Category: WORLD

Russian has not approved Turkey loan to buy S-400 missiles

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aide Vladimir Kozhin, has stated that Turkey’s application for a loan to buy S-400 surface-to-air missile system has not been approved yet. The CEO of Rostec Corporation, Sergey Chemezov, had announced earlier this month that Ankara had asked a loan from Moscow in order for Turkey to buy the Russian missile […]

Hosni Mubarak is freed, to dismay of many in Egypt

Six years after baying crowds ousted him at the peak of the Arab Spring, former President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt was freed on Friday from the Cairo hospital where he had been detained, capping a long and largely fruitless effort to hold him accountable for human rights abuses and endemic corruption during his three decades […]

London attack: Police appeal for information on Khalid Masood

Police have appealed to anyone who knew the Westminster attacker Khalid Masood to come forward with information. Officers investigating Wednesday’s attack said they wanted to hear about “associates and places he visited”. The fourth victim has been named as Leslie Rhodes, 75, from Streatham in south London – one of three killed by Masood’s car […]

Biosimilar Medicines: a Game Changer for Oncology Care

With 10 years of positive experience with biosimilar medicines, medical societies and regulators across Europe have now adopted clear guidance in support of biosimilar medicines use and in physician-led switching from reference to biosimilar medicine. Biosimilar medicines are an essential part of healthcare provision in Europe today in the therapeutic areas where they have been […]

Electronics banned on some US flights from Middle East

The US has announced a ban on large electronic devices from cabin baggage on passenger flights from eight Muslim majority countries. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said extremists were seeking “innovative methods” to bring down jets. Bombs could be hidden in laptops, tablets, cameras, DVD players and electronic games, it said. The measure will […]

The Hellenic Presidential Guard leaves the best impressions in Florida

The Greek community in Florida have given a blue and white color to the city as the Evzoni (Hellenic Honorary Presidential Guard) are there in order to participate to the March 25th parade celebrating the Greek Independence Day. The main beach avenue of Tapton Springs (aka “The Greek Village”) bears the name Dodecanese Avenue and […]

Cavusoglu: There will be “Holy Wars” in Europe soon

According to Melvut Cavusoglu there is no real difference between the political parties in the Netherlands as they all have the mentality of Geert Wilders, as he commented the results of the Dutch elections. “Where are you heading? Where are you leading Europe? You have begun to destroy it. You are dragging Europe into the […]

Dutch elections: 33 seats for Rutte, 20 for Wilders

The winner is the center-right current Prime Minister Mark Rutte whose VVD political party gets 33 seats and a percentage of 21,3%. In the second place we see Geert Wilders, who increased his party’s strength but did not manage to come first, as the polls up until the Dutch-Turkey crisis suggested. His party PVV gets […]

2 Pussy Riot members at Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens this month

Two of the members of Russia’s controversial Pussy Riot rock group will be in Athens later this month for an appearance at the Onassis Cultural Centre. The event, entitled “Who is Afraid of Pussy Riot?”, offers an opportunity for the Athenian public to meet the Russian feminists and activists “who were sentenced to prison after […]

Scottish to seek second referendum for independence

After saying “NO” to their independence and after their participation in a referendum that had the “Brexit” as a result, now the Scots want yet another chance to say that they actually want to be independent. It seems they are never happy with the results of the elections they take part in… First Minister of […]

Humanity might have received a signal from aliens that it isn’t checking, says Harvard professor

Strange radio waves that have been reaching Earth might actually be leakage from a huge, light-powered ship deep in space. Fast radio bursts (FRB), which have perplexed scientists since they were discovered in 2007, could be evidence of advanced alien technology, according to Avi Loeb of the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics. Researchers, however, remain far […]

Frankfurt was CIA hacking base, says Wikileaks

Wikileaks released a new batch of files associated to CIA classified documents on Tuesday. The whistleblower site also revealed that the US consulate in Frankfurt, Germany acted as a “covert CIA base”, with intelligence officers receiving diplomatic passports and cover from the government. “In addition to its operations in Langley, Virginia the CIA also uses […]

Versailles Meeting: We need a “multi-speed Europe”

The leaders of Italy, Germany, France and Spain met in France to discuss the future of the European Union. After the meeting the four leaders came out with a common agenda and the same ideas about the future of the EU. Angela Merkel annd Francois Hollande promoted the solution to the problems the EU has […]

North Korea fires four ballistic missiles into sea near Japan!

North Korea fired four ballistic missiles into the sea off Japan’s northwest coast early on Monday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, days after the reclusive state promised retaliation over U.S.-South Korea military drills it sees as a preparation for war. South Korea’s military said the missiles were unlikely to have been intercontinental ballistic missiles […]

DNA might store all of the world’s data in one room!

Humanity has a data storage problem: More data were created in the past 2 years than in all of preceding history. And that torrent of information may soon outstrip the ability of hard drives to capture it. Now, researchers report that they’ve come up with a new way to encode digital data in DNA to […]

Turkish extreme-right party leader to Greece: Remember what happened in 1922

The leader of the extreme right Turkish Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), Devlet Bahceli openly threatened Greece that if its army wanted to be thrown into the sea again, the Turkish army was ready. Commenting on the recent increasing tensions between the two countries in the Aegean Sea, Mr. Bahceli said that Turkey would respond to […]

Kim Jong-nam: Malaysia seeks North Korea embassy official

Malaysia has asked for North Korea’s help in searching for a senior embassy official wanted in connection with the killing of Kim Jong-nam. Mr Kim, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, died last week at Kuala Lumpur airport. Police also confirmed details of the killing, saying two women approached him and wiped a […]

Turkish FM: Turkey’s military rights still needed in Cyprus

Turkey’s foreign minister says his country’s right to intervene militarily in Cyprus is still necessary given recent actions that have fanned insecurity among Turkish Cypriots. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu cited unspecified “attacks” against Turkish Cypriots as an example of why Turkey needs to keep military intervention rights on the ethnically divided island. Cavusoglu on Tuesday […]

Slovakia not ready to pay any price for IMF in Greece

Slovakia would welcome the International Monetary Fund’s involvement in the Greek bailout but is not willing to pay any price for it, including accepting any debt relief, which Athens does not need, Slovak Finance Minister Peter Kazimir said. “As for our friends from the IMF, we like them and it’s good to have them on […]

Cyprus posts surplus of 9.1 million euros in 2016

Cyprus posted a surplus of 9.1 million euros in 2016, according to data release on Friday by the Statistical Service of Cyprus. The budget surplus for January-December 2016 was 9.1 million euros compared with a deficit of 196.4 million euros in the corresponding period of 2015. The primary balance recorded a surplus of 473.8 million […]