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At least seven dead, including baby, as floods sweep Greek island of Evia

Eight-month-old found dead in a house after torrential rain causes rivers to burst their banks and blocking roadsSeven people have died, including a baby, as torrential rains and floods swept the Greek island of Evia, damaging dozens of houses and blocking roads.The eight-month-old baby was found dead in a house in the village of Politika on Sunday, said a spokesman for firefighters involved in rescue efforts. The baby’s parents were unharmed. Continue reading...
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Coronavirus live news: Global infections near 20m as Greece sees highest daily case rise

US cases pass 5m; French virus ship passengers sue cruise company; UK daily infections pass 1,000 for first time since June. Follow the latest updatesGlobal infections near 20mAmerica’s midwest braces for ‘unstoppable’ Covid-19 surgeUS passes 5m Covid-19 cases as Joe Biden says pandemic ‘breaks heart’Brazil scientist’s despair as coronavirus deaths hit 100,000See all our coronavirus coverage 12.17am BST Greece Greek authorities have announced a record daily number of 203 new coronavirus case...
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Coronavirus live news: UK daily infections pass 1,000 as Greece posts highest single rise

British economy to be officially declared in recession this week; fire at Indian hotel used a treatment facility; US passes 5m casesAmerica’s midwest braces for ‘unstoppable’ Covid-19 surgeUS coronavirus updates - live UK ministers reject weekly Covid testing in English schools Brazil scientist’s despair as coronavirus deaths hit 100,000Is generational coronavirus tension real? 6.29pm BST Despite international tourism facing its worst crisis since records began, Saudi Arabia has agreed with ...
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Coronavirus live news: UK daily infections pass 1,000 as Greece posts highest daily rise

British economy to be officially declared in recession this week; fire at Indian hotel used a treatment facility; US passes 5m casesAmerica’s midwest braces for ‘unstoppable’ Covid-19 surgeUS coronavirus updates - live UK ministers reject weekly Covid testing in English schools Brazil scientist’s despair as coronavirus deaths hit 100,000Is generational coronavirus tension real? 5.17pm BST Greece has recorded 203 new infections in the 24 hours to Sunday, its highest daily tally since the star...
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Greece floods: At least five killed after Evia island storms

Officials say an eight-month-old baby was among those killed in flooding on the island of Evia.
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A Slice of Greece Comes Alive in This Pune Penthouse

The past few months has made the hearts of wanderlusts crave for travel — more than ever. Even for those us who have never been to Greece, Italy, Cyprus or any of the Mediterranean islands, the images of this 2-bedroom holiday penthouse in Pune designed by Between Walls will make an effortless connection. One where [...]
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Coronavirus live news: UK recalls home tests over safety concerns as Greece cases rise steeply

City of Preston urges young people ‘don’t kill granny’ as cases rise in the Philippines, Australia and ItalyTrump poised to intervene in relief plans after talks break down‘We’re still so tired’: European doctors brace for second wave‘Very dead’: army and police patrol the deserted streets of coronavirus-stricken Melbourne 2.17pm BST Germany and France have challenged the US’s claim to lead talks over reforming the World Health Organization, citing Washington’s decision to quit the UN health...
Tags: UK, Science, Greece, Washington, France, Germany, India, US, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Preston, World Health Organization, Un, Melbourne, Group of Seven


California tops 10,000 COVID deaths, 3rd highest

SACRAMENTO — California has surpassed 10,000 deaths from the coronavirus, making it the U.S. state with the third-highest deaths since the start of the pandemic. The figure was reported Friday by Johns Hopkins University, with 10,024 dead since the outbreak began in California in February. New York has the highest number of deaths at more than 32,000, followed by New Jersey with nearly 16,000. California is the nation’s most populous state with 40 million people. The first known COVID-related de...
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Coronavirus live news: hospitals damaged and PPE destroyed in Beirut blast; Africa records 1 million cases

WHO says true figure across Africa could be much higher; cases continue to surge in EuropeUS: Fauci tells of death threats over virus policyGlobal report: WHO warns against dangers of ‘vaccine nationalism’Lockdown will have ‘negligible’ impact on climate crisis – studyUK coronavirus updates – live 11.25am BST France saw lockdown destroy 119,400 full-time private sector jobs in the second quarter of 2020 on top of nearly half a million lost in the first, according to an estimate by the Insee ...
Tags: Europe, Greece, France, Africa, UK News, US news, Infectious Diseases, Who, Beirut, Emmanuel Macron, Fauci, INSEE, Coronavirus outbreak, Charalambos Gogos


John Carpenter to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Fantasia Film Festival

There’s no filmmaker quite like John Carpenter, and it’s about time the man got some awards love for his staggering work. Enter the Fantasia Film Festival, who are presenting Carpenter with a lifetime achievement award. And since the festival is virtual this year it means Carpenter doesn’t have to leave his house to collect it, and that will no doubt appeal to him, as the legendary director really just wants nothing more than to hang around his pad playing video games these days. John Carpen...
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Coronavirus live news: UK adds Belgium, Bahamas and Andorra to quarantine list

UK quarantine move takes effect from Saturday; Germany reports over 1,000 new infections for first time since May; town with 32,000 residents in northern Spain back in lockdownConcern over German cases as holidays disrupt French testingAnthony Fauci says he has had death threats over coronavirus workFacebook removes Trump post for spreading false information on CovidUS coronavirus updates – live 8.13pm BST Passengers from Belgium, Andorra and the Bahamas will be required to self-isolate at h...
Tags: UK, Science, Greece, Germany, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Bahamas, Grant Shapps, Andorra, Trump, Balkan, Fauci


Fantasia Virtual Announces Third & Final Wave of 2020 Titles!

Fantasia Virtual announces third & final wave of 2020 titles! The Fantasia Film Festival has unveiled a massive new assortment of feature films in the third and final wave of its virtual 24th edition, along with details on scheduled panels, talks, tributes and special events including a masterclass with horror maestro John Carpenter and more! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[],...
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Greece: Greece Expects A Post-COVID Surge In Chinese Golden Visa Applicants - C.Savva & Associates Ltd

With nearly 8,000 successful applicants (not counting their families), 2019 was the best year for Greece's Golden Visa Program since it was first launched in 2014. In contrast, ...
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Greece: COVID-19 Sends Foreigners Into Greek Property-Hunting - C.Savva & Associates Ltd

The coronavirus pandemic has affected nearly all sectors of the Greek economy in one way or another. While some businesses appear to be doing slightly ...
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UK coronavirus live: local lockdown imposed in Aberdeen; official UK death toll rises by 65 – as it happened

Nicola Sturgeon orders closure of pubs and restaurants, plus bans on non-essential travel and indoor meetings. This live blog is now closed, please follow the global live blog for latest updatesEmergency lockdown in Aberdeen could extend to other towns 7.00pm BST Here’s a summary of the day’s main news: Related: Emergency lockdown in Aberdeen after surge in Covid-19 cases Related: Coronavirus live news: Spain sees highest daily cases since June; Greece blames complacency for infections ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Greece, Spain, UK News, Aberdeen, Labour, Luton, Malik, Coronavirus outbreak, Tahir Malik, Asif Masood, Waheed Akbar


Holiday shock: 'We were stopped from boarding our Greece flight'

Airlines are turning away holidaymakers at UK airports because of new rules on flying to Greece.
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Coronavirus live news: Spain sees highest daily cases since June; Greece blames complacency for infections rise

Cases today an increase from yesterday’s number; Greek health officials register highest number of new cases since 22 April; one death every 15 seconds around the world as cases riseAustralia suffers its deadliest day of pandemicFrance ‘could lose control of Covid-19 at any time’‘We’re fighting a ghost’: six months on victories over virus remain fragileUK coronavirus updates – live 5.08pm BST Spain today reported 1,772 new coronavirus infections, the highest daily increase since a national l...
Tags: Greece, Spain, World news, Amsterdam, Reuters, Coronavirus outbreak


How Scholars Finally Deciphered Linear B, the Oldest Preserved Form of Ancient Greek Writing

In the early 1900s, British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans unearthed almost 3,000 tablets on the island of Crete, inscribed with a language he had never seen before. The discovery began a decades-long race to read the language of Europe’s oldest civilization. And the final deciphering of the script, which Evans called Linear B, ended up overturning an accepted history of ancient Greek origins as we learn in the TED-Ed video above scripted by classics professor Susan Lupack. The tablets, ...
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Beirut explosion: claims 'nothing was done' for years over ammonium nitrate at Lebanon port – live updates

Lebanon PM appeals for international assistance with over half the city damaged in blast that killed at least 100 and wounded 4,000Beirut families search for loved ones feared trapped under rubbleLebanon in mourning after deadly Beirut blastsCrisis upon crisis: blast rocks a Lebanon already on its kneesAmmonium nitrate: what is the chemical blamed for blast?Tell us: how have you been affected by the explosion in Beirut? 2.20pm BST From my colleague, Helena, who is in Athens:Greece has dispat...
Tags: Greece, Eu, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Athens, Beirut, Lebanon, Helena, Saad Hariri, Beirut explosion


Coronavirus live news: Greece blames complacency for 'significant rise' in cases; global death toll passes 700,000

Greek health officials register highest number of new cases since 22 April; one death every 15 seconds around the world as cases riseAustralia suffers its deadliest day of pandemicFrance ‘could lose control of Covid-19 at any time’‘We’re fighting a ghost’: six months on victories over virus remain fragileUK coronavirus updates – live 1.01pm BST New restrictions have been imposed in the city of Aberdeen in Scotland following an outbreak. Under the measures, pubs and restaurants have been orde...
Tags: UK, Greece, Scotland, World news, Aberdeen, Nicola Sturgeon, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: Greece reports highest number of cases in weeks as Danish expert advises against lockdown easing

UN says getting students safely back must be ‘top priority’; France says ‘situation is precarious’; record fines for isolation breaches in AustraliaGlobal report: France ‘could lose control of Covid-19 at any time’Trump flounders in interview over US death tollSix months on, victories remain fragileUK coronavirus live: latest updatesUS coronavirus live: latest updates 7.22pm BST The number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care units in French hospitals rose for the second day in a row, reve...
Tags: Greece, France, China, US, Australia news, World Health Organization, Un, Norway, Vietnam, Donald Trump, Trump Administration, Sotiris Tsiodras


For Greece’s Theaters, the Coronavirus Is a Tragedy

Playhouses were already suffering from deep funding cuts after a decade of austerity. Now, with the pandemic, many speak of ruin.
Tags: News, Greece, Theater, Lydia, Dimitris, Shutdowns (Institutional, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Coronavirus Reopenings, Lignadis, National Theater of Greece, The Persians (Play, Athens and Epidaurus Festival, Koniordou


You can now explore a 2,500 year old shipwreck

Greece has opened its first underwater museum off the coast of Alonissos. Attendees can explore the remains of an Athenian merchant ship by sea or by virtual reality.
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Coronavirus live news: Singapore to use electronic tags to monitor some travellers; Belgium ICU admissions double

Belgium facing ‘extensive’ spread of cases; global cases pass 18m; Melbourne braces for further lockdown measuresGlobal report: coronavirus cases double every six weeksRestrictions announced on businesses in MelbourneUK coronavirus live: latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.26pm BST The number of coronavirus patients admitted to intensive care units in Belgium has doubled in a month and the epidemic is spreading “intensively”, health officials warned on Monday, according to Reute...
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Expert Interview with Sophie Linardopoulos of Zolotas Australia Bridal

Boho brides, take note. Zolotas Australia Bridal hand make the most beautiful gowns with seamless silhouettes and a unique heritage. Crafted in Greece, the land of the Bohemian summer, these gowns channel the spirit of a wedding in the Greek Islands and are made with a lot of love, joy and passion. Today we chat to Sophie Linardopoulos, owner of Zolotas Australia Bridal, about these special gowns and the process of making them for the lucky brides that get to wear them on their big days. Continu...
Tags: Greece, Wisdom, Wedding, Greek Islands, What Would They Know, Fashion Wisdom, Zolotas Australia, Sophie Linardopoulos, Zolotas Australia Bridal


'Parthenon of shipwrecks': Greece opens its first underwater museum

A wreck boasting a trove of fifth-century BC amphorae has been opened to divers off the island of AlonissosGreece has inaugurated its first underwater museum, a trove of fifth-century BC amphorae labelled the “Parthenon of shipwrecks”, off the coast of Alonissos island in the western Aegean.The site of the wreck will be open to tours by certified amateur divers from 3 August to 2 October, while those who can’t dive can follow a virtual reality tour at an information centre in the main town of Al...
Tags: Europe, Greece, World news, Museums, Archaeology, Alonissos, Alonissos Continue


Deserted beaches, free Covid tests - and no masks: Europe's 'safest' destinations lure British tourists

Norway has more coastline than Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece, Sweden and France combined and ten times as many islands as Greece, the country's tourism agency is boasting in its new advertising campaign for British holidaymakers forced to rethink travel plans in light of Europe's 'second wave'. Space to social distance rather than sunshine is at the core of the new marketing campaigns launched by a string of unusual holiday destinations competing to lure Brits taking last-minute ...
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Why Greece could be Europe's best holiday ticket right now

As destinations across Europe brace themselves for a second wave of coronavirus, Greece continues to deliver its vacation magic largely free of infections.
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Developers v Durrell: the battle over Corfu's 'jewel of nature'

Super-rich join naturalists in fight to halt building of luxury resort on biodiverse headlandUsually, at this time of year, Corfu would have submitted to the soporific rhythms of the relentless summer heat. Instead, anger is in the air and battle lines have been drawn, none more so than in the minds of those determined to protect the island’s last piece of virgin territory – a place of unique biodiversity – from being developed into an “ultra luxury” resort.The stakes couldn’t be higher. On the ...
Tags: Europe, Greece, Environment, World news, Wildlife, Conservation, Biodiversity, Environmental Activism, Corfu, Greece Holidays, Gerald, Corfu holidays, Durrell, Lee Durrell


Luxury Expedition Cruises

CLICK HERE TO VIEW CATALOG Luxury Expedition Cruises When Carol and I take our first luxury expedition cruise, one of the first places we will look at is with our friends at Abercrombie & Kent (A&K). Two thousand twenty-one marks a special year for Abercrombie & Kent as they will celebrate 30 years of exploration by sea. And in true A&K spirit, they are commemorating this milestone with several brand-new journeys for the 2021-2022 season. Most notably, The Northeast Passage: Across the Russia...
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