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Highly toxic invasive fish spreading in Aegean sea

Populations of the lagocephalus sceleratus, commonly known as the silver-cheeked toadfish, which in recent years have spread across the Aegean and the Mediterranean, could lead to death if consumed, according to marine biologists.

The fish, described as a "highly toxic invasive fish," entered the Mediterranean from the Indian Ocean via the Suez Canal.

Southern EU leaders express support for Cyprus amid Turkish energy ambitions

The leaders of France, Italy, Malta, Portugal and Spain on Friday expressed their unreserved support for the Republic of Cyprus' right to drill for gas in its exclusive economic zone and called on Turkey to respect international law and the principles of good neighborly relations.

EU must take 'specific measures' against Turkey's 'illegal behavior,' says PM

The European Union should take "specific measures" against Turkey if Ankara persists with its "illegal behavior" in the eastern Mediterranean, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told the South EU Summit in Malta on Friday.

"The key pillar of our position is respect for international law and that anyone who doesn't respect it should face the consequences," Tsipras told the summit.

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