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Pope Francis decries ‘shipwreck of civilization’ as he visits refugees on Greek island of Lesbos

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Pope Francis met with refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos Sunday, his second trip to the island -- which has become a symbol of the migrant crisis -- in five years. "Please let us stop this shipwreck of civilizat...

Why WHO skipped two letters of the Greek alphabet in naming Omicron

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The naming of the new coronavirus variant Omicron is causing some confusion. Since May the World Health Organization has been using letters of the Greek alphabet, in order, to name coronavirus variants. Delta was t...

WHO skips over Greek letters ‘nu’ and ‘xi’; names new variant ‘omicron’

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"'Nu' is too easily confounded with ‘new,’ and ‘X' was not used because it is a common last name, and WHO best practices for naming disease suggest avoiding ‘causing offence to any cultural, social, national, regiona...

Greek 7-Layer Hummus Dip

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This recipe is featured in the CNN story "You might already be following the Mediterranean diet with these easy kitchen swaps." Michelle Dudash is author of "The Low-Carb Mediterranean Cookbook: Quick and Easy High-P...

Greek Maria Sakkari qualifies for season-ending WTA Finals

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(Reuters)Greece's Maria Sakkari will make her debut at the WTA Finals after the 26-year-old qualified for the season-ending championships after reaching the quarterfinals at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow. Sakkari edged ...

Michael Constantine of ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ fame dead at 94

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The actor’s family announced the news to the local outlet of his Reading, Penn. hometown, the Reading Eagle. In the announcement, the family stated that he died peacefully of natural causes surrounded by close family...

Michael Constantine, who played the dad in ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding,’ has died at 94

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Actor Michael Constantine, best-known for playing the proud father in the hit movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," died last week, his agent told CNN. He was 94 years old. Constantine was a busy character actor for fiv...

Whipped Greek Yogurt With Cardamom, Date and Pistachios

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Elevate your breakfast by whipping Greek yogurt with warm cardamom spice. A topping of medjool dates adds sweetness and pistachios lend crunch. Whole-milk Greek yogurt is rich in protein compared to regular yogurt, ...

Greek government pushes back on Stefanos Tsitsipas’ vaccine comments

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(Reuters)A spokesman for the Greek government has pushed back on Stefanos Tsitsipas' comments in which he said he would only get vaccinated for Covid-19 if it became mandatory to compete in tennis. "He does not have...

Greek orthodox priest moved to psychiatric hospital after attacking group of bishops with acid

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Athens, Greece A 37-year-old priest is in custody in Greece after allegedly launching an acid attack that injured 10 people at a meeting of senior bishops. He has since been moved to an Athens psychiatric hospital an...

Investigators consider ‘personal dispute’ in shooting of Greek Orthodox priest with sawed-off shotgun

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Paris Investigators are "leaning towards" treating Saturday's attack on a Greek Orthodox priest in Lyon, France, as a "personal dispute," according to a source close to the investigation. The source added, however, t...

Greek court imposes jail terms on far-right Golden Dawn leaders

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The leaders of the far-right Golden Dawn, once Greece's third largest political party, were sentenced to prison on Wednesday for running a criminal gang linked with hate crimes during the country's worst economic cri...

Greek police fire teargas at protesting migrants on Lesbos

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Lesbos, Greece Police on the Greek island of Lesbos fired teargas at a group of migrants on Saturday protesting against a new camp being set up to replace one destroyed this week by fire, according to local media. Mi...