The fall of Biden, Hellenism, and the four main candidates

After months of uncertainty and speculation, we are entering the phase of the process that will produce the person who will run against US President Donald Trump in November's election, as the mist clears in the Democratic camp. Dozens of candidates have now been narrowed down to four main likely contenders.

Cyprus accused of blocking new Russia sanctions amid Turkey spat

Cyprus is blocking new European Union sanctions against several officials from Russia-annexed Crimea in a bid to secure EU backing for tougher action against Turkey in a separate row over drilling for hydrocarbons, three diplomatic sources said.

Nicosia denied linking the two issues and said it needed time to review the proposed measures against the Crimean officials.

Cyprus okays US ‘forward deployed’ unit

Nicosia has accepted a request from Washington regarding the arrival of an American Rapid Deployment Forces unit for humanitarian purposes in case of an emergency.
According to the Cyprus News Agency, the United States asked the Republic of Cyprus to give its consent for an American military unit to be stationed temporarily on the island.