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Mitsotakis to Lavrov: EU, NATO not an obstacle to expand relations with Russia

The Turkish aggression and the Greek-Russian bilateral relations were the key points of a meeting held by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis with visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday. The meeting is taking place at a difficult time, Mitsotakis said, when “Greece, the Eastern Mediterranean, South Caucasus and the …

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Portuguese container ship rams minesweeper of Greek Navy, two injured

Two sailors were injured when a container ship rammed a minesweeper of the Greek Navy outside the port of Piraeus in the Saronic Gulf on Tuesday morning. Minesweeper KALLISTO was heavily damaged in the stern and took in water, crew members fell into the sea and suffered minor injuries. The …

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Standoff in the Aegean with Turkey demanding demilitarization of Greek islands

Turkey issues two navigation notices (NAVTEX) late on Tuesday demanding the demilitarization of three Greek islands. Greek and Turkish Navy forces are in standoff near the island of Kastellorizo due to the activities of Turkish seismic vessel Oruc Reis. At the same time, Ankara has leaked to the press that …

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Greece calls on Germany, Spain, Italy for arms embargo on Turkey

Greece has called on Germany, Italy and Spain to impose an arms embargo on Turkey, citing Ankara’s recent provocative actions. Citing diplomatic sources, state-run news agency amna reports that Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias has sent letters to his counterparts in Germany, Heiko Maas, in Spain, Arancha Gonzalez-Laya, and in Italy, …

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Elderly in nursing home infected; Greeks ignore coronavirus restrictions

Twelve elderly residents of a nursing home in Glyfada suburb of south Athens have been detected positive to Covid-19  within a week. At the same time, parts of the Greek society keep ignoring restrictions to contain the spread of the coronavirus and are crowding at parties and in churches even …

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Migrants boat in distress as Medicane hits Greece, making rescue almost impossible

A boat carrying migrants and refugees has come in distress off western Peloponnese as Medicane Ianos strikes the area, making the Search and Rescue operation impossible. There are reportedly some 50-55 people on board. One of the passengers has called the emergency international number <112>. Coast guard boats set for …

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96 rescued after migrants boat sinks off the island of Halki

In a large Search and Rescue operation, the Greek Coast Guard and the Navy managed to rescue 96 people from a sinking boat that was transferring refugees and migrants from Turkey to Greece. It is believed that the boat was carrying over 100 people. Among them there were 10 children …

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Turkey obstructs Greece’s migrants rescue operation, calls on ships to leave the area (audio)

Turkish coast guard vessels harassed Greek Coast Guard boats and a helicopter participating in a migrants search and rescue rescue operation in the sea west of the small island of Halki near Rhodes. Furthermore, Ankara called on commercial ships that were engaged in the Search and Rescue operation to leave …

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Delight for sky-watchers in July: The awesome Comet NEOWISE

Comet NEOWISE has started to offer sky-watchers an awesome spectacle as it is visible to the naked eye in clear and dark predown skies. Already thousands of people around the globe have spotted the comet and are thrilled to see its golden tail that gets brighter as it gets higher …

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“Ring of Fire” annular solar eclipse June 21 – Visibility in Greece

The first full day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere will bring with it one of nature’s great sky shows: an annular solar eclipse. On Sunday (June 21), the new moon will orbit between the sun and Earth and will pass squarely across the face of the sun for viewers …

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Turkey to drill off the islands of Crete, Karpathos and Rhodes

Turkey plans to start drilling south of the Greek islands of Crete, Karpathos, Kasos and Rhodes, claiming it is justified to do so according to its maritime boundaries with the Tripolis-based government in Libya. Requests for drilling submitted by the company Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) to the General Directorate of …

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Greek 10-Year Bond yield falls below 1% for the first time ever

For the first time ever, the Greek 10-Year Bond yield fell below 1 percent. It is a milestone for a country that has been bailed out three times in the last 10 years. The Greek 10-year bond yield fell to as lows as 0.992 percent, Tradeweb pricing showed GR10YT=TWEB, dropping …

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Aegean islands militarized as long as Turkey preserves “casus belli”

Defensive and military shielding of the Aegean islands is Greece’s commitment against Turkey’s provocations as for as long the Turkish casus belli is in effect, President Prokopis Pavlopoulos to Ankara’s reiterating calls of demilitarization. “Let Turkey well understand that any form of defensive shielding of our islands in the Aegean …

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