News archive of February 2019
Commentators have recently suggested that Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras may achieve a political legacy "unmatched" by any of his recent predecessors, or that he has achieved the status of "statesman," or that, along with Zoran Zaev, his counterpart in North Macedonia, he might be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
AEK is the proud winner of the 2019 FIBA Intercontinental Cup, a trophy it has won for the first time in its history to become the third Greek club after Panathinaikos and Olympiakos to reach for the global throne.
In the tournament's final on Sunday AEK defeated host Flamengo at Rio de Janeiro with an 86-70 score, after downing Americas champion San Lorenzo in Friday's semifinal.
The jailed leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Abdullah Öcalan, was captured and brought to Turkey on Feb. 15, 1999. Turkey had taken the risk of going to war if necessary when it called on Syria to return Öcalan, according to a retired ambassador who was the deputy undersecretary of the Turkish Foreign Ministry at the time.
The year is 2021. Athens is a changed city. It is already acknowledged as a hip European destination. Neighborhoods that were considered no-go zones have become a magnet for alternative tourists - but not the kind who want to hurl petrol bombs in what they consider a Balkan playground. The Athens coast is transformed, overtaking Barcelona in popularity.