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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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Chancellor Merkel to visit Greece at the end of October

German chancellor Angela Merkel will visit Athens most likely at the end of the month, media reported on Sunday. It will be one of Merkel’s last visits abroad before she steps down after 16 years in power. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis invited the outgoing German Chancellor during the EU informal …

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Biden nominates Greek-American businessman Tsunis as ambassador to Athens

Greek American businessman George James Tsunis was formally nominated by US President Joe Biden as new ambassador to Greece on Friday. The long-awaited nomination by the White House comes less than a week before the latest US-Greece Strategic Dialogue and anticipated signing of an updated Mutual Defense and Cooperation Agreement …

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Seven women MPs from Afghanistan arrive in Athens, says Foreign Ministry

Seven women MPs from Afghanistan arrived in Athens via Tbilisi, accompanied by their family members, earlier on Wednesday, the Foreign Ministry announced. The seven women were extricated from Afghanistan following the actions of the NGO Zaka Khan, which is based in New York. Their arrival and stay in Greece, which …

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Shrine replaces Greek Orthodox Church destroyed on 9/11

Religious leaders gathered for the inaugural lighting ceremony and memorial service at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine in New York on Friday. The church has being built to replace the one that was destroyed in the attacks on 9/11. The smaller St. Nicholas built in 1916 was …

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Greece requests additional Beriev against fires, Russia sends Ilyushin and Mi-8

Greece has requested Russia to deploy a second Beriev Be-200, a so-called super weapon against the fires still raging in the country. Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias had an extensive telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on Monday. The battling against wildfires was discussed as well as the possibility …

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EU will ‘never, ever’ accept a two-state deal on Cyprus, says von der Leyen

The European Union will “never, ever” accept a two state deal on ethnically-split Cyprus, the head of its executive said on Thursday. Ursula von der Leyen, who was visiting Cyprus, said the European Union spoke with one voice on the conflict, which has dragged on for decades and is a …

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Greece sends pandemic aid to India’s struggling health system

Greece has prepared aid to send to India’s struggling health system, which has been hard hit by the pandemic, the Greek general secretariat for Civl Protection announced on Good Friday, April 30. According to the announcement, Greece is sending 90 oxygen cylinders with a total capacity of 440 litres and …

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