Talks in Athens on confidence-building measures conclude

Talks between Greek and Turkish defense officials completed on Thursday a round of talks that begun on Monday on confidence-building measures (CBM), state-run news agency ANA-MPA reported.

According to the Defense Ministry, the heads of the two delegations met briefly with Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos.

Blizzard shuts down ski resort in Pella, northern Greece

Heavy snowfall and gale-force winds shut down the popular ski resort of Vora-Kaimaktsalan in Pella, northern Greece, on Tuesday.

Resort manager Panos Panagiotopoulos told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency that a fierce blizzard kicked up in the area in the early hours of Tuesday, making conditions hazardous at the popular winter destination.