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Greek police said Saturday they have arrested a suspect in the 1985 hijacking of a flight from Athens that became a multi-day ordeal and included the slaying of an American.
Police said a 65-year-old suspect in the hijacking was arrested Thursday on the island of Mykonos in response to a warrant from Germany.
The US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG-74) is seen in the Thermaic Gulf in Thessaloniki on Saturday. The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, which arrived in the northern port city on Friday, will remain docked there for a couple of days before returning to her homeport at Naval Station Norfolk, Commander Rusty J.
The United States and 11 NATO allies began their participation in the nine-day Breeze 19, a maritime exercise hosted by Bulgaria that included three U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon patrol aircraft.
The exercise began Friday and is scheduled to conclude on July 21 near Varna in the Black Sea, according to a Naval news release Monday.
The former president of the Republic of Cyprus Dimitris Christofias, died today at age 72 after a long hospitalisation in the ICU of the General Hospital of Nicosia. Christofias had been in critical condition since May 20.
In 2008 he was elected president of the Republic of Cyprus, a position he held until 2013, when Nicos Anastasiades defeated AKEL candidate Stavros Malas.
US Navy destroyer USS McFaul has pulled into Limassol harbor while on a regularly-scheduled deployment to conduct maritime security operations in the region.
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG-74) arrived in Limassol on Wednesday for a scheduled port visit, according to US Navy sources.