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Ukrainian Defense Minister Denies Rumors of Replacement

Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov has denied rumors that he is set to be replaced. However, according to one politician, Reznikov will be replaced by Kyrylo Budanov, the head of the GUR military intelligence agency, If the rumors are true,...

Massive Earthquake Kills Thousands in Turkey and Syria

More than 4,500 people have been killed and scores have been injured in Turkey and Syria after two powerful earthquakes on Monday within the space of 12 hours. The first quake struck as people slept, and measured magnitude 7.8, one...

UK and Greece to Sign Defense Cooperation Agreement

The defense ministers of the UK and Greece will sign a declaration of defense cooperation on a British Royal Navy cruiser at the naval base of Portsmouth on Tuesday. Ben Wallace and Nikos Panagiotopoulos will sign a Joint Vision Statement. The...

Fashion Designer Paco Rabanne Dies at 88

Paco Rabanne, best known for his perfumes and fashion designs, has died aged 88 at his home in France. His death was confirmed by Puig, the parent company of his brands, which said he had "marked generations with his radical...

U.S. Senators Appeal to President Biden to Delay F-16 Sale to Turkey

U.S. Senators sent on Thursday a letter to President Biden expressing concern about Turkey’s continued delays around ratifying the NATO accession protocols for Sweden and Finland. The bipartisan initiative led by Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) states that...

Qatargate: European Parliament Lifts Immunities of Two More MEPs

As the Qatargate scandal thickens, a further two Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have been stripped of their immunity, following a vote in the plenary in Brussels. On Thursday, Andrea Cozzolino and Marc Tarabella had their parliamentary immunities removed...

Russia Plans Late February Offensive with 500,000 Troops, Ukraine Says

Russia plans a massive offensive in Ukraine with 500,000 troops to coincide with the first anniversary of its invasion, Kyiv claimed on Wednesday. Ukraine's defense minister Oleksii Reznikov said Moscow had amassed thousands of troops and could "try something" to...

U.S. Warns of Possible Terror Attacks in Turkey After Quran Burning

The U.S. embassy in Turkey issued a warning on Monday about possible attacks against churches, synagogues and diplomatic missions following Quran-burning incidents in Europe. It is the second warning issued by the U.S. in the last four days. The alert...

Statue Of Man With Hercules Guise Discovered In Rome

An ancient statue of a man wearing a lion headdress, initially thought to be a statue of Hercules, was discovered in Rome, Italy.

Thessaloniki Film Festival Joins European Festivals Alliance

The Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF) has joined Smart 7, a new cooperation network of seven European film festivals aiming to further European film innovation and culture. The network was launched as an alliance to meet the current needs of...

UK Universities Place “Trigger Warnings” on Greek Tragedies and Literature

Universities in the United Kingdom have reportedly placed "trigger warnings" on ancient Greek tragedies, as well as Shakespeare, Beowulf, and others. British university staff has attached trigger warnings to warn students about upsetting materials which may appear in classical works...

Greece Hails Inclusion of Odessa, Ukraine in World Heritage List

Greece's Foreign Affairs Ministry welcomed the World Heritage Committee's decision to inscribe the Historic Centre of the city of Odessa, in Ukraine, on the World Heritage List, it said in a statement on Thursday. This decision "is a successful outcome...

Sweden Should Not Expect Turkey to Back NATO Membership, Erdogan Says

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that Sweden should not expect backing from Turkey for its NATO membership bid. The Turkish president made the comments on Monday, following a protest in the Swedish capital which angered Turkish officials. During...

US and Germany Set to Send Tanks to Ukraine

The US and Germany reportedly plan to send tanks to Ukraine in what Kyiv hopes will be a game-changer on the battlefield. Germany will send Leopard 2 tanks and approve re-export of the same kind of tanks from partner countries,...

Celts Imported Greek Pottery, Olive Oil, and Wine 2,600 Years Ago

Celts consumed Greek wine according to a recent study of ceramic containers which have been excavated from the hillfort site of Vix-Mont Lassois in Burgundy. Hundreds of fragments from ninety-nine of the containers have shed light on how the drinking...