Women’s taekwondo national team becomes world champion
At the 2023 World Taekwondo Championships held in Azerbaijan, Türkiye has achieved a historical success as the country ranked first in the women's national team to become champions, winning the world championship as a team for the first time.
The World Championship held in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, with the participation of 949 athletes from 45 countries, has ended.
Quadruple Opening | Athens | June 7
The Athens-Epidaurus Festival (aefestival.gr) is inaugurating its program at the cool Pireos 260 venue with a feast of shows for the week starting on June 7. On Stage D, avant-garde Russian theater and film director Kirill Serebrennikov is making his Greek debut with a performance expressing his opposition to Moscow and its invasion of Ukraine.
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New ‘two-day’ Parliament to be sworn in on Sunday
The parliamentary deputies elected in the May 21 general elections will be sworn in at 6 p.m. on Sunday, in the presence of the President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou and caretaker prime minister, Ioannis Sarmas.
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Camp life erodes young refugees’ thirst for learning
Insecurity, poor infrastructure and isolation are taking a toll on the will to learn of youngsters at refugee camps, according to educators.
PASOK sees chance to regain status as main opposition at SYRIZA’s expense
With PASOK's ratings increasing by more than 40% compared to 2019, there is a clear possibility now it could be catapulted back to being the main opposition party.
The sense of optimism was conveyed by its leader Nikos Androulakis, who issued an invitation "to every democrat, every progressive Greek, to fight together on this new promising course."
The political race as it played out on social media
A study by the Reuters Institute and the University of Oxford published last year showed that 71% of the public in Greece gets its information from social media, and 53% of that number from Facebook in particular.
Stavros and Andreas Andreadis honored for contributions to tourism
Stavros and Andreas Andreadis, were presented with the 24th Lifetime Achievement Award as recognition of their innovative work in the development and promotion of their Sani & Ikos resorts in Greece and across the Mediterranean and their significant contribution to the restoration of luxury hospitality as a profitable investment idea.
Bulgarian MEP Eva Maydell could replace Mariya Gabriel in the European Commission
Bulgarian MEP Eva Maydell from GERB and the group of the European People's Party is expected to replace Mariya Gabriel in the European Commission, Politico reported.
Horrorant | Athens & Thessaloniki | To May 14 & May 11-21
Running at Athens' Elize (12 Nymfaiou, Ilissia) movie theater through May 14 and at Thessaloniki's Vakoura (8 Ioannou Michail) from May 11 to 21, the Horrorant Film Festival delights in frights.
Suspected fraudster wanted in Switzerland arrested at Athens Airport
A 44-year-old man wanted in Switzerland for online fraud was arrested at the Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" on a European arrest warrant on Tuesday night, police said Thursday.
Swiss authorities believe the accused is a member of a criminal network that engaged in online investment fraud against citizens primarily within the European Union.