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Trump Investigated Under US Espionage Act, Warrant Reveals

The FBI search warrant for former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence reveals that Monday's raid was related to classified documents.

The Greek-American CIA Spy Who Empowered the Taliban

Afghanistan's Taliban owe a lot to a Greek American CIA spy who ran the largest covert operation in the agency's history in arming the Mujahideen in the 1980s

Greece Wiretapping Scandal Might Cause EU Probe

The European Commission has intervened in the wiretapping scandal in Greece urging the government to investigate the revelations. The European Commission wants embattled Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, trying to distance himself from revelations that a rival politician and journalist...

FBI Searches Trump’s Mar-A-Lago House in Document Investigation

FBI agents searched former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida, on Monday.

Greek PM Admits Phone-Tapping, Denies Knowledge

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday admitted wrong-doing but denied knowledge of the recent phone-tapping scandal.

Greece’s Intelligence Chief Resigns Amid Phone-Tapping Scandal

Greece's head of the National Intelligence Agency (EYP) resigned on Friday after a phone-tapping scandal involving a journalist and a politician. The Head of EYP, Panagiotis Kontoleon, has submitted his resignation to the Prime Minister, "following wrong practices in the...

US House Speaker Pelosi Set to Defy China and Visit Taiwan

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to visit Taiwan, defying China's threats, according to a senior Taiwanese government official and a US official, CNN reported on Monday. Pelosi will make a symbolic stop in Taipei as part of her...

Turkey Lashes Out At Germany Over Greece, Cyprus

Turkey lashed out at Germany over Greece and Cyprus during a joint Press conference by the Turkish and German Foreign Ministers on Friday. 

Greece Pushes Germany on War Reparations and Submarine Sales to Turkey

Greece raised the issue of war reparations from Germany and the export of German-made submarines to Turkey during a meeting in Athens on Friday by Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and his German counterpart, Annalena Baerbock. "For the Greek government and...

Greece Probes Phone-Tapping Allegation by Opposition Leader

Greece is probing allegations of phone-tapping by socialist leader Nikos Androulakis, who, earlier in the week, reported an attempt to compromise his mobile phone using Predator spyware. An extraordinary meeting of the Parliament’s Institutions and Transparency Committee will be convened...

Pericles: The First Great Statesman of the Ancient World

Since Athens is considered the birthplace of democracy, Pericles must be the father of democracy.

Friend or Foe? How US Perceptions of Turkey Have Shifted

US perceptions of Turkey have shifted in the last decade to the extent that analysts and policymakers are openly questioning whether Ankara remains a reliable ally under Erdogan. "I think people in Washington have been questioning the reliability of Turkey...

Erdogan Keeps Putin Waiting in Show of Gamesmanship

Russian President Vladimir Putin was kept waiting for his grip and grin meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as the assembled news media filmed all of Tuesday's awkward moment. For the record, Putin stood, fidgeting and looking a bit...

Mithridatis: How a Rapper Shook Political Normalcy in Greece

Greek musician Mithridatis rocked the establishment by releasing via YouTube a 12-minute rap "manifesto" which criticizes the government

Trump Fails to Overturn 2018 Pulitzer for Russia Coverage

Former President Donald Trump has lost his bid to overturn the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting awarded for coverage of Russian election interference in the 2016 US presidential campaign. Trump, who has rejected any such meddling, wrote a letter...