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USA warns Turkey of S-400 from Russia or else face sanctions

The US State Department has warned Turkey to avoid “transactions with Russia’s defense sector” or else face sanctions. The warning comes a day after Russian news agency Tass reported that Moscow and Ankara had signed a contract for the shipment of a second batch of S-400 surface-to-air missile systems. “The …

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Boris Johnson goes shopping in Greek supermarket (video)

Boris Johnson and his wife are on holiday in Greece and they were seen and filmed at a supermarket in Nea Makri, a seaside resort village in eastern Attica. The outgoing Prime Minister of Great Britain was recognized by several customers of a well-known chain on Saturday, who immediately grabbed …

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Greece hosts Ukrainian children in summer camps

The first 117 of 600 Ukrainian children aged 6-15 that will be hosted in Greek summer camps arrived in Athens and Thessaloniki on Friday. Greece’s union of privately held camps (Panhellenic Union of Private Initiative Camp Operators) offered to host the children, all of which left Bucha and arrived in …

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Chairman of conservative EPP calls for arms embargo on Turkey

Manfred Weber, the chairman of European Parliament conservative party European People’s Party, called on the European Council to consider an arms embargo on Turkey. Briefing correspondents in Brussels, EPP’s chairman Weber said “it is unacceptable and provocative for Ankara to threaten Greece with war and to raise the issue of …

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Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios says Russian church has “disappointed us” over Ukraine

The Russian Orthodox Church has let Christian Orthodox fathers down by supporting Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios, the spiritual head of some 260 million Orthodox Christians worldwide, said in an interview. Moscow calls its three-month-old invasion a “special military operation” to rid Ukraine of fascists, an assertion Kyiv …

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Texas School Shooting: Greece extends heartfelt condolences to victims’ families

“Devastated by the news of the horrific elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that claimed the lives of so many children” the Greek Foreign Ministry posted on Twitter on Wednesday. “In this hour of grief, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the victims’ families and our deepest sympathies to the …

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Greece seize Russian tanker following EU sanctions; 2nd tanker mystery

Greek authorities seized Russian-flagged tanker PEGAS citing reasons that the sanctions imposed by the European Union and the NATO on ships of Russian interests. The tanker was sailing off Karystos, south of the island of Evia. Only the 250-meter long tanker was seized but not its crude oil cargo. The …

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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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