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US participation in Jerusalem summit ‘a strong sign of support’

The participation of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the 6th Trilateral Cyprus-Greece-Israel Summit in Jerusalem alongside the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades "is a strong sign of support for the trilateral framework and for the increased cooperation between our countries," the Ambassador of I

Chizhov: Moscow does not meddle in others’ affairs

"Is this a democratic way to solve a problem?" Russia's Permanent Representative to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov remarked on the name deal between Greece and North Macedonia during an interview with Kathimerini on the sidelines of the Delphi Economic Forum earlier this month.

Keep calm

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's recent comments confirm fears that diplomatic niceties are not enough to smooth the path of Greek-Turkish relations. They confirm that Greece basically does not have someone to talk to on the other side, a person with which it can build a relationship of trust in the conventional manner.

Trump lauds Greece at Independence Day event

US President Donald Trump attends an event marking Greek Independence Day (March 25) at the White House in Washington on Monday.

Istanbul’s earliest photos on display in New York

New York Metropolitan Museum of Art presents pioneer French photographer Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prang's earliest photos of Turkey, Greece, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Jerusalem. Click through for the story in photos...

Greeks expect more for their taxes, OECD report finds

Eight in 10 Greeks expect more and better services from the state in light of the taxes they pay, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said in a report published on Tuesday.

Parthenon Marbles focus of meeting between Greek president, US rights advocate

Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos on Tuesday reiterated calls for the return of the Parthenon Marbles during a meeting at the Presidential Mansion in Athens with the president of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights advocacy group, Kerry Kennedy, and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Marianna Vardinoyannis.

Editorial: The degradation of trade unionism

Workers who are struggling to survive are entirely indifferent to the ongoing trench warfare over the offices of power and privilege in trade unions.

While the objective of unions is supposed to be to defend and guarantee the rights of workers, in fact they do whatever they can to degrade them.

Erdogan lashes out at the West

In a series of nationalist rants in recent days, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the West of plotting against his country and sought to present the deadly attacks against two mosques in New Zealand last week as part of a wider international conspiracy against Muslims and his country.

Russia recognizes North Macedonia, as old feud rekindles

As Moscow recognized the Republic of North Macedonia by its new official name Monday, Panos Kammenos and Nikos Kotzias picked up their bickering over the so-called Prespes accord again.

The influence of Greek Americans and relations with Turkey

The presence of the Greek-American community is an intrinsic factor in any equation that concerns Greece. The power of the diaspora - which is sometimes evident publicly and officially and, at others, discreetly - should not be discounted by any party who poses a direct or indirect threat to Greece or Cyprus.

Russia recognises North Macedonia by new constitutional name

The Russian Federation has recognised the Republic of North Macedonia by its new constitutional name.
Russia was the first major power to recognise the country by its constitutional name of Republic of Macedonia in August, 1992 after the breakup of the former Yugoslavia.

Former prime minister Costas Simitis blasts government tactics

Greece's former socialist prime minister Costas Simitis slammed the SYRIZA government's economic policy for fueling uncertainty among investors and condemning the country to "systematic economic decline."

After New Zealand massacre, Erdogan lashes out on Aegean, Cyprus, Istanbul

Speaking straight on the heels of a manifesto issued by the killer in the New Zealand massacre who declared that Turks must abandon Istanbul and the European part of the country, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ratcheted up his nationalist rhetoric with threats against Greece and Cyprus and those who want to call Istanbul by the old name of Constantinople.