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Former Greek PM George Papandreou Makes Political Come Back

Former Greek prime minister George Papandreou announced on Wednesday he is joining the race to lead the center-left Movement for Change party (KINAL). In a televised address Papandreou said that that progressive political forces need to grow again. “We need a...

Turkish Cypriot Leader Resigns After Compromising Sex Video Surfaces

Turkish Cypriot leader Ersan Saner resigned on Wednesday after a compromising video appeared on social media on Tuesday evening. Saner's National Unity Party (UBP) had withdrawn from the Turkish-occupied Cyprus "government" last week. The government of the breakaway part of...

“Shameful Milestone”: 10,000 Children Killed in Yemen War

Over 10,000 children have died in Yemen since the start of the civil war in 2015, UNICEF reported on Tuesday. UNICEF spokesman James Elder said that its fund needs $235 million to "continue life-saving work in Yemen till mid-2022." Elder...

Russia Suspends its NATO Mission After Spy Accusation

Russia announced on Monday that it will be suspending its mission to the NATO alliance after they accused the country of employing intelligence officers at its mission's office. NATO alleged that eight Russians at its mission in Brussels were actually...

Turkey Eyes Russian Jets if US Turns Down F-16 Request

Turkey is still open to buying Russian jet aircraft if its request to the United States is denied, according to remarks made by the head of Turkey’s Defense Industry, Ismail Demir, on Monday. "If the United States does not approve...

Cyprus Revokes 45 Golden Visas in the Wake of Last Year’s Scandal

The Cypriot government announced on Friday that it would rescind the citizenship of 45 foreign investors and their relatives who acquired Cypriot passports through the country's corrupt 'golden visas' scheme. The decision was reached after an independent inquiry into the...

Russia Dismisses Reports of Recognizing Occupied Northern Cyprus

A Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman has dismissed reports that Moscow is negotiating a potential recognition of occupied Northern Cyprus. Maria Zakharova indicated that Moscow and Ankara are not negotiating the mutual recognition of Crimea as a Russian republic and Northern...

Joe Biden Announces Vaccine Mandate “Emergency Rule” For Companies

President Joe Biden announced in a brief address on Thursday that his vaccine mandate for employers with more than 100 workers will go into effect soon. The mandate requires employers that meet the requirements to ensure that their employees are vaccinated...

US Border Patrol Says 160,000 Illegal Immigrants Released

Leaked US Border Patrol documents show that there has been a mass release of illegal immigrants into the United States since March of this year, amounting to 160,000 people. Revealing that over 135,000 migrants were released into the US just since...

Greek Socialist Leader Hospitalized, Withdraws from Leadership Race

Fofi Gennimata, the leader of the socialist party PASOK and the center-left coalition Movement for Change announced on Tuesday she is withdrawing from the race to elect a new leader for the party in December after she was hospitalized. Gennimata...

NATO Secretary General Criticizes Greek-French Defense Pact

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg offered criticisms of EU defense initiatives and bilateral pacts within the union -- such as the one that was just ratified between Greece and France on Thursday: “What I don’t believe in is efforts to...

Greece Ratifies Defense Pact with France After Tense Debate

The Greece-France strategic defense collaboration agreement was ratified in a parliamentary vote on Thursday evening. There were 191 votes in favor and 109 against the new pact. The ruling New Democracy, Movement for Change (KINAL) and Greek Solution parties approved the...

Greek Parliament Debates Defense Pact with France

Lawmakers in Greece are debating on Thursday the recently signed defense agreement with France in a deal described by PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis as "historic." The deal, signed in Paris on September 28, states that Greece will buy three advanced frigates,...

Trillion Dollar Coin Could Be Minted to Solve Debt Ceiling Problem

The former director of the United States mint says that a trillion-dollar coin could be minted at the last minute in order to avoid defaulting on the national debt. Philip Diehl, who was the director of the U.S. Mint from...