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Vladimir Putin will visit Athens in May

The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin will visit Athens at the end of May, in an effort to further strengthen the bilateral ties in finances and energy. The official visit has been confirmed by both the Greek government spokewoman Olga Gerovasili and the spokesperson for the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov.President Putin’s visit to Athens will also coincide with ...

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ISIS threatens attacks on London, Berlin and Rome

The Islamic State has named London, Berlin and Rome as potential targets for future terror attacks, in a video posted online by the extremist group. In the video, a man speaking in English suggests that the attacks on Paris and Brussels may be followed by more violence in the U.K., Germany and Italy. The film was produced by a media production ...

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Iceland’s P.M. decided to resign after Panama Papers revelations

Iceland’s prime minister, following revelations about him in the Panama Papers, stepped down Tuesday after President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson declined to immediately dissolve Parliament and pave the way for snap elections. Ingi Jóhannsson, the minister of agriculture and fishing, told RUV, the broadcaster, that Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson had resigned as prime minister. Jóhannsson said Gunnlaugsson would remain the chairman of the ...

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The first migrants arrive at Dikili, as part of the Turkey-EU deal (video)

The first deported migrants from Greece arrived at Dikili in western Turkey on Monday, the first day of the implementation of the relocation agreement between Ankara and the European Union. A total of 202 migrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh were the first deportees, 136 from the Mytilene Port on Lesvos and 66 from Chios. The migrants arrived at Dikili ...

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Russia and Iceland react on Panama papers leak

Russia said Monday that President Vladimir Putin was the main target of an unprecedented media leak into the financial activity of wealthy individuals who hold accounts offshore. Dmitry Peskov, Putin’s spokesman, told Russian news agency Interfax that it was “obvious” the aim of the anonymous release of more than 11 million documents belonging to a law firm in Panama — ...

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The Panama papers scandal shakes the world

Eleven million documents were leaked from one of the world’s most secretive companies, Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. They show how the firm has helped clients launder money, dodge sanctions and avoid tax. The company says it has operated beyond reproach for 40 years and has never been charged with criminal wrong-doing. The documents show 12 current or former heads of state and ...

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Trump: NATO is obsolete, other countries must pay or leave

Donald Trump has stepped up his attack on Nato, saying he would force member nations to leave the transatlantic security organisation unless they contributed more money to what he said was an “obsolete” defence alliance. Speaking in Wisconsin ahead of the state’s primary on Tuesday, he went further by saying that NATO’s demise would not be a serious problem. “Its possible ...

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Zaventem reopens with three flights and strict security measures

Brussels airport has reopened for three “symbolic” flights amid tight security controls, 12 days after an attack by suicide bombers killed 16 people there. Three Brussels Airlines flights were scheduled to depart for European destinations. The first left for Faro in Portugal. Passengers were screened on an approach road and again before check in. Airport workers gathered at Zaventem to watch the ...

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Turkish Minister of Interiors says 500 migrants are expected on Monday

Turkey has prepared to take in up to 500 migrants from Greece on Monday under a plan agreed with the EU to reduce the flow of illegal migration, the Turkish interior minister said. Turkish media reports have said the first wave of migrants sent back by Greece are set to arrive in the Turkish resort town of Dikili which lies ...

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Bomb attack in Turkey kills five soldiers and one officer

Five Turkish soldiers and one special forces police officer have died in a bomb attack in the country’s south-eastern Mardin province, reports say. Turkey’s Dogan news agency said Kurdish rebel group PKK was responsible. The victims were said to be taking part in an anti-PKK military operation in the city of Nusaybin, which has been under curfew since mid-March. Authorities say the ...

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