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Borrell: Majority EU countries call for ‘immediate humanitarian pause’ in Gaza

Borrell added that the 26 agreed to “require an immediate humanitarian pause that would lead to a sustainable ceasefire, to the unconditional release of hostages, and to the...

Borrell: Majority EU countries call for ‘immediate humanitarian pause’ in Gaza

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Greece's key aim is strengthening relations with India and encouraging EU to also do so
Greece's key aim is strengthening relations with India and encouraging EU to also do so

Mitsotakis spoke of Greece and India's long partnership "between the world's oldest democracy and the world's largest democracy," and added that "Greece can act as an interlocutor between India and Europe." He also issued an invitation to Indian enterprises to join Greece, and said Gree...

Greece hands note verbale to Turkey, protests Turkish Navtex
Greece hands note verbale to Turkey, protests Turkish Navtex

The sources also informed that letters of protest have been sent by the Hydrographic Service to the relevant International Maritime Organization (IMO) agency and to the Spanish coordinator for the Navtex of the Mediterranean and Black Sea region. As the sources underlined, Turkish claims have been rejected in all d...

GR-flagged, US-owned ship reports missile attack off Yemen
GR-flagged, US-owned ship reports missile attack off Yemen

The crew was unharmed in the incident, which occurred 93 nautical miles east of Aden, Yemen, it said. Separately, the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) agency said it had received a report of an incident in the area and that authorities were investigating it. Iran-aligned Houthi forces have launch...

Paris 2024: National teams learn opponents
Paris 2024: National teams learn opponents

The draw held in Doha pitted the Tokyo silver medalists against new world champions Croatia and finalists Italy, while the group is completed by the USA, Montenegro and Romania, who qualified as Olympic runners-up after the South withdrew Africa. The (apparently more difficult) Group B consists of the Olympic title ho...

Navalny’s ‘courage will not be forgotten,’ says Mitsotakis
Navalny’s ‘courage will not be forgotten,’ says Mitsotakis

“Alexei Navalny fought fiercely for democracy and stood up to a brutal, authoritarian regime. A regime that made sure Navalny paid for his bravery first with his freedom, and now with his life” Mitsotakis said, in a social media post. “Our thoughts are with his family,” he continued. Nava...

Greek-owned bulker targeted by missiles in Bab al-Mandab
Greek-owned bulker targeted by missiles in Bab al-Mandab

The bulker was reportedly hit and suffered damage to its the starboard side, Ambrey added. Ambrey had first reported that the carrier had sighted a projectile near the vessel 23 nautical miles (43km) northeast of Djibouti’s Khor Angar and 40 nautical miles southwest of Yemen’s Red Sea port city of Mokha...

World Aquatic Championships: Greece in the final of team freestyle
World Aquatic Championships: Greece in the final of team freestyle

The final is to be held at noon on Friday (09/2) at 13:00 with the aim of the national artistic swimming team to be a good presence, after the failures in the acrobatic and technical program, as a result of which it lost the "ticket" for the Olympic Games in Paris. The top score of the qualifier was given...

US-Greece Strategic Dialogue: US supports plan to modernize Greek defense
US-Greece Strategic Dialogue: US supports plan to modernize Greek defense

Speaking to Greek correspondents on Tuesday, ahead of the new round of the Strategic Dialogue that will take place on Friday in Washington, the US Secretary of State noted that Greek-US relations were at a historically high point. He attributed this success to the effort being made on both sides of the Atlantic. As...

UN urges rivals in Cyprus to de-escalate tensions, seize opportunity to restart talks
UN urges rivals in Cyprus to de-escalate tensions, seize opportunity to restart talks

The council also strongly encouraged all parties “to seize the opportunity” of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ appointment of a new personal envoy for Cyrus to restart negotiations between the two sides. Cyprus was divided into an internationally recognized Greek Cypriot south and a ...

News » Sports

Greece allows fans at top league soccer matches, with strict rules
Greece allows fans at top league soccer matches, with strict rules

In Greece, fights between football fans and clubs are frequent on and off the pitch before or after a game and the government has been trying for years to reform soccer plagued by criminal gangs and a minority of violent fans. A 31-year-old police officer died in December, days after he was critically injured by a ...

Evangelia Platanioti takes home gold in World Aquatics Championships
Evangelia Platanioti takes home gold in World Aquatics Championships

The 29-year-old Platanioti secured 272.9633 points for her performance, securing the top position.  She is followed by Canada’s Jacqueline Simoneau who won silver and Chinese Huiyan Xu who won bronze.

Tsitsipas brothers help Greece advance to Davis Cup World Group I
Tsitsipas brothers help Greece advance to Davis Cup World Group I

In the first set, both teams held their serve. The Tsitsipas brothers missed two opportunities to break in the 9th game and Copil and Cornea took a 5-4 lead, but the set went to a tie-break where the Romanians prevailed 7-4. Dominating the second set, the Tsitsipas brothers broke serve in the 4th game to take a 3-1...

Debut with victory for Tedoglou at the Gold Indoor Tour
Debut with victory for Tedoglou at the Gold Indoor Tour

Giorgos Pomaski's jumper entered his competition with a jump of 7.81m. and continued with consecutive 7.91m, 8.09m, 8.00m, was disqualified in the 5th and did not complete his sixth attempt. The leading long jumper in the world will continue his competitions on the 11th of the month in Paris and then he is expe...

Soccer fans in Greece will need cell phones to buy tickets
Soccer fans in Greece will need cell phones to buy tickets

The measure is part of a crackdown on sports-related violence that forced soccer clubs to close stadiums to fans for two months through Feb. 12. It was ordered after a police officer was shot with a flare during a fan riot in Athens last month and later died in the hospital from his injuries. Greek Sports Minister ...

"Green light" from the IOC for the participation of Russians and Belarusians as neutrals
"Green light" from the IOC for the participation of Russians and Belarusians as neutrals

The IOC makes it clear in its announcement that the Russians and Belarusians will have to qualify through the procedures provided for each sport in order to be eligible to participate in "Paris 2024". As it is clarified, so far only eight athletes from Russia and three from Belarus have won their qualificati...

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