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East Med: Greece, Cyprus, Israel and US meet to discuss energy, security

The 6th Trilateral Cyprus-Greece-Israel Summit, with the participation of the United States, begins in Jerusalem Wednesday afternoon to advance energy and security in the Eastern Mediterranean and discuss also economy and migration. Attending the summit are Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, host Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin …

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EU to impose Visa to US travelers as of 2021: What you need to know

US citizens can now travel to Europe for up to 90 days without a visa. But as of 2021 American travelers will need a new type of visa valid for 3 years — a European Travel Information and Authorization System or ETIAS — to visit the European Schengen Area. To …

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Tel Orfanos survived Las Vegas massacre to die in Thousand Oaks shooting

Telemachus ‘Tel’ Orfanos saw too much horror. The 27-year-old Greek-American first survived last year’s massacre at a Las Vegas country music festival, where 58 people were slain. He was also at the Borderline Bar and Grill on Wednesday night, when a gunman, dressed in black, killed 12 people. One of …

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American alt-right champion for Ancient Greece and Sparta

The alt-right looks to classical literature to shore up its reactionary worldview. While for years there was a declining of Greek and Roman classical literature in American culture, a surprising group has taken up the mantle of explaining why the study of the ancient Greeks and Romans remains vitally important: …

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US warns to sanction Turkey over S-400 missiles purchase from Russia

The United States has warned Turkey over the purchase of S-400 missile defense system from Russia. In an exclusive statement to a Greek news website Hellas Journal, a representative of the State Department expressed Washington’s concerns over the purchase and threatened with sanctions and repercussions in defense trade. “an S-400 …

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Greeks permanently exempted from visa before traveling to U.S.

Greek nationals are permanently exempted from the obligation to obtain travel documents (a visa) before travelling to the United States, according to a letter sent by US authorities to Citizen Protection Minister Olga Gerovassili made public on Monday. According to the ministry, the letter noted that Greek citizens were included …

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Russia: FYROM parliament vote “rigged” by the U.S. “with threats, bribes and…”

The Russian Foreign Ministry said that the vote in FYROM parliament vote to approve a proposed change to the country’s name, was “rigged” by the U.S. with “blackmail, threats and bribes,” international media report Monday afternoon. In a statement Monday, the ministry accused the U.S. of orchestrating an “unfair vote” …

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Greece could be US gateway to Balkans, Middle East, says MoD Kammenos

“Greece could become the United States’ gateway to the Balkans and the Middle East,” Defense Minister Panos Kammenos said  at the opening of Greece’s pavilion at the international defense systems exhibition AUSA 2018, in Washington DC. “Greece is exiting the crisis and can become a gateway for the United States …

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US Joint Chiefs of Staff on two-day visit to Greece amid strain with Turkey

The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen Joseph Dunford has begun a two-day visit to Greece, starting off a week of high-level contacts between the two countries amid increased strain between the United States and Turkey. Gen. Joseph Dunford arrived Monday and is scheduled to meet his …

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Trump threatens Turkey with new sanctions as feud escalates

Relations between US and Turkey took a further turn for the worse, as Washington warned Ankara with more economic sanctions in the last hours unless the latter releases US pastor Andrew Brunson. The US ‘will pay nothing’ to Turkey for the release of detained pastor, President Donald Trump tweeted on …

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Trump threatens Erdogan with new sanctions if Brunson not released by Sun afternoon

The crisis between Turkey and US escalates, as President Donald Trump has given an ultimatum to Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to release US pastor Andrew Brunson by Sunday afternoon or face more sanctions, Turkey’s president revealed late on Saturday. Erdogan’s response was a “warning” that the United States is …

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Speculation Turkey may seek IMF bailout, impose capital controls

Speculation is high that Turkey may seek a bailout from the International Monetary Fund and possibly also impose capital controls after the Turkish Lira lose big towards the US dollar. Recent fluctuations in foreign exchange markets, which cannot be explained on economic grounds, will ease sooner or later, ruling Justice …

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Russian FM: US clearly behind Greece’s decision to expel diplomats

Τhe expulsion of two Russian diplomats from Greece is unfounded and could seriously damage bilateral relations, the Russian Foreign ministry said on Friday. Moscow’s reaction comes a day after the US State Department said in a statement it supports Greece against “malicious Russian influence.” “It appears that Washington, which openly …

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