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US Congress Prepares for Battle Over Sale of F-16 Fighters to Turkey

On Thursday, Greek-American members of Congress expressed strong opposition to President Joe Biden's expressed support for the sale of F-16 jets to Turkey. “We should sell them the F-16 jets and modernize those jets as well,” Biden said at the...

Greek PM Mitsotakis Calls on Erdogan to Talk in a “Civilized Manner”

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis called on the Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday to engage in talks in order to deal with the "differences in a civilized manner." In a press conference held in Madrid following the NATO Summit,...

Biden and Erdogan Discuss “Stability in Aegean”

US President Joe Biden discussed “the importance of maintaining stability in the Aegean” with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to a White House statement issued after the meeting of the two leaders on the margins of the...

Russia Poses a “Direct Threat” to Europe, NATO Leaders Say

NATO leaders meeting in Madrid on June 29th are set to label Russia a menace to their security, as they overhaul the alliance’s defenses in response to the war on Ukraine, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said. "We’ll state clearly that...

Biden on Roe v Wade Decision: “A Sad Day for Our Country”

US President Joe Biden responded to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v Wade on Friday, stating that it is a "sad day for our country." The US Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade, the historic 1973 case in...

US Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

On Friday, the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the historic 1973 case where the court decided that abortion was a constitutional right in the US. By a 6-3 decision, the court overturned the ruling, leaving decisions regarding access...

Ukraine Wins Candidate Status in Bid for EU Membership

Ukraine has been given candidate status for membership into the EU, putting the war-torn country on a path for approval that could take years. European Union leaders voted without opposition on Thursday, moving the country one step closer to its...

France Investigates Rape Allegations Against Chrysoula Zacharopoulou

France is opening an investigation into two rape allegations made against Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, French Secretary of State for Development and the Francophonie. Zacharopoulou, 46, who was born in Sparta, Greece, is a gynecologist and politician for French President Macron's center...

Greek PM Mitsotakis Drops Clearest Hint Yet of Snap Elections

On Tuesday, Greece's PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis dropped the clearest hint yet that he is considering holding a snap general election almost a year before it's due. The conservative premier said that although his intention is to stay in power until...

Erdogan Warns Greece to Stop Arming the Islands, Claims US Bases Target Turkey

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Greece on Thursday to stop arming the islands and threatened that Turkey will not hesitate to use its powers "stemming from international agreements." Speaking during the Efes-2022 military exercise held on the Aegean...

Boris Johnson ‘No-Confidence’ Vote: What Happens Next

It’s on. After weeks of speculation during the “partygate” scandal, the required number of Conservative MPs have called for a “no-confidence” vote on Boris Johnson’s leadership. By Christopher Kirkland The vote has been triggered after 54 (or possibly more) MPs submitted...

Greek PM Mitsotakis Addresses Turkey Tensions In Reuters Interview

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis has commented on the recent tensions with Turkey, in the context of his Reuters interview for the Astypalaia green energy project. 

Colombia: Leftist Gustavo Petro Wins First Round in Presidential Election

Gustavo Petro, a former mayor of the capital city, Bogotá, as well as an ex-militant, topped the poll in the first round of the Colombian presidential elections, taking around 40 percent of the vote on Sunday. However, while Petro secured...

Greece Braces for Summer of Tension with Turkey

Greece is bracing for a prolonged period of tension with Turkey following the recent visit of PM Kyriakos Mitotakis to the U.S.. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has turned up the heat with personal attacks against Mitsotakis, increased overflights over...

Turkish NBA Pro And Activist Steps On Erdogan Photo At Protest Event

NBA star and human rights activist Enes Kanter Freedom was photographed stepping on a portrait photo of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Oslo Freedom Forum.