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Greek Government concerned over violent clashes in FYROM

In a public statement, the Foreign Ministry of Greece expresses concerns that FYROM is "sliding into deep political crisis" and calls on FYROM’s political rivals to show a "spirit of....

 

PRESIDENT ANASTASIADES

I Hope Akinci has right perception about federation

President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades has expressed hope that Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci also has the right understanding about a federation, and....

 

Anastasiades and Akinci to meet for dinner on April 2

UN Special Advisor Espen Barth Eide, will host a dinner for the two leaders, President Nicos Anastasiades, and Turkish Cypriot leader, Mustafa Akıncı, on Sunday April 2, the UN....

 

Save the Children Opens School for Refugees on Leros

ATHENS - A new educational facility called "LEDU" was opened on the island of Leros on Thursday, aiming to help around 170 refugee children integrate smoothly in Greek schools.....

 

Turkish Cypriot Fears are not Justified

Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci has put two preconditions to President Nicos Anastasiades before returning to the negotiating table, Turkish press reports said last ....

 

‘Near future decisive for Cyprus problem’

The near future will be decisive to efforts to resolve the Cyprus problem, President Nicos Anastasiades (photo) said last Tuesday addressing the Parliamentary Assembly of the....

 

Cyprus leaders to resume talks in Geneva

The leaders in Cyprus will meet twice early next year before departing for Geneva, to continue settlement talks on January 9, 2017. The President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades stated...

 

Greek restaurant owner supports refugees

There is a restaurant on Roditses beach of Samos island that has become a haven for refugees, thanks to owner Maria Makrogianni and her husband who always have some.....

 

Cypriots hope for settlement in 2016

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades said that his government is determined to reach a settlement for the Cyprus issue even by the end of 2016. Addressing the 2016....

 

A refugee or migrant dies every 80 minutes

Since the start of 2016 a refugee or migrant has died almost every 80 minutes while trying to reach another country, international aid agency Oxfam said last week. This is despite the....

 

Significant progress in Cyprus talks

Very little, or nothing more, remains to be agreed on the legislative and judiciary chapters in the ongoing negotiations for a settlement to the Cyprus problem, while substantial progress....

 

Nearly 3,000 dead in Mediterranean already this year, says IOM

Nearly 3,000 migrants and refugees have perished in the Mediterranean Sea already this year while almost 250,000 have reached Europe, the International Organization for Migration said...

 

Ban Ki-Moon calls for solidarity with Greece to tackle refugee crisis

Reuters reported that after a meeting with Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday, UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon told the press that "Greece should not be left alone to address this...

 

Greek and Turkish Cypriot parties agree to work together

Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot political parties have expressed their joint concern about the tragic fires in Solea region and their solidarity to the inhabitants of the area.....

 

Message by Greek President on Greek Independence Day

The President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos has issued a message on the occasion of the Greek Independence Day, celebrated across Greece and by the Greeks...

 

WASHINGTON

A Cyprus deal could be reached by January

Washington deems that a solution for divided Cyprus could be reached before Barack Obama steps down as US president in January 2017. Greek officials are aware of Washington’s...

 

EU - Turkey deal inhumane

Médicins Sans Frontières (MSF) announced on Wednesday it had suspended aid activities at a refugee centre on the Greek island of Lesbos to avoid complicity in what it described....

 

Greek farmers' austerity protests escalate

Protesting planned pension cuts, Greek farmers have blocked key roads and border crossings with their tractors for weeks. Farmers have blocked the bridge....

 

Talks on Turkish Cypriots adopting Euro held in Nicosia

The adoption of the Euro currency across the island has been discussed at the on-going UN sponsored Cyprus talks. Representatives of the European Commission...

 

Tensions over the Aegean

Turkish warplanes repeatedly entered Greek airspace last week, as NATO prepared to deploy ships to the Aegean Sea saying they are doing so to stop smugglers bringing in large....

 

Protests against pension cuts as gov't seeks support

Thousands of Greek pensioners and workers marched in central Athens last week, protesting against plans to overhaul an ailing pension system as the government sought backing....

 

Anastasiades and Akinci attend Davos economic forum

The leaders of Cyprus attended the World Economic Forum, whwre they pledged their commitment to reach a settlement to reunite their divided Mediterranean....

 

More pain in the Aegean

In the most recent incidents last week, two boats carrying refugees and migrants from Turkey to Greece have sunk in the Aegean, leaving 41 dead with 17 children among them...

 

More migrants die in Greece on Christmas eve

Greek authorities say a small plastic boat carrying migrants from Turkey to Europe has sunk off an eastern Greek islet drowning at least 13, mostly children. The coast guard says another...

 

CYPRUS Negotiations to continue in the new year

The Secretary General`s Special Adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide plans to try and bring the two sides together with the guarantor powers informally during the World Economic Forum...

 

Greece passes legislation on same sex couples

Greece has enacted a human rights bill which allows civil partnership agreements between same-sex couples, despite opposition from political parties and the fundamentalist Orthodox...

 

Large scale anti-austerity protests in Greece

Striking Greeks took to the streets last week to protest austerity measures, setting Alexis Tsipras' government its biggest domestic challenge since he was re-elected in September...

 

56,000 migrants arrive in Greece in one week

More than 56,000 migrants desperate to reach Europe before winter sets in arrive in Greece in one week, the highest total of 2015. More migrants and refugees have braved the......

 

Tsipras wins second election

Greece's Alexis Tsipras has said his Syriza party has a "clear mandate" after winning a second general election in less than nine months. But he said Greeks faced a difficult road....

 

CYPRUS

Negotiations continue

Talks between the Greek and Turkish Cypriot community leaders for a settlement of the Cyprus issue are continuing. On Monday 14 September 2015, the Special Adviser...

 

Austerity curbed human rights in Greece, report says

Austerity measures adopted as a result of the economic crisis have adversely impacted human rights, including the rights to work and health, according to a report released last week....

 

COMMENTARY ON DEVELOPMENTS IN CYPRUS: And Now What?

"Find an agreement amongst yourselves (concerning the resumption of the negotiations) and then call on me". This was the statement made by the UN Secretary-General's Special....

 

Amazing discoveries found near ancient city of Amphipolis

A mosaic uncovered in the huge tomb near the ancient Macedonian city of Amphipolis depicts a chariot being led by the god Hermes. Archaeologists have uncovered an intricate...

 

Young overseas Cypriots converge in Nicosia

Over 40 young Cypriots from across the world, met in Nicosia last month, for NEPOMAK’s 7th General Conference. This year’s conference marked 12 years of continuous service by.....

 

British bases in Cyprus used for air strikes on Iraq and Syria

British Tornado jets in Cyprus have begun air strikes on Iraq and Syria after MPs voted to commit them to Britain’s third conflict in the region in 25 years.....

 

CARNAGE of the INNOCENCE

Humanity is witnessing chaos in a number of countries across the world and innocent civilians are forcibly trapped in a vicious cycle of hopelessness, brutality and indifference!

 

This is not democracy! Rabbi urges Jews to flee Ukraine after neo-Nazi coup

Two leading Ukrainian rabbis have warned of the danger facing Ukraine’s 200,000-strong Jewish community from the upsurge of neo-Nazi violence that toppled the government...

 

Turkey's unprecedented political crisis

The corruption scandal surrounding Turkey’s ruling party AKP and Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan have developed into a full-fledged regime crisis....

 

Justice... crimes and Scandals

Each day passing, a new scandal of brutal corruption emerges in high places to shock the nation. The current revelations reaffirm that the system in Cyprus smells of corruption....

 

Former Cypriot President dies

Glafcos Clerides who served as president of the Cyprus Republic from 1993 to 2003 died on 15 November aged 95. Glafcos Clerides was born in Nicosia in 1919....

 

Finos Films on YouTube Channel

Finos Films, which created some of the greatest classic movies in Greece. has been finally given its own channel on YouTube. Internet users are now given the opportunity....

 

Greek Health Workers Protest Cuts

Greek health workersGreek hospital workers downed tools Friday to protest against health sector cuts being carried out as part of the country’s foreign borrowing deal....

 

Overseas Cypriots gather for annual conference

Representatives of Greek and Cypriot organizations abroad, who gathered in Nicosia for their annual conference, began their deliberations focusing on two main topics....

 

Turkish protesters set up barricades in Ankara
Turkish protesters have once again taken to the streets in a residential area of the Turkish capital, setting up barricades and lighting small bonfires.
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Greek Orthodox pilgrims gather at Sumela monastery, Turkey

Nearly 1,000 Orthodox Christians gathered for a historic service at Sümela Monastery in the Black Sea coastal province of Trabzon early........

 

Mystery stem cell donor gives Toronto mother a new chance at life

There is a stranger out there who Cathy Anagnostopoulos wants to find.

She doesn’t know whether the person is a man or a woman, from....

 

US Senate reaches deal on debt ceiling

Republican and Democratic leaders in the Senate have agreed on a deal to raise the US debt ceiling, to $17trillion......

 

U.S. cost of war at least $3.7 trillion and counting

(Reuters) - When President Barack Obama cited cost as a reason to bring troops home from Afghanistan, he referred to a $1 trillion price tag......

 

JAPAN NUCLEAR CRISIS

Concerns for an uncontrolled radiation leak

Hundreds of people evacuated from towns and villages close to the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant are being turned away by medical ...

 

Developments on NATO campaign in Libya

A NATO airstrike intended to thwart Moammar Gadhafi's forces kills 13 rebels instead, opposition officials say, but they call it an "unfortunate

 

Pawlenty: US must not be the next Greece

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty says the United States followed Greece into democracy but should take steps...

 

 

 

 

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