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Senate Committee approves US-Greece Defense and Partnership Act 2021

The US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations approved the bipartisan bill to bolster the United States’ defense partnership with Greece, the US-Greece Defense and Interparliamentary Partnership Act of 2021. The bipartisan legislation boosts support for Greek military modernization by authorizing new transfers of American military equipment and fostering increased multilateral …

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USA eases travel advice for Greece, lowers risk level

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US State Department eased travel advisories for more than 110 countries and territories, including Greece this week. The CDC’s new ratings, posted on a CDC website on Monday, include 61 nations that were lowered from its highest “Level 4” …

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AHEPA calls on President Biden to recognize the Greek Genocide

The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) sent a formal request to US President Joe Biden, asking for the United States government to recognize the Greek Genocide. In a June 7 letter, Supreme President George G. Horiates wrote that it is time the US government “recognizes the Greek Genocide that …

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USA removes Turkey from F-35 program over Russian S-400

The United States has officially notified Turkey that it has been removed from the F-35 fighter jet program, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on April 21. After terminating a 2006 memorandum of understanding, the United States signed a new agreement with other signatories, Anadolu Agency quoted a Pentagon official as saying. The …

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Joint Greek-American military exercises in the Mediterranean Sea

The presence of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean has provided the Hellenic Armed Forces with the opportunity to conduct several exercises with their American counterparts. The Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA) said in a press release that it has planned joint aeronautical exercises with …

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US Secretary of State Blinken speaks with Greek counterpart Dendias

US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken had a telephone conversation with Greek Foreign Minister Nikolaos Dendias on Monday, the first contacts since Blinken assumed office. I a statement, the State Department said that Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Dendias emphasized their commitment to further strengthening U.S.-Greece bilateral relations, including …

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Americans look to Greece for post-pandemic vacations, online search show

Greece is Americans’ preferred destination in Europe for post-pandemic vacations, according to online searches over the last six months monitored by Google and analyzed by online travel marketplace KOALA. The data of the “Future Travel Trends” suggest that the majority of Americans are planning a trip fairly close to home …

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United States sanctions Turkey over Russian missiles S-400

The US State Department announced on Monday that it imposes sanction to Turkey for the purchase and testing of Russian S-400 missiles. The sanctions are imposed under CAATSA 231. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a tweet that Turkey’s S-400 system risks U.S. military technology and personnel and …

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“Stolen Cerberus VII”: C-130 fly in formation over Athens in joint Greek-US exercise

Two Greek and two American Air Force C-130 flew in formation over Athens on Friday afternoon, inaugurating a joint annual exercise under the name “Stolen Cerberus VIΙ.” The American Air Force aircraft belong to the 37th Airlift Squadron, the Hellenic Air Force said. The planes flew out of Elefsina Air …

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USA partly lifts arms embargo to Cyprus

The USA decided to waive the restrictions and allow the export of non-lethal defense articles and services to the Republic of Cyprus. The decision taken by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo – announced on Monday – is pursuant to the Eastern Mediterranean Security and Energy Partnership Act of 2019, …

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