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Maltese FM urges for compromise to de-escalate tension in East Med

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |   Malta’s Foreign Minister Evarist Bartolo on Monday called for dialogue and compromise to de-escalate tension in the Eastern Mediterranean lately, during a visit to Athens. The other option of a military confrontation in the region would be more painful, he stressed at the joint press …

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Greece to restrict migrant camp movements in virus measure

Athens, Greece | AFP |  Greece has said it is placing migrant camps across the country on a two-week shutdown to visitors to ward off the new coronavirus. “Visits (to camps) by individuals and organisations are suspended for at least 14 days,” the migration ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. …

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Greece hands reins to first woman president

Athens, Greece | AFP | Greece on Friday swore in the first woman president in its history as the country grapples with over 100 coronavirus cases. Katerina Sakellaropoulou, a 63-year-old senior judge, becomes the new Greek head of state for a five-year term. She took a religious oath in parliament before Archbishop Ieronymos, head of …

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Row over plans to move Greek antiquities from construction site

Thessaloniki, Greece | AFP | Opposition politicians, archaeologists and locals have denounced Greek government plans to displace the fragile remnants of an ancient city district unearthed during work on a subway tunnel in Thessaloniki. Experts say the early Byzantine site, which includes the city’s main 6th-century highway, ancient buildings and hundreds …

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Rivals vying to lead post-bailout Greece

Athens, Greece | AFP |  Greece is holding its first post-bailout general elections on Sunday after a campaign focused on middle-class tax complaints, the Macedonia name deal and security. Here are profiles of the two main contenders: – Tsipras: leftist austerity PM – On the back foot after four nearly …

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Coca-Cola unveils new campaign

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Six lucky Ugandans are set to win an all-expense paid trip to Greece – the grand prize in a brand new ‘Under the Crown promotion’ named Coca-Cola Coke Studio Promotion. The promotion, unveiled early this month in Namanve, will also see thousands of consumers …

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Yaya Toure leaves Olympiakos after playing only five matches

Piraeus, Greece | AFP | Former Manchester City and Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure has left Olympiakos for a second time, after only playing five times, the Greek Super League club announced on Tuesday. Toure, 35, joined Olympiakos three months after originally making his mark in Europe with the Greek side …

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