NEWS

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NEWS

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an interview that aired Sunday that he has no qualms about buying a Russian defense system despite condemnation from the United States and its other NATO allies.


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COVID-19 BULLETIN

Greek health authorities announced 1,100 new cases of the coronavirus for the 24-hour period ending 3 p.m. Sunday, as well as 24 deaths.

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ECONOMY

The dilemma between paying a monthly mortgage loan installment or rent that had preoccupied hundreds of thousands of households during the 1990s and 2000s is, albeit timidly, re-emerging.


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NEWS

Bishop Ieronymos of Larissa has received plaudits for his humorous response to anti-vaxxers protesting against his agreement with health authorities to install mobile vaccination units outside his church on Sundays.


[Intime News]
NEWS

Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias concluded a busy series of bilateral relations for the High Level Week of the 76th UN General Assembly late on Friday (Athens time).




Anti-vaxxers are seen shouting slogans at a protest rally outside the Helexpo convention center in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, during the Thessaloniki International Fair, on September 11. [InTime News]
NEWS

Citizens’ Protection Minister Panagiotis Theodorikakos on Saturday ordered an investigation into websites and social media accounts encouraging vaccination denial and insubordination with health safety measures.

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NEWS

Paris has reportedly sent messages of support to Athens over Turkey’s harassment of the Nautical Geo research ship of French interests which is conducting exploratory activities for a possible route of the EastMed pipeline on behalf of Greece, Cyprus and Israel.

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NEWS

A top European Union legal adviser said Thursday that software installed in Volkswagen cars to alter the amount of pollutants coming out of their exhaust pipes in hot or cold weather and at high altitude doesn’t conform to the 27-nation bloc’s laws laws unless it prevents dangerous sudden engine damage.


Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis speaks at the UN General Assembly 76th session General Debate in UN General Assembly Hall at the United Nations Headquarters, in New York City, New York, 24 September 2021.  [John Angelillo/EPA]
NEWS

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said he was “pessimistic” on finding a solution on the Cyprus issue, noting Turkey’s continued violation of the island-nation’s sovereignty through its exploratory drilling and Ankara’s support for a two-state solution, during his address at the 76th UN General Assembly in New York on Friday.

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NEWS

With the aim of eventually freeing up thousands of officers for policing duties, the Citizen Protection Ministry is making it a priority to digitize a series of bureaucratic services available to the public at local precincts.


[Intime News]
NEWS

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Archbishop Elpidophoros of America held a 30-minute meeting at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Friday.

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NEWS

Introducing stiffer sentencing for serious crimes, the government officially announced sweeping changes to the country’s penal code on Friday.