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Russia and Turkey claim they have signed S-400 contract

Money sent, contract signed. The contract for S-400 missiles systems has been allegedly signed between Russia and Turkey. The military aide for military-technical cooperation of President Vladimir Putin announced the deal signature, said the contract was now about to be executed. On the Turkish side, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced …

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Merkel conveys Germany’s veto to Customs Union update with Turkey

German Chancellor Angela Merkel informed European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Aug. 30 that her country would veto an update of the Customs Union agreement with Turkey, daily Hürriyet has learned. One day before their meetings in Berlin, Merkel announced they will convey the German government’s position to Juncker regarding …

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European aviation agency EASA orders Airbus A350 safety fix

The European Aviation Safety Agency has issued an air worthiness directive about Airbus A350 -941 aircraft, warning that a problem could lead to an engine explosion under certain conditions if not corrected. The Cologne, Germany-based agency, said that Airbus has already come up with a fix and the directive, which …

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Bitter row between Erdogan and Germany is getting tenser

Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has further strained his country’s relationship with Germany by describing the main German political parties as “enemies of Turkey”. Speaking after Friday prayers to his supporters gathered in a mosque in Istanbul, the Turkish President criticised those who he said had an aggressive or disrespectful …

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Greek Shipping Company confirms collision with USS JOHN S MCCAIN

Greek shipping company Stealth Maritime Corporation confirmed Monday afternoon the collision of one of its oil tankers, ALNIC MC, with Missile destroyer, US Navy vessel USS JOHN S MCCAIN off the coast of Singapore in the early morning. In a statement uploaded on its website, the company said: Stealth Maritime …

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Greece asks Return of Parthenon Marbles as part of Brexit deal

Greece is pushing that the return of the stolen Parthenon Marbles becomes part of the Brexit talks deal. MEP Stelios Kouloglou, from ruling SYRIZA, is demanding that negotiators bring up the issue as part of the discussions. Kouloglou has written twice to the European Commission to ask them to play a …

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Trump fires Greek-American Chief of Staff Reince Priebus

US President Donal Trump announced on Twitter that he fired the White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. He replaced him with retired General John F. Kelly. Appointing Priebus to this powerful position had made Greeks and Greek-Americans proud as the 45-year-old has Greek roots from his mother side. I …

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