Hollywood star to run as torchbearer in Sparta for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

Scottish actor Gerard Butler will be in Sparta on March 14 to run as a torchbearer for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, a local mayor said Thursday.

Speaking to state-run broadcaster ERT, Petros Doukas said the actor will also be in the city in June to attend the celebrations for the 2,500 years of the Battle of Thermopylae.

Classic Japanese Cinema | Athens | February 13-15

In collaboration with the Japan Foundation and the Embassy of Japan in Greece, the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation is hosting a film festival dedicated to Yasujiro Ozu and Kenji Mizoguchi, two masters of classic Japanese cinema, on February 13-15. The screenings include two internationally acclaimed movies by each director at the Cacoyannis Foundation.

ReGeneration Greece: Five years of supporting youth

"Five years ago, armed with a healthy dose of optimism, we founded ReGeneration. Our vision was to change not only the lives of young alumni, but the trajectory of modern-day Greece altogether." This declaration by Panagiotis Madamopoulos-Moraris, co-founder of the ReGeneration initiative, came in the context of the innovative organization's completion of a five-year milestone.

South Korean film "Parasite" the first non-English language film to win Oscar VIDEO

South Korean film "Parasite" has been named best picture at this year's Oscars, becoming the first non-English language film to take the top prize. Parasite won four awards in total: as the best international film, for best director, and the best original screenplay award.

'Parasite' makes Oscars history with stunning best picture win

South Korean black comedy "Parasite" made movie history at the Oscars on Feb. 9, becoming the first non-English-language film to win the best picture award, Hollywood's biggest prize of all.

A genre-defying thriller about a poor family infiltrating a wealthy household, "Parasite" won four awards, stunning the pundits who believed the Academy would never crown a subtitled Asian movie.

US city appoints first Turkish-American police chief

The city of Paterson in the U.S. state of New Jersey appointed its first Turkish-American and Muslim police chief on Feb. 4. 

Ibrahim "Mike" Baycora was sworn in with his left hand on a copy of the Quran as Paterson's 17th police chief during a ceremony at city hall. He has been serving at the city's police department for more than three decades.