Foreign relations of the United States

US Embassy donates PPE to Hellenic Police

The US Embassy in Athens has bolstered the Hellenic Police's defenses against the coronavirus with a donation of masks, gloves and other personal protective equipment.

Monday's donation, which included 15,000 gloves and 8,200 face masks, was personally delivered by US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt to the chief of the Hellenic Police (ELAS), Lieutenant General Michael Karamalakis.

US thanks Turkey for aid against coronavirus

The U.S.'s top diplomat and two congressmen have thanked Turkey for sending medical aid to the country to fight the novel coronavirus outbreak.

One day after a Turkish military plane landed in Washington, DC with medical supplies to help combat the disease, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Twitter Sunday that they are grateful to Turkey.

Anatolia College coronavirus fund raises more than 56,000 euros

A fund launched by Anatolia College in Thessaloniki to respond to the coronavirus crisis has so far raised more than 56,000 euros from more than 320 donors worldwide.

Organizers said the funds will be used to supply the intensive care unit of the northern port city's AHEPA hospital with valuable equipment and medical supplies. 

US says 34 troops diagnosed with traumatic brain injury after Iran strike

The Pentagon said on Jan. 24 that 34 service members had been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury following missile strikes by Iran on a base in Iraq earlier this month, a number higher than the military had previously announced.

President Donald Trump and other top officials initially said Iran's attack had not killed or injured any U.S. service members.