News archive of July 2018

Turkey, Russia, Iran 'set to free some Syrian detainees'

Stonemasons gather along the highway near the town of Babila in northern Syria's Idlib province on July 8, 2018 to protest against the raise of duties per truckload of transported merchandise. AFP PHOTO / OMAR HAJ KADOUR

Turkey calls US threatening language 'unacceptable'

Turkey's National Security Council (MGK) has blasted the United States administration for its "threatening language" over the arrest of American pastor Andrew Brunson.

Tsipras meets survivors in fire-stricken town as families mourn dead

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met survivors of a wildfire that killed at least 91 people during his first visit to the town of Mati on Monday, as rescue teams kept recovering bodies and families mourned their dead.

A moonlit dream experience

Greek choreographer Apostolia Papadamaki staged 'From Darkness to Light,' an interactive performance, from 8 p.m. on Saturday until early Sunday morning at the Temple of Epicurean Apollo in Bassae in the Peloponnese.

Jerome Brown wins main event at Karate Combat Final in Athens

Karate Combat, the first mainstream, professional, full-contact karate league, held its second major event from Athens last Saturday.

The "Olympus" event featured five knockouts and won technical knockouts, with the UK's Jerome Brown winning over Davy Dona of France with a TKO in the main event.

Seventy bodies of wildfire victims identified, 14 missing

The fire service said on Monday it has identified 70 of the bodies recovered by rescue teams in the deadly blaze that ripped through a seaside town in east Attica last week, while 14 remained missing.

The previous briefing by the fire department spoke of 59 identified bodies and 25 missing.

Attica Bank is on the lookout for a strategic investor

The holding of the Single Social Security Entity (EFKA) in Attica Bank remains strong, at 46.16 percent, while the second biggest stakeholder in Greece's fifth largest lender is now the Engineers' Fund (TMEDE), with a 32.5 percent share.

Moscovici sees scope for handouts, market confidence

European Commissioner for Economic Affairs Pierre Moscovici is sticking to his positive take on the economic situation in Greece, claiming in an interview with Austrian magazine Profil that there is scope for more social justice in Greece.

ATHEX: Bank stocks lead benchmark 0.9 pct higher

Bank stocks helped the Greek market's main index climb almost 1 percent on Monday, following their outlook upgrade by Moody's and despite the increase in the yield on Greek bonds on the secondary market.