ATHENS (AP)— Greece's Parliament failed to elect a new president for the financially struggling country in the first round of voting Wednesday, leaving another two tries before the government falls and early elections are called. The conservative-led government's candidate, former European Commissioner Stavros Dimas, received 160 votes — far short of the 200 needed— with all opposition parties rejecting his candidacy. If a second ballot on Dec. 23, which also requires 200 votes, i...
It is that wonderful time of year again. Where we get together with family and enjoy the holiday moments. Many homes are full of that pine scent that a lot of us associate with Christmas.
Growing up, my grandparents fully embraced American customs. My papou especially, was an extremely proud Greek, but loved how Americans did things. He went all out for us young kids. It was always, “In American we do this, but in Greece it’s like this.”
They tried to give us a holistic view of both countrie...
The weather is cold here in Chicago and visions of jetting off to someplace warm is only a dream for many. But for Joanna Kalafatis it is a life she has lived since childhood.
Kalafatis is a 25-year-old actress, writer, and frequent traveler. According to her website Go Road Trippin’ she explains she is trying to set up her ideal life, “namely, exploring the world and going on adventures while doing what I love.”
Her blog is a creative and worthy read that she hopes “inspires and helps people to d...
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