The National Herald / Εθνικός Κήρυξ, the Greek daily of New York is the only daily Greek-language newspaper in the United States and it just celebrated its 100th anniversary.

The National Herald presents news, opinions, and feature stories of interest to Greek-Americans. It was founded by the merchant Petros Tatanis, on April 2, 1915, and kicked off with an interview with Greek statesman Eleftherios Venizelos. The paper’s name, logo, and font were borrowed from Venizelos’s own newspaper in Hania, Crete, the Kyrix. On this occasion, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sent a congratulatory letter to
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The British auction house Bonham’s will hold its London Greek Art Sale on April 28. The works are by various 19th century Greek artists, such as Nicholaos Gysis (1842-1901) [Portrait of the Artist’s Daughter], Michalis Economou (1888-1933) [Old Mill in Hydra], Vassilios Hatzis (1870-1915) [Shore Scene] and Jean Altamoura (1852-1878) [Junction in choppy seas]. The Greek Art sale will also include works by famous 20th century Greek artists such as Yannis Tsarouchis and Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika

According to the auction house: "All Greek art main movements starting from the 19th
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Greek Railways [Trainose] offer the possibility of a combined trip with train and taxi, under a single ticket in the cities of Athens, Thessaloniki, Volos, Xanthi, Larissa, Katerini, Edessa, and their respective suburbs, giving train passengers the ease, speed and affordability of a taxi transfer to and from the railway station. The train-taxi service is available to passengers at the counters (that are equipped with an electronic ticket reservation and issuance system) or, alternatively, through the company’s website. Passengers travelling from a predefined address towards
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Do the Elephant bird and the Dodo sound familiar? Possibly as animation heroes, but before their career as movie stars, these creatures were prehistoric animals. The Foundation of the Hellenic World hosts an exhibition, presenting 60 prehistoric species which roamed the earth some 10,000 years ago. The exhibition is the Greek edition of the British "Extinction: Not the End of the World?" hosted at the Natural History Museum in London. It is an opportunity to familiarise ourselves with the idea of evolution and extinction, "which is not necessarily a bad thing," as noted by the exhibition’s curators.
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On a rainy night: This may have been his greatest hit but the career of singer Nikos Gounaris (1915-1965) was brilliant. 2015 marks 100 years since the singer’s birth and half a century since his death. King of the Elafro Tragoudi (Greek Light Song, easy-listening bouzouki with western style and Latin tunes) during the 40s and 50s, Gounaris composed 400 songs (you tube) and was extremely popular and loved among the Greek expatriates in America, for whom he performed on many occasions, including that night to remember at New York’s Carnegie Hall in 1949.

That performance was filled with such
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Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis met with the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde on April 5 in New York, for an informal discussion on the Greek government's reform programme. They exchanged views on current developments.

After the meeting, Lagarde made the following statement: "We noted that continuing uncertainty is not in Greece’s interest and I welcomed confirmation by the Minister that payment owing to the Fund would be forthcoming on April 9th. I expressed my appreciation for the Minister’s commitment to improve the technical teams’ ability to work with
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The personal stories of Greek Jews who took part in the Greek Resistance during WWII are presented at the exhibition “Greek Jews in the National Resistance” running from April 1st through May 30th at the Washington Hebrew Congregation.

The exhibition, originating from the Jewish Museum of Greece and presented by the Embassy of Greece in the United States, features photographs, documents, letters, resistance newspapers, original artifacts, weaponry and other relevant material, accompanied by a bilingual catalogue and specially designed educational programmes for schools.

Director David
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The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki offers a new English Language Μaster of Arts in Digital Media, Communication and Journalism.

It is a year-long intensive Master’s programme addressed to aspiring graduates and mid-career professionals in the fields of communication and journalism.

The Master of Arts includes a special training programme and offers three distinct choices:Digital Media, Culture & Communication,European Journalism and Risk Communicationand Crisis Journalism. The application period is open as of February 1. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
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The city of Thessaloniki came in second in the Interrail Destination of 2015 competition, with 1163 votes, behind the city of Heidelberg, German, this year’s winner with 1,658 votes. Thessaloniki appears to appeal to a wide range of travellers and more particularly to those who enjoy the ride, since visitors usually travel to this city by more conventional means, such as airplanes, buses and cars.

The distinction of the city in this year’s competition was not overlooked by the Thessaloniki Hotels Association, which places much emphasis and effort on the city’s touristic promotion.
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A project for building a tourist village from scratch awaits the green light from the State’s Supreme Administrative Court. The investment project called Kilada Hills involves a 500-acre area situated close to Kranidiin Southeast Peloponnese, just a two-hour drive away from Athens and in close proximity to the islands of the Saronic Golf Spetses and Hydra.

If permission is granted, the company Mind Compass Overseas intends to build 320 seafront villas, 100 houses, 28 residential apartments and a 300-bed luxury resort hotel, with views to the sea. The investment plan also includes a golf
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