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  • Public School Politics

    Public School Politics

    How does a government entrusted to care for the entire citizenry instead channel every penny they can muster into upper class pockets? Tory Cabinet ministers don't sweat over getting caught because they and their toney cronies suffer no penalties beyond the spasms of bad press. Tory schemes to reform domestic welfare only resulted in a misnamed Universal scheme that shortchanged all its hard-pressed recipients, who are not the sort to vote Tory anyway. Meanwhile, the insider dispensing of 'contracts for the boys' is rampant, naked and unchecked

    January 1, 2022
  • Crimson Code

    Crimson Code

    In the context of the report, Greta Thunberg, the teenage climate activist, has called on the public and media to put "massive" pressure on governments to act.

    August 12, 2021
  • Cauldron in Athens

    Cauldron in Athens

    More than 700 firefighters, including reinforcements from Cyprus, France and Israel, have been deployed to fight the blaze north of Athens, assisted by the army and water-bombing aircraft.

    August 11, 2021
  • Athens to host 138th IOC Session in 2025

    Athens to host 138th IOC Session in 2025

    This term will finish on the closing day of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 on August 8 this year, as decided by the IOC Executive Board.

    March 12, 2021
  • 6.1-magnitude earthquake hits Greek island of Crete

    6.1-magnitude earthquake hits Greek island of Crete

    The tremor was felt a day after a 6.4 -magnitude earthquake in Albania that has left more than 20 dead and hundreds injured.

    November 27, 2019
  • 5.1 magnitude earthquake hits Athens, no major damages reported

    5.1 magnitude earthquake hits Athens, no major damages reported

    The quake was also felt in the southern region of Peloponnese.

    July 20, 2019
  • Verdict in Greece

    Verdict in Greece

    The sheer scale of the new Prime Minister’s victory ~ his party has an absolute majority in Parliament ~ is expected to give him a free hand to pursue reforms that have been delayed or opposed by successive governments.

    July 10, 2019
  • Epicurean Pleasure

    Epicurean Pleasure

    For quite some time I have been interested in learning about what constitutes happiness or, to be more precise, what kind of a life one should pursue to be happy. In my search to learn about a happy and meaningful life, I forayed mostly into Western philosophical writings. Recently, as I was remembering all the …

    October 1, 2018
  • India to become $5-trillion economy, world’s largest consumer by 2025: Ram Nath Kovind

    India to become $5-trillion economy, world’s largest consumer by 2025: Ram Nath Kovind

    On Saturday, Ram Nath Kovind became the first Indian President to travel to Greece in 11 years, he on the first leg of his three-nation tour– Greece, Suriname and Cuba.

    June 18, 2018
  • In quest of happiness

    In quest of happiness

    According to Pursuit-of-Happiness.org, Socrates, born in Athens in 460 BCE, has a unique place in the history of happiness. Celebrated as the first person in the West, Socrates argued that happiness is actually obtainable through human effort. And, it was at a time when Greeks had a rather cynical view of human existence. They believed …

    February 18, 2018
  • Athens’ Christmas ‘milk tree’ feeds thousands

    Athens’ Christmas ‘milk tree’ feeds thousands

    A different kind of Christmas tree is erected here each year, made up with milk tins and food products, that is distributed to thousands in need across Greece during the holiday season. Erected for the eight consecutive year on Friday by NGO “Doctors of the World” the tree is adorned with tins of milk and …

    December 16, 2017
  • Improvised refugee, migrant camp evacuated in Athens

    Improvised refugee, migrant camp evacuated in Athens

    Greek police on Friday started the evacuation of an improvised refugee and migrant camp located in an old airport here. A large police force converged at the Athenian Hellenikon international airport. The officers blocked all accesses and formed a security perimeter around the airport's three main buildings, Efe news reported The evacuation operation began at …

    June 2, 2017
  • A city for the ages

    A city for the ages

    Athens is not only the site of the greatest achievements of the classical age of Greece, but also the entire Western Civilisation. But where are those spectacular sights? Athens makes a few efforts to display them. The past is scattered here and there without much thought for continuity. Monuments erected a thousand years apart stand …

    May 14, 2017
  • Bomb explodes outside Eurobank office in Athens

    Bomb explodes outside Eurobank office in Athens

    A bomb has exploded outside a Eurobank branch in the centre of the Greek capital city, police has confirmed. There were no casualties, a media report said. The bomb was placed at the door of a bank branch that exploded on Wednesday evening causing damage to the entrance and shattering windows in surrounding buildings. No …

    April 20, 2017