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Turkey, Armenia Hold Rare Talks to Normalize Relations

Turkey and Armenia held talks in Moscow, Russia, on Friday. The two countries are seeking to normalize relations and reopen borders. Turkey and Armenia have not been linked diplomatically or commercially for the past three decades. This is the first...

Why is the U.S. Pulling the Plug on the EastMed Pipeline?

The ambitious EastMed pipeline project for bringing natural gas from Israel directly to Europe via sea is undermined by the United States

New US Ambassador to Greece Tsunis Vows to Combat China’s Influence

George J. Tsunis, a New York attorney who is personal friend of President Joe Biden, faced confirmation hearings on Wednesday as part of his nomination as the United States Ambassador to Greece. As part of the hearings, philhellene Senator Bob...

Greece Donates One Million Covid Vaccines to Nigeria

Greece announced on Monday it has donated almost one million Covid-19 vaccines to Nigeria. The announcement was made by Greek foreign minister Nikos Dendias who was beginning an official visit to the African nation, the first-ever by a Greek foreign...

Cyprus FM Christodoulides Resigns Eying Presidency

The Foreign Minister of the Republic of Cyprus, Nikos Christodoulides, released a statement on Sunday revealing that he had tendered his resignation several days ago and hinted at a possible bid for the presidency at the 2023 elections. In statements...

Turkey Warns Greece Against Extending Territorial Waters

Turkey has warned Greece not to make the mistake to extend its territorial waters from six to 12 nautical miles, calling for peaceful dialogue

Senate to Hold Hearing for George Tsunis as New US Ambassador to Greece

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a confirmation hearing for George Tsunis the US Ambassador nominee to Greece on Wednesday, January 12. The Committee, under the chairmanship of Senator Robert Menendez, will be called to decide whether Tsunis meets...

Turkey Fumes at Greece as Two Found Guilty on Espionage Charges

Turkey condemned Greece on Wednesday after a court in Rhodes found two men arrested last year on the island guilty of espionage against Greece. The men are Sebahattin Bayram, 36, a secretary who worked at the Turkish Consulate General in...

Greece, Russia Emphasize Historic Ties in Mitsotakis-Putin Summit

Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met Russia's President Vladimir Putin for the first time on Wednesday since assuming office in 2019. Upon his reception by the Russian president in Sochi, Mitsotakis emphasized that there was room for improvement in Greek-Russian...

Greece Hails Strategic Alliance with Israel in Jerusalem Summit

"Our relations with Israel have never been better," Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in joint statements with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Israel Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in Jerusalem on Tuesday. The Prime Minister referred to the newly-strengthened strategic alliance...

Greek, Turkish, Israeli Diplomats Get Together to Mark Hanukkah

The Greek, Turkish and Israeli Ambassadors to the US got together on Sunday in New York in an event to mark the end of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights. In an extremely rare show of unity between the three...

Pope Francis Visits Refugee Camp on Greek Island

Pope Francis arrived on Lesvos island on Sunday morning to visit the refugee camp, accompanied by President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou. Minister of Immigration and Asylum, Notis Mitarakis, welcomed the Prelate of the Roman Catholic Church at the...

Pope Francis: Greece Helped Humanity Expand its Horizons

Pope Francis, who began a three-day visit to Greece on Saturday, spoke warmly about the hosting nation and its contribution to humanity at a ceremony held in the Presidential Mansion in Athens. Addressing Greece's President Katerina Sakellaropoulou, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis,...

Italy Returns Parthenon Marble to Greece, Piling Pressure on British Museum

The Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports announced this week that Italy will return a fragment of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, a move which adds pressure on the British Museum to follow suit and return the magnificent Parthenon...

Greece Donates 150,000 Doses of Covid Vaccine to Ghana

Greece donated over 150,000 doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to Ghana during the visit of foreign minister Nikos Dendias to the African country last week. The donation is expected to augment the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination exercise in Ghana and...