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US Ambassador Praises Greece for Halting Russian, Chinese Influence

In an interview yesterday with Real News on Sunday, the United States Ambassador to Athens, Geoffrey Pyatt, had high praise for Greece, saying that the two countries share common objectives. Referring to a balance of power in the Mediterranean, Pyatt remarked...

The Many Perils of Mining the Seas

  By Elizabeth De Santo, Elizabeth Mendenhall and Elizabeth Nyman Mining the ocean floor for submerged minerals is a little-known, experimental industry. But soon it will take place on the deep seabed, which belongs to everyone, according to international law. Seabed mining...

US Places Further Sanctions on Huawei Telecommunications

  In a move which sends a strong message to the Chinese telecommunications conglomerate Huawei and any entity which might have thought of contracting with it, the United States took stronger measures to counteract its spread across the world on...

United States Tells China It Has 72 Hours to Shutter Houston Consulate

In an unprecedented move since the reestablishment of diplomatic relations in 1979, on Tuesday the Trump administration ordered Chinese diplomats based out of its Houston consulate to shutter the building and vacate the premises in 72 hours. Beijing replied that...

Trump Formally Withdraws US Membership from WHO in Letter Signed by Pompeo

After months of threats, the United States formally sent a letter on July 6 stating that it will withdraw from the World Health Organization (WHO) after 72 years of membership in the UN-sponsored body. US President Trump had floated the...

United States May Ban Chinese Social Media App TikTok, According to Pompeo

In a statement just released by United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the country is looking into banning Chinese social media apps, including the new, popular short-video app TikTok. The announcement came on Monday, July 6, during an interview...

Greek Scientist Leads Team Creating First Image of Electrons

A research team led by Greek physicist and professor Eleftherios Goulielmakis has created the first photograph of electrons in crystals, thanks to a powerful new microscope. Dubbed the "Picoscope," this new device allowed scientists from both Germany and China to...

Chinese Surge for Greece's Golden Visa Expected Post-Covid Restrictions

The coronavirus pandemic has caused a significant drop in the number of Golden Visas awarded by Greece to Chinese citizens, says a report released on Wednesday by Juwai IQI, a holding company comprised of two Asian real estate super-brands. The...

Substandard Face Masks Confiscated at Athens International Airport

Officials from the Greek Financial Crimes Squad have seized 850,000 substandard face masks at Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, according to an announced made on Monday. Speaking at the airport, authorities said the masks not only did not meet the...

Demand for Greek Real Estate from Chinese Investors Peaks Despite Coronavirus

Chinese investors' demand for Greek real estate continues to be strong and has actually peaked during the coronavirus crisis, as Greece is considered to be safer than other countries in this regard due to its low infection rate. A study of...