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First Easter for Izmir's historic St. Voukolos Church since 1922

After a hiatus lasting nearly a century, the message of Christ's resurrection will once again sound in the historic Orthodox church of Saint Voukolos (Aya Vukla) in Izmir, which held its first Holy Week services since 1922.
April 11, 2015

Greece and Russia create new foundation for bilateral relations

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras did not ask for financial aid at talks in Moscow on Wednesday (April 8) but Russia could provide credits for large joint projects in the future, President Vladimir Putin said.
Euronews: April 8, 2015

Greek prime minister meeting with Putin in Moscow is rattling the EU

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was due to meet Kremlin strongman Vladimir Putin in Moscow Wednesday as part of an eye-catching visit that has fuelled EU fears cash-strapped Athens is cosying up to Russia.
April 8, 2015

Putin: Greece did not ask for financial aid

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras did not ask for financial aid from Russia during talks in Moscow, Russia's President Vladimir Putin has said.
April 8, 2015

Schulz warns Greece to stick to EU's line on Russia sanctions - newspaper

European Parliament President Martin Schulz warned Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras not to break with the European Union line on sanctions towards Russia during a visit to Moscow planned for Wednesday.
Reuters: April 7, 2015

Russia may consider lifting food ban from Greece, Hungary, Cyprus

The Russian government could consider removing Greece, Hungary and Cyprus from its ban on most Western food imports, Russian Agriculture Minister Nikolai Fyodorov was quoted as saying on Tuesday.
Reuters: April 7, 2015

Cyprus peace talks to restart 'within weeks,' says UN

Peace talks on ethnically-divided Cyprus will resume soon, according to the area's UN envoy. Both sides have taken a half-year break amid an argument over offshore gas reserves.
Deutsche Welle: April 7, 2015

Bosnia and the European Jihadist movement

New information reveal the extent of Jihadist networking in Bosnia
Ioannis Michaletos: April 6, 2015

Head of Turkish grid operator resigns after blackout

The head of Turkey's power grid operator has resigned after the country suffered its worst blackout in over a decade. To blame were mismanagment and excessive risk-taking.
Deutsche Welle: April 6, 2015

Greece's Prime Minister is meeting Putin as the country's debt deadline looms

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is heading to Moscow tomorrow for a state visit - the highlight of which will be a meeting with President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday.
The Business Insider: April 6, 2015