Schaeuble warns Athens new bailout deal without IMF not acceptable

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble turned up the heat on the Greek government on Thursday, warning in an interview that if Athens and its creditors conclude the second review of the country’s bailout without the participation of the International Monetary Fund then it will be highly unlikely that the German parliament will approve another program to replace the current one.


Total readies drills off Cyprus

France’s Total is preparing to drill for gas off Cyprus, close to ENI’s huge Zohr discovery off the Egyptian coast which in 2015 renewed interest among oil majors for exploration in the Mediterranean.



Police arrest father of infants abandoned on Patra street

One of three little girls found abandoned on the street in Patra, western Greece, on Sunday, is seen Thursday crawling up the side of a cot in the city’s Karamandaneio Children’s Hospital. The girls, aged from 7 months to 3 years old, were spotted by a resident. Later Thursday, police said they had arrested an Albanian man believed to be the children’s father and were seeking their mother. The exact circumstances of the children’s abandonment were unclear. They were said to be in good health and to bear no signs of physical abuse. [Yiota Korbaki/ANA-MPA]