Monday, 25 October 2021

Tag Archives: Greece

Spain 100 days away from reaching herd immunity, Pedro Sanchez

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez (AP) GREECE – Spanish prime minister Monday said Spain is “just 100 days away from reaching herd immunity” to COVID-19. Pedro Sanchez asserted once 70% of the population is vaccinated, the country will have achieved that goal. “The data invite optimism. One-third of the adult ...

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Villages evacuated as fire burns Greek island nature reserve

ATHENS: Hundreds of fire-fighters battled wildfires in Greece, with the largest burning through a thickly forested nature reserve on the island of Evia north of Athens where three villages have been evacuated. More than 220 fire-fighters were deployed to tackle the fire that was burning out of control in Evia, ...

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New PM promises to make Greece proud again

ATHENS: Greece’s new centre-right prime minister has vowed the country will “proudly raise its head again”. After New Democracy’s landslide victory on Sunday, Kyriakos Mitsotakis said he would not fail to “honour the hopes” of the Greek people. The win comes four years after Alexis Tsipras’s leftist Syriza party swept ...

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Greece’s prime minister wins confidence vote

ATHENS: Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras managed to secure the support of 151 MPs from Greece’s 300-seat legislature, avoiding snap elections and clearing the way for the ratification of an agreement ending a dispute over Macedonia’s name. Tsipras was forced to call for the vote following the resignation of his right-wing ...

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Wildfires kill at least 74 in Greece’s ‘Pompeii’

ATHENS: Greece’s prime minister told of the “unspeakable tragedy” the country faced after at least 74 people were killed by wildfires that swept through a resort, trapping people in cars and on the edge of cliffs as others were forced to jump off to survive. The scale of Monday night’s ...

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Greeks reject Macedonia name deal in poll

ATHENS: A majority of Greeks reject a disputed name deal that aims to end a long-running row with neighbouring Macedonia, a poll showed Sunday, with nearly half labelling it ‘treason’. The Kappa Research poll in Ethnos daily found that 58 percent oppose the June agreement to rename Greece’s northern neighbour ...

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Greece, Macedonia sign historic deal to end name row

Image Credit: AP Greece and Macedonia on Sunday signed a historic preliminary agreement to rename the small Balkan nation the Republic of North Macedonia, ending a row that has poisoned relations between the two neighbours since 1991. “This is a brave, historic and necessary step for our peoples,” said Greek ...

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Pakistan becomes visa-free for many foreign tourists

ISLAMABAD: Encouraged by the positive response from foreign tourist organisations and backpackers, Pakistan has now decided to allow tourists from 24 countries to visit the country without visas. According to an official statement issued here on Friday by Pakistan’s Ministry of Interior group, tourists from the UK, the US, China, ...

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Turkish ‘coup’ officer granted asylum in Greece

ATHENS: The co-pilot of a helicopter, who flew seven other Turkish military officers to Greece a day after last year s failed coup in Turkey, has been granted asylum, a Greek judicial source said on Saturday. The co-pilot landed in the Greek city of Alexandroupoli, not far from the Turkish border, ...

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Baby formula recalled worldwide over salmonella scare

HONG KONG: Baby formula is being pulled from shelves around the world after French authorities ordered a leading dairy company to stop selling hundreds of products because of concerns about food safety. French firm Lactalis is recalling formula destined for markets including China, Greece, Pakistan and Peru after 26 infants ...

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