NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP)— Conservative candidate Nicos Anastasiades won Cyprus' presidency Sunday by one of the widest margins in 30 years, promising to do what it takes to quickly secure a financial rescue package from international creditors and prevent the country from sliding into economic oblivion. Anastasiades, 66, won the runoff election with 57.48 percent of the vote, well ahead of left-wing rival Stavros Malas, who nabbed 42.51 percent, final results showed.
URBANA—The U. of I. Modern Greek Studies Program recently announced the establishment of the Dr. Arthur G. Nikelly’s annual lectures.
The Greek Foreign Minister, Dimitris Avramopoulos met with the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in New York on Thursday. In the press conference following the meeting, Avramopoulos stated that “We had the opportunity with the Secretary General to exchange views on critical issues in our foreign policy and on regional developments,” including the FYROM issue, Cyprus and Greece’s Exclusive Economic Zone.
NEW YORK- “Greece has a problem. Greece is not the problem.” said former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, addressing Columbia University students and faculty in a lecture titled Bailouts and Ballots: The New Challenges to Democracy and the Case of Europe. The lecture, which was part of the Gabriel Silver Memorial Lecture Series,was held last night at the School of International Public Affairs (SIPA) and was open only to the Columbia University students and faculty. Following the talk, Papandreou engaged with the student body.
DES PLAINES, ILL.--- The Philoptochos of Saint John the Baptist Church in Des Plaines, Ill. will host “Have a Heart to Make a House a Home,” at the church on March 12, to benefit the new Martha & Mary Maternity House, the first Orthodox home of its kind in the Midwest and one of very few in the Chicagoland area. The new home will help women who choose life for their unborn children.
BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP)—A little-known Islamic extremist group claimed responsibility Monday for the kidnapping of seven foreign workers from northern Nigeria, threatening their safety if anyone tried to intervene and free them. The group that calls itself Ansaru issued a short statement, obtained by The Associated Press, in which it said its fighters kidnapped the foreigners Saturday night from a construction company's camp at Jama'are, a town about 200 kilometers (125 miles) north of Bauchi, the capital of Bauchi state. Authorities said those kidnapped include one British citizen, one Greek, one Italian, three Lebanese and one Filipino, all employees of a Lebanese construction company called Setraco.
BALTIMORE —With generous support from the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA), International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is directing its latest relief to the country's ailing healthcare system with a shipment of more than $650,000 in medical supplies destined for northern Greece's largest regional hospital. Government austerity and a failing economy have propelled Greece's public healthcare system towards the brink of collapse, jeopardizing the well-being of patients in hospitals that are severely lacking basic but necessary medical supplies like surgical gloves, syringes, vials for blood samples and suture needles.
ATHENS (AP)02/07/2013— Half of Greek households were unable to pay their bills in 2012, forcing them to borrow money from relatives or run up their debts, according to a new survey.
WASHINGTON—The Greek Embassy, as every year, on the occasion of the feast of the Three Hierarchs and Greek Letters, honored the winners at Proficiency Exam Certification Attainment May 2012.
“The aim of art is to represent not the outward
appearance of things, but their inward significance.” - Plato
On Friday, Feb. 15, from 5 pm to 9 pm, River North gallery Hilton|Asmus Contemporary presents “PIXELS,” an exhibition of paintings & sculptures by Greek artist Kostis Georgiou. Georgiou will fly to Chicago from Athens for the opening reception following a yearlong, five-museum tour in China.