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Michele Kambas

Exxon's Cyprus gas discovery adds another giant to East Med collection

Feb 28 2019

ATHENS/LONDON ExxonMobil added another giant gas discovery to the east Mediterranean region after finding a gas-bearing reservoir offshore Cyprus but infrastructure bottlenecks and geopolitical disputes mean output from the field could be far off.

Greece does 'mission impossible', ratifies North Macedonia accord

Jan 25 2019

ATHENS Greece on Friday ratified a landmark accord that changes the name of neighbouring Macedonia, ending a decades-old dispute with its neighbour and opening the way for the ex-Yugoslav republic to join the European Union and NATO. | Video

Greek police fire teargas at Macedonia name protesters

Jan 25 2019

ATHENS Greek police fired teargas to disperse crowds gathered outside parliament on Thursday to protest against a deal over the name of neighboring Macedonia, as an at times angry parliamentary debate spilled into a third day. | Video

Police fire tear gas as Greeks protest against Macedonia name deal

Jan 20 2019

ATHENS Police fired tear gas to disperse protesters outside parliament on Sunday as tens of thousands of Greeks rallied in Athens to protest ahead of next week's parliamentary vote to ratify a name deal with Macedonia. | Video

Greek PM Tsipras wins confidence vote, eyes Macedonia accord

Jan 17 2019

ATHENS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras won a confidence vote in parliament on Wednesday, clearing a major hurdle for Greece's approval of an accord to end a dispute over Macedonia's name and averting the prospect of a snap election. | Video

Powerful quake shakes western Greece, no major injuries

Oct 26 2018

ATHENS A powerful earthquake shook western Greece early on Friday, damaging a port and a 15th century monastery, but causing no major injuries, officials and local media said. | Video

Turkey won't allow Greek interference in East Med activities -minister

Oct 24 2018

ANKARA/ATHENS Turkey warned Greece on Wednesday to stay out of its activities in the eastern Mediterranean, heralding a potential showdown with Cyprus over hydrocarbons research in a region thought to be rich in natural gas.

As cabinet row rumbles, Greek PM hails Macedonia name change

Oct 20 2018

ATHENS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Saturday welcomed the approval by Macedonia's parliament of a proposed change to the country's name as a decisive step toward ending decades of discord between the two neighbours.

Greek foreign minister quits in Macedonia name row

Oct 17 2018

ATHENS Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accepted the resignation of his foreign minister on Wednesday, Greece's first major political casualty in a drive to end a decades-old name dispute with Macedonia.

Tarnished by bailout, Greek PM eyes reshuffle before election

Aug 27 2018

ATHENS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras saw his interior minister take up a key post in his leftist Syriza party on Monday, heralding a cabinet reshuffle to shore up waning support after painful bailouts.

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