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Leading candidate for US envoy to EU: ‘Strong reason for Greece moving away from euro’

US President Donald Trump’s choice for America’s ambassador to the European Union told Bloomberg over the weekend that there’s a “very strong reason for Greece moving away from the euro”. Well-known academic and business consultant Ted Mallock added that although he’s not “privy” to the IMF’s view on the Greek program, he has had discussion […]

Russian hackers attacked US Joint Chiefs of Staff

Amid the ongoing uproar caused by the CIA’s assessment that Russian-baked hackers were responsible for the hacked DNC e-mails and their passing on to wikileaks, which influenced the elections in favour of Donald Trump, CBS news has revealed that Russian hackers struck at the heart of the U.S. military in August 2015 by seizing the […]

Obama insists on need for reforms and ‘meaningful’ debt relief

Ahead of his two-day visit to Athens that begins Tuesday, US President Barack Obama has stressed the need for “meaningful debt relief” for Greece and expressed Washington’s support for reforms that will “improve the business climate.” “I am a strong believer that to make reforms sustainable, people need hope. In Greece’s case, the IMF has […]

Greece takes delivery of 3 Chinooks from US

Greece has received three Chinook helicopters as part of a deal struck with the US in the spring of 2015 for the delivery of a total of 15. The parts of the choppers arrived Friday from the US to Piraeus port on the Endurance ship, owned by American company ARC. The Chinooks will be assembled […]

US President Barack Obama to visit Athens in November

The President of the United States of America Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Athens in mid November, according to a statement issued by the White House. President Obama will meet with the President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on 15 November, with the refugee crisis and economic reforms […]

Mitsotakis heads to US Tuesday for seven days

The leader of the main conservative opposition New Democracy, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, is to begin a seven-day visit to the US on Tuesday. Mitsotakis, whose party is leading leftist SYRIZA in polls by a wide margin, has been pushing for snap elections. On Thursday, Mitsotakis is to give a speech at Harvard University, outlining his vision […]

Clinton and Trump battled fiercely in a bitter debate (Video)

With a tight election on the line, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hilary Clinton faced off on Monday at their first presidential debate, a battle emergedg as the most hotly anticipated moment in modern US political history. More than 100 million American, an audience revaling that of the Super Bowl, had been glued to televisions, […]

Tsipras to Greek-Americans: You should be proud to be Greeks

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras visited a Greek school in New York’s Astoria district on Thursday and talked to the students, telling them that they have to be proud of Greece not just for its past but also for its present. In its current handling of the refugee and migrant crisis, Tsipras noted, Greece was showing […]

Italy’s Renzi: At last Hollande is with us, we can cause a stir

After the EU-Mediterranean summit in Athens on Friday, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi expressed his satisfaction that French President Francois Hollande joined Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s initiative to form a front against austerity, Italy’s Corriere della Sera newspaper reported on Saturday. “At last, Hollande is with us, he got over his indecisiveness,” the paper quoted […]

Greece urged to fix loopholes for visa-free travel to the US

Greece has until the end of the month to meet new strict criteria for the visa-free travel of its citizens to the US as part of the Visa Waiver program of the American Department of State. However, diplomatic sources said that the deadline could be extended as US authorities are “very positive and understanding.” The […]

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump rack up more wins

Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump have both won the most states on the biggest day of the race for the US presidential nominations. Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia were among the states where both triumphed. Mr Trump was defeated by Ted Cruz in Texas and Oklahoma. AdTech Ad Democrat Bernie Sanders won four, […]

US delays European data privacy billdelays European data privacy bill

US lawmakers are delaying legislation that would give Europeans access to US privacy rights, sources told Reuters on Wednesday. The same sources said that the delay could complicate negotiations for a broader trans-Atlantic data transfer that has a deadline in January. The Judicial Redress Act, which would allow citizens of European allied countries to sue […]

Gunman dead after Christmas Eve Shooting at US Mall

A gunman is dead after an argument sparked an officer-involved shooting on Thursday at the Northlake Mall in Charlotte, North Carolina, which was packed with last-minute shoppers on Christmas Eve, police in the US said. The incident started as a fight between two groups at the mall around 2 PM local time, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police […]

No more US patrols in the South China Sea

According to the news agency Reuters, the US Navy is unlikely to carry out another patrol within 12 nautical miles of Chinese-built islands in the South China Sea this year as officials had initially suggested. Naval commanders had hoped to carry out another “freedom of navigation” exercise in the region as early as December as […]

San Bernardino shooters money trail under FBI scrutiny

The FBI is investigating a loan of $28,000 given out from a peer-to-peer lender in California, to the radicalised couple that killed fourteen people in San Bernardino, sources told Reuters on Tuesday. The same source said that the money trail led them to an online lender called, Prosper, based in San Francisco California. Disclosure of […]

US gives $24 million in refugee aid for Europe

The United States is giving $24 million in new money to help refugees as the European winter approaches. The aid will go to the UN refugee agency for food, water and shelter. It will also help authorities screen and process refugees as they arrive in Europe. US Secretary of State John Kerry made the announcement […]

US to send elite troops to Iraq to fight ISIL

US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter offered few details on the new “expeditionary” group, but said it would be larger than the roughly 50 US special operations troops being sent to Syria to fight the ultra-hardline Sunni militants there. “These special operators will over time be able to conduct raids, free hostages, gather intelligence, and […]

U.S. ambassador in favour of debt relief for Greece

U.S. Ambassador in Athens David Pearce on Monday said he was in favour of debt relief for Greece stressing the country’s importance as an energy hub a a transit centre for trade goods. Speaking at the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce 26th annual “The Greek Economy Conference” on “Investment and Growth: Building a National Plan,” Mr. […]