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  • Photo of Egypt, Greece expand cooperation, agree on regional security issues

    Egypt, Greece expand cooperation, agree on regional security issues

    Greece and Egypt will expand cooperation in sectors such as energy and security, the leaders of the two countries said Monday in Cairo. “In recent years, cooperation at economic and military level, either bilateral or multilateral, along with Cyprus, has deepened,” Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said after his meeting with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.…

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  • Photo of Barnaby Joyce sworn in as deputy prime minister as Scott Morrison watches via video link

    Barnaby Joyce sworn in as deputy prime minister as Scott Morrison watches via video link

    Barnaby Joyce has completed a stunning return as deputy prime minister less than three-and-a-half years after quitting in a cloud of scandal. Mr Joyce was sworn in at Government House early on Tuesday morning, flanked by his partner Vikki Campion and two young sons, after defeating Michael McCormack in a Nationals leadership spill. Queensland senator Matt Canavan…

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  • Photo of Mitsotakis visits Egypt Monday

    Mitsotakis visits Egypt Monday

    Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will visit Egypt Monday, where he will meet President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and members of the Greek community in Cairo and Alexandria. According to the official schedule, Mitsotakis will meet el-Sisi at noon and, after their talks, the two men will make statements to the press. Mitsotakis…

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  • Photo of Greece: Labor reform bills passes with 158 votes in 300-seat House

    Greece: Labor reform bills passes with 158 votes in 300-seat House

    A contentious labor reform bill that has sparked nationwide protests and strikes was carried through Parliament on Wednesday by the center-right government’s majority, with 158 votes in the 300-seat House. The bill’s ratification came after three days of acrimonious debate that culminated in a heated exchange between Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and leftist opposition chief…

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  • Photo of Boris Johnson says he is ‘impressed’ by Australia’s climate ambitions

    Boris Johnson says he is ‘impressed’ by Australia’s climate ambitions

    UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he is “impressed” by Australia’s ambition to tackle climate change and is looking forward to work with Prime Minister Scott Morrison on new green technologies. Last year, Australia was denied the opportunity to speak at a climate summit hosted by Mr Johnson, because he wanted to encourage nations to set more…

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  • Photo of Israel launches air strikes on Gaza in the first major flare-up since ceasefire ended 11 days of fighting

    Israel launches air strikes on Gaza in the first major flare-up since ceasefire ended 11 days of fighting

    The Israeli military confirmed its aircraft attacked Hamas armed compounds in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday in response to the launching of incendiary ballons from the territory that caused fires in fields in southern Israel. In a statement, the military said that it was “ready for all scenarios, including renewed fighting in the face of…

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  • Photo of Greek PM Mitsotakis, Turkish President Erdogan meet ‘in a cordial climate’ in Brussels

    Greek PM Mitsotakis, Turkish President Erdogan meet ‘in a cordial climate’ in Brussels

    The meeting of Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Brussels on Monday “was a step towards a quieter summer,” underlined government sources. Held on the sidelines of the NATO Leaders Summit, the 50-minute meeting took place “in a cordial climate, and there was an agreement of mutual understanding that…

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  • Photo of Court outlaws Kremlin critic Navalny’s network in pre-election knockout

    Court outlaws Kremlin critic Navalny’s network in pre-election knockout

    A Russian court on Wednesday outlawed groups linked to jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny after declaring them “extremist”, a move that bans his allies from elections and will further strain U.S.-Russia ties before a closely watched summit. President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Joe Biden are due to hold talks in Geneva next week with the fate…

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  • Photo of Greece: The epidemiological situation improving but remains volatile

    Greece: The epidemiological situation improving but remains volatile

    “The epidemiological picture in the country is improving but remains volatile,” government spokesperson Aristotelia Peloni said on Monday during a press briefing. She noted that the epidemiological burden was slowly but continuously de-escalating while, in some cases, there were local outbreaks. The incidence of new cases in adults over 60 had decreased significantly and the…

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  • Photo of FM Dendias: Greece will not diverge from its fixed positions in its relations with Turkey

    FM Dendias: Greece will not diverge from its fixed positions in its relations with Turkey

    There is absolutely no chance that Greece will stray from its fixed national positions, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias made clear on Thursday, during a discussion regarding Turkey at the 9th Regional Growth Conference being held in Patras (June 3-5). During his recent meeting with his Turkish counterpart in Athens, Dendias pointed out, he raised all…

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