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Greece to expel Libyan ambassador over Turkey-Libya accord

06 Dec 2019

ATHENS Greece said on Friday it was expelling the Libyan ambassador, angered by an accord between Libya and Turkey signed on Nov. 27 that maps out a sea boundary between the two countries close to the Greek island of Crete.

Cyprus petitions The Hague to safeguard offshore rights

05 Dec 2019

ATHENS Cyprus has petitioned the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague to safeguard its offshore mineral rights, its president said on Thursday, upping the ante with neighbour Turkey which disputes its claims.

Love your clothes and pass them on, says Vogue supremo Wintour

28 Nov 2019

ATHENS Clothes should be cherished, re-worn and even passed on to the next generation, Anna Wintour, the influential editor of Vogue magazine said, calling for more sustainability in the fashion world and less of a throwaway culture. | Video

Struggling with influx, Greece gets tough with asylum seekers

20 Nov 2019

ATHENS Greece will shut overcrowded refugee camps on its outlying islands and replace them with more restrictive holding centres, in a marked hardening of the stance towards asylum seekers from the country on the frontline of Europe's migration crisis.

Cyprus plans to strip citizenships after uproar over passports

06 Nov 2019

ATHENS Cyprus said on Wednesday that it had started a process to strip 26 individuals of citizenship they received under a secretive passports-for-investment scheme, admitting it had flaws.

Rights groups attack Greece on asylum plan, PM says burden is heavy

29 Oct 2019

ATHENS Human rights groups urged Greece on Tuesday to scrap plans they say will restrict access to protection for asylum seekers as the government said the burden of dealing with an influx of migrants was getting too heavy to bear.

Cyprus to probe how Cambodian elite obtained EU passports

23 Oct 2019

ATHENS Cyprus said on Wednesday it would investigate the circumstances under which relatives of Cambodia's prime minister were granted citizenship and did not rule out revoking passports if necessary.

UPDATE 3-Tensions grow as Cyprus says Turkish drilling ship violates its rights

04 Oct 2019

* Oil and gas drilling starts Oct. 7 -official (Adds Greek comment)

U.S. will act if Iranian tanker tries to deliver oil to Syria: Pompeo

21 Aug 2019

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.

Cyprus leaders agree to seek peace again, but 'disagreements persist'

09 Aug 2019

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.

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