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Olympic gold medalist in shooting Anna Korakaki on Wednesday landed her first European Games gold at the 25-meter air pistol final in Minsk, Belarus, three days after collecting silver in the 10 m air pistol event. The Drama-born shooter received the congratulations of President Prokopis Pavlopoulos. [European Olympic Committees]
Following three tenders and countless bureaucratic procedures, state sell-off fund TAIPED finally took the decisive step for the utilization of the Afandou plot on the island of Rhodes.
The agreement signed on Wednesday with T.N. Aegean Sun Investments Ltd signals the transfer of the entire Afandou property to private investors.
Former New Democracy prime minister Costas Karamanlis said Wednesday his party was right to reject the Prespes accord, the deal that ended a 27-year-old stalemate between Greece and North Macedonia over the latter's name.
Karamanlis was addressing party cadres at an ND event in Thessaloniki to present the candidates running in the regional unit.
The overwhelming victory of the center-right New Democracy party in the European elections and the image of a defeated leftist SYRIZA, left to its fate ahead of the general election, has led to the feeling that ND leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis will achieve the much-needed full majority on July 7, despite the low voter turnout expected due to the polls coinciding with the summer holiday period.
Acting US Defense Secretary Mark Esper is making it clear to Turkey that it will face economic sanctions if it goes ahead with the purchase of a Russian missile defense system.
Esper met with Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar on Wednesday during a NATO meeting. Officials say there was no progress in the stand-off between the two allies.