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South African Airways is flying again after its government cut funding last year. Here's a look at the collapse and revival of the 87-year-old national airline.

SAA relaunches flights after a year of inactivity Reuters South African Airways relaunched operations with a flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town after a year of inactivity. Though not involved in the relaunch, the airline has likely secured a new investor, Takatso Consortium. SAA said it's optimistic about its revival, but it's not without its skeptics. See more stories on Insider's business page. South African Airways was on the brink of disappearance after years of financia...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, New York, London, Air Travel, Australia, Planes, Africa, US, Trends, Features, Rome, Frankfurt, South Africa, New York Times


Some Homeless Skeptical of Government-Sanctioned Encampment

Some of the people living in an Athens homeless camp known as Cooterville say they’re skeptical of a new, government-sanctioned homeless camp planned for the community.
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Open season in more ways than one

Fans are back and rosters look different, Euroleague’s return to normality might well be the most open season in years Before we get carried away, yes, I fully expect CSKA Moscow to be in Berlin come the end of the season. That has little to do with their roster, which is quite fun and we’ll get to, or anything else. CSKA at the Final Four is a constant, what it does there is wild. They could be playing against the Monstars with a hostile pro-Monstar crowd in a series they had to play completel...
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‘Climate crisis on our shores’: Mediterranean countries sign deal after summer of fires

Region’s leaders make joint declaration vowing to step up efforts to address extreme weatherWith the catastrophic effects of this summer’s unprecedented wildfires still being counted, leaders from around the Mediterranean – the European region most at risk from climate change – have vowed to intensify their efforts to tackle the challenges posed by extreme weather.A joint declaration, signed in Athens, has fired the starting shot on what is hoped will bring groundbreaking change in how the neigh...
Tags: Europe, Greece, Environment, Spain, World news, Cyprus, Athens, Extreme Weather, Mediterranean, Climate Crisis


Alzheimer Athens: Things we want to forget

Most dementia communication focuses on the precious memories one loses because of the disease. But there is a long list of things in our lives, some trivial and some intensely traumatic, the memory of which we would gladly give up and lose. Unfortunately, the person suffering from dementia has no such control. Because dementia does not ask anybody. And it does not discriminate. wad2021_outtolunch_resized.jpg...
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Greece Sees Jump in International Arrivals in August

ATHENS (Reuters) - International air traffic to Greece picked up strongly in August at the peak of the summer tourism season, civil aviation...
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Aegean Airlines Shrinks Loss in Second Quarter, Sales Jump

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's largest carrier Aegean Airlines on Friday reported a lower loss in the second quarter compared to the same period a...
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Greek Jobless Rate Drops to 15.8% in Second Quarter

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's jobless rate fell to 15.8% in the second quarter from 17.1% in the first three months of 2021, data by the country's...
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The New Hot Spot For Art In Athens Is — Piraeus (?!)

Yes, the Greek capital’s grotty old seaport, which has been busy, industrial and unpleasant for 2,500 years, is seeing serious art galleries, and the high-end restaurants that service gallery patrons, bustin’ out all over. – T — The New York Times Style Magazine
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Greek Unemployment Drops to 14.2% in July

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's jobless rate dropped to 14.2% in July from 15.0% in the previous month, data from the statistics service ELSTAT showed...
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Small Plane Crashes off the Greek Island of Samos, Two Dead

ATHENS (Reuters) - Two people were killed on Monday when a light aircraft crashed into the sea close to the Greek island of Samos, Greek...
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Greece to Spend 4 Billion Euros on Pandemic Support in Second Half of 2021

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece will pump an additional 4.4 billion euros into its economy in the second half of the year to prop up businesses and...
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Greece Extends Pandemic Support as Economy Seen Rebounding This Year

ATHENS (Reuters) -Greece said on Monday it will pump more money into its economy to prop up businesses and households battered by the pandemic, as...
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Anti COVID Vaccine Protesters Clash With Police in Greece

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek police fired tear gas and water canon on Saturday to break up a demonstration of thousands of people protesting against...
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Vietnam War Photos Returned to Former Air Force Photographer

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — In 1968, a young U.S. Air Force captain assigned as a photographer was trekking through the cities and countryside of South Vietnam focusing his lens on city scenes, infantrymen and the casualties of war.
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Shrine to replace church lost on 9/11 nears completion

By Peter Smith | Associated Press The domed sanctuary rising in Lower Manhattan, where workers are busy installing translucent Greek marble in time for a ceremonial lighting on Sept. 10, bears little resemblance to the modest parish church that John Katsimatides had discovered years ago. He often visited the old St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church to say a prayer and light a candle as he went to or from work nearby on the 104th floor of the World Trade Center’s north tower. The church stood as a ...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Greece, America, Sport, World news, Ap, Soccer, New Jersey, Athens, Parthenon, Associated Press, John, World Trade Center, Istanbul


Thousands Bid Farewell to Acclaimed Greek Composer Theodorakis

ATHENS (Reuters) - Thousands of Greeks on Wednesday bid farewell to Mikis Theodorakis, a world-renowned activist and musician whose work brought...
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Kirby Smart: COVID at ‘highest spike’ in Georgia football locker room, injury update

ATHENS — The fact Georgia football figures to have a capacity crowd of more than 90,000 at Sanford Stadium on Saturday might make it...
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Body of Greek Composer Theodorakis to Lie in State

The body of Greek composer and politician Mikis Theodorakis is to lie in state in a chapel of Athens Cathedral for three days from Monday afternoon, a day earlier than originally planned.
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Mikis Theodorakis, Composer of ‘Zorba the Greek’ and ‘Serpico,’ Dies at 96

Mikis Theodorakis, the celebrated Greek composer of “Zorba the Greek,” “Z” and “Serpico” and among the most politically active of all 20th-century composers, died Thursday at his home in Athens. He was 96. His official website listed the cause of death as cardiopulmonary arrest. “Today we lost a part of Greece’s soul,” Greece’s cultural minister, […]
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Mikis Theodorakis, Zorba composer and political maverick, dies aged 96

Musician will be best remembered for scoring the film Zorba the Greek and defiance during military ruleThe renowned Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis, who scored the 1964 classic film Zorba the Greek and was an icon of resistance to the former military junta, has died in Athens, aged 96.A prolific talent and political maverick, Theodorakis was revered in his home country for his inspirational music and defiance during the junta that ruled from 1967 to 1974. Continue reading...
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Coronavirus live news: Bulgaria tightens restrictions ahead of expected surge; Taiwan receives first Pfizer doses

Bulgaria currently least vaccinated EU country; Taiwan receives delivery organised by tech giants and a charity; likelihood of long Covid in double-jabbed adults who get coronavirus almost halfWHO opens pandemic intelligence hub to look out for future crisesHow schools in the Asia Pacific are managing DeltaCovid rates among US children and teens rise as new school year beginsSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.34pm BST In case you missed it earlier, here is a video of Prince Harry blaming ove...
Tags: Greece, US, Eu, World news, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, Athens, Bulgaria, Harry, Coronavirus, Oxford AstraZeneca


Mel Kiper Jr.: Adam Anderson tops list of NFL draft prospects in Georgia-Clemson showdown

ATHENS — Mel Kiper Jr. has updated his 2022 NFL Draft ‘Big Board,” and the Georgia football team has some players moving up.
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Greek Health Care Workers Protest Compulsory Vaccinations

Hundreds of Greek health care workers accompanied by ambulances with sirens blaring have marched through central Athens to protest regulations mandating coronavirus vaccines for anyone working in their sector.
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Welcome to 'trip stacking,' where travelers wary of COVID-19 cancellations book multiple trips for the same vacation

The Delta variant of coronavirus is causing trips to be canceled at short notice. Mongkol Chuewong/Getty Images "Trip stacking" is where travelers book multiple trips for the same vacation in case one is canceled because of COVID-19. Most people postpone their second trip rather than cancel it, utilizing flexible booking options. Trip stacking can make more money for travel agencies as they book multiple trips for clients. See more stories on Insider's business page. Travelers are book...
Tags: Florida, Mexico, Trends, Rome, Hawaii, Portugal, Delta, Athens, Caribbean, Cnbc, Bush, Travelers, Hotelplanner, Tim Hentschel, Hentschel, Silverseas


Frumpy Middle-aged Mom: Wow. I wasn’t the only ancient ruin in Greece

I wasn’t really going to admit this to you, but here goes: I was scared to go to Greece. Everyone kept telling me how many stairs there were, the trip involved 14 hours of plane flights and it just seemed like I might have been crazy to even think about such a trip, considering how gimpy I actually am. Well, guess what? It was fine. It was more than fine. It was fun. And interesting. And fattening, because Greek food is delicious. They put massive hunks of feta cheese on their salads. That gives...
Tags: Greece, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Alaska, Athens, Parthenon, Anna, Mykonos, Meteora, Delphi, Acropolis, Aegean Sea, Nikolai, Athena, Plaka


Ryanair offers flights costing one penny per mile as winter fares war begins

Exclusive: London Stansted to Athens, travelling tomorrow, costs just £14.99 for 1,500 miles of air travel
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Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: GB’s Dunn wins swimming gold with world record – live!

Results | Medal table | Full coverageSign up for the Guardian’s daily Paralympics briefingEmail, tweet @GeoffLemonSport or comment below the line 10.20am BST Swimming: In the women’s 50m breaststroke SB3, Marta Infante Fernandez comes in first. She took silver in the 50 butterfly, and she’s sitting poolside in streams of tears at winning gold. Russia’s Natalia Butkova gets silver, while Mexico score another medal with Nely Miranda Herrera’s bronze. 10.17am BST Swimming: Anulfo Castorena ...
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Greek PM to Reshuffle Cabinet After Wildfires, His Office Says

ATHENS (Reuters) -Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will reshuffle his cabinet on Tuesday, his office said, adding new faces after criticism...
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Olympiakos defender Semedo arrested over rape allegation

Athens (AFP) – Portuguese footballer Ruben Semedo of reigning Greek champions Olympiakos was brought before an Athens public prosecutor on Monday on charges of raping a 17-year-old girl. The 27-year-old central defender was arrested on... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Athens, Olympiakos, Afp, Semedo, Rúben Semedo