News archive of February 2017

Syria war: Russia and China veto sanctions

Russia and China have vetoed a UN resolution to impose sanctions on Syria over the alleged use of chemical weapons.

It is the seventh time Russia has vetoed a UN Security Council resolution to protect the Syrian government.

China has also vetoed six security council resolutions on Syria since the civil war began in 2011.

Serbian Army Depot Blast Kills One, Injures 25

Serbia's defence ministry announced that one army staff member was killed and another 25 army and police personnel were injured as they battled to extinguish a blaze following an explosion on Tuesday at the military repair depot in the central Serbian town of Kragujevac.

The ministry said it is still searching for three missing people.

Marinopoulos stores become Sklavenitis as of Wednesday

Five months after an agreement was signed to save the Marinopoulos chain of supermarkets from closure, Wednesday should see the start of its operation under the control of the Sklavenitis group.

Alexis Ren “forgot” her…bathing suit (HOT PHOTOS)

The 19-year-old model Alexis Ren recently had a photo shoot. She woke up went to the gym, but instead of going in the water in a traditional bathing suit, Ren opted to go naked. And this was such a genius move on so many levels.
Enjoy some of the jaw-dropping pics.



Chinese bank to expand into Greek projects

Following a meeting on Tuesday in Athens with China Development Bank chairman Hu Huaibang, Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras expressed satisfaction with CDB's intention to expand its presence in Greece, mainly via the financing of infrastructure projects.

Greek tourism revenue rebounding, risks remain, SETE chief says

Greek tourism revenues may rise by up to 9 percent this year, helping Greece return to strong economic growth, but political issues could cloud that forecast, the head of Greek tourism body SETE told Reuters Tuesday.

GD trial told of threats against non-Greek store owners

Seck Khadim, former president of the Senegalese community in Athens and owner of a grocery store in Amerikis Square, testifies during the trial of Golden Dawn's leadership and members, Tuesday. Khadim, who now works as an interpreter, said that groups of men wearing the insignia of the neofascist party patrolled in the area, bullying migrants and blackmailing non-Greek shop owners.