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First ship with food aid to Gaza left Cyprus

The humanitarian aid ship Open Arms finally set sail on Tuesday for Gaza accompanied by another vessel, inaugurating the operation of the Larnaca to Gaza sea-corridor dubbed as ‘Amalthea’. This is the first time a ship has been authorized to deliver aid to Gaza since 2005. The ship, carrying almost …

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Joseph Schulte, the first vessel that used Ukraine’s Black Sea corridor, is heading to Piraeus port

Container ship Joseph Schulte, the first vessel that used Ukraine’s Black Sea corridor is crossing through Turkey’s Bosporus Straits, is heading to the pot of Piraeus, state broadcaster ERT reported on Saturday. The Joseph Schulte, carrying 2,114 containers with 30,000 tons of cargo, ERT added. Yesterday it arrived early in …

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Russia to provide consular services in Turkish-occupied Cyprus

The Russian Embassy in Cyprus will soon start providing consular services in the Turkish occupied of Cyprus, according to a telegram from the Russian state news agency TASS, citing an embassy spokesperson. “We will start providing consular services in the northern part of the city of Nicosia in the very …

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Beleri wins local elections in Himara, remains in custody

Fredi Beleri, the candidate representing the Greek minority in Albania, won the municipality elections in Himara and emerged victorious over his opponent Jorgo Goro, who had the backing of the Edi Rama government. The official results were announced Monday after an earlier interruption in the vote counting process. Since Saturday …

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Cyprus: Nikos Christodoulides wins presidential elections

With 100 per cent of votes counted Nikos Christodoulides had a clear lead, echoing what exit polls had earlier suggested. Christodoulides secured 51.91 per cent of the vote while Andreas Mavroyiannis got 48.09 per cent. 49-year-old Christodoulides will become president on 28 February. He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs …

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Al-Sisi demarcates Egypt’s maritime border with Libya

Egypt ‘s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issued a Presidential degree demarcating the maritime border of the country to the West, that is with Libya. With the drawing of a straight line, al-Sisi unilaterally determines the maritime borders with Libya, practically cutting through the illegal Turkey-Libya memorandum on the Exclusive Economic …

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Envelope with blood at the Embassy of Ukraine in Athens

Αn envelope with blood has arrived at the Embassy of Ukraine in Athens on Monday. The envelope was found by a security officer who informed the Greek police. The “bloody envelope” arrived with the embassy’s mail and was located outside the building of the diplomatic mission. The incident has launched …

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Libya accuses Greece of imposing fait accompli in defining maritime borders

Libya has reacted to Greece’s decision to expand out seismic surveys for hydrocarbon south of Crete. The foreign minister of the Tripoli-based outgoing government accused Athens of exploiting the crisis in the North African country and imposing a fait accompli in defining the Libyan-Greek maritime borders. “Greece has conducted contracts …

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Operation IRINI seizes illegal cargo for Libya, MV MEERDIJK led to Greece

Operation mechanism IRINI has seized vehicle modified for military use in Libya that is under arms embargo by the United Nations. Merchant vessel MV MEERDIJK with a flag from the Netherlands has been ordered to the port of Almyros by Volos in Central Greece, local media report on Thursday, November …

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State Department is open to Greece-Libya energy interconnection

The US State Department is open to the possibility of an energy interconnection between Greece and Libya. The US State Department spokesperson said that the US continues to support projects that promote the energy interconnection of the Eastern Mediterranean and North Africa with Europe. The US ministry clarified that it …

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King Charles receives Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

King Charles III received Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Buckingham Palace on Tuesday. Bartholomew expressed his condolences on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, and wished King Charles a fruitful and successful course in his new high duties. The official account of the Buckingham Palace posted on Twitter: This afternoon …

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Justice Minister to decide on extradition of Serbian war crimes suspect

Greece’s Justice Minister Kostas Tsiaras will have to decide on whether to extradite a Serbian man to Croatia, where he is wanted for alleged war crimes committed in 1991, during the bloody break-up of Yugoslavia, or Serbia, which lodged a similar request on October 11. The 59-year-old Serbian national was …

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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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