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“Greece supports Spain’s territorial integrity” says the Foreign Ministry

The foreign ministry said on Sunday Greece rejects unilateral actions by Catalonia to undermine Spain’s territorial integrity, in the wake of the region’s parliamentary vote to declare independence from Spain. “Greece supports Spain’s territorial integrity and rejects unilateral actions that undermine the country’s unity and the immutability of borders,” the ministry …

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New Democracy leader expels MP Papakosta from parliamentary group

The leader of conservative New Democracy, Kyriakos mitsotakis, expelled MP Katerina Papakosta from the parliamentary group for not being loyal to party line. Mitsotakis announced his decision on Twitter on Thursday morning. Πριν από λίγο γνωστοποίησα στον ΠτΒ την απόφασή μου να θέσω την βουλευτή Β´ Αθηνών Κ. Παπακώστα εκτός …

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U.S. Airmen in Greece to train with Hellenic Air Force

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing landed at the Athens International Airport in Athens, Greece, Oct. 25. The Stratotanker is scheduled to participate in a short air to air refueling training mission with the Hellenic air force in the upcoming days. The training will …

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Granting voting rights to diaspora Greeks back in the agenda

Greece’s main opposition party, conservative New Democracy has brought back to debate the right to vote for diaspora Greeks. On Monday, ND leader, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, resubmitted to Parliament his legislative proposal to give diaspora Greeks the right to vote in Greek elections. Complaining that his original proposal he submitted 18 …

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Three cadets beaten, suffered fractures in downtown Athens

Three cadets of the Hellenic Army Academy, one army conscript and three civilians were attacked and injured by an unknown group of perpetrators in the metro and train station <Monastiraki> in downtown Athens on Sunday afternoon. Two of the cadets are hospitalized with fractures. The victims include random passersby in …

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Greek police arrests Syrian refugee over suspected ISIS links

Greek police arrested a 32-year-old Syrian refugee in the northeastern Greek city of Alexandroupolis over suspected links with terrorist group ISIS, police said Friday. The man was arrested a day earlier after his wife filed a complaint over domestic abuse. She also told authorities that her husband was an ISIS …

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Greek police cut down to size: EU’s top court rules for women

European police forces cannot impose blanket height restrictions on recruits because that discriminates against women, the EU’s top court ruled on Wednesday, throwing out an argument from the Greek government. Athens had defended a minimum height requirement for entry to the Greek police academy of 1.70 meters (5 feet 7 …

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