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I have visited Greece twice, the first time in 1980 I was pregnant with Angus and was uncomfortable in the August heat, the plumbing. But from the hotel window I could see the Acropolis, and I watched Spanish dancing and singing in the ancient stadium. After my travel-mate returned to Philadelphia from Athens, I traveled to Olympia, and was there exactly when the Olympic Games were held in Moscow. Wow. Olive trees. I remember olive trees and shady groves and a small Olympic Stadium that captured the imagination of so many in the world.

The second time was in Oct 2001, I was in Athens for an HIV/AIDS conference because right after 9/11, so many were afraid of flying, and I was very happy to fly anywhere.


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Greece shares land borders with Albania, the Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria, Turkey. Greece was the birthplace of the Olympic Games, Socrates, Aristotle, Plato. Ah Greece! Weather this storm.
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The Rising Heroes of the Coronavirus Era? Nations’ Top Scientists
Scientists in Europe are becoming household names, fulfilling societies’ emotional and practical need for the truth.

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 04:01:11 GMT

Manolis Glezos Dies at 97; Tore Down Nazi Flag Over Athens
He became a national hero in the Greek resistance for a daring feat atop the Acropolis. He later endured prison and exile and pursued a leftist political career.

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 19:12:39 GMT

Los europeos ricos huyen del virus a sus casas de descanso y propagan enojo y temor
En Francia y el resto de Europa, los más adinerados abandonan las ciudades para pasar el confinamiento en sus viviendas de veraneo, lo que acentúa las brechas sociales.

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 09:00:28 GMT

Rich Europeans Flee Virus for 2nd Homes, Spreading Fear and Fury
In France and the rest of Europe, the affluent decamp cities to spend their confinement in vacation homes, widening class divides.

Sun, 29 Mar 2020 08:16:50 GMT

How Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece Spends Her Sundays
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Fri, 20 Mar 2020 09:00:09 GMT
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Coronavirus live news: China's Wuhan city reopens as Boris Johnson spends second night in intensive care

Scientists predict UK will be worst-hit country in Europe; Trump threatens to stop WHO funding; Global cases pass 1.4 million

A midnight light show lit up the sky in Wuhan as the former centre of the coronavirus outbreak celebrated its ‘reopening’.

On Wednesday, the Chinese city began lifting outbound travel restrictions after nearly 11 weeks of lockdown.

The UK is nowhere near ready to lift the lockdown measures it put in place to tackle the spread of Covid-19, London’s mayor Sadiq Khan has said.

Prime minister Boris Johnson, who is currently in intensive care after his coronavirus symptoms worsened, imposed the measures on March 23, saying that they would be reviewed after three weeks.

Related: UK coronavirus: London has enough intensive care beds to deal with crisis, says Sadiq Khan

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Wed, 08 Apr 2020 08:24:32 GMT

Insurers cut dividends as Bank of England warns on payouts in Covid-19 crisis – business live

Rolling live coverage of business, economics and markets as Aviva, Hiscox and Direct Line cancel payouts, leaving Legal & General isolated

A quick update on Boris Johnson’s condition: the prime minister spent a second night in intensive care and was last reported to be in a stable condition.

The prime minister was said to be breathing without assistance and was conscious at St Thomas’ hospital in London. From Edward Argar, a junior health minister, today:

He is comfortable, he’s stable, he’s in good spirits. While he’s had oxygen, he hasn’t been on a ventilator.

Related: Coronavirus live news: China's Wuhan city reopens as Boris Johnson spends second night in intensive care

Travel company Tui has cancelled all holidays up to and including 14 May, with the coronavirus lockdowns still taking their toll.

The FTSE 250 company has lost 60% of its value over the past year (although shares are up by 7% today).

Please read our latest travel info for holidays up to and including 14th May. We kindly ask you not to contact us – you’ll find most answers to your questions here:

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Wed, 08 Apr 2020 08:01:25 GMT

Be it Hopper pastiche or Hockney original, art offers vital comfort in times of crisis | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Humanity’s creative drive is unassailable – and the coronavirus outbreak has already inspired some minor masterworks

Two Russians – a man and a woman –­ gaze gloomily from a photograph. He is wearing glasses, she a floral pinafore. In the foreground, so close that it looks enormous, is a kitchen fork. It is, unmistakably, American Gothic. Except this couple are inside their apartment, standing in front of a window, through which we see huge tower blocks.

Confinement has, for lots of us, led to hours of dead time. Our cultural institutions, which house the pinnacles of human artistic achievements, are all closed. And so the people have taken art into their own hands, meticulously reconstructing famous paintings using themselves as the subjects. The American Gothic pastiche comes from a Russian “isolation” Facebook group in which we also see The Townley Discobolus replicated by a nude man holding a saucepan lid, and the ruffs in an Anthony van Dyck portrait reconstructed using toilet rolls. Over on the Instagram account Covid Classics, which is run by “four roommates who love art and are indefinitely quarantined”, are recreations of Magritte’s The Son of Man, Diego Velázquez’s Old Woman Frying Eggs, and the Arnolfini Portrait with the bride’s gown constructed from a sleeping bag.

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Wed, 08 Apr 2020 08:00:11 GMT

NVK by Temple Drake review – dark obsession in Shanghai

A mysterious vampire-like woman is at the heart of this meditation on human desire, laced with allusions to Chinese mythology

As pseudonyms go, Temple Drake isn’t exactly a low-key choice. Adopted by the highly regarded Rupert Thomson for what is billed as “a modern twist on the vampire myth”, its stagy flamboyance might lead us – think late period Anne Rice – to expect the worst. This expectation, though, is the first of many that NVK overturns.

In 1579, a young girl flees the remote Karelian farmstead where her family have been slaughtered by marauding Russians. Shunned and solitary, she resolves to “pass unnoticed through this this world”. She takes to biting her forearm, comforted by the taste of her own blood, but these acts of self-harm nourish a radical self-sufficiency and provoke a transformation.

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Wed, 08 Apr 2020 08:00:11 GMT

Civil claims expected against Cardinal George Pell and Catholic church despite acquittal

Lawyers say the overturning of Pell’s criminal conviction for historical child sexual abuse is unlikely to stop civil lawsuits

The high court acquittal of George Pell is likely to be followed by a string of civil claims against the cardinal and the Catholic church from alleged abuse survivors and their families, lawyers say.

Pell was freed from Victoria’s Barwon prison on Tuesday after the high court allowed his appeal and quashed a conviction for charges related to the alleged sexual assault of two choirboys in 1996. He strenuously denies all allegations.

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Wed, 08 Apr 2020 07:50:09 GMT