The Latest: Greek Orthodox mark Epiphany with Istanbul swims

VATICAN CITY/January 06, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Latest on the Epiphany observances Christians in many parts of the world are holding: (all times local): 1:20 p.m. The Greek Orthodox Christian community in Istanbul has celebrated Epiphany with the traditional blessing of the waters. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of Orthodox Christians around the world and … Continue reading The Latest: Greek Orthodox mark Epiphany with Istanbul swims

MATI, Greece | Death toll from Greek wildfire reaches 91 as village grieves

MATI, Greece  — Fire officials in Greece raised the death toll from a wildfire that raged through a coastal area east of Athens to 91 and reported that 25 people were missing Sunday, six days after Europe’s deadliest forest fire in more than a century. Before the national fire service updated the official number of … Continue reading MATI, Greece | Death toll from Greek wildfire reaches 91 as village grieves

MATI, Greece | Tears, grief at memorial service for Greek wildfire victims

MATI, Greece — Hundreds of people have attended a memorial service in the Greek seaside resort of Mati for the dozens who perished in a wildfire that devastated the area. Bishop Kyrillos presided over Sunday’s service at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary, six days after the fire swept through … Continue reading MATI, Greece | Tears, grief at memorial service for Greek wildfire victims

Greek organizers of Macedonia rally seek million protesters

ATHENS, Greece/January 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Organizers of an upcoming anti-government protest in Athens said Friday that they hope to draw 1 million people to the rally aimed at stopping Greece and Macedonia reaching a compromise in a bitter name dispute. Stergios Kalogiros, a senior organizer of the Feb. 4 rally, told The Associated Press that he … Continue reading Greek organizers of Macedonia rally seek million protesters

The Top 10 Greek Restaurants in St. Louis

The Best Greek Goes Way Beyond Gyros St. Louis, MO/July 23, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – When we think of Greek food, many of us zero in on that famous Greek sandwich, gyros, or that famous Greek dessert, baklava.  Both are classically Greek cuisine, relying on quality ingredients precisely layered together to form a unique and delicious … Continue reading The Top 10 Greek Restaurants in St. Louis

PARIS | The Latest: Italy, Austria signal hard-line migration axis

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on global migration and World Refugee Day (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Italy’s anti-migrant interior minister says after meeting with right-wing Austrian officials that changing political winds in Europe could bring significant changes to the way Europe controls its exterior borders. The meeting in Rome on Wednesday between the populist … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Italy, Austria signal hard-line migration axis

PARIS | The Latest: Rohingya refugees march to highlight plight

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on global migration and World Refugee Day (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Hungary has approved a constitutional amendment making it more difficult for refugees to gain asylum in Hungary and passed legislation which threatens people helping asylum-seekers with up to a year in prison. The amendment of the constitution also … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Rohingya refugees march to highlight plight

PARIS | The Latest: Merkel says refugees ‘central global question’

PARIS— The Latest on global migration and World Refugee Day (all times local): 2:35 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that the number of refugees worldwide is “simply unthinkable” and that people fleeing is “a central global question of our time.” The U.N. refugee agency reported Tuesday that nearly 69 million people fleeing war, violence … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Merkel says refugees ‘central global question’