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US Sentences Montenegrin Over Tons of Cocaine Found on Ship

The ship MSC Gayane at the Port of Philadelphia, US. Photo:US Customs & Border Protection

The US Department of Justice said Penda pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possession of cocaine, with intent to distribute it, on a vessel under US jurisdiction.

Greek foreign minister to visit Turkey

Greece's foreign minister is scheduled to pay Turkey an official visit on April 15, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

During the visit, Nikos Dendias will meet his Turkish counterpart, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, the ministry said on April 13. 

All aspects of bilateral ties are on the meeting's agenda, along with current regional issues, the statement added.

Editorial: The day after the pandemic

All the facts and data confirm that we are at the cusp of the global public health crisis between the spasms of the COVID-19 pandemic's peak and the global push for the immunity that vaccines offer.

We are in the midst of an intense and harsh phase of the virus's transmission.

Greek Police Intensify Hunt For Journalist’s Assassins

Greek police are intensifying efforts to locate the perpetrators of last Friday's execution-style" killing of the veteran crime reporter Giorgos Karaivaz, shooting him dead outside his house in the southern Athens suburb of Alimos.

Vanuatu’s Prince Philip worshippers say his spirit lives on

The chief of a remote Pacific village which worshipped Prince Philip with religious fervour said on April 12  it was too early to know whether the British royal's descendants will receive similar deification.

Yakel village on the Vanuatu island of Tanna for decades venerated Philip, who died at Windsor Castle last week at the age of 99.

Generations of Albanians Lived off Cannabis Production. Can They Stop?

Some 3,739 were convicted, including Valentina, but her brush with the law hasn't stopped her. Valentina's persistence is testimony to the deep roots of cannabis cultivation in rural regions of Albania, where poverty is rife and cannabis is seen as a financial lifeline. Police collusion also remains common.

Greece harbors terrorist, including PKK, says Turkey

Turkey's Communications Director said late on April 9 that Greece harbors terrorist organizations that plot attacks and suicide bombings against Turkey.

Fahrettin Altun said the PKK is among terror groups that are supported by Greece.