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  1. Interest rate of 1-year T-bills drops close to zero

    The Public Debt Management Agency on Wednesday auctioned 52-week treasury bills worth a total of 812.5 million euros at the considerably reduced interest rate of 0.07 percent, from 0.29 percent three months earlier. 

  2. US Senate committee approves Turkey sanctions bill

    A US Senate committee backed legislation on Wednesday to impose sanctions on Turkey after its offensive in northern Syria and plans to buy a Russian S-400 missile system, the latest move in the chamber to push Republican President Donald Trump to take a harder line against Ankara.

  3. Mitsotakis hails 'historic' debate on diaspora vote

    Greek Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday described as “historic” a parliamentary debate on an Interior Ministry bill that will allow Greeks abroad to exercise their voting rights from their place of residence.

  4. Passaris sentenced to 45 years in Athens court

    An Athens court on Wednesday handed down a 45-year prison sentence to the notorious bank robber Kostas Passaris, who is serving multiple life sentences in Romania. 

  5. Church hits back overUkraine blackmail claim

    The Church of Greece hit back at claims by former defense minister Panos Kammenos that its recognition of the independence of the Ukrainian Church from the Moscow Patriarchate was done under duress. 

  6. Iraqi man stabbed in Chios migrant camp brawl

    An Iraqi man was hospitalized on Chios on Wednesday after being knifed on Tuesday night during a brawl at the island’s Vial reception center for migrants. 

  7. Hospital doctors barge into Zappeion to protest seminar on PPPs

    Members of the umbrella union of Greek hospital doctors on Wednesday interrupted a seminar on public-private partnerships being organized by the Medical Association of Athens at the Zappeion Hall. 

  8. US sanctions Cypriot firms for arms deals

    Three Cypriot companies linked to a Serbian arms dealer are among foreign entities in the latest sanctions imposed by the US Department of the Treasury.

  9. Weather woes in Trikala and northern Greece

    Heavy snowfall in central Greece prompted several landslides in mountainous parts of Trikala, local reports said on Wednesday. 

  10. EU leaders to reject Turkey-Libya deal, according to draft statement

    An accord between Libya and Turkey mapping out maritime boundaries is a violation of international law, European Union leaders will say on Thursday in support of Greece, which objects to the deal, according to a draft statement seen by Reuters.

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