George Floyd: Trump told to back off Seattle’s Chaz police-free zone

George Floyd: Trump told to back off Seattle’s Chaz police-free zone

State authorities in the north-western US state of Washington have hit back after President Donald Trump threatened to “take back” a police-free district controlled by protesters in Seattle. Governor Jay Inslee said Mr Trump should stay out of the state’s business, and Seattle’s mayor said any invasion of the city would be illegal. Police abandoned […]

Coronavirus: School in September ‘part-time if 2m distancing’

Coronavirus: School in September ‘part-time if 2m distancing’

Pupils in England will not be going back to school full time in September if the 2m social distancing rule is still in place, academy leaders say. Hamid Patel, chief executive of the Star Academy group, is calling for an urgent recognition that schools will not have capacity for a full return. He says schools […]

Coronavirus: Sevenoaks family faces birth registration delay

Coronavirus: Sevenoaks family faces birth registration delay

A family of a baby boy who want to take him to meet his elderly grandparents in Canada cannot travel because birth registrations remain suspended in England because of Covid-19. Catherine Wong needs to register the birth of Oliver, who was born on 14 March, so he can get a passport. “There will be an […]

Britain’s GDP falls 20.4% in April as economy is paralysed by lockdown

Britain’s GDP falls 20.4% in April as economy is paralysed by lockdown

Britain’s economy slumped by 20.4% in April in the biggest monthly decline since records began, as the coronavirus lockdown paralysed the country. Official figures for gross domestic product (GDP), the broadest measure of economic prosperity, from the Office for National Statistics showed the impact of measures that forced businesses across the UK to close and millions of […]

Handmade ceramics from Crete

The ceramic workshop of Michael Laventzakis was founded in 1980 as a small family business in Chania, which over the years has managed to raise the quality, to grow the range and create one of the finest ceramics art workshops in Crete. The designs are inspired by Greek Folk Art. They are entirely handmade, with techniques that revive […]

Seven of dozens who wreaked havoc outside Parliament charged

Seven of the dozens of individuals who participated in the violent incidents at yesterday’s large rally against the Greece-FYROM Prespa Agreement have been arrested and face felony and misdemeanour charges. An Athens prosecutor has charged them with two felony counts and six misdemeanours. The charges are as follows: • Intentional explosion with the use of […]

Athens Avenue Hotel – The new entry in Greek capital

Luxury and Comfort Redefined in Athens.. Accommodation Athens Avenue is a brand new hotel, modernly designed and in perfect alignment with the natural surroundings. Most rooms boast wonderful views to Syggrou Avenue, the picturesque church of Agios Sostis, Acropolis and Lycabettus Hill and even Piraeus and Athenian Riviera. Select the type of room or suite […]

New York: A place where anything goes… if you know who to ask

The great cities of the world have been written about, reported on and reviewed to death, in a never ending series of travel shows, guide books, newspaper columns and TripAdvisor reviews. As the world becomes increasingly more connected and informed, so too do our travel experiences become homogenized. With everyone visiting the same cities, following […]

Vikos SA: a Greek success story in business

Vikos SA, a Greek water and beverage bottler, has invested around 125 million euros in the 25 years of operation from 1992 until today, with this year’s investment program budgetted at 25 million euros. The strategic goal of Sepeta family, owner of the company, is to form a business and marketing strategy allowing the company […]

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