All posts by greeknews

  • Greek Community Embroiled in Sydney Man’s Rape Conviction

    A nightclub owner’s son, who sexually assaulted a teenage girl in a Sydney, Australia alley and bragged about taking her virginity, has been sentenced to at least three years’ jail. The convicted rapist, who texted his friend...

    • Posted April 4, 2015
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  • Former Greek Orthodox Priest Guilty of Sexually Abusing Boys

    A former Greek Orthodox priest charged with sexual abuse of a child has been convicted on all four counts, including child pornography and violation of privacy charges. A judge delivered the verdict Tuesday against 52-year-old Adam Metropoulos....

    • Posted April 4, 2015
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  • Online Fundraiser for Greek Orthodox Priest’s Family Exceeds $700,000

    An online fundraiser for the Rev. Father Matthew Baker, the 37-year-old priest at Norwich, Rhode Island’s Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, exceeded $700,000 in total contributions. More than 6,000 people from across the world have contributed to...

    • Posted April 4, 2015
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  • An El Greco Seized by Nazis Returns to Owner’s Family

    An El Greco painting, one of several dozen from a collection of Old Masters previously belonging to a Viennese industrialist and seized by the Gestapo in Vienna in 1938, has been returned to the family of its...

    • Posted April 3, 2015
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  • Obama Donor George Tsunis Ends Appeal to Be Ambassador to Norway

    Not even $1.3 million dollars could get George Tsunis an ambassadorship in the Obama Administration. The wealthy New York hotelier became the laughing stock of both parties as he fumbled and bumbled his way through the nomination...

    • Posted April 3, 2015
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  • Where are the Women?

    Every wonder where the women are in our community organizations? A glance at the leadership in some of the Greek American community’s local and national organizations reveals the stark truth that as an ethnic group, we still relegate...

    • Posted April 3, 2015
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  • Controversial Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos Visits New York

    The controversial Greek Defense Minister and right-wing partner of the Syriza-controled government in Greece, Panos Kammenos, was in New York City representing the Greek government and making rounds— which included marching in the Greek Independence Day Parade...

    • Posted April 3, 2015
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  • President Obama to Host Greek Independence Day Celebration at White House April 16th

    For the 30th consecutive year, the White House will honor the Greek American community and the American relationship with Greece with a reception to celebrate Greek Independence Day. The President will host prominent Greek Americans, representatives of...

    • Posted April 3, 2015
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  • Welcome to the Greek News Network

    Welcome to the Greek News Network, a new internet news and information site seeking to fill the void of objective news and information related to the Greek community in the United States and abroad. To say we...

    • Posted April 3, 2015
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  • Greek, Cyprus Champion Sen. Bob Melendez Indicted for Fraud, Bribery

    Sen. Robert Menendez, a New Jersey democrat and champion of causes important to Greek and Cypriot Americans, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to 14 criminal counts against him, including eight counts of bribery in his dealings with...

    • Posted April 3, 2015
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