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Is the US Eyeing Crete as an Alternative to Military Base in Turkey?

The visit of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Athens and Crete in the last several days has reinforced a notion expressed by senior Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson, who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee for Europe: that...

US State Department Issues Travel Advisory for Greece

The US State Department on Friday issued a "Travel Advisory Level 3" suggesting to U.S. citizens to postpone even essential travel to Greece due to the Covid-19 spread in the country. Greece recorded 153 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, the...

How Can Airlines Make Travelers Feel Comfortable Again?

By Janet Bednarek The U.S. airline industry has generally faced two obstacles in enticing more people to fly: fear and fares. Before the novel coronavirus, few feared flying thanks to the extreme rarity of airline crashes in the U.S., and domestic...

Russian Bitcoin Laundering Suspect Alexander Vinnik to Be Extradited to France

Russian national Alexander Vinnik's extradition to France can now proceed, following a ruling of Greece's Council of State which was published on Thursday. Vinnik, who was arrested in northern Greece in July of 2017, is currently sought by authorities in the...

US Ambassador Pyatt Speaks of "Gift of Athenian Democracy" on 4th of July Ceremony

United States Ambassador to Greece, Geoffrey Pyatt, toasted "the 243rd anniversary of the United States of America, the foundational values we share, and the gift of Athenian democracy" during the Independence Day celebration at the embassy in Athens on...

Turkey Insists On Controversial Russian Missile Purchase

Volkan Bozkir, the chairman of the Turkish Parliament's foreign affairs committee, was quoted by Turkey's Milliyet newspaper on Thursday as saying that Turkey will go ahead with the controversial purchase of a Russian missile system. If true, the buying of the...

US Ambassador Says US Supports the Reopening of Halki Seminary

Sam Brownback, the American Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, has stated that the United States will support the reopening of the Halki Theological School in Turkey. Brownback made the comments during an interview with the state-run AMNA...