North Macedonia Parties Close to Deal on Technical Govt

The Prime Minister and head of the main ruling Social Democratic Party, Zoran Zaev, and the head of the main opposition VMRO DPMNE party, Hristijan Mickoski, were expected to strike a final deal at the weekend on the formation of a so-called technical government in January, 100 days ahead of the April 12 early elections.

Greece’s upgrade of F-16 fighter jets to bolster deterrent force

Defence Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos has announced that an upgrade a large number of Greece's F-16 fighter jet fleet will begin immediately.

The first original jet has arrived at the facilities of the Hellenic Aerospace Industry.

Specifically, the F-16 BLK 52+/ADV will be upgraded with the viper configuration.

Russia immediately rejects Erdogan’s plan to send army to Libya

It took just hours for the Russian government to react to the declaration of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that he plans to send troops to Libya to bolster the government of Triipoli led by Fayez al-Serraj.

Ankara has used as a pretext an invitation that the Tripoli government issued for military assistance from Ankara.

China Is Actively Working with the US to Sign the First Phase of the Trade Agreement

China has announced that it is actively cooperating with the United States in connection with the signing ceremony of the first phase of the trade agreement between the two countries, Reuters reported.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the comment at a regular briefing today but did not specify a date.

President Klaus Iohannis wishes Merry Christmas everybody, wherever they are

Klaus Iohannis, Romania's president at his second mandate sent a Christmas message on Tuesday to all Romanians, no matter the place they are. "The celebration of the Birth of our Lord Jesus brings us all closer. So, let's replenish with the joy of being together, united through the profoundness of compassion, solidarity and unselfishness toward the others.

‘Stalling Tactics’ Could Scupper North Macedonia Ex-PM’s Trial

The high-profile trial in which former premier Nikola Gruevski is accused of ordering a political opponent's building to be demolished out of revenge may have to start all over again next year as the court failed to wrap it up by Tuesday before one of the judges retires, possibly rendering the entire process so far null and void.