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EU to propose vaccine passports in March in time for summer

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen addresses a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the start of the German Presidency by video conference at the EU Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium July 2, 2020. John Thys/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo BERLIN/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The......

Israeli team in Greece probing ship suspected of oil spill, ministry says

Reuters
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel has sent investigators to Greece to inspect a ship suspected of causing an oil spill that has covered much of Israel’s shoreline with tar, the Environment Protection Ministry said on Saturday. Israel has been looking at a spill from a ship that passed about 50 km......

So Ancient, Yet So New: Gorgeous Red Wines From Greece

New York Times
In a sense, Greece finds itself in a similar situation with what occurred in Italy and Spain, though trailing by a number of years. In those countries, lesser-known regions had to develop confidence in their indigenous grapes and traditions, as well as an infrastructure that would permit them to send......

EU Commission proposes lower wholesale roaming price caps

Reuters
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission on Wednesday proposed further cuts to wholesale roaming tariffs paid by telecoms operators to their counterparts, plus a 10-year extension to rules which ended retail mobile roaming charges across the bloc four years ago. FILE PHOTO: European Union flags flutter outside the European Commission......

Germany defends COVID border curbs

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: German border police officers check a car at the A17 motorway near the Czech-German border, after controls between Germany and the Czech Republic have been re-established, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Breitenau, Germany, February 15, 2021. REUTERS/Matthias Rietschel BERLIN (Reuters) – A German......

UK’s Prince Philip spends seventh night in hospital

Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – Prince Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, has spent a seventh night in hospital after being admitted as a precaution. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prince Philip enters a car as he leaves the King Edward VII’s Hospital in London, Britain December 24, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo......

Greece #Metoo: Prominent actor Dimitris Lignadis held over rape accusations

BBC
The ex-boss of Greece’s national theatre faces underage rape allegations – the charges he denies. BBC – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here GoCoin – Latest Cryptocurrency News and Trading...

Australian Open order of play on Friday

Reuters
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 18, 2021 General view during the semi final match between Jennifer Brady of the U.S. and Czech Republic’s Karolina Muchova. Crowds return to the Australian Open today after a five-day snap lockdown was lifted following a fresh outbreak of the......

COVID response drives $24 trillion surge in global debt: IIF

Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – The COVID pandemic has added $24 trillion to the global debt mountain over the last year a new study has shown, leaving it at a record $281 trillion and the worldwide debt-to-GDP ratio at over 355%. FILE PHOTO: Buildings are seen in the Canary Wharf business district,......

Britain’s Prince Philip, 99, in hospital

Reuters
By Sarah Young, Paul Sandle LONDON (Reuters) – Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth’s 99-year-old husband, was admitted to hospital on Tuesday evening as a precautionary measure with an ailment that is not COVID-related. The prince, whose official title is the Duke of Edinburgh, walked into hospital unaided after feeling unwell for......

Tsitsipas holds off Kokkinakis to win Greek epic

Reuters
MELBOURNE (Reuters) – A Greek tragedy threatened to befall Stefanos Tsitsipas at the Australian Open on Thursday before the fifth seed steadied to fend off local wildcard Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-7(5) 6-4 6-1 6-7(5) 6-4 and reach the third round. The day after Nick Kyrgios sent John Cain Arena into delirium......

Tsitsipas thrashes Simon to canter into second round

Reuters
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 9, 2021 Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in action during his first round match against France’s Gilles Simon REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Greek fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas served up a tennis masterclass to veteran Frenchman Gilles Simon during a 6-1......

Britain urges flexibility ahead of U.N. Cyprus talks

Reuters
NICOSIA (Reuters) – British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab called for flexibility ahead of a fresh bid by the United Nations to heal the decades-old division of Cyprus, a dispute harming ties between Turkey and Greece and energy projects in the eastern Mediterranean. Raab represents one of three guarantor countries under......

Euro zone bonds await German inflation, ignore rate- cut comments

Reuters
* Euro zone periphery govt bond yields tmsnrt.rs/2ii2Bqr AMSTERDAM, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Euro zone bonds were little changed on Thursday as focus turned to inflation data, while debt markets continued to brush aside rhetoric from the European Central Bank drawing attention to interest rate cuts. January’s preliminary inflation in......

Turkey hopes Mediterranean talks can calm choppy waters with EU

Reuters
By Robin Emmott, Tuvan Gumrukcu BRUSSELS/ANKARA (Reuters) – After a five-year hiatus marked by grievances over their rival claims to Mediterranean waters, Turkey resumes talks with Greece on Monday in the first test of its hopes to reverse deteriorating relations with the European Union. FILE PHOTO: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut......

Olympic Athlete Speaks of Assault and Breaks a Bigger Silence in Greece

New York Times
Niki Kitsantonis Many victims do not speak out, Ms. Sakellaropoulou said on Monday after meeting Ms. Bekatorou, “because they know that in the best-case scenario they will face pity or mistrust and in the worst case contempt, derision, even social stigma.” While incidents are rarely reported, studies suggest that sexual......

Greek foreign minister hopes for ‘positive’ spirit from Turkey in talks

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias speaks during a joint news conference with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov at the Foreign Ministry in Athens, Greece, October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece’s foreign minister said he hoped Turkey would have a positive approach towards a meeting next......

Turkey-EU ties on better footing, EU’s Borrell says

Reuters
FILE PHOTO; European Union (R) and Turkish flags fly at the business and financial district of Levent in Istanbul, Turkey September 4, 2017. REUTERS/Osman Orsal BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Turkey and the European Union have started the year positively and steps to restart talks with Greece over hydrocarbons in the Mediterranean......

Greek coastguard recovers one dead, rescues 27 on Lesbos island

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Refugees and migrants at the Kara Tepe camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, October 14, 2020. REUTERS/Elias Marcou/File Photo ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek coastguard officials recovered the body of one man and rescued 27 people from a rocky beach on the island of Lesbos after they apparently......

Greek President praises Olympic medallist for breaking abuse silence

Reuters
ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece’s president praised Olympic sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou for dissolving “a conspiracy of silence” by reporting a historic allegation of sexual assault by a sports official. Bekatorou, who won a gold medal in the 2004 Olympics, told the Greek edition of Marie Claire last month that she......

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