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Greece confirms first coronavirus case

Greece has confirmed its first coronavirus case, the health ministry said on Wednesday. The patient was a 38-year-old Greek woman who had traveled from an area of northern Italy, said Sotiris Tsiodras, a representative of the Ministry of Health. Greek authorities were on high

Italy confirms 11 dead from coronavirus

Italian authorities announced that all the people who have died in Italy were elderly patients or already had serious preconditions. Four more people in Italy have died from the novel coronavirus, bringing the death toll to 11, officials said Tuesday. VIRUS CONTINUES SPREADING TO

France: We intend to stand by Greece against Turkey

French Defence Minister Florence Parly said the accord between Turkey and Libya is a cause of high concern. France will stand by Greece and Cyprus, supporting both in their disputes with Turkey over maritime zones in the Mediterranean, French Defence Minister Florence Parly was

EU funds $251 million to tackle the outbreak

The commission noted that a part of these funds will be allocated immediately to different sectors, while the rest will be released in the next months. The European Commission on Monday announced an allocation of €232 million (some $251 million) for global efforts to

British finance minister quits

According to British media, Rishi Sunak, the 39-year-old Chief Secretary to the Treasury, had been offered the job as finance minister. Finance minister Sajid Javid resigned on Thursday, British media reported, a surprise move that shattered Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s choreographed reshuffle of his

NATO to step up against Daesh terrorists in Middle East

NATO chief also cited the alliance’s training mission in Afghanistan meant to reduce violence between the government and Taliban militants. NATO is “ready to step up” to fight against Daesh/ISIS and provide more security in the Middle East, the alliance’s secretary general told reporters Wednesday. NATO

Storm Sabine hits Germany, paralyzes air traffic

According to the German Weather Service, there were major disabilities and failures in rail and air traffic. Around 180 flights to and from Frankfurt airport were canceled on Sunday, a spokeswoman for airport operator Fraport said, and severe disruptions were expected on the railway

NATO slams Syrian regime attacks against Turkish troops

NATO chief urges Assad, Russia to stop attacks in Idlib, Syria; issue set to be raised at alliance defense ministers meeting. The chief of the NATO alliance on Tuesday condemned the deadly attacks by the Assad regime in Idlib, an area of northwestern Syria

EU sets conditions for trade with UK

The proposed negotiation mandate involves three main chapters: economic and security partnership, as well as an institutional framework for governing future relations. The European Commission on Monday presented its draft negotiation mandate on the EU’s future partnership with the UK. The UK left the