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‘No problem’: Tsipras cool with Germany sending migrants back to Greece to ‘share the burden’

Athens “doesn’t care” if some migrants return from Germany to Greece as part of a possible deal with Berlin, PM Alexis Tsipras said. His words are in sharp contrast with the mood on Greek islands overwhelmed by the migrant influx. “We don’t care about the fact that maybe we’ll have some returns from Germany if this will help, in order ...

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‘Northern Macedonia’: Balkan republic to change name after 26-yr dispute with Greece

Macedonia has agreed to change its name to Northern Macedonia in order to end a decades-old row with Greece, which among other things prevented the former Yugoslav republic from joining the EU and NATO. “Macedonia will be called the Republic of Northern Macedonia [Severna Makedonija],” Zoran Zaev, the country’s prime minister, announced Tuesday. The announcement came after telephone talks with ...

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Greece offers to boost resurgence of Russian shipbuilding

Athens is ready to create joint ventures for the construction and servicing of Russian ships in Greek shipyards, according to Greek prime ministerial adviser Dimitrios Velanis. Velanis, who’s an adviser on cooperation with Russia, talked to RIA Novosti ahead of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF 2018). He’s a member of the Greek delegation which will participate at the ...

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Russian 'bitcoin fraud' suspect held in Greece says prison security beefed up over ‘kill order’

Alleged bitcoin “crime mastermind” Aleksandr Vinnik, wanted in the US, has confirmed that he survived a murder attempt while in prison, adding that since then Greek authorities have beefed up security to protect him. Washington accuses Vinnik of laundering $ 4 billion with the help of the BTC-e bitcoin trading platform. The Russian denies any wrongdoing. Speaking to RIA Novosti ...

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Amid Prince Charles' visit, Greece demands return of Elgin Marbles looted by Brits 200yrs ago

Hosting Prince Charles and his spouse, the Greek president demanded that the UK return the precious Parthenon Marbles, which were seized in the early 19th century by Thomas Elgin and exhibited in the British Museum since then. Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos voiced the request for the return of the Parthenon Marbles in the middle of a visit by Prince Charles ...

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NATO bases upgraded under anti-migrant guise, US nukes now stockpiled in Greece – Communist chief

The leader of the Communist Party of Greece, Dimitris Koutsoumpas, has lambasted Athens for appeasing the US and EU governments, by allowing what he claims are American nukes in the country. In an interview with ANT1 TV, the Greek communist leader has once again claimed that there are more US and NATO military facilities in the country than is commonly ...

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‘Refugee bottleneck in Greece result of EU & NATO failure to deal with Syria problems’

The EU is the biggest culprit in the refugee crisis in Europe, and you can’t leave it to Greece alone to deal with it, Stephen Morris from the English Democrats party says. Why aren’t NATO and the EU doing anything, he asks. Around 47,000 asylum-seekers have found themselves unable to leave Greece due to closed-border policies and the EU-Turkey accord ...

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Enraged soccer fans torch bins, clash with police in Greece (VIDEO)

Riots broke out in Thessaloniki, Greece after a soccer derby was called off on Sunday. Frustrated football fans threw missiles at police and set fire to bins, while tear gas was deployed to disperse the crowd. The PAOK-Olympiakos Greek Super League game was canceled after Olympiakos manager Oscar Garcia was hit in the face by a paper roll thrown from ...

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‘Macedonia is Greece!’ Thousands march through Athens in country-naming dispute (VIDEO)

Thousands of Greeks have taken to the streets of Athens to protest the name of Macedonia, as the Greek government tries to resolve a decades-long dispute over what the neighboring country should actually be known as. Protesters arrived by bus from all over the country, waving Greek flags and chanting “hands off Macedonia” and “Macedonia is Greece,” clearly unhappy with the ...

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