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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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Location of  Greece  (dark green)– in Europe  (green & dark grey)– in the European Union  (green)  –  [Legend]
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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Migrant Boat Sinks Near Greek Island, Killing at Least 12
The vessel may have had around 50 people aboard, the Greek Coast Guard said, and a major search-and-rescue mission was underway.

Sat, 11 Jan 2020 15:02:44 GMT

Tombs at Ancient Greek Site Were Gold-Lined Chambers
The burial structures were looted during antiquity, but beads and a pendant depicting Hathor, an Egyptian goddess, suggest earlier trade links between Pylos, Greece, and Egypt.

Tue, 17 Dec 2019 11:00:10 GMT

The 10 Most Idyllic Destinations T Visited This Year
The most stunning — and, in some cases, storied — destinations we featured in 2019.

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 19:52:42 GMT

Beware the Evil Eye. Or Buy One, Just for Kicks
The amulets now go way beyond high school backpack charms or something for Coachella.

Fri, 06 Dec 2019 06:12:11 GMT

Amid Death and Debris From Earthquake, Albania Clings to Hope
The death toll rose to 31 a day after the Balkan country was struck by one of the strongest tremors there in decades.

Wed, 27 Nov 2019 10:42:53 GMT
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Eriksen to Inter agreed, FA Cup fourth round news: football countdown – live!

Some good news for Chelsea fans with Ruben Loftus-Cheek back in training after a lengthy injury layoff. He hasn’t played since getting injured on their preseason tour.


An update here on West Ham from Jacob and they are tyring to sign right-back Matty Cash from Nottingham Forest. The Premier League side have also been looking at former Leeds midfielder Ronaldo Vieira.

“West Ham have lodged a bid for Nottingham Forest’s highly promising Matty Cash. He’s also been targeted by Milan and Southampton. West Ham are desperate for players and have also been offered CSKA Moscow’s Fyodor Chalov and hold an interest in Sampdoria midfielder Ronaldo Vieira.”

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Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:52:14 GMT

X Factor star Danny Tetley jailed for sexual exploitation of boys

Singer imprisoned for nine years for getting teenagers to send him explicit pictures

A former star of The X Factor has been jailed for nine years for sexually exploiting seven teenage boys.

Danny Tetley, from Bradford, was described as “a despicable creature with very few redeeming features” for encouraging the youngsters to send him explicit pictures in exchange for money.

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Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:51:12 GMT

'Take her out': tape appears to catch Trump demanding removal of Ukraine ambassador – live
  • On recording Trump calls for ousting of Marie Yovanovitch
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The recording reviewed by ABC News, which appears to include Trump calling for the removal of then-US ambassador to Ukraine Maria Yovanovitch, was reportedly made by Igor Fruman.

Fruman is a former associate of Rudy Giuliani who has been indicted on campaign-finance charges, and another one of his associates, Lev Parnas, has turned over documents related to Trump’s impeachment to House Democrats.

During the conversation, several of the participants can be heard laughing with the President. At another point, the recording appears to capture Trump praising his new choice of Secretary of State, saying emphatically: ‘Pompeo is the best.’ But the most striking moment comes when Parnes and the President discuss the dismissal of his ambassador to Ukraine.

Parnas appears to say: ‘The biggest problem there, I think where we need to start is we gotta get rid of the ambassador. She’s still left over from the Clinton administration,’ Parnas can be heard telling Trump. ‘She’s basically walking around telling everybody ‘Wait, he’s gonna get impeached, just wait,’ he said. (Yovanovitch actually had served in the State Department since the Reagan Administration.)

ABC News has reviewed a recording of Trump calling for the removal of then-US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, a year before she was recalled from Kyiv over what she called “unfounded and false claims by people with clearly questionable motives.”

The president appears to have been recorded at a small 2018 gathering that included Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, two former associates of Rudy Giuliani who have been indicted on campaign-finance charges and implicated in the Ukraine controversy.

The recording appears to contradict statements by President Trump and support the narrative that has been offered by Parnas during broadcast interviews in recent days. Sources familiar with the recording said the recording was made during an intimate April 30, 2018 dinner at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Trump has said repeatedly he does not know Parnas, a Soviet-born America who has emerged as a wild card in Trump’s impeachment trial, especially in the days since Trump was impeached.

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Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:51:04 GMT

South Africa v England: fourth Test, day one – live!

“Come on,” says Chris Bull. “Let’s at least wait until we have the full facts before we decide to spout forth on this incident. Firstly, what on earth did this ‘fan’ say to Stokes, if anything. Was it abusive? If it was, then one could have sympathy. I don’t personally agree with the idea that professional sportsman are fair game to be personally abused by ‘paying spectators’.

“People talking about lengthy bans really need to get a grip. And Geoff Wignall [16:24] clearly has some metaphorical myopia when it comes to Stokes. He did absolutely nothing unsporting in the WC final, how on earth could anyone think that is fair comment.”

The Stokes story is being covered from the Wanderers by my colleague Chris Stocks.

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Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:50:09 GMT

Dutch schoolchildren make video appeal amid teacher shortage

Amsterdam primary among many schools in Netherlands suffering from a lack of staff

Parents of children at a primary school in the Netherlands have responded to a national teacher shortage by making a short video of their offspring asking for candidates to come forward and help make their dreams come true.

In the film the children talk about their plans to be a caretaker, pilot, plumber, acrobat or director when they get older. “But that is not possible without a good teacher,” the parents write on the website of Wereldboom school in Amsterdam.

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Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:47:32 GMT