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Turkey extends east Med survey, Greece calls it an 'illegal move'

25 Oct 2020

ISTANBUL/ATHENS Turkey has extended the seismic survey work of its Oruc Reis ship in a disputed area of the eastern Mediterranean until Nov. 4 - a move that Greece condemned on Sunday as "illegal".

U.S., Greece call for peaceful resolution of maritime disputes in east Mediterranean

28 Sep 2020

ATHENS The United States and Greece called on Monday for a peaceful resolution of maritime disputes in the east Mediterranean as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began a two-day trip to Greece amid increased regional tension over energy resources. | Video

U.S., Greece call for peaceful resolution of maritime disputes in east Mediterranean

28 Sep 2020

ATHENS, Sept 28 The United States and Greece called on Monday for a peaceful resolution of maritime disputes in the east Mediterranean as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began a two-day trip to Greece amid increased regional tension over energy resources.

Greece says it's close to resuming maritime talks with Turkey

21 Sep 2020

ATHENS Greece is close to resuming talks with Turkey over maritime zones, government spokesman Stelios Petsas said on Monday, after Ankara this month recalled an oil and gas exploration vessel from disputed Mediterranean waters in a move welcomed by Athens.

Greece struggles to bring migrants into temporary camp after fire

16 Sep 2020

LESBOS Greek authorities were struggling on Wednesday to move thousands of migrants made homeless by a blaze at an overcrowded camp into new tents, while fears grew over a coronavirus outbreak on the island of Lesbos.

Greek police arrest six over Lesbos fire, migrants resist new camp

15 Sep 2020

LESBOS, Greece Greek police have detained six migrants over a fire that razed the Moria refugee camp to the ground, the government said on Tuesday, as thousands of displaced people refused to move to a new facility and demanded to leave Lesbos island.

Greece ready for talks with Turkey if 'encouraging step' is pursued

15 Sep 2020

ATHENS/ANKARA Greece said on Tuesday it was ready for talks with Turkey over contested Mediterranean waters if Ankara continues "disengaging itself" from the crisis, following the withdrawal of a Turkish exploration vessel from a disputed region.

UPDATE 2-Greek economy sees record slump, reversing hard-won gains

03 Sep 2020

ATHENS, Sept 3 Greece's GDP shrank 14% between April and June, marking the steepest quarterly contraction in at least 25 years and threatening to undermine a decade of hard-won gains for the recently bailed-out economy.

Greece starts clearing ground for Athens property plan after long delay

03 Jul 2020

ATHENS Greece started work clearing ground on Friday for a real estate project that plans to turn a disused airport on the Athens coast into one of Europe's biggest tourist resorts, three times the size of Monaco.

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Trump, Biden in final full week of campaigning as virus looms large

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden on Monday are down to the final full week of campaigning before the Nov. 3 election, as surging coronavirus cases and a COVID-19 outbreak within Vice President Mike Pence's staff keep the focus of the race on the pandemic.