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US energy envoy in Greece reportedly expresses ‘concern’ over Athen’ intent to join Russian natgas grid


Washington’s special envoy for energy met with top Greek ministers in Athens on Friday on the heels of the leftist government’s ongoing talks with Russia’s Putin to clinch a pipeline deal, a prospect viewed with apprehension by the US side.

Tsipras and Putin signal step forward on pipeline

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed energy cooperation in a telephone conversation on Thursday during which the Russian leader expressed his readiness to finance a Greek company that will participate in the construction of a Russian pipeline that would carry natural gas to Europe, Tsipras?s office said.

US envoy in Turkey …dyes hair to protest Ankara’s mayor’s anti-American rant

Bully on him! America’s ambassador to neighboring Turkey on Friday mocked Ankara’s mayor for the latter’s derogatory rant against the US State Department’s spokeswoman last Wednesday, when the Turkish politician cited the Baltimore riots to goad Marie Harf, “come blonde, answer now.”

S. Xiros' prison release is rain on G. Angelopoulos-Daskalaki's parade

Greek businesswoman Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki's plans to have former U.S. President Bill Clinton attend her conference at the Athens Hilton on June 23 and 24 were foiled after the US government expressed a critical stance on the prospect of Savvas Xiros' prison release.