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Anna Korakaki shoots to the top in European Games

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]

Ancient history waits to be uncovered in Düzce

Excavations in the ancient city of Prusias ad Hypium in the northwestern province of Düzce and at an eighth century Genoese Castle on the UNESCO World Heritage Temporary List are expected to unravel more of the history of the region and attract tourists.

Arrears, NPLs, lack of cash hurt economy

In its annual report on the Greek economy, the Public Debt Management Agency says that the main problems of the Greek economy remain the lack of liquidity, the state's overdue arrears and the nonperforming loans of Greek banks.

Afandou on Rhodes island is finally signed away

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.

ATHEX: Stocks recover to enjoy a mild price increase

Despite the selling trend observed at the Greek bourse early on Wednesday and the distribution of dividends by a number of blue chip companies, stocks recovered in the latter half of the trading session, with the majority recording gains and turnover heading higher.

One detained over Rouvikonas' stunt at president's residence

Greek officers detained on Wednesday night one person in connection with an earlier stunt by anarchist group Rouvikonas outside the residence of President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, who has been convicted and jailed over his participation in Greek urban guerrilla group Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire.

Former PM says ND was right to vote against Prespes deal

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.

Males prone to addictions, study finds

The typical profile of individuals who sought treatment at the Therapy Center for Dependent Individuals' (KETHEA) units last year was Greek, male, aged 31 and suffering from a drug addiction for more than 10 years.


Mitsotakis’ task

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.

Left-wing McCarthyism

During Greece's economic crisis, the country saw the evolution of a new kind of journalism which considers attacks on the traditional media as its mission. It comes as no surprise that Kathimerini's culture of pluralism is viewed by the representatives of this kind of journalism as alien.

IOC appoints 10 new members, Greece back in the fold

Greece, host of the first modern games in 1896, regained International Olympic Committee representation after four years on Wednesday when the head of its Olympic body Spyros Capralos was elected as one of 10 new members to the global organization.

Esper: Turkey faces sanctions if it buys Russian system

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.