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Socrates’ ancient philosophy shows why moral posturing on social media is so annoying

Social media offers the chance to carefully curate a public image and, while some choose to broadcast their professional success or vacations, others are keen to make a show of their moral worth. You’ve seen the messages on Twitter or Facebook: “Give a compliment, it can make someone’s day.” “Please


Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris Lies in Ruins after Massive Fire (video)

A major fire engulfed the medieval cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, one of France’s most iconic and well-known landmarks, on Monday evening. The 850-year-old Gothic building’s spire and roof have collapsed but the main structure, including the two bell towers, have been saved, officials say.


Pompeo expected to announce crackdown on Iranian oil purchases

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is set to announce a new crackdown on Iranian oil purchases, according to multiple reports. The Associated Press and Reuters both reported Monday that Pompeo will alert five nations that they will need to stop importing oil from Iran or face U.S. sanctions.


Katie Holmes Shares a Rare Photo of Suri Cruise from Their Visit to a Refugee Camp in Greece

Katie Holmes brought daughter Suri along for a special trip to a refugee camp in Greece. The Logan Lucky actress, 40, recently paid a visit to the Moria refugee camp in Lesbos, Greece, with the organization Artolution — and she made sure to share the experience with her 12-year-old daughter.


Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Patch 1.2 Goes Live Today, Fate of Atlantis Coming Soon

Patch 1.2 for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey goes live today across all platforms. The patch contains some fixes, some improvements, and support for the upcoming The Fate of Atlantis DLC.


Dawn French will travel to Greece with Richard Ayoade in Channel 4's Travel Man

Dawn French has revealed that she will be joining Richard Ayoade for a whistle-stop tour of Athens in Channel 4's Travel Man. The Cornwall-based actress took to Twitter to announce the news - much to the delight of hundreds of fans.


Washington Slams Turkey, Halts Delivery of F-35 Fighter Jet Hardware

Washington sent a clear warning to Turkey on Monday night by halting deliveries of equipment for the brand-new F-35 fighter jets to Ankara, Reuters reported. The US has repeatedly warned Turkey that if the country goes ahead with its decision to purchase and use Russian S-400 missiles, then the coun


Greek Embassy’s Official Independence Day Celebration Held in Houston

HOUSTON – Greek Ambassador to the United States Haris Lalacos declared, “this year, the annual reception for March 25th of the Embassy of Greece is not taking place in Washington, it’s taking place here,” in Houston.


How did Greece claw its way out of economic meltdown - and at what cost?

Eurozone finance ministers gather in Bucharest on Friday, with Greece at the top of the agenda. For many years the most troubled member of the single currency, Greece faced a debt nightmare following the 2009 financial crisis. Sharp rises in public sector wages combined with a host of problems resul


Giannis Antetokounmpo Marches With the Greek Flag on Independence Day

A very tall flag-bearing man marching in the center of Athens streets was none other than Giannis Antetokounmpo, as he walked with young athletes on March 25, 2013. Atetokounmpo has returned to his native country to celebrate the anniversary of the Greek revolution against the Ottoman Empire.


Sen. Gianaris Speaks to the Greek-American Homeowners Association about Amazon (Vid)

ASTORIA – At the Greek-American Homeowners Association (GAHA) monthly meeting on April 3, New York State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Michael Gianaris spoke about the Amazon issue and whether he was ultimately responsible for “wrecking” the negotiations, as certain media outlets had suggested.


The FBI wanted Trump’s former campaign aide to wear a wire during the Russia investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Trump campaign aide central to the early days of the FBI’s Russia investigation said the FBI wanted him to wear a wire to record conversations with a professor who had told him the Russians had dirt on Hillary Clinton.


How Brave Greek Islanders Saved a Jewish Family During the Holocaust

The tiny Greek island of Erikousa, in the Ionian Sea north of Corfu, has kept a secret for a very, very long time. A story which includes not only tragedy, but kindness and bravery as well, as the islanders joined forces to save a family of Jews from certain death in the Holocaust.


Mykonos: A Portrait of a Vanished Era Book Signing

NEW YORK – Robert A. McCabe is hosting a book signing for his elegant new book, Mykonos: Portrait of a Vanished Era, on April 6 in New York City. The event will take place at The Photography Show, Pier 94 this Saturday between 2pm and 4pm. Robert McCabe will be located at Booth 1002 ready to sign hi


Attackers throw explosive at Russian consulate in Athens

ATHENS (Reuters) - Attackers on a motorcycle threw a hand grenade at the Russian consulate in Athens early on Friday, causing no injuries and slight damage, police said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the early morning attack on the consulate in the Athens suburb of Chalandri. Po


Prespes Border Crossing Between Greece and North Macedonia Reopens After 52 Years

The Greek parliament will ratify the decision to reopen the border crossing in the region of the Prespes Lakes between Greece and North Macedonia next week. The landmark decision was announced by Greece’s Alternate Foreign Minister Sia Anagnostopoulou in a Wednesday interview with the AMNA news agen


Erdogan: Istanbul's Hagia Sophia could be turned into mosque

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Istanbul's Hagia Sophia — a Byzantine-era cathedral that was turned into a mosque and now serves as a museum — could be reconverted into a mosque.


Greek PM says Turkish jets forced his helicopter to reduce altitude

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Turkish jets buzzed his helicopter as he was flying on Monday to a Greek island to mark the anniversary of the 1821 uprising against Ottoman rule, but Turkey said there was no attempt to intercept his flight.


European Parliament Votes to Ban Single-Use Plastics in Europe

The European Parliament approved a new law on Wednesday which will ban single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery and straws. As a result of the new legislation, a wide range of products will be banned in the EU by the year 2021.


Migrants planning border push clash with police in Greece

DIAVATA, Greece (AP) — Clashes broke out Thursday between migrants and Greek police outside a camp in northern Greece, where hundreds gathered in the hope of reviving a route that saw hundreds of thousands enter more prosperous countries in Europe.