Police have launched a manhunt for two armed men who robbed a post office in Patra in the Peloponnese on Thursday morning.
Greece’s creditors have noted considerable delays in the payment of expired state dues, especially in outstanding pension applications, which is now one of the most serious problems in the context of seventh post-bailout assessment that starts on Monday.
With interventions in downtown Athens to create an extensive pedestrianized network continuing into July, a public debate has begun over its necessity and impact. Despite the support it has received, the disruptions to traffic and other shortcomings of the Grand Walk have some critics charging that is being done without proper planning and a pre-existing sufficient study. [Stelios Stefanou/InTime News]
A verdict on whether Hagia Sophia in Istanbul will be converted into a mosque is to be issued within 15 days, Turkey’s Daily Sabah reported Thursday.
The introduction of Britain and Russia into one of the categories that would allow tourists to visit Cyprus is not on the agenda according to Kathimerini Cyprus sources, with hoteliers waging a battle to assume part of the risk and scientists appearing unconvinced ahead of an upcoming meeting at the Presidential Palace.
A decision to convert Hagia Sophia into a mosque would end all hopes for a rapprochement between Turkey and Greece, SYRIZA MEP Dimitris Papadimoulis warned in a tweet Thursday.
The historic Chancery Building of the US Embassy in Athens, designed by Walter Gropius, was lit in red, white and blue, the colors of the American flag, in celebration of Independence Day on July 4.
Foreign visitors on Wednesday emerged from Iraklio’s airport to the strains of the Cretan lyre and lute being played by local musicians to welcome them to the island. Iraklio was one of 14 regional airports that opened to international travel on Wednesday. [Intime News/Image Photo Services]
The Tungsten Explorer drillship, which is expected to be used in the Total-Eni consortium’s drilling activities in Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ) has moved to the port of Larnaca, state-run Athens-Macedonia news agency (ANA-MPA) reports.
Dozens of scholars of Byzantine and Ottoman art and culture have signed an open letter to express their concern ahead of a decision Thursday by the Turkish Council of State regarding the status of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.