Domain Dr. Stamatios Kartalopoulos, an Archon of the Orthodox Church, spoke recently at St. Mark Greek Orthodox Church in Florida about the strong bonds which unite the Greek and American War of Independence, saying they were both inspired by […]

Nine-Year-Old Greek Girl is the Gymnastics Sensation of Egypt

Anastasia Rektsini receiving her gold medal. Credit: Nikos Katsikas, Hellenic Community of Cairo A nine-year-old Greek girl born in Cairo is the undisputed champion of gymnastics in Egypt, as for the second year in a row, she won gold in the Pan-Egyptian Rhythmic Gymnastics Games. Anastasia Rektsini competed among hundreds of Egyptian athletes in the […]

The Greek-American Patriots Who Made US History

Nick and Mary Mathews Nick and Mary Mathews, natives of Greece who emigrated to the United States and found prosperity there after years of hard work, are symbols of the bond between Greece and the U.S. over the years. They were both Greek and American patriots who donated their hard-earned wealth to the Yorktown Victory […]

Greek crime reporter shot dead outside home in Athens

A Greek crime reporter has been shot dead outside his home in an Athens suburb, according to Greek police. Giorgos Karaivaz was found dead early in the afternoon on Friday with several gunshot wounds beside his car in the Alimos suburb, police said. Private Star TV, for which he worked, said Karaivaz had just returned […]

Motorbike gunmen kill Greek crime reporter in early morning shooting

Greek crime reporter George Karaivaz, who worked for Private Star TV and was known for his coverage of legal issues, was shot dead by two gunmen riding a motorcycle near his Athens home early on Friday, local police confirmed. The incident occurred close to Karaivaz’s home in Alimos, in the south of the Greek capital. […]

US-Based Greek Starts Campaign to Protect Natura 2000 in Greece

Alexandra Drosopoulou wants to raise awareness in the US about the damage to nature in Greece. Credit: Facebook/Alexandra Drosopoulou A young student from Greece, based in Chicago, has kicked-off a digital campaign to protect nature and save the Natura 2000 areas of her homeland. Alexandra Drosopoulou has taken exception to a new law approved recently […]

Capital Link Celebrates Greek Culture and Education in Webinar

John Calamos was among the featured speakers of the Capital link webinar celebrating Greek Culture and education upon the endowment of a new chair at Ohio State University. Credit: Calamos Investments Capital Link, a financial services company based in New York City, organized a webinar on Tuesday highlighting the importance of Greek culture and education […]

Diaspora in Argentina Marks Greek Independence with Majestic Video

The Greek community in Argentina marked the bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence by proudly flying the Greek flag over Buenos Aires. A drone was used by the Hellenic Collective of Buenos Aires to make a spectacular video of the celebrations. It flew over some of the most spectacular monuments of the Argentinian capital which […]

Greek Australians Mark War of Independence with Concert

The Sydney Opera House was the scene of a jaw-dropping display of the Greek flag in March as the sails of the building were illuminated in the Blue and White for the Greek bicentennial. Credit: Nick Papas/@PapasFilmPhotography The Greek Diaspora in Australia will mark the bicentennial beginning of the Greek War of Independence with a […]

Archaeology Hot Spot on St. Cyricus Yields Yet Another Greek Treasure

Over the last few years, excavations on St. Cyricus, near the  Bulgarian town of Sozopol, have been particularly fruitful, unearthing a long and eventful history in the area. Now, on the St. Cyricus island-turned-peninsula, located on the southwestern Black Sea coast in  Bulgaria, archaeologists have discovered a 2,500-year-old terracotta relief that includes a depiction of ancient […]

The Greek Fisherman in Iceland who Never Forgot his Native Land

George Alevras in Iceland. Greek Reporter Illustration George Alevras is a Greek fisherman from the historic city of Messolonghi who currently lives in Siglufjörður, one of the northernmost cities in Iceland. Despite his success in Iceland’s largest economic sector, Alevras would like to return back home to his native Greece. How did a Greek fisherman end […]

Greek-Americans Discover Ancestors Who Fought In Greek Revolution

Reenactment of the Battle of Lalas in the Greek Revolution. Credit: Elias Pergantis In what must be one of the most ambitious genealogical investigations anywhere in the world, a dedicated team of researchers in Pennsylvania recently unearthed the direct and indirect lineage of many Greek Americans whose ancestors fought in the Greek Revolution. Through six […]

Capital Link to Host Webinar on Greek-American Culture and Education

Capital Link will sponsor a webinar on the subject “Culture and Education Among Greek-Americans” on April 7. Credit: Facebook/Capital Link A webinar sponsored by Capital Link titled “Culture and Education among Greek Americans” will be streamed worldwide on April 7 on the occasion of the establishment of the Miltiadis Marinakis Endowed Professorship for Modern Greek Language […]

Greek Woman is First Female Orchestra Conductor in Conroe, Texas

Anna-Maria Gkouni, an Athens native, has been chosen as Conroe, Texas’ first female orchestra conductor. Credit: Facebook/Conroe Symphony Orchestra The Conroe Symphony Orchestra, based in Montgomery County, Texas, near Houston, has hired its first female orchestra conductor — Anna-Maria Gkouni, who hails from Athens, Greece. The Board of Directors of the Symphony welcomed the Greek […]

Boston Philhellenes Remembered on Greek Independence Day

A wreath is placed on the grave of Senator Edward Everett, a president go Harvard University. Credit: Greek Consulate, Boston On the occasion of the bicentenary of the Greek War of Independence, Boston’s Greek-American community commemorated on Saturday two eminent Bostonians, Samuel Gridley Howe and Edward Everett, who helped the Greek cause. The event took […]

Agamemnon: Greek King, Trojan War Leader and Man of Power

Agamemnon is a major figure in Greek mythology. He was a king of Mycenae, and the supreme commander of the Greeks during the Trojan War. Therefore, he plays a significant role in Homer’s  Iliad. As a matter of fact, Homer begins his epic with Achilles’ refusal to participate any further in the war, which was […]

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