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Greece at lowest risk level, says US State Department

The US State Department on Wednesday launched a new Travel Advisory Program which ranks Greece at the lowest advisory level for safety and security risk.

"Greece at the best level of the State Department's new Travel Advisory Program," US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt remarked on Twitter. "I'm looking forward to seeing even more American tourists here in Greece in the year ahead."

Macedonian, Greek Nationalists Mobilize Against 'Name' Deal

Right-wing nationalist and diaspora organizations in both Macedonia and Greece have launched campaigns against what they fear may be a rapid solution to the long-running dispute over Macedonia's name.

In Greece, the campaign is focused against any compromise name for their northern neighbour that includes the term "Macedonia", which they insists is exclusively Greek.

Palestinian Envoy Sent Back to Washington

The Palestinian envoy to the United States says he is returning to Washington after just one day of "consultations" over President Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, according to BBC. 

Husam Zomlot said he met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas privately.

He was instructed to return to Washington "immediately", he said.

Moscow: US Crossed Line By Announcing Decision to Provide Ukraine With Weapons

The United States crossed the line by announcing a decision to provide Ukraine with weapons, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on Saturday.

On Friday, the US State Department announced plans to give Ukraine military assistance to help protect its territorial integrity.