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There are 13 Greeks among the 100 most influential people in global shipping this year, according to the annual chart compiled by Lloyd’s List.
Seeking to cope with increased migrant flows over the land border with Turkey, the government is boosting security at the Evros River in northeastern Greece with the deployment of
The Tatoi Friends Association and the Parnassos Literary Society have organized a special Christmas Gala to raise funds to help renovate buildings at the former royal estate of Tat
Thirty years after the autumn of 1989, we have all become members of the EU and NATO. These fundamental changes continue to have a deep impact on all aspects of social, political,
Greece’s former socialist prime minister Costas Simitis has said that the stance of former New Democracy premier Costas Karamanlis during a 2004 European Union summit in Brus
Often the haze of current events and our political bias obscure the big picture. What would a foreign observer see, I wonder, looking at Greece from a distance?
For two weekends in a row, the Athens Conservatory will be hosting the Meet Market, an event bringing some of Athens’ most colorful brands all together in one place.
The five-day Global Migration Film Festival is aimed at sensitizing and informing the public on the phenomenon which has grown to such proportions in recent years that it now conce
Pensioners demonstrate in the rain outside the Parliament in central Athens on Saturday. The protest was organized by pensioner unions. Among a long list of demands issued in a sta
The breakaway Turkish Cypriot cabinet has designated an airport on the Turkish-occupied north of the island as a base for Turkish drones escorting ships seeking hydrocarbons in the
“I haven’t sold a baby pacifier in five years,” says a pharmacy owner in a densely populated area of central Athens. And the official data reinforces his comment
The Finance Ministry is weighing its options regarding the strengthening of Greek businesses, making them more competitive compared to their European Union peers, increasing econom
As athletes around the globe prepare to go for gold in Tokyo next year, a 127-year-old artefact that outlines the very foundation of the modern Olympic Games is set to claim a heft
Five interested investors, mainly real estate investment companies and foreign investment funds such as Orilina Properties REIC, Brooklane Capital and the GreCo Fund of Dromeus Cap
A legislative amendment submitted in Parliament on Friday aims to overhaul the government’s response to the ongoing challenges posed by migration, appointing a senior officia
Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos will be at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center for an open discussion moderated by journalist/radio producer Panagiotis Menegos o
The truth is that there are Greek startups in the country that are thriving and have been able to raise capital. In fact, 10 startups managed to raise 130 million euros this year.
Buoyed by the European Council’s statement of solidarity on Friday to Athens and Nicosia regarding Turkey’s behavior in the Eastern Mediterranean, Prime Minister Kyriak
Turkey moved closer to military support for Libya's internationally recognized government late on Saturday when a bilateral deal was sent to parliament that includes provisions for launching a "quick reaction force" if requested by Tripoli.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson intends to bring back Brexit legislation to parliament before Christmas, deputy finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Sunday, adding that shortly thereafter the government would present a new budget.
Small groups of anti-government protesters gathered in shopping malls across Hong Kong on Sunday amid sporadic scuffles with riot police, with Chief Executive Carrie Lam away on a visit to Beijing.
A U.N. climate summit ground toward a delayed close on Sunday with major economies reluctant to issue a bold new call for action to combat global warming, prompting sharp criticism from smaller states and environmental activists.
John McDonnell, Labour's finance policy chief, accepted the blame on Sunday for the main opposition party's election "disaster" last week when many traditional supporters switched to back Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Around 54,000 people were evacuated from the southern Italian city of Brindisi on Sunday as experts worked to defuse a World War Two bomb, authorities said.
A strong earthquake struck near the Philippine city of Davao on Sunday, killing a child, damaging buildings and causing several injuries, officials said, the latest in a series of tremors to strike the southern part of the country in recent months.
Scotland's first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday that he could not keep Scotland in the United Kingdom against the country's will.
Efforts by the opposition Labour Party to bring Britain together over Brexit failed at last week's national election, when the decision to leave the European Union tore up traditional political loyalties, its justice policy chief said on Sunday.
New Zealand recovery teams returned to the volcanic White Island on Sunday but were unable to locate two remaining bodies in their search, as the death toll from Monday's eruption rose to 16, police said.
Helicopter pilot Mark Law did not hesitate to fly out to New Zealand's White Island volcano immediately after it erupted to carry survivors to hospital, but after a harrowing week he knows his town's adventure tourism industry faces an uncertain future.
The top priority of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government is to leave the European Union on Jan. 31 and secure a new trade deal with the EU by the end of next year, cabinet office minister Michael Gove said on Sunday.
A six-year-old girl died after a wall collapsed on her during a powerful earthquake on Sunday, Vincent Fernandez, the mayor of Matanao town in the southern Philippines told local radio.
Stephen Biegun, the U.S. special envoy for North Korea, arrived in South Korea on Sunday as Pyongyang stepped up pressure on Washington to make concessions to revive stalled denuclearization talks ahead of a year-end deadline.
Dozens of Indonesians have taken part in a shouting competition in the capital Jakarta, given five minutes on stage to belt out advice on issues such as health, education and child protection to a crowd below.
English soccer club Arsenal tried on Saturday to distance itself from the comments of its star midfielder Mesut Ozil after he posted messages on Twitter and Instagram critical of China's policies toward its Muslim Uighur minority.
Passengers on a Qantas Airways Ltd flight evacuated their plane via emergency slides at Australia's Sydney airport on Sunday after the flight was forced to turn around.
Bolivia will issue an arrest warrant in the coming days against former leftist President Evo Morales, accusing him of sedition, interim Bolivian President Jeanine Anez said on Saturday.
Green activists dumped horse manure and staged a mock hanging outside the venue of a U.N. climate summit in Madrid on Saturday, airing their frustration at the failure of world leaders to take meaningful action against global warming.
Argentina's new government has hiked export levies on soy, wheat and corn, according to an official decree on Saturday, hitting farmers in the grains exporting nation to raise revenue needed to avoid default on a mountain of looming sovereign debt.