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Premier Debate on Democracy Convened by the International New York Times on September 13-15, 2015

Achilles Tsaltas | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Achilles Tsaltas

Staged against the backdrop of the Stoa of Attalos in Athens' Ancient Agora​, two years ago the International New York Times in cooperation with the...

German Line Hardens After Greeks Vote 'No' In Referendum

Reuters | Posted 07.06.2015 | World

By Paul Carrel BERLIN, July 6 (Reuters) - The German government signaled a tough line towards Greece on Monday, saying it saw no basis for new bail...

Live Updates On The Greek Crisis

Posted 07.06.2015 | World

Greeks resoundingly rejected the terms of a European deal in Sunday's highly anticipated referendum. More than 61 percent of participants in yesterday...

Live Updates: Greece Votes In Referendum On Bailout Proposal

Posted 07.05.2015 | World

Greeks headed to the polls on Sunday to cast a "yes" or "no" vote in a crucial referendum over a bailout agreement with the country's international cr...

Meet The Greeks On Both Sides Of Sunday's Referendum

HuffPost Greece | Alexis Gaglias & Sally Lynn Edmonds | Posted 07.04.2015 | World

Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Athens Friday night, two days before Greeks are expected to vote in a crucial referendum on a b...

Thousands Of Greeks Rally In Athens Ahead Of Crucial Referendum

AP | Posted 07.03.2015 | World

By Michele Kambas and Lefteris Papadimas ATHENS, July 3 (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Greeks took to the streets on Friday in rival rallies that...

The Ugly Ethics of Travel: Finding Compassion in the Face of Poverty

THINK Global School | Posted 06.26.2015 | Travel
THINK Global School

One issue that keeps popping up for me both at home and in each country I visit is ethics. In Greece, it's often been on the forefront of my mind.

Germany's Leadership Role in Advancing Economic Freedom: Opportunity for All, Favoritism for None

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.19.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

The topics of strengthening the transatlantic partnership and advancing economic freedom were brought to the forefront, when we gathered in Brussels at a dinner event of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in December 2014.

What Happens If Greece Defaults On Its Debts?

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 06.19.2015 | World

As negotiations between Greece and its creditors continue to fail to produce a bailout deal, the Greek central bank warned on Wednesday that the natio...

Grexit's Cost for Europe

Alexis Giannoulis | Posted 06.08.2015 | World
Alexis Giannoulis

While it is obvious that the current painful negotiations between Greece and its creditors must come to a swift conclusion, a Grexit will ultimately cost Europe as much, or more, than a possible 'haircut' of Greek debt.

Astoria Characters: The Friends and Family Fellow

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.19.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Family Corner, the pint-sized coffee shop with the big-diner menu, has been on the corner of 31st Street and 21st Avenue since 1986, when George's uncle established it.

Rick Steves Audio Europe: An Ancient Seduction in Athens

Rick Steves | Posted 05.05.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

As much as I love guidebooks, a museum or sight is much easier to enjoy when you can listen while gazing at what you came to see, instead of looking down and reading from a book. Here's a two-minute sample (recorded on my iPhone) starring Aphrodite, Pan and Eros.

Athens: Great Food, Big Economic Questions, and Hair on Fire

Rick Steves | Posted 05.01.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Of course, Greece has its economic crisis. But that doesn't mean the 10 million people who live there aren't living life with creativity and gusto.

Athens Yesterday and Today

Rick Steves | Posted 06.30.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

In the city of Athens, even with its booming tourist trade, must-see sights, and cruise-ship crowds, there is only one sight where lines are a concern -- and that's the Acropolis.

Dining Discovery in Athens Dishes Up a Positive Vibe

Rick Steves | Posted 06.30.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Stepping out of my hotel during my first hour in Athens, I stumbled onto a great restaurant. This video clip illustrates perfectly how Athens is reg...

Vibrant Sikh Celebrations Bring Color To Athens (PHOTOS)

HuffPost Greece | Talia Lavin | Posted 04.26.2015 | Religion

Earlier this month, hundreds of Sikhs flooded the streets of Athens to celebrate Vaisakhi, the April 14 holiday that celebrates both the Sikh New Year...

Athens, the City of the Bitter Orange Trees

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 06.23.2015 | Travel
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

I am in Athens this spring and the city is drowning in the fragrance of the bitter orange trees that flood its sidewalks. The aroma is intoxicating, numbing the mind and the body's senses.

Don't Book a Return Flight: 6 Destinations That Are Pricey to Reach, But Cheap to Stay

Oyster | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Unless consumer demand drops (which we don't expect anytime soon), flying just about anywhere in the world will remain a costly affair. But that doesn't mean you should put off your travel plans. Instead, we suggest grinning and bearing it, and ponying up for the flight -- but choosing a destination that's cheap once you're there.

Where The Anarchists Go In Athens

Ozy | Laura Secorun Palet | Posted 04.09.2015 | World

By LAURA SECORUN PALET, OZY “I haven’t seen so much graffiti in my life,” says Emily Tsai, a tourist from Taiwan. “It’s like a punk Disne...

Turning Dream Jobs Into Reality: Managing Director of Solidarity Now in Greece, Epaminondas Farmakis

Sara Lee Bentley | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Sara Lee Bentley

Everyone has a "dream job" lying dormant in their hearts. Unfortunately, it's usually plagued by one negative thought: that it can't become a reality.

Turning Dream Jobs Into Reality: Photographer, Calliope

Sara Lee Bentley | Posted 05.23.2015 | Business
Sara Lee Bentley

Everyone has a "dream job" lying dormant in their hearts. Unfortunately, it's usually plagued by one negative thought: that it can't become a reality. But many people have turned their dreams into daily realities. How did they get there? What inspires them?

This Part Of Greece's Capital Is Flourishing Amid Austerity

Ozy | Laura Secorun Palet | Posted 03.19.2015 | World

By LAURA SECORUN PALET, OZY Crickets. That’s what Sofia Vamiali heard when, in 2009, she reopened her art gallery in the heart of Athens. While s...

Astoria Characters: The Senior Stunt Man

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.10.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Tony Loupakis, who stands a mere 5 feet 4, grabs the bar of the parallel baam, spreads his legs in a V and hooks his feet, like eagle talons, onto the smooth, bare wood.

Breaking: Greece Threatened 'Feta Dump' During Bailout Crisis

David Shayne | Posted 05.05.2015 | Comedy
David Shayne

Inside sources report Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resorted to hostile threats last month as bailout negotiations with the country's creditors faltered.

Defiance, Greek Style

Anastasia Rubis | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics
Anastasia Rubis

Reading and watching news of Syriza party's attempts to renegotiate a bailout agreement with the EU and ease austerity in what they term a humanitarian crisis for the Greek people, I've traded doubt and discomfort for a new feeling: respect.