* Oil and gas drilling starts Oct. 7 -official
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UNITED NATIONS/ATHENS The United States will take every action it can to prevent an Iranian tanker sailing in the Mediterranean from delivering oil to Syria in contravention of U.S. sanctions, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned on Tuesday.
NICOSIA Leaders of ethnically split Cyprus agreed on Friday to pursue efforts to resume peace talks, although one side said serious disagreements remained in resolving one of the world's most enduring conflicts.
ATHENS Greece will submit a 2020 budget later this year that will fully respect the fiscal targets agreed with its lenders, newly elected Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Saturday.
ATHENS Part-time TV presenter, miracle cure salesman and budding politician Kyriakos Velopoulos wants to build a wall to keep migrants out of Greece. Lace it with mines, he says. He would also call a referendum on the death penalty for drug dealers and paedophiles.
ATHENS Greece's opposition conservatives are expected to ride a wave of anger over continuing austerity measures to seize power from Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's lefists in next Sunday's election.
NICOSIA An errant missile struck Cyprus early on Monday, skimming the densely populated capital Nicosia and crashing on a mountainside in what authorities described as a spillover from strikes between Israel and Syria. | Video
ISTANBUL/ATHENS Turkey said on Friday that Turkish Cypriots had rights to a share of the island's offshore resources, days after the Greek Cypriot government agreed a revenue deal with a U.S. firm over a gas find in the eastern Mediterranean.
ISTANBUL/ATHENS, June 7 Turkey said on Friday
that Turkish Cypriots had rights to a share of the island's
offshore resources, days after the Greek Cypriot government
agreed a revenue deal with a U.S. firm over a gas find in the
ATHENS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was struggling for his political survival on Monday after his Syriza party, hurt by austerity and a bitter rift over an accord with North Macedonia, got hammered in European Parliament elections.