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Greek leader tells Congress democracy is tested by Russia

May. 17, 2022 14:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told the U.S. Congress on Tuesday their shared belief in “freedom over tyranny, in democracy over authoritarianism” is being tested as he focused on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. Mitsotakis...

Biden praises Greece for leadership after Russia invasion

May. 16, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday thanked Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis for his country's “moral leadership” in the aftermath of Russia's invasion of Ukraine as the two held talks at the White House on Monday about the ongoing conflict. Mitsotakis was...

Greece to extend base access deal with US military

May. 12, 2022 07:07 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece is extending a bilateral military agreement with the United States for five years, with officials from the country’s center-right government arguing that enhanced alliances within NATO will help stabilize the region rattled by Russia's war in Ukraine and tension in...

Cyprus pitches regional firefighting hub to Israel, Greece

May. 09, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ foreign minister pitched to his Greek and Israeli counterparts on Monday the creation of an east Mediterranean firefighting hub aimed at quickly addressing huge summer wildfires that could overwhelm any single country. Cypriot Foreign Minister...

Greece pledges new state aid to counter rising power bills

May. 05, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister on Thursday promised new state support to shield households from rising electricity costs, saying the country was forced to act alone after its European Union partners failed to adopt a joint response to the problem. Prime Minister...

Slovakia, Hungary won't back EU sanctions on Russian energy

May. 03, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Slovakia and Hungary said Tuesday that they will not support sanctions against Russian energy that the European Union is preparing over the war in Ukraine, saying they are too reliant on those supplies and there are no immediate alternatives. The EU’s...

Turkey rejects Greek accusations of illegal overflights

Apr. 28, 2022 12:50 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Thursday rejected accusations that its warplanes conducted unauthorized military flights over Greek islands, pointing the finger at fellow NATO-member Greece instead. A Turkish Foreign Ministry statement said accusations made by Greece “do not...

Greece to lift most remaining coronavirus measures

Apr. 13, 2022 06:38 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s health minister announced Wednesday that most remaining coronavirus measures will be lifted over the next couple of months until the end of August, including the use of vaccine certificates for access to certain services and the mandatory use of masks indoors. ...

Greece: Fossil fuels offer ‘new path’ to green transition

Apr. 12, 2022 08:01 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece will accelerate plans to exploit offshore natural gas deposits, the country’s prime minister said Tuesday, describing a return to reliance on fossil fuels as a temporary necessity due to the disruption caused by the war in Ukraine. Surveys in six...

Live Updates | First Bushmaster vehicle is headed to Ukraine

Apr. 07, 2022 22:18 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia — The first of 20 Bushmaster armored vehicles has left Australia for Ukraine, one week after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy specifically requested the Australian-manufactured four-wheel drives. A Boeing C-17 Globemaster transport jet that can carry four...