Greek Cypriot president welcomes EU support over gas issue

Anastasiades welcomes EU’s ‘unprecedented’ condemnation of Turkey’s actions off Cyprus, a statement slammed by Ankara. Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades has hailed as “unprecedented” the European Union’s condemnation of Turkey for blocking his government’s search for offshore oil and gas of the divided island. Anastasiades spoke in reaction to a statement made by EU leaders on Thursday, condemning Turkey for […]

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The Guardian gets online flak for 'Greek crisis holiday'

Advertisement removed after Greeks slam British newspaper for ‘offensive’ financial and refugee-crisis themed trip. Social media users have criticised The Guardian for “insulting” the people of Greece and “making money out of misery” after the British newspaper offered a trip highlighting the impact of the financial and refugee crises in the country. After the outcry on Wednesday, the page advertising […]

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Russia's Lavrov set to meet Tillerson during Africa tour

Russian foreign minister is set to visit five different countries, including Angola and Ethiopia, where he will hold talks with the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is set to meet his US counterpart Rex Tillerson during his five-day Africa tour. Lavrov will visit five different countries, including Angola and Ethiopia, where he will hold […]

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Will Germany's Social Democratic Party back a coalition?

The dispute over a new grand coalition has already cost Martin Schulz his job and with the result still uncertain, both sides are marshalling their arguments, and their voters. Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) will announce on Sunday whether its members have backed a coalition with Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU). A “no” vote might force new elections. The coalition debate […]

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Tensions high in Athens ahead of nationalist rally

Hundreds of Golden Dawn members rallied in Athens in advance of a demonstration against negotiations with Macedonia. Athens, Greece – Greek flags flew above the crowd of hundreds of far-right demonstrators in the Greek capital as the neo-fascist Golden Dawn party rallied amid fears of violence at an upcoming protest against negotiations between Athens and Skopje over a long-standing name […]

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