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Thrilled French tourists celebrate Mundial victory on Sifnos (video)

Just seconds after the referee signaled the end of  World Cup Final on Sunday, thrilled French tourists jumped into the sea at Kamares port of the island of Sifnos. 4:2 against Croatia and the Golden Trophy of Mundial were reasons enough to set the French tourists in excitement. And not …

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France seeks extradition of Russian bitcoin suspect Vinnik

France has joined the US and Russia in seeking the extradition of a Russian held in Greece for allegedly laundering $4 billion using the bitcoin digital currency, a court source said Wednesday. The French warrant says Alexander Vinnik, who headed bitcoin exchange BTC-e, had defrauded over 100 people in six …

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Greece leases 2 FREMM frigates from France, at least two more to follow

Greece is to acquire two frigates of multi-mission type FREMM from France among tension with neighbor Turkey. The plan is revealed just a few days after French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his support to Greece against threats in the East Mediterranean Sea. According to Greek media, the frigates will be …

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US, UK and France launch strikes in Syria before Chemical Weapons investigation

Bombing has begun. US, UK, France launched missile strikes on Syria short before 4:00 o’ clock  Saturday. The strikes lasted for about one hour, more than 100 missiles were fired. The Strikes were reportedly launched while US President Donal Trump was still addressing the nation. Strikes rocked Damascus with explosions …

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Tsipras tells Macron “Greek Armed Forces will not be involved in Syria operation”

Developments in Syria were among others, the subject of discussion between the leaders of Greece and France. In a telephone conversation with the French President on Friday,  Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told Emmanuel Macron that Greek Armed Forces will not participate in a possible military operation in Syria, state broadcaster …

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EU, ESM, France press ahead on debt relief for Greece, but will Germany accept?

France and the European Union are pressing ahead with plans to implement debt relief for Greece. German economic newspaper Handelsblatt has obtained a working paper written by the European Stability Mechanism, which calls for extending Greece’s loans for a period of seven years and deferring €13 billion in interest payments …

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Greece prepares for Macron’s visit with security measures and hope for good deals

More than 2,000 policemen in uniform and hundreds in civilian clothes will be deployed in downtown Athens on Thursday and Friday, when French President Emmanuel Macron will pay his first official visit to Greece. The sound of police helicopters will accompany every step the French president will take – whether …

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Solution at Eurogroup? Only with Le Maire’s lucky amulet and Greek Gods’ help

When logic does not help, desperate people turn to superstition. French fiance minister Bruno Le Maire brought a groundbreaking proposal to Athens, a proposal aiming to break the deadlock between Germany and the International Monetary Fund on the Greek debt relief issue. However, Le Maire’s plan is “too complex” and …

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European Commission will set out plan to tackle air traffic control strikes

The European commission is expected to act to reduce the impact of air traffic control strikes, which have disrupted thousands of flights in recent years, with British holidaymakers often badly affected.  Airlines are expecting Brussels to call on member states this week to protect international flights passing over its airspace …

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Emmanuel Macron is the new President of France

Independent candidate Emmanuel Macron, 39, is clearly the winner of the second round of Presidential elections in France. According to latest results Macron wins by margin of 65.1% to 34.9% for right-wing Marine LePen.   Voter turnout set to be lowest since 1969 Abstention at 25% 12% of voters cast …

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Will EU and German support convince French euroskeptics to vote for Macron?

Ex banker, ex socialist and political outsider Emmanuel Macron won the first round of presidential elections in France on Sunday. French elections results have been perceived with a sign of relief in the European Union. A fine day for Europe and Greece, where creditors are expected to return to Athens …

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