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Greek Red Cross sends humanitarian aid, mobile health unit to Ukraine

The Greek Red Cross is sending more large quantities of humanitarian aid to Ukraine, continuing its practical support of those impacted by the war, according to an announcement on Tuesday. Three trucks loaded with 40 tons of humanitarian aid left the central warehouse of the Hellenic Red Cross in Athens …

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Russian Orthodox church splits with Moscow, wants to join Ecumenical Patriarchate

A Russian Orthodox church in Holland has said it is cutting ties with the Moscow patriarchate and has requested to join the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople instead. “Is no longer possible for them to function within the Moscow patriarchate and provide a spiritually safe environment for our faithful,” a statement …

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Stoltenberg hints at risks from Turkey’s S-400, No-Fly Zone in Ukraine

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shown the importance of NATO allies not being dependent on Russian military equipment, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said in his speech at the Diplomacy Forum in Antalya on Friday. While he did not explicitly mentioned the Russian S-400 missiles, both Turkish and Greek media understood …

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Radiation leak risk after power cut at occupied Chernobyl plant, Ukraine warns

Radioactive substances could be released from Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear power plant because it cannot cool spent nuclear fuel after its power connection was severed, Ukraine’s state-run nuclear company Energoatom said on Wednesday. It said fighting made it impossible to immediately repair the high-voltage power line to the plant, which was …

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Russia Foreign Ministry lashes out at Greece, accuses Gov’t of “hypocrisy”

Russia’s Foreign Ministry went one step further towards a deeper deterioration of the Greek-Russian relations, directly accusing the conservative government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis of “hypocricy” and a “defamation campaign against Russia.” The verbal attack was launched by Maria Zakharova, the information and press director of the ministry in Moscow. According …

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European Parliament President David Sassoli dies at 65

The president of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, died in the early hours of Tuesday (11 January) in hospital in Italy, his spokesperson announced on Twitter. Sassoli, who was 65-years-old had been in hospital since December 26, where he was being treated against a dysfunction of his immune system. Before …

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Report: Democracy backsliding across the world amid pandemic

Democracy is deteriorating across the world, with countries notably taking undemocratic and unnecessary actions to contain the coronavirus pandemic, an intergovernmental body said in its new report Monday. “Many democratic governments are backsliding,” the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, or International IDEA, said. The 34-nation organization added that …

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France flexes muscle, puts warship in eastern Mediterranean

France showcased its military muscle Monday with a tour of its new frigate Auvergne in the eastern Mediterranean, seeking to underscore what the ship’s captain said was the importance that Paris attaches to ensuring security and stability in the region. Captain Paul Merveilleux de Vignaux said the Auvergne with its …

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Tibet activists arrested in Athens, Olympia protesting against Beijing Olympics 2022

Activists from Tibet protested against the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Greece, hanging a banner at the Acropolis and disrupting the torch lighting ceremony at the ancient Olympia site. A total of six people have been arrested. Two people were arrested in Athens on Sunday as they attempted to …

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