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Hurricane Isaias lashes the Bahamas as it bears down on Florida

Hurricane Isaias strengthened slightly as it lashed the Bahamas on Saturday, bearing down on Florida and was expected to approach the southeast of the...

NASA astronauts riding SpaceX capsule poised for weekend return

The two NASA astronauts who rode to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's new Crew Drago are due to return on Sunday after a...

U.S. coronavirus deaths rise by 1,453, biggest increase since May 27

U.S. deaths from the novel coronavirus rose by at least 1,453 late on Friday, the biggest one-day increase since May 27, to reach a...

Greece extends mask-wearing requirement as coronavirus infections flare up

Greece will make mask-wearing compulsory in all indoor public spaces and also in outdoor spaces where proper social distancing cannot be observed, its deputy civil...

As workers sweat, pressure grows on employers to turn down the heat

After a survey of more than 1,600 outdoor workers and slum dwellers in Vietnam's steamy cities revealed two-thirds experienced symptoms of heat exhaustion during...

Under a year to Tokyo 2020 chief assured that Olympics could have ‘limited spectators’

The Tokyo 2020 games are now scheduled to open on July 23, 2021, after a historic postponement forced by the global march of the...

Mitsotakis: Recovery Fund a unique opportunity for Greece’s modernisation, reconstruction

"The funding that Greece will receive through the Recovery Fund is a unique opportunity for the modernisation, reconstruction and overall productive reorientation of the...

GDP down by -12.1% in the euro area and by -11.9% in the EU in Q2 of 2020, inflation at +0.4% in July

In the second quarter 2020, still marked by Covid-19 containment measures in most Member States, seasonally adjusted GDP decreased by 12.1% in the euro...

Passenger traffic up in the port of Piraeus

Passenger traffic has increased in the port of Piraeus as of Friday morning, while a total of 23 ships are scheduled to depart from...

Hardalias announces emergency rules for Muslims observing Eid al-Adha in Greece

Deputy Crisis Management Minister Nikos Hardalias issued an emergency announcement outlining health safety rules and restrictions that must be observed during the Islamic religious...

Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

The world economic outlook has dimmed again, with rising coronavirus infections and the risk of renewed lockdowns increasing the chances that any rebound will...

Trump floats election delay, lawmakers reject idea

President Donald Trump has raised the idea of delaying the Nov. 3 U.S. elections, an idea immediately rejected by both Democrats and his fellow...

UK tightens lock down in northern England

Britain imposed a tougher lock down in swathes of northern England after a rise in the rate of novel coronavirus transmission, raising concerns that...

Ancient ‘Acropolis of the sea’ opens to divers, guarded by high tech

Hidden and protected for millennia, an ancient shipwreck in Greece opens to the public for the first time on Monday, August 3, fusing archaeological wonders in...

Greece’s PM Mitsotakis urges experts not to hesitate to sound the alarm, if necessary

A virtual government meeting to review the latest figures and discuss the handling of the corona virus pandemic was held at the Maximos Mansion...

Trump raises possibility of delaying November U.S. presidential election

U.S. President Donald Trump, on Thursday, raised the possibility of delaying the nation's November presidential election despite its date being enshrined in the U.S....

NASA’s new Mars rover launches from Florida to seek signs of past life

NASA's next-generation Mars rover Perseverance blasted off from Florida's Cape Canaveral on Thursday atop an Atlas 5 rocket on a $2.4 billion mission to...

Famous face queue outside Madame in Tussauds London

The waxworks of some current famous personalities have been prominently displayed in a queue outside Madame Tussauds in London and some are even decked...

Greece: Use of masks extended to all retail stores, pharmacies, hair salons

The government extended the obligatory use of masks to all retail stores including libraries, massage and tattoo parlours as was published on Wednesday in...

UK worried about second wave in Europe

Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Thursday he was worried about a second wave of coronavirus infections in Europe and that the government...

Record number of Black women set to run for U.S. Congress

Joyce Elliott, an Arkansas state senator who is seeking a U.S. congressional seat in November, was the second Black student to attend her local...

Top Stories

A sub-40 day for the first time in August-Possible showers tomorrow

  Somewhat of a respite today from the scorching, persistent heatwave that has seen temperatures soar up to 44 degrees and consistently recorded over 40...

Fourteen new corona virus cases detected out of 3,539 tests

According to the Epidemiological Surveillance Unit of the Ministry of Health 14 new cases of the SARS-CoV-II virus were detected out of a total...

Cyprus will stand by Lebanon, FM wrote in Book of Condolence

Cyprus will stand by Lebanon during these challenging times and will provide all possible aid and support in an effort to alleviate the immense...

Cyprus stands ready to offer any help that Lebanon requests, Justice Minister says

Cyprus Justice and Public Order Minister Emily Yiolitis has said that Cyprus is ready to offer any help that Lebanon requests. Yiolitis visited on Friday...

Four-member team of ‘Volunteer Doctors Cyprus’ travels to Beirut Sunday

A four-member team of "Volunteer Doctors Cyprus" departs on Sunday for Beirut to offer assistance at local hospitals. The team will provide help for the...

Taste

Octopus ‘Kathisto’ (or Octopus braised in Wine)

Ingredients: 1/2 cup Greek extra virgin olive oil 2 medium onions, chopped fine 1 large octopus, about 2kg (cleaned and kept whole) 3/4 cup dry red wine 1/3 cup...

Homemade lemonade

Ingredients: 1 cup lemon juice 1 cup sugar Method: Thoroughly wash the lemons with soap and warm water. Roll each lemon with the palm of your hand, pressing...

‘Striftaria’ mini cheese pies

Ingredients 1 ½ cup milk 2 tbsps. flour 4 tsps. of butter 3 eggs, slightly beaten + 1 extra with 1 tbs. of milk for spreading 1 pack of...

Mini potato canapes baked on salt

Ingredients Serves: 12 1kg small Cypriot potatoes rock salt, as needed 250g salted butter 300ml full fat cremé frâiche 1 pot cod or salmon roe Method Prep:20min › Cook:35min › Ready in:55min Take...