Tag Archives: Greece

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Russia's Putin talks of 'next phase' in Syria military operation

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Moscow's military campaign in Syria to date has not achieved enough & a next phase is needed, Russian news agencies quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying on…

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Tadpoles flying across blue sky wins Royal Society Publishing photography competition

An underwater photo of tadpoles seemingly flying across a bright blue sky has won first place in the inaugural Royal Society Publishing photography competition, launched to celebrate the power of…

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Greek unemployment dips to 24.6 percent in August

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece's jobless rate dropped to 24.6 percent in August from a downwardly revised 24.9 percent in the previous month, statistics agency ELSTAT said on Thursday. The reading…

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VW, labour bosses to jointly decide on spending plans

BERLIN (Reuters) – Volkswagen's top management & labour leaders will jointly take decisions on spending & production plans, in a move to dispel growing tensions between both sides. "In the…

Russian media executive Mikhail Lesin dies at 57 in DC hotel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mikhail Lesin, a former aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin who helped found the English-language news service Russia Today, was found dead in an upscale Washington hotel…

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Greek refugee island running out of space to bury the dead

Since the start of the summer, the Greek island of Lesbos has assumed notoriety as the main gateway into Europe for thousands of desperate refugees. But as the lives lost…

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Austria rethinks asylum rules as migrants to relocate from Greece

Austria sought to tighten asylum rules in the face of a record influx of migrants, hours before the first refugees are set to be relocated from Greece Wednesday under a…

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Israel bill seeks to make foreign-funded NGOs wear tags

Human rights groups & non-governmental organisations in Israel have blasted a new bill that imposes several requirements & restrictions on Israeli NGOs that receive international funding.   Proposed on Sunday…

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The Latest: Euro chief: Greece needs help with migrants

LESBOS, Greece (AP) — The latest as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety flood into Europe in search of a new life. All times local. 6:20 p.m. The chairman…

Man who sent details on U.S. military jets to Iran to be sentenced

By Richard Weizel HARTFORD, Conn. (Reuters) – A dual U.S.-Iranian citizen who pleaded guilty to trying to export sensitive information approximately U.S. military jets to his native Iran could be…