News archive of May 2017

Survey: Greeks are heaviest smokers in European Union

Greece is the EU's heaviest-smoking country, a survey published by the European Commission for World No Tobacco Day has found.

Thirty-seven percent of Greeks are smokers, according to the report, which also showed that Greece had the smallest proportion of people, 44 percent, who said they've never smoked a cigarette.

Greek foreign minister hits out at Cyprus UN envoy over comments

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias issued a stern response to United Nations Special Adviser for Cyprus Espen Barth Eide Wednesday after the Norwegian diplomat told a Greek newspaper in an interview that peace negotiations - which have stalled - between rival leaders on the island should continue in order to avoid a possible crisis.

No national rail service Thursday

There will be no national train services on Thursday as drivers stage a 24-hour walkout to protest working conditions. The action will result in a suspension of connections between the Athens metro and the suburban railway with Athens International Airport.

Turkish jets enter Greek air space, fly over Kalogiri islets

Four Turkish fighter jets Wednesday violated Greek air space in the eastern and northern Aegean, the latest in a string of transgressions in the region.

Four Turkish F-16s entered the Athens Flight Information Region at 11.40 a.m. in the air space between Lemnos and Lesvos before flying over the Kalogiri islets at an altitude of 29,000 feet.

The US begins sending arms to Kurdish fighters in Syria (PHOTOS)

The United States on Tuesday began providing small arms to Kurdish fighters battling the Islamic State group in northern Syria, the Pentagon said, fulfilling a pledge that has infuriated Turkey.

The weapons transfers have begun ahead of an upcoming offensive to recapture Raqqa, the last major bastion for IS in Syria.

US successfully tests ICBM defense system

The US military said Tuesday it had intercepted a mock-up of an intercontinental ballistic missile in a first-of-its-kind test that comes amid concerns over North Korea’s weapons program.

Libya and the Manchester connection

There have been few decisions by the British government this century as damaging as those that laid the groundwork for the Manchester bombings. No, you cannot boil the causes of this “terrorist” attack down to one single “cause”. Yes, Salman Abedi was an “evil loser”, as Donald Trump put it with rare accuracy. Yes, it is unforgivable that Salman Abedi chose to target children.

Christina Mpompa is doing some Yoga… (PHOTO)

Christina Mpompa is doing some Yoga while her boyfriend Sakis Tanimanides is busy as the host of the Greek version of the reality show “Survivor” in Santo Domingo.

She followed him there, of course, and doesn’t seem to mind a lot by the fact that he is so busy… She has her yoga and with just one photo the Instagram went crazy!