Greece’s main opposition party suffered a split Sunday when a left-wing faction announced it was breaking away, accusing the party’s recently elected leader of abandoning its core ideology for a sort of “right-wing populism.”
Constantine, the former and last king of Greece, who won an Olympic gold medal before becoming entangled in his country’s volatile politics in the 1960s as king and spent decades in exile, has died. He was 82.
In his address to the United Nations General Assembly Friday, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis chose to emphasize the benefits of cooperation rather than rebut point-by-point Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s aggressive speech earlier this week.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis marked the end of the enhanced surveillance of the Greek economy Saturday by touting his government’s achievements, acknowledging past mistakes by all governments that nearly brought the country to its knees, attacking the record of the previous left-wing government and promising a brighter future.
Greece’s men’s basketball team overcame a seven-point halftime deficit to defeat Turkey 81-63 Saturday in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Victoria, Canada and will face the Czech Republic Sunday for a spot in the Tokyo Olympics.