Wildlife, ‘ghost nets,’ and a wrecked WW2 sub

Divers removed half a tonne of abandoned fishing gear covering a British submarine that sank off the Greek island of Kefalonia in 1941 as well as other wrecks in an effort to protect the area’s loggerhead sea turtles, dolphins and monk seals. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video … Read more Wildlife, ‘ghost nets,’ and a wrecked WW2 sub

Beirut Blast: Rio’s Christ Statue Lights Up To Honor Victims in Lebanon

The iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro lit up with the Lebanese flag on Thursday to honor the victims of this week’s devastating explosion in Beirut. In a ceremony beside the statue, religious leaders remembered the 135 victims of the blast and offered prayers for the injured and those made homeless … Read more Beirut Blast: Rio’s Christ Statue Lights Up To Honor Victims in Lebanon

Deserted by tourists, Mykonos has little reason to party

The global pandemic has left many tourist destinations empty, with local businesses struggling to survive. On the Greek island of Mykonos, just 10 international flights arrive each day, four times fewer than the same period last year. The impact has devastated the local economy, which usually derives 95% of its income from tourists. Subscribe to … Read more Deserted by tourists, Mykonos has little reason to party

Greek protesters burn Turkish flags decrying Hagia Sophia’s reconversion to mosque

Turkey and Greece have locked horns once more, this time over Ankara’s decision to turn the famed Hagia Sophia landmark back into a mosque. Some hot-headed Greeks even burned a Turkish flag to oppose the move. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/aml3 Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow … Read more Greek protesters burn Turkish flags decrying Hagia Sophia’s reconversion to mosque

Greek firefighters battle forest blaze

More than 200 firefighters tackled the blaze in Kechries with the help of four helicopters and eight planes. Hundreds of people were evacuated and several homes have been damaged and one fire truck destroyed Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy … Read more Greek firefighters battle forest blaze

Greek Government is Cracking Down on Mask Regulations

Shoppers must now mask up before stepping foot in supermarkets across Greece as the country faces double-digit growth of Covid-19 cases Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2TwO8Gm QUICKTAKE ON SOCIAL: Follow QuickTake on Twitter: twitter.com/quicktake Like QuickTake on Facebook: facebook.com/quicktake Follow QuickTake on Instagram: instagram.com/quicktake Subscribe to our newsletter: https://bit.ly/2FJ0oQZ Email us at quicktakenews@gmail.com QuickTake … Read more Greek Government is Cracking Down on Mask Regulations

‘There is the sun and sea, but that does not feed us’: Pandemic hits tourism income on Greece’s Kos

It’s an unusually calm summer on the Greek island of Kos. The Covid-19 pandemic has led to fewer flight connections and social distancing, which in turn means many hotels are shut, a calamity for workers who depend on seasonal income. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news … Read more ‘There is the sun and sea, but that does not feed us’: Pandemic hits tourism income on Greece’s Kos

Hagia Sophia: A matter of sovereignty or political narrow-mindedness? | Inside Story

One of the world’s most famous landmarks, the Hagia Sophia museum in Istanbul, has been turned back into a mosque. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the site will be open to Muslim worship in less than two weeks, after a top court ruled the building’s conversion to a museum in 1934 was illegal. Built … Read more Hagia Sophia: A matter of sovereignty or political narrow-mindedness? | Inside Story

121 University of Washington students test positive for COVID-19

121 students living in fraternity houses at the University of Washington have tested positive for COVID-19. A pop-up testing site set up last week near the Greek Row section of the campus had conducted nearly 1,300 tests as of this weekend, the Interfraternity Council said. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on … Read more 121 University of Washington students test positive for COVID-19

New restrictions as outbreaks sprout in Europe

European authorities are imposing new restrictions on movement as #coronavirus outbreaks continue to pop up. In #Spain, officials locked down nearly 70,000 residents in the northwestern region of Galicia on Sunday, while Greek authorities are closing its border to Serbian nationals until July 15. But not every country is locking down, #Britain has stopped isolating … Read more New restrictions as outbreaks sprout in Europe

PM’s father Stanley Johnson defends Greece visit, saying he had to make the villa ‘covid-proof’

The father of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he was wanting a ‘quiet time’ after being criticised after reportedly travelling via Bulgaria to visit his Greek holiday home. Speaking outside his villa in Pilio on Friday, Stanley said “I’ve got a whole lot of instructions about how to make the place covid, covid-proof.” … Read more PM’s father Stanley Johnson defends Greece visit, saying he had to make the villa ‘covid-proof’

Stanley Johnson defends trip to Greece, saying he had to make villa ‘Covid-proof’

The prime minister’s father, Stanley Johnson, has defended travelling to his villa in Greece amid growing condemnation by saying that he was making the property ‘Covid-proof’. Interviewed by Greek media outside his mountain villa in Pelion overlooking the Aegean sea on Saturday, Johnson senior said: ‘I don’t know what the reaction of the British public is. I’ve … Read more Stanley Johnson defends trip to Greece, saying he had to make villa ‘Covid-proof’

Greek PM: coronavirus crisis has discredited populists | FT

Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis discusses his country’s surprising success in containing Covid-19, in an interview with FT editor Roula Khalaf and Europe editor Ben Hall See if you get the FT for free as a student (http://ft.com/schoolsarefree) or start a £1 trial: https://subs.ft.com/spa3_trial?segmentId=3d4ba81b-96bb-cef0-9ece-29efd6ef2132 ► Check out our Community tab for more stories or to … Read more Greek PM: coronavirus crisis has discredited populists | FT

Will Hagia Sophia become a mosque again? | Inside Story

It is an ancient monument revered by different ideologies for centuries. Hagia Sofia in Turkey – one of the world’s most contested buildings – is creating controversy once again. It was the largest Christian cathedral in the Eastern Roman Empire for a thousand years. Now, one of the busiest tourist attractions in Istanbul is a museum. … Read more Will Hagia Sophia become a mosque again? | Inside Story

COVID-19 threat: Merchant ships stalled while others stuck at sea

The coronavirus pandemic has been making it difficult for crews on merchant ships to return home. Some have been at sea for more than six months. At the same time, crews hoping to resume work have been struggling to get to their ships. Al Jazeera’s John Psaropoulos reports from the Greek port of Piraeus. – … Read more COVID-19 threat: Merchant ships stalled while others stuck at sea