News archive of July 2018

Serbia had 4.4 percent growth in Q2 - PM

"This is fantastic news for all citizens since the planned growth was 3.6 percent," Brnabic said, according her remarks published on the Serbian government's website.

Greek bond yields rise as IMF says long-term debt sustainability uncertain

Greek bond yields rose to three-week highs on Tuesday, after the International Monetary Fund said that while euro zone debt relief has made Greece's public debt sustainable over the medium term, there was uncertainty over the longer-term outlook.

Top US commander to visit Turkey amid strained relations

General Curtis Scaparrotti, head of U.S. European Command and NATO's supreme allied commander, is set to pay a visit to Ankara on Aug. 1 amid heightened tension between Turkey and the U.S.

Being better prepared for disasters

In the aftermath of the devastating wildfires that decimated communities in eastern Attica, there will be much to be learned in the days, weeks and months ahead. Questions will be asked. Some may have immediate answers, others will take time. There are also questions that may never be answered.

Two new cases of West Nile Virus in northern Greece

Two new cases of the West Nile Virus were recorded in Central Macedonia, bringing the total for the region to six, the state-run Athens-Macedonian news agency reported on Tuesday.

Greeks investigating their roots through DNA testing

It all started quite accidentally during a house move in 1994. As she was opening various boxes, Yiota Tourli, then a teenager, came across an envelope that aroused her curiosity. Inside she found evidence that she had been adopted. The papers showed that she had been born in Las Vegas and was given to a Greek migrant couple in the United States as an infant.

Turkey's tourism income increases in second quarter

Turkey's total tourism income increased by 30.1 percent, year-on-year, reaching $7.04 billion in the second quarter of 2018, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK).

Brunson tension harms US, Turkey relations: AKP spokesperson

United States officials' statements over Pastor Andrew Brunson harm U.S.-Turkey relations, ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) spokesperson Mahir Ünal said, stating such statements "would not scare Turkey."