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Greek Frigate Shadows Turkish Ship Suspected of Carrying Weapons to Libya

A frigate from the Greek Navy which is taking part in the EU naval mission off the coast of Africa is currently shadowing a Turkish vessel suspected of carrying weapons to Libya, violating the UN-imposed arms embargo to the...

Floyd Laid to Final Rest as Relatives Mourn Loved Ones Killed By Police

As the funeral of George Floyd, whose death in police custody spawned global outrage, was taking place in Houston Texas, relatives of victims of police brutality gathered in New York demanding justice. Floyd died in Minneapolis last month after a...

Long-Lost Carriage Used at Spanish Royal Wedding Discovered in Athens

At least four elegant horse-drawn carriages, among them one used during the wedding of Queen Sophia and King Juan Carlos of Spain at their Athens nuptials in 1962, have been discovered at the former royal estate of Tatoi in...

Greek Basketball Giant Panathinaikos Up for Sale for 25 Million Euros

Panathinaikos, the most successful Greek basketball team ever, has been put up for sale by its owner, businessman Dimitris Giannakopoulos. Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Giannakopoulos revealed that he will sell Panathinaikos for 25 million euros ($28.4 million),...

Calamos Sees Signs of Economic Recovery in COVID-19 Hit Times

Calamos Investments has published its views on markets and the economy in its latest 'Economic and Market Outlook.' Although there is considerable uncertainty and many challenges on the horizon, they see signs of recovery and cause for cautious optimism. The...

Athens Public Transport in the 1920s: Rare Black and White Footage Digitized

A rare silent movie of the Athens tram in the late 1920s was recently digitized by Greek state television (ERT) and was released on Tuesday. The astonishing footage, which dates from 1929, shows a two-carriage tram crossing the Koukaki neighborhood...

Greece to Gradually Open to Italian Tourists Starting Monday, June 15

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias informed the public at an Athens press conference held with his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio on Tuesday that Greece will gradually lift all restrictions on Italian travelers, beginning on Monday and continuing until...

Greece, Italy Sign Agreement on Maritime Boundaries

Greece and Italy signed an agreement in Athens on Tuesday regarding the delimitation of maritime zones between the two countries. The signing of the agreement on the boundaries of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) occurred during the meeting of the...

WHO Clarifies Statement Regarding "Rare" Asymptomatic Spread of Coronavirus

The World Health Organization announced on Monday it that it believed that the spread of the coronavirus from individuals who do not have symptoms of the virus is "rare." Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO's technical lead on COVID-19, said at...

Erdogan Ratchets Up Rhetoric Against Greece; Hagia Sophia Decision on July 2

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday warned Greece to stop issuing empty threats over his country's planned oil and gas drilling operations in the eastern Mediterranean, which Athens says violates Greek sovereignty. In an interview with Turkey's TRT channel,...