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Novartis Hellas to pay $225 million to resolve U.S. bribery charges

The U.S. Department of Justice said on Thursday that Novartis Hellas, a Greece-based unit of the Swiss drugmaker, entered a deferred prosecution agreement and will pay a $225 million criminal fine. Novartis will also pay $112.8 million to settle related civil charges by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Novartis …

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Turkey and USA to cooperate on Libya, says Turkish FM

Turkish foreign and defense ministries and intelligence will soon work with US counterparts on Libya, Turkey ’s top diplomat said on Thursday. Speaking at a webinar with the US-based Turkish American National Steering Committee, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered his US counterpart Donald Trump to …

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Greece to acquire 24 F-35 at a cost of $3billion, Defense Minister reveals

Defense Minister, Nikos Panagiotopoulos, revealed Greece’s armament plans following the official visit of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to the White House. Greece plans to acquire 24 F-35 aircraft at a total cost of 3 billion USD including the infrastructure, proceed with the upgrade of 82 F-16 and possible purchase war …

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Greece to start production of own UAVs, to acquire 5 from US, Israel

National Defense Minister, Nikos Panagiotopoulos, said that Greece will soon start to manufacture its own Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). Speaking at the Parliament on Friday, he also revealed that the country will acquire three UAVs from the US and two from Israel. Panagiotopoulos said that he had contacts with the …

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives in Athens

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Athens on Friday night for a 2-day official visit. IN his first visit to Greece on October 4-6, Pompeo will meet Prime Minister Mitsotakis and members of his cabinet, Foreign Minister Dendias and Defense Minister Panagiotopoulos, ahead of the 2019 U.S.-Greece Strategic …

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Archbishop Elpidophoros of America enthroned in magnificent ceremony

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America was officially enthroned as the seventh Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The magnificent enthronement ceremony took place at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Manhattan on Saturday, June 22, 2019. Representatives of the governments of the United States, Greece, Cyprus and …

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Turkey threatens US with retaliation over Russian S-400 missiles

Turkey will never retreat on its deal to buy Russian S-400 missile defense systems, the country’s foreign minister said on Friday. “We will never take a step back [on the S-400s],” Mevlut Cavusoglu told Anadolu Agency’s segment Editor’s Desk in the capital Ankara. “We will continue our dedication in order …

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US parents increasingly name their babies “Giannis” after The Greek Freak

An increasingly number of parents in the US name their babies “Giannis” after the Greek Freak, the Bucks and NBA star Antetokounmpo. “There’s only one Giannis Antetokounmpo,” writes USToday adding that “But likely because of the NBA star, there are now plenty of Giannises.” According to baby name data released …

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Customs authorities in Thessaloniki intercept illegal eye transplant tissue

Customs authorities at Macedonia Airport in Thessaloniki stroke a blow against illegal human organ and tissue trade on Friday. They intercepted a female passenger carrying a complete, full-thickness corneal ring used in cornea transplants. The discovery was made whule the customs authorities were checking the baggage of passengers arriving in …

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Greece and US discuss a military base on Karpathos, South Aegean Sea

Greece and the United States are reportedly discussing the creation of a military base on the island of Karpathos in the South Aegean Sea, between Rhodes and Crete. Discussions are at advanced stage and if they end positive, F-22 Raptor fighter jets will be stationed there as well as Patriot …

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Red, blue and white US stars decorate the streets of Thessaloniki

Dozens of red, white and blue stars are decorating Greece’s second largest city in the North  Thessaloniki since the weekend. The stars in the colors of the stars of the flag of the United States that it the honored country in this year International Fair of Thessaloniki. “Stars related to …

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Kotzias – Pompeo talk Cyprus, Turkey, two Greek soldiers in custody

Greek Foreign Minister, Nikos Kotzias, met with US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo at the Department of Sate in Washington on Monday. Regional issues, especially those in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East, Cyprus, Turkey were high on the agenda, while also the issue of two Greek soldiers in …

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