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New Greece-Bulgaria Gas Pipeline Limits Dependency on Russia

A new Greece-Bulgaria gas pipeline opened on Saturday promises to reduce dependency on Russian energy in the Balkans and make Greece a hub for energy in the region. The ceremony for the Greece-Bulgaria gas interconnector (IGB) was held in Sofia...

Erdogan Sues German Politician Over ‘Sewer Rat’ Slur

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is suing a senior German politician who called him a "sewer rat". Erdogan's lawyer confirmed on Friday that the Turkish leader had filed a criminal complaint for insult and defamation. Last week, Turkey’s foreign ministry summoned...

Greece Condemns Russia’s Annexation of Eastern Ukraine

Greece joined the US and its NATO allies in strongly condemning the annexation of the eastern regions of Ukraine by Russia on Friday. Greece "will never recognize the illegal annexation of Ukraine's territories," Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis tweeted on...

Ukraine Officially Applies for NATO Membership

Ukraine has formally submitted its application to join the NATO alliance, President Volodymyr Zelensky announced on Friday. Zelensky, in a video update, said Ukraine was “taking a decisive step for... security of free nations." Russia has long feared Ukraine joining the...

The History of Donbas’ Donetsk and Luhansk Regions Annexed by Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin officially annexed the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, known together as the Donbas in eastern Ukraine, along with two other regions. In a ceremony at the Kremlin on Friday, September 30th, he pronounced that the regions...

Russia Officially Annexes Four Regions of Ukraine

Vladimir Putin declared four regions of eastern Ukraine to be a part of Russia in a major policy speech at the Kremlin on Friday. He claimed that the people of the four Ukrainian regions he's planning to annex made their...

Europe Braces for Mobile Network Blackouts

Power outages or energy rationing could cause blackouts to a portion of the mobile networks throughout Europe, International Business Times (IBT) reveals. As a result of Russia's decision to stop gas delivery through Europe's primary supply route due to the...

US Announces $1.1 Billion More in Military Aid for Ukraine

The US government announced approximately $1.1 billion in additional military aid for Ukraine as part of its commitment to support the country’s long-term defense needs amid its war with Russia. The announcement was made by the Department of Defense (DoD)...

Putin to Officially Annex 15 Percent of Ukraine’s Territory on Friday

Russia's Vladimir Putin will hold a signing ceremony on Friday annexing around 15 percent of Ukraine's territory, the biggest annexation attempted since the Second World War. Putin will formally be annexing four more areas of Ukraine after self-styled referendums condemned...

Greece Along With 14 EU States Call for Price Cap on Gas Imports

Greece along with another fourteen EU member states has called on the European Commission to impose a price cap on gas imports to tackle the energy crisis in Europe. As soaring energy bills threaten to undermine popular support for governments,...

German Politician Calls Erdogan “Sewer Rat,” Sparking Turkey’s Fury

Turkey’s foreign ministry summoned Germany's ambassador to Ankara on Tuesday after the Bundestag’s Vice President compared Recep Tayyip Erdogan to a “sewer rat.” “We condemn in the strongest terms the insulting statements made by Mr. Wolfgang Kubicki, the Vice President...

Greece Sixth for Most Cryptocurrency ATMs in European Union

Even with little awareness of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, Greece ranks sixth in terms of the number of cryptocurrency ATMs. This is out of twenty-seven European member states. There are currently sixty-four active ATMs for usage, mostly concentrated in the...

Gas From Russia’s Pipelines Leaks Into the Baltic Sea

Russia's Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines, which supply gas to all of Europe, have suffered "unprecedented" damage and are now leaking into the Baltic Sea in waters off Denmark amid suspicions of sabotage. Shocking footage released by the Danish...

Giorgia Meloni and the Return of Fascism in Italy

The rise of far-right politician Giorgia Meloni has left many outside Italy asking how her brand of what many argue is fascism can achieve such prominence in a country that has experienced life under the dictatorship of Benito Mussolini....

Far-Right Leader Giorgia Meloni Set to Become Italy’s First Female PM

Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni claimed victory in Italy's election on Sunday and is on course to become the country's first female prime minister. Meloni's right-wing alliance, which also includes Matteo Salvini's far-right League and former PM Silvio Berlusconi's center-right Forza...