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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.

Never again

People hold balloons reading "Never Again" during a memorial marking the 76th anniversary of the first deportation of Jews from Thessaloniki to Auschwitz, in Thessaloniki, Greece, Sunday. [Alexandros Avramidis/Reuters]

Little hope six months after bailouts

It is just a few days over six months since Greece concluded its exit from the despised memorandums and the economic situation remains essentially unchanged. There is no light at the end of the tunnel.

Bill aims to speed up, improve child adoption process

Legislation set to take effect in April aims to improve transparency and speed up the placement of children put up for adoption or foster care in Greece.

"We want to lift the shroud of mystery that often surrounds adoptions in Greece," Alternate Social Solidarity Minister Theano Fotiou told Kathimerini.

Restaurants and bars close in Patra to protest high taxes

Restaurants and bars in Patra, western Greece, are to remain closed on Monday as part of a 24-hour strike announced by the union of business owners in protest at excessive taxation, the Athens-Macedonia news agency reported.

In comments to the agency, Spyros Stergiou, the head of the association, said that all business owners would be joining the protest action.

Greece Has Announced the Exact Route of the New Zealand Striker to the Country

Greek police reported full details of 28-year-old New Zealand striker Brenton Tarant while he was in the country in 2016.
He arrived in Greece on a flight from Istanbul. He spent several days on Crete, in the Heraklion area. He then visited the island of Santorini.

StateSec Neculaescu to attend FAC meeting in Brussels

Secretary of State with the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) Dan Neculaescu will attend on Monday the meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC), which will take place in Brussels. According to a MAE release, the main topics included on the agenda are the Republic of Moldova, China and Yemen.

Athens condemns Erdogan Izmir comments as 'unacceptable'

Athens has issued a stern response to comments by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the weekend during a speech in Izmir in which he referred to Greeks fleeing Turkish persecution at the port in 1922.

EastMed summit to send stern message

A much-vaunted trilateral summit between the leaders of Greece, Israel and Cyprus, which is to take place in Jerusalem on Wednesday with the participation of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, is expected to underline the intention to build the EastMed pipeline to transfer natural gas from the Eastern Mediterranean to Europe, while also sending a stern message to Turkey over its aggressive acti

Athens, Skopje aim to intensify cooperation

An inter-ministerial committee involving officials from Greece and North Macedonia is to meet for the first time on Monday under Alternate Foreign Minister Sia Anagnostopoulou.

Editorial: Zealots of vested interests

The newspaper you are holding in your hands was first published in February, 1922, a few months prior to the Asia Minor Catastrophe, by a narrow circle of intellectuals supporting statesman Eleftherios Venizelos with a view to contributing to the rebirth of the nation and the post-war reconstruction of the country.

Two key threats

It was a tool for destabilizing the political system and an institutional flaw through which a purely consensual procedure could be turned into a weapon to force early elections, as was the case in 2009 and 2015.

Creditors to insist on residence protection system improvement

Greece's creditors, and the European Central Bank (ECB) in particular, are determined to force Athens to improve the new framework for protecting primary residences from foreclosure so that its does not further exacerbate an already weak payment culture or reward tax dodgers, sources save indicated.

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hit the Greek Island of Zakynthos

An earthquake with a revised magnitude of 4.5 has hit the western island of Zakynthos, but no damage has been reported, reported ekathimerini.com

The Athens Institute of Geodynamics reported that the temblor struck at 1:49 p.m. (1149 GMT) Sunday. The epicenter was 16 kilometers (10 miles) east of Zakynthos and the depth was 23.2 kilometers (14.4 miles).

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