For about six decades Hellenikon was Athens’ only airport, but it closed down in 2001 to make way for a newer, more modern airport before the city hosted the 2004 Olympic Games. After languishing for years as a wasteland of crumbling terminals, Hellenikon is set for resurrection as a glitzy coastal resort. Lamda Development, controlled by Greece’s powerful Latsis family and leading a consortium of Chinese and Abu-Dhabi based companies, has big dreams for the area since signing a 915 million euro deal for a 99-year lease in March.
Day 3 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup has 4 match-ups between Colombia and Greece, Uruguay and Costa Rica, England and Italy, and Côte d’Ivoire against Japan.
The day in photos around the world.
A big red shoe, the Vatican’s elite Swiss Guard, Earthquake in Thailand, Israeli Independence Day | May 6
A big red shoe, the Vatican’s elite Swiss Guard, Earthquake in Thailand, Israeli Independence Day and more in today’s daily brief.
India’s elections are underway, Angela Merkel is conducting a visit to a paired-down Greece, and sovereignty questions are disrupting lifestyles at borders from Rafah to Rubizhne. Those are some of the stories in Friday’s daily photo brief.
Greeks celebrate Independence Day, candlelight vigil held in remembrance of the lives lost aboard Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, a tree decorated with 10,000 Easter eggs, and more in today’s daily brief.
A selection of our best images of Roma communities around the world. Greek police are investigating the identity of a four-year-old girl found living with a Roma couple in central Greece, on suspicion that the child may have been abducted from her parents. Text and photos courtesy of Reuters.
Oct. 3 Photo Brief: Muscle Mania in Korea, newborn elephants in Tel Aviv and skyscraper climbing in Paris
The Muscle Mania Fitness Korea competition takes place in Seoul, the Ramat Gan Safari Zoo in Tel Aviv, Israel announced a new born female Asian elephant calf, French climber Alain Robert, known as Spiderman, scales a skyscraper in Paris and more in today’s daily brief.
Sept. 19 Photo Brief: Caroline Kennedy on Capitol Hill, giant rubber duck in Taiwan and Olympic medals unveiled in Russia
Caroline Kennedy testified at her nomination hearing for U.S. Ambassador to Japan, a giant rubber duck by a Dutch artist floats into Taiwan as it goes on display, Russia unveils it 2014 Winter Olympic Medals for the Sochi games and more in today’s daily brief.