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French Rafale Jets Fly Over Greece

French Rafale jets made their flying debut over Greece on Thursday during the joint bilateral exercise, "Skyros 2021". The exercise allowed Greece to take a close look at the jets that Athens recently signed a contract for, Greek National Defense...

Greece, France Sign $2.8 Billion Rafale Jet Deal

Greece signed a 2.3 billion-euro ($2.8 billion) deal with France on Monday to purchase 18 Rafale fighter jets. Florence Parly, the French Defense Minister, signed the agreement in Athens to deliver 12 used and six new aircraft built by Dassault...

Greece Signs Deal With France to Purchase 18 Rafale Jets

Greece is to sign a formal agreement with France for the purchase of 18 Rafale fighter jets at a ceremony in Athens on Monday. French Defense Minister Florence Parly will visit the Greek capital and will also hold meetings with...

Rafale Jet Purchase Approved by Greek Parliament

The Greek Parliament overwhelmingly approved on Thursday the purchase of 18 French-made Rafale fighter jets. All of Greece's political parties, with the exception of the Communist party and Gianis Varoufakis' Mera25, voted for the bill which was approved by a...

Greek Writer and Journalist Vassilis Alexakis Dies at 77

Greek writer and journalist Vassilis Alexakis died in France at the age of 77 on Monday, it was announced today. He was born in Athens in 1943 and studied at the Lille School of Journalism. Alexakis had been a journalist at...

French President Macron Tests Positive for Covid

French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for COVID-19, the presidential Elysee Palace announced on Thursday. It said the president took a test “as soon as the first symptoms appeared.” The brief statement did not say what symptoms Macron experienced. It...

Erdogan Launches Attack on Macron, Hopes France “Gets Rid of Him” Soon

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continued to provoke French President Emmanuel Macron, calling him a "burden" and a "problem," that he hopes France will "get rid of" soon, Reuters reports. In reference to recent protests in France over a controversial...

Greece Joins Egypt, UAE, France and Cyprus for Military Drills in the Med

Greek military forces joined forces from Egypt and Cyprus on Tuesday for a naval and aerial drill that will last for several days in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Egypt. The forces participating in the “Medusa 10” exercise...

Five-Nation Military Exercise in East Mediterranean Sends Message to Ankara

The Naval forces of Greece and Cyprus will join those of Egypt, France, and the United Arab Emirates in conducting a large-scale sea and air exercise off the Mediterranean coast of Alexandria, Egypt starting Monday, November 30. The joint exercise...

Lyon Greek Orthodox Priest Was Shot by Lover’s Husband

The Greek Orthodox priest shot earlier this month in the French city of Lyon was the victim of a jealous husband rather than an Islamic terrorist, French prosecutors said on Saturday. Nikolaos Kakavelakis, 52, was shot twice with a sawed-off...