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U.S. House backs measure that would restrict sale of F-16s to Turkey

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved legislation that would create a new hurdle for President Joe Biden’s plan to sell F-16 fighter jets to Turkey. The House approved the measure, offered by Democratic Representatives Frank Pallone and Chris Pappas, as an amendment to the annual National Defense Authorization …

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US lawmakers table amendment to block sale of F-16s to Turkey

A bipartisan group of US legislators have filed amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would prevent the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey if Ankara continues its territorial overflights and air space violations in the Aegean. The amendment was submitted to Congress at the initiative of …

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New US Ambassador George Tsunis presents his credentials to President Sakellaropoulou

The new Ambassador of the United States of America to Greece, George James Tsunis, presented his credentials to the President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, at the Presidential Palace on Tuesday morning. During a short conversation with the President, Tsunis said he was touched that he has returned to …

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US Senate approves George Tsunis as new ambassador to Greece

The US Senate has confirmed the appointment of George Tsunis as the new US Ambassador to Greece. 54-year-old Tsunis is a Greek-American lawyer and businessman with extensive experience in the tourism industry. He is the founder and CEO of the Chartwell Hotels group. This company has a strong presence in …

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USAFE F-15E lands safely in Larissa after losing canopy during flight

An USAFE F-15E fighter jet was able to land safely at the Larissa Air Base in central Greece after a mishap during a NATO exercise dubbed Operation Castle Ford. According to local media, the F-15E lost its canopy over an unpopulated area of Kozani, western Macedonia and sought permission for …

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US Embassy launches campaign to commemorate Greece’s War of Independence 1821

How did the American Revolution influenced the Greek Revolution of 1821? What was the relation between scholar Adamantios Korais and Dounding Father and third President Thomas Jefferson? What is the explanation for Philellenism in the USA? These and other issues are contained in the yearlong campaign the US embassy in …

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US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo to visit Greece

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Greece next weekend, September 27-28, media report on Sunday. The visit is of high political importance due to the developments in the Greek-Turkish relations. Pompeo will reportedly speak at a conference in Thessaloniki. On Sunday, he will visit the Naval base of …

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Eight Greek F-16 escort two US B-52 within FIR Athens and Nicosia

Eight Greek fighter jets F16 escorted two US bombers B-52 within the FIR of Athens and Nicosia on Wednesday, the Greek General Staff announced. The escort took place at the request USEUCOM, the US European Command. The two strategic bombers were accompanied by four pairs of F-16 aircraft during their …

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US State Department includes Greece to Level 3 risk countries

The US State Department issued an emergency advisory for travelers urging them to avoid non-essential travel to Greece due to coronavirus. It calls on high risk groups to avoid even essential travels to Greece. The instruction follows the directive by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that calls on …

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Turkey-Libya deal, drilling activities are “counterproductive” says US State Dept.

Turkey’s drilling activities, combined with the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Libya are are “counterproductive” and do not contribute to the stability and security of the Eastern Mediterranean, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Matthew Palmer said on Wednesday at a teleconference with Greek …

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US State Dept. calls on Turkey to maintain status of Hagia Sophia

The US State Department has called on Turkey to maintain the status of Hagia Sophia as a museum and to not convert it into a mosque. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, Sam Brownback, posted on Twitter on Thursday: “The Hagia Sophia holds enormous spiritual & cultural significance to …

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Greek-American George Zapantis dies after being tased by NYPD (videos)

A Greek-American man was tased several times by New York police officers and died following a cardiac arrest. The latest victim of police brutality in US had mental issues and was suffering from bipolar disorder. NYPD officers claimed that 29-year-old George Zapantis threatened them with a samurai sword inside his …

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