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Violence, Teargas at European Border ‘Matter of Great Worry’ – U.N.

New York, N.Y. The United Nations refugee agency today expressed concern about yesterday’s violence at the border between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia near Eidomeni and the extensive scenes of teargas in use. Little boys warm up by a fire outside the camping tent that has been provided for them by humanitarian […]

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3,000+ Asylum-Seekers Passing Thru Former Yugoslavia, Daily

New York, N.Y.  The number of “exhausted and desperate” women and children making their way from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq through the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia seeking refuge in Europe has tripled in the past three months, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today. Lamar, 4, has traveled with her mother for just […]

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Greece for Americans: From Aristotle to Athens, Astoria – and Loula

New York, NY.  “Hellas” – the Hellenic Republic – has intrigued me since by boyhood when I collected foreign postage stamps and had to ask my father to identify the origin of my beautiful stamp.  “Greece!,” my scholarly father told me.  I was hooked.  At the age of fifty, it is time I make my […]

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Greek-American Vicky Tzolis Helps Both Women’s Empowerment & Mentally Ill on Long Island

New York, N.Y.  Loula Loi Alafoyiannis introduced me to Vicky Tzolis in Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney’s living room.  So I figured she must be someone interesting.  I did what any good writer does: I interviewed her on the spot. Vicky was very interesting.  A well-connected Greek-American, Vicky lives on Long island where she volunteers to help both […]

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