US participation in Jerusalem summit ‘a strong sign of support’

The participation of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the 6th Trilateral Cyprus-Greece-Israel Summit in Jerusalem alongside the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades "is a strong sign of support for the trilateral framework and for the increased cooperation between our countries," the Ambassador of I

Drogba attends peace match in ethnically-split Cyprus

Former Ivorian soccer player Didier Drogba (l), vice president of the Peace and Sports Organization, greets players and children before a friendly soccer match between Greek Cypriot team Nea Salamina and Turkish Cypriot team Magusa Turk Gucu FC as part of the "Friendly Football Day" in Pyla, a mixed-community village in ethnically divided Cyprus, Tuesday. [EPA]

EastMed summit to send stern message

A much-vaunted trilateral summit between the leaders of Greece, Israel and Cyprus, which is to take place in Jerusalem on Wednesday with the participation of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, is expected to underline the intention to build the EastMed pipeline to transfer natural gas from the Eastern Mediterranean to Europe, while also sending a stern message to Turkey over its aggressive acti

East Med on track with US backing

In what is seen as a response to the trilateral summit next Wednesday in Jerusalem between Greece, Israel and Cyprus, with the participation of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Turkey has announced that it will start a naval exercise on the same day off the Mediterranean island's southern coast and within part of its exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

German defense minister due in Athens and Cyprus

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen is due Tuesday in Athens, where she will meet with her recently appointed Greek counterpart, Evangelos Apostolakis.

She will also meet with opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis and address an event at the Constantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy.