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Mom Allegedly Admits To Brutal Slaying Of 4-Year-Old

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 07.22.2014 | Crime

Police in Texas say a 25-year-old woman walked into a police station Monday and confessed to killing her 4-year-old daughter. Athens resident Staci...

Greek Police Arrest Fugitive Terrorist In Athens Shootout

AP | ELENA BECATOROS | Posted 07.16.2014 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police arrested one of the country's most wanted men — a fugitive convicted of terrorism — during a shootout Wednesd...

An Angel in Athens

Sabra Gertsch | Posted 07.11.2014 | Travel
Sabra Gertsch

There's an angel in Athens waiting at the corner, and he's been sitting there patiently for 23 years.

The Best Spots To Eat & Drink In Athens

Marisa Churchill | Posted 07.09.2014 | Taste
Marisa Churchill

Here are several of those not-to-be-missed secret (well not so secret any more) places.

This Is What Happens When You Visit A Greek Market Early In The Morning (VIDEO)

David Rosengarten | Posted 07.08.2014 | Taste
David Rosengarten

The place is ringed by dining establishments, which I cannot resist, even at 9 a.m.!

The Mountain of Athens

Michael Schuermann | Posted 07.08.2014 | Travel
Michael Schuermann

After your first day's obligatory ascent of the Acropolis and a second day of more ruins scattered among 1970s residential homes, you may yearn for something completely different. A mountain, for instance?

Top 3 Fish Restaurants in Athens

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 06.27.2014 | Taste
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

Athens is not simply souvlaki and tzatziki but a city that offers a seafood dining experience second to none.

Astoria Characters: The Soul Worker

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.27.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Eleni Petraki used to be a dancer. There's not a bit of regret in her voice when she talks about bowing out of the profession.

May in Pink

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 06.30.2014 | Women
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

It is unfortunate and ironic that the unique symbol of femininity, a woman's breasts, can become her death trap! However, the research is there to prove that the disease can be beaten if it is discovered in its early stages. To this end, we must think pink all year around!

Forgetting How to Be Happy

Amalia Negreponti | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
Amalia Negreponti

It came to me, while walking home in one of our most recent snowstorms that appear to have become sine qua non for New York. The epiphany. I was close...

The Architectural Legacy of the Modern Olympics: A Low Medal Count

Paul Gunther | Posted 04.07.2014 | Arts
Paul Gunther

As architects and design lovers look forward accordingly, it is worth taking stock of the minute pantheon of enduring architectural excellence that has resulted from these seasonally alternating quadrennial attention-grabbing place makers.

Athens in 1 Day, 2 Locals and 6 Questions

Katherine LaGrave | Posted 03.15.2014 | World
Katherine LaGrave

Greece has been a country hit hard by austerity measures, and no city more prominently than Athens. Curious to see how residents in the capital viewed these issues, I walked the streets of Athens and spoke to two locals -- same day and same questions.

A Greek Christmas Carol

Maria Paravantes | Posted 02.24.2014 | World
Maria Paravantes

Suddenly, hard-working Greeks in their late 30s and mid-40s have no money to turn on the heat, to buy gifts for their children and loved ones, to fill the tank with gas, to fill the fridge with food, to invite friends for dinner, to go out and enjoy a drink in fine company.

Greece's Comeback Year

Monica Gray | Posted 02.03.2014 | Travel
Monica Gray

While headlines from Greece tend to focus on economic and political uncertainty, a positive trend has been largely overlooked: tourism in the Helleni...

'The Crisis' and Art in Greece (and NY)

David Adler | Posted 01.27.2014 | Arts
David Adler

These surprisingly emotional terms from economics -- "crisis of confidence", "fragile" -- describe Greek society today. This sudden stop is the reality Greek artists must work under.

Thessaloniki -- Heart of Macedonia

Barry D. Wood | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Barry D. Wood

It is tragic that a geo-political argument prevents Thessaloniki from being fully integrated with its traditional hinterland. The problem is the rancorous, silly dispute between the Macedonian region of former Yugoslavia and Greece that has dragged on, impeding regional progress for two decades.

What Inspires Me: Jet Set Escapism on the Athenian Riviera

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 12.02.2013 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

For decades, the glamorous stars of film, music, politics and the society set have traveled to Vouliagmeni, Greece to experience the calm and serenity of this elegant hideaway.

Athens City Workers Strike To Protest Job Cuts

AP | Posted 11.23.2013 | World

ATHENS, Greece — Hundreds of striking Greek city workers are marching through Athens to protest public sector job cuts that the government must ...

Athens in August: Truly Heavenly!

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 10.15.2013 | Travel
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

With the heavenly winds or "meltemia" of the Aegean Sea and Saronic Gulf providing cool evenings, Athens is transformed into a magical paradise, enabling one to gaze at the illuminated Acropolis and take in all its architectural perfection as it stands guard over its admirers.

Astoria Characters: The World-Grown Woman

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 10.13.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

These are pretty pedestrian pastimes for a woman who had the globe at her feet. Hers was a glamorous childhood. Her father was excessively successful, and the family lived abroad, first in Holland then Italy.

Raising a Greek Cinema Paradiso

Dan Siegel | Posted 10.09.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Siegel

When Alexander Payne stepped off the boat in late July to arrive on the Greek isle of Patmos, few locals recognized a major Hollywood writer-director in their midst -- or had a chance to see his films on the silver screen.

Obama on Greece: End Austerity Now

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 10.09.2013 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

The president looks to be in accord with a recent IMF report on the situation that calls on the eurozone to quickly solve the issue of Greece's financing gap for 2014 and to expedite the package of relief measures that have been promised.

The Joy of the Unexpected

Sanjay Surana | Posted 08.01.2013 | Travel
Sanjay Surana

One of the delights of travel is the people that you meet, people to whom you have no obvious connection, except that for some brief moments you inhabit the same physical space.

Opulent Origins: Designer Fotini Explains the Essence of Her Brand

Quia Querisma | Posted 09.30.2013 | Style
Quia Querisma

After heeding her father's advice to spend time in the corporate world, Fotini Copeland's lifelong dreams are no longer deferred. Now on her fifth collection, the Greek-Canadian designer is making strides to define her place in the annals of fashion history.

PHOTOS: The Coolest Views Of Cities From Above

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 07.24.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Some of the best city views happen above the city. Click through for your own sky-high tour of the world...