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Dec 18, 2016
Meet Mariketty Grana, who brought authentic Greek cuisine to Goa with her eatery, ThalassaAfter bringing authentic Greek cuisine to Goa with her restaurant Thalassa, Mariketty Grana now has her sights set on Mumbai
Dec 13, 2016
Italy convicts Tunisian over sinking that killed almost 700 migrants | ReutersBy Antonio Parrinello | CATANIA, Sicily CATANIA, Sicily A Tunisian man accused of being the captain of a migrant boat that sank killing almost 700 people was found guilty of multiple manslaughter and people-smuggling on Tuesday and sentenced to 18 years in jail.Only 28 people survived the disaster in April last year, when the small fishing boat capsized off the coast of Libya, with hundreds trapped in the hold.Mohammed Ali Malek, 28, was one of those rescued and denied being the captain, saying he had paid for passage like everyone else, but a court in the city of Catania dismissed his defence.The court also sentenced 26-year-old Syrian Mahmud Bikhit to five years in prison on charges of people-smuggling. Survivors said Bikhit had been Malek's cabin boy
Dec 07, 2016
Violence erupts in Athens on anniversary of student killing by police | ReutersATHENS Hooded protesters threw petrol bombs and set off fireworks during clashes with Greek riot police in Athens on Tuesday on the eighth anniversary of a teenager's killing by police.The fatal shooting of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos in 2008, a year before Greece's economic crisis began, triggered the worst riots seen in Greece for decades and they lasted for weeks.The annual march to commemorate the incident usually draws thousands of anti-establishment and anti-austerity protesters. Tuesday's violence erupted after hundreds marched peacefully in Athens.
Dec 05, 2016
Greek court rules against extradition of three Turkish soldiers - lawyer | ReutersATHENS A Greek court ruled against the extradition to Turkey of three Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece after an abortive coup attempt against President Tayyip Erdogan in July, their lawyer and court officials said on Monday. Turkey said the soldiers, eight in total, were involved in a July 16 coup attempt, an allegation they have denied. "I am very pleased with the ruling, they shouldn't have been extradited..
Nov 23, 2016
EU lawmaker calls for investigation after Reuters report on jet fuel to Syria | ReutersSTRASBOURG/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
Nov 15, 2016
Watch: Edin Dzeko loses temper in bizarre fashion, pulls opponent's shorts downIn 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.
Nov 14, 2016
Edin Dzeko pulls down opponent's shorts in World Cup Qualifier, gets sent offBosnia and Herzegovina striker Edin Dzeko was sent off for pulling down his opponent's shorts during their World Cup Qualifier with Greece
Nov 11, 2016
Pressure growing in EU to halt Turkish membership talks but no decision yet | ReutersBy 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
Nov 11, 2016
'Mafia style' football violence earns ire of Greek governmentThe Greek government warned that violence plaguing football in the country would not be tolerated even if it means banning teams from European play.
Nov 08, 2016
Thousands protest death of imprisoned Kosovo opposition activist | ReutersPRISTINA 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.