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EU lawmaker calls for investigation after Reuters report on jet fuel to Syria | Reuters

Updated : Nov 23, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

EU lawmaker calls for investigation after Reuters report on jet fuel to Syria | Reuters

STRASBOURG/LONDON A European Union lawmaker has asked the bloc's foreign policy chief to launch an investigation after Reuters reported that Russian tankers had carried jet fuel to Syria through EU waters. The shipments to Syria bolstered military supplies to a war-torn country where Moscow is carrying out air strikes in support of the government, Reuters reported, citing sources with knowledge of the matter. EU Council Regulation 1323/2014, introduced two years ago, bans any supply of jet fuel to Syria from the EU territories, whether or not the fuel originated in the European Union.Russia's defence ministry said that, as it was not a member of the European Union, such sanctions did not apply to its air group in Syria.At least two Russian-flagged ships made deliveries via Cyprus, an intelligence source with a European Union government told Reuters #Syria #Greece #Russia #Europe #Turkey #crisis
Watch: Edin Dzeko loses temper in bizarre fashion, pulls opponent's shorts down

Updated : Nov 15, 2016

By : FP Sports

Category : Sports

Watch: Edin Dzeko loses temper in bizarre fashion, pulls opponent's shorts down

In a bizarre series of events, Bosnia and Herzegovina captain Edin Dzeko received a red card for pulling an opponent's shorts down in a fit of rage. #Greece #football #KickingAround #Edin Dzeko #Bosnia #Shareworthy #2018 World Cup Qualifiers #Herzegovina #Sokratis Papastathopoulos
Edin Dzeko pulls down opponent's shorts in World Cup Qualifier, gets sent off

Updated : Nov 14, 2016

By : FP Sports

Category : Sports

Edin Dzeko pulls down opponent's shorts in World Cup Qualifier, gets sent off

Bosnia and Herzegovina striker Edin Dzeko was sent off for pulling down his opponent's shorts during their World Cup Qualifier with Greece #Greece #Italy #KickingAround #Edin Dzeko #Serie A #FIFA World Cup #Bosnia and Herzegovina #AS Roma #Miralem Pjanic #Kyriakos Papadopoulos
Pressure growing in EU to halt Turkish membership talks but no decision yet | Reuters

Updated : Nov 11, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Pressure growing in EU to halt Turkish membership talks but no decision yet | Reuters

By Gabriela Baczynska | BRUSSELS BRUSSELS European Union foreign ministers will on Monday consider shelving membership talks with Turkey over what they see as its disturbing lurch away from democracy after a botched coup there, though there is no consensus for such a tough step yet.Despite EU alarm at the scale of Ankara's post-coup security crackdown, EU diplomats say they must keep talking to President Tayyip Erdogan to retain his crucial help in curbing migration to Europe and fighting Islamist militants in the Middle East.But the fact that Austria, Luxembourg and some European lawmakers now openly call for suspending the Turkey talks marks a sea change in tone just eight months after the bloc promised Ankara the process would be sped up in exchange for its collaboration in reducing migration from its territory."Suspending membership talks with Turkey is not formally on the agenda but we expect some ministers to bring this up," one EU official said of the 28 foreign ministers' meeting scheduled in Brussels on Monday."It is true some deeply troubling things are happening in Turkey. But you have to ask yourself the question what exactly would we achieve by suspending the process now #United States #Business #Middle East #Greece #Crime #Austria
'Mafia style' football violence earns ire of Greek government

Updated : Nov 11, 2016

By : AFP

Category : Sports

'Mafia style' football violence earns ire of Greek government

The Greek government warned that violence plaguing football in the country would not be tolerated even if it means banning teams from European play. #Greece #football #KickingAround #Alexis Tsipras #Giorgos Vasiliadis #Giorgos Bikas #Greek Football Federation
Thousands protest death of imprisoned Kosovo opposition activist | Reuters

Updated : Nov 08, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Thousands protest death of imprisoned Kosovo opposition activist | Reuters

PRISTINA Thousands of Kosovo opposition supporters marched through Pristina on Tuesday blaming the government for the death of an imprisoned activist suspected of being involved in a grenade attack on the parliament building. Astrit Dehari, 26, and five other members of the hardline nationalist Vetevendosje political party were arrested in September on suspicion of being behind the rocket propelled grenade attack. The attack came when the parliament was due vote on a border deal with neighboring Montenegro, a prerequisite for closer ties with the European Union including visa-free travel. #India #Business #Greece #Europe #Government #european #lifestyle
NDTV India ban: Press freedom in India is still better than in China, Bangladesh and Turkey

Updated : Nov 07, 2016

By : FP Staff

Category : India

NDTV India ban: Press freedom in India is still better than in China, Bangladesh and Turkey

While the NDTV India ban is certainly scary, the situation in a country can only be properly judged once it is compared to other countries. #India #China #Media #BBC #Egypt #Bangladesh #Greece #ConnectTheDots #Venezuela #Bahrain #Journalism #Turkey #Saudi Arabia #Scribes #Freedom of Expression #Press Freedom #NDTV India ban #AlJazeera
Pro-Kurdish supporters march in Greece against arrests in Turkey | Reuters

Updated : Nov 06, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Pro-Kurdish supporters march in Greece against arrests in Turkey | Reuters

ATHENS About 1,000 Kurds and pro-Kurdish supporters marched to the Turkish embassy in Athens on Saturday, chanting "Fascist Erdogan!" to protest against the detention of Kurdish leaders in Turkey.The leaders of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) were jailed pending trial on Friday as part of a terrorism investigation, drawing condemnation in the West of a crackdown on dissent under President Tayyip Erdogan.In Athens, demonstrators unfurled large Kurdish flags and held up banners depicting HDP co-leaders Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag. "No to Erdogan's dictatorship," a banner read.The representative of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Greece, Ibrahem Muslem, said the arrests were "an attack against democracy and humanity around the world." "We want freedom for Selahattin Demirtas," said another protester, 23-year-old Levent.Police in riot gear blocked the demonstrators from reaching the embassy. #Middle East #Greece #markets #Argentina #Entertainment #lifestyle #article
Premier League: Claudio Ranieri says money is irrelevant, passion his main driving force

Updated : Oct 29, 2016

By : AFP

Category : Sports

Premier League: Claudio Ranieri says money is irrelevant, passion his main driving force

Claudio Ranieri wouldn't mind if champions Leicester stopped paying him because what motivates him is passion, love and a team who fight for each other. #Greece #Premier League #Italy #KickingAround #Serie A #Claudio Ranieri #Leicester City #Cagliari #Tottenham Hostpur
European Union to prolong border controls in Schengen area for three months

Updated : Oct 26, 2016

By : AFP

Category : World

European Union to prolong border controls in Schengen area for three months

The EU on Tuesday moved to prolong border controls in the passport-free Schengen area for three months, missing an end-of-year deadline to scrap the emergency measures adopted to cope with last year's massive migrant influx. #NewsTracker #Greece #European Union #European Commission #Schengen Area #Frans Timmermans #Migrant influx #Aegean Sea