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Cyprus, Israel, Greece pledge deeper military ties

24/6/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 50 εμφανίσεις

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, left, Cypriot Defense Minister Savvas Angelides, center, and Greek Defense Mininister Panos Kammenos walk past a military police honor guard as they enter the Zenon Search and Rescue Coordination Center for a trilateral meeting in Larnaca, Cyprus, on Friday, June 22, 2018. Cyprus is playing host to the second such…

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An island nation in the Mediterranean Sea is running dry

24/6/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 40 εμφανίσεις

NBC Countries in the eastern Mediterranean are increasingly vulnerable to drought as the changing climate brings higher temperatures and less precipitation. Friday, June 22nd 2018, 2:00 pm EDT Updated:  Friday, June 22nd 2018, 2:00 pm EDT MARONI, Cyprus — The salty water of the Mediterranean in plain view from Charis Christoforou’s olive farm is no…

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The Fate of Turkey’s Democracy Lies With the Kurds

24/6/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 40 εμφανίσεις

The Atlantic Ahead of tomorrow’s elections, Ankara is expected to tamper with the vote and make life difficult for members of the embattled minority group. DIEGO CUPOLO JUN 23, 2018 Supporters of Turkey’s main pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) attend a rally in Diyarbakir, Turkey June 20, 2018. SERTAC KAYAR / REUTERS DIYARBAKIR, Turkey—This past Sunday,…

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A World for All of Us, Not Just the Billionaires

22/6/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 85 εμφανίσεις

To fight today’s extreme inequality, we must strengthen the coalition of progressive democrats and challenge the global oligarchy. By Bernie Sanders The Nation. (Abaca / Sipa via AP Images /Olivier Douliery)  You will receive occasional promotional offers for programs that support The Nation’s journalism. You can read our Privacy Policy here. On November 19, 1863, standing on the bloodstained battlefield of Gettysburg,…

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The End of the Erdogan Era?

21/6/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 146 εμφανίσεις

Turkey’s Strongman May Have Engineered His Own Downfall June 21, 2018  FOREIGN AFFAIES On Sunday, Turks will go to the polls in both presidential and parliamentary elections. They will be the first elections since last April’s constitutional referendum, which endowed the office of the presidency with considerable powers and freed it from most checks on…

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How to End the Greek Debt Ordeal

21/6/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 59 εμφανίσεις

A smart bargain could persuade other countries to help Greece one more time. By The Editors BLOOMBERG 19 Ιουνίου 2018, 9:00 π.μ. EEST  They’ve had it with austerity. Photographer: Eleni Paroglou/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images As if Italy and Brexit weren’t challenging enough, the European Union will soon have to deal once more with Greece and its debts….

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Israeli unmanned boats deliver firepower on the high seas

21/6/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 53 εμφανίσεις

Written by Arie Egozi, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 African states are increasingly confronted by maritime crime and insecurity. One way to address the security of a country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) could be unmanned surface vessels, which are being developed at a rapid pace, including by Israeli companies. To protect the natural resources in the EEZ,…

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Noon Forum Examines “Turkey’s Claims to the Eastern Mediterranean: Myth & Reality”

21/6/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 51 εμφανίσεις

June 20, 2018 No. 38 WASHINGTON, DC —The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) hosted a Noon Forum on the topic, “Turkey’s Claims to the Eastern Mediterranean: Myth & Reality” featuring Professor Theodore Kariotis on May 30, 2018. “Professor Kariotis is an expert on maritime law and the issues of Exclusive Economic Zones,” AHI President Nick Larigakis…

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Maritime Agreement Between Albania And Greece Finalized

20/6/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 77 εμφανίσεις

by Kozeta Çika June 15, 2018  It seems Greece is progressing successfully towards concluding a long-term dispute with its neighbour. After the finalization of the name issue with Macedonia earlier this week, another essential issue is finally being closed – the maritime agreement with Albania. Albanian online media report that the agreement between parties is reached, with…

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Joint exploration with China in the West Philippine Sea

18/6/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 74 εμφανίσεις

June 17, 2018 | 9:55 pm Numbers Don’t Lie By Andrew J. Masigan What is ours, is ours. This includes the trove of resources in the West Philippine Sea. As I have written in this corner a few months ago, beneath the pristine waters of the West Philippine Sea lies an estimated 11 billion barrels…

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Macedonia by Another Name

14/6/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 101 εμφανίσεις

By The Editorial Board The New York Times The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher. It is separate from the newsroom and the Op-Ed section. June 13, 2018  Matthew Nimetz, left, met with the foreign ministers from Greece and Macedonia at the United Nations offices in Vienna in April.CreditJoe…

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Macedonia reaches name change deal with Greece

13/6/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 98 εμφανίσεις

Lilit Marcus and Forrest Brown, CNN • Updated 13th June 2018 CNN (CNN) — If you’re planning to travel to Macedonia to see its beautiful scenery and historic destinations, it might be good to check the exact name of the country before you leave. That is because the Balkan nation will hold a popular vote in a referendum later this year…

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New Strategic Dimensions of the Eastern Mediterranean

12/6/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 110 εμφανίσεις

By Dr. Spyridon N. LitsasJune 11, 2018 Suomi VIIRS Captures Eastern Mediterranean Region Dust Storm, photo by NOAA Satellites via Flickr CC BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 862, June 11, 2018 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The geostrategic, diplomatic, and economic influence of the Eastern Mediterranean is more significant today than ever before. This creates opportunities for Greece,…

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South China Sea: Everything You Need to Know About Asia’s Slow Brewing Showdown

12/6/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 136 εμφανίσεις

Kris Osborn The National Interest. June 11, 2018  The recent US B-52 flyby over contested areas of the South China Sea, in response to the recent Chinese landing of a bomber aircraft in the area, is again shining a spotlight upon the underlying roots of the territorial disputes, tensions and provocations in the South China…

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Travel Monday: A Photo Trip to the Abandoned Village of Houtouwan

12/6/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 78 εμφανίσεις

ALAN TAYLOR THE ATLANTIC In the Pacific Ocean, east of Shanghai, China, lies tiny Shengshan Island, which is less than three miles across. The hilly island is home to several fishing villages, including Houtouwan, which was abandoned in the 1990s. Once a thriving community, the now-empty brick houses of Houtouwan stand completely covered by blankets of…

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The European Union’s Big, Unhappy Family

10/6/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 110 εμφανίσεις

The UK isn’t the EU’s only “problem child.” THE NATION By Gary YoungeTwitter JUNE 8, 2018 An Italian Northern League supporter participates in a political rally in Milan, Italy February 24, 2018. (Reuters / Tony Gentile)   Back in January, German Chancellor Angela Merkel entertained the press corps with tales of a bizarre non-negotiation she’d conducted with British…

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