Independence Day

President to deliver message to nation on anniversary, lockdown

Greece's new president Katerina Sakellaropoulou is on Tuesday afternoon to deliver a message to the nation during which she is expected to refer to Wednesday's March 25 independence day, which will be celebrated in the absence of crowds this year due to the coronavirus epidemic, and on the necessity of the lockdown imposed from Monday. 

Blast near parade wounds 2 in Kyiv

Two people were hurt in a blast caused by an "unknown object" in central Kyiv on Aug. 24 as Ukraine celebrated Independence Day, officials said, suggesting it could be the work of hooligans.

The incident, which occurred as U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis was visiting the country, occurred near the site of a military parade.