Category: WORLD

TRAVEL
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Crystal Cruises cancels stops in Turkey over security issues

chris1 - Jan 17, 2016

Crystal Cruises announced Friday that it was cancelling stops in Turkey for two upcoming voyages. The company said in a…

GREECE
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Mitsotakis looking for ‘spark’ from US Greeks

Sokratis - Jan 16, 2016

New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who is putting together his frontline teams after being elected last Sunday, has called on…

POLITICS
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Cyprus president spurns haste in peace talks

Sokratis - Jan 16, 2016

Cyprus' president on Friday sought to tone down what he called “excessive optimism” that ongoing talks aimed at reunifying the…

WORLD
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Three arrested in hunt for Jakarta attackers

Panos - Jan 15, 2016

Anti-terrorism police in Indonesia have made three arrests after the attack in the capital Jakarta on Thursday that left seven…

WORLD
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6.7 quake hits northern Japan, no tsunami warnings

Panos - Jan 14, 2016

A strong earthquake struck just off the coast of Hokkaido in northern Japan. No tsunami warning was issued. The quake…

POLITICS
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“Good talks” between Tsakalotos and Dijsselbloem in Amsterdam

makis - Jan 13, 2016

A meeting between the Greek Minister of Finances Euclid Tsakalotos and the Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem was carried out on…

POLITICS
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IMF’s Thomsen not at Schaeuble-Tsakalotos meeting

makis - Jan 13, 2016

The director of the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) European department Poul Thomsen was not at the meeting between German Finance…

WORLD
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In California tests, self-driving cars still need human help

Panos - Jan 13, 2016

Futuristic self-driving cars traveling along California roads have needed plenty of old-fashioned human intervention to stay safe. California's Department of…

WORLD
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Several dead in blast in central Istanbul Sultanahmet district

Panos - Jan 12, 2016

At least 10 people have been killed in an explosion in a district of Istanbul popular with tourists, the city…

FINANCE
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Eldorado Gold suspends much of its mine construction in Greece

Panos - Jan 12, 2016

Canadian miner Eldorado Gold Corp on Monday said it will suspend much of its mine construction and development in Greece…

WORLD
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Anti-Islam protesters march in Leipzig over NYE attacks

Panos - Jan 12, 2016

An estimated 2,000 far-right LEGIDA supporters have taken to the streets of Leipzig to protest against the New Year’s Eve…

WORLD
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Two Paris attack suspects traveled together to Greece

chris1 - Jan 10, 2016

Two of the key suspects in the Paris terrorist attacks took a passenger ferry from Bari in Italy to Patra…

WORLD
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Anti-migrant protest turns violent in Germany

ilias1 - Jan 10, 2016

The attacks, ranging from sexual molestation to theft, shocked Germany, which took in 1.1 million migrants and refugees in 2015…

GREECE
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Diaspora leaders head to Cyprus, Israel, Greece

ilias1 - Jan 10, 2016

A press release by the American Hellenic Institute (AHI) said that the trip begins on 10 January, in Jerusalem, Israel,…

GREECE
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Athens Expresses ‘Extreme Concern’ Over N. Korea Nuclear Test

Sokratis - Jan 09, 2016

Greece’s Foreign Ministry expressed “extreme concern” over the nuclear test carried out by North Korea. “We express our extreme concern…

GREECE
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ECHR to examine 2013 shooting of farm workers

Sokratis - Jan 09, 2016

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) will examine a complaint by 42 Bangladeshi workers against Greece over the violation…

WORLD
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Russia, France condemn North Korea H-bomb test

Panos - Jan 06, 2016

A reported successful test of a hydrogen bomb by North Korea would amount to a gross violation of international law…

WORLD
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South Korea spy agency believes bomb was atomic

Panos - Jan 06, 2016

A South Korean lawmaker says the country’s spy agency told him in a private briefing that Pyongyang may not have…

WORLD
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Malaysia Airlines lifts baggage ban on Europe flights

Panos - Jan 06, 2016

Malaysia Airlines said Wednesday it has lifted a ban on check-in baggage on flights to Paris and Amsterdam, after the…

WORLD
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Will Twitter dump its 140 character limit?

Panos - Jan 06, 2016

Is Twitter rethinking its 140 character limit? Speculation by way of tweets was rampant on Tuesday. The company is said…