Abused refugee in Greece says ‘no longer afraid to speak up’ (AFP)

For Congolese asylum-seeker Ruth, the fact her husband beat her was something she used to keep a tightly guarded secret.

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Greece draws in the US — and edges out Russia (Politico)

ATHENS — It took several decades, but Greece has finally welcomed in the United States — at Russia’s expense.

Nearly 40 years ago, Greek people were marching in the streets against U.S. military bases in the region. Banners declared: “Out with the bases of death!” Across the nation, surveys showed most Greeks felt closer to Russia, a fellow Christian Orthodox nation that had helped the Greeks fight off Ottoman rule in 1821, than they did to the U.S.

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Metsola elected as new President of the European Parliament (New Europe)

Members of the European Parliament elected Maltese MEP Roberta Metsola from the European People’s Party Group as President until 2024.

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Greece approves fourth COVID-19 vaccine shot for those at risk (Politico)

ATHENS — Greece’s health authorities on Tuesday approved giving an additional fourth jab of coronavirus vaccine to people with compromised immune systems.

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EU wants gas, nuclear energy classified green, sustainable (New Europe)

The European Commission proposed on December 31 natural gas and nuclear energy to be included in the so-called EU taxonomy as sustainable energy sources.

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Hot in the city: Teaching Europe how to live on a warmer planet (Politico)

Two weeks after Eleni Myrivili started her job as Athens’ chief heat officer, Greece was struck by one of the worst heat waves in its recorded history.

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Time is not on our side: EUMed 9 leaders discuss climate crisis (New Europe)

ATHENS – The EUMed 9 summit begun in Athens today (September 17), focusing on stability in the eastern Mediterranean as well as efforts to tackle climate change and migration flows in the region.

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Extreme weather slows Greece’s coal phaseout (Politico)

ATHENS — Greece’s plan to phase out coal is coming under stress from the very thing the government is seeking to address: climate change.

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Science vs. religion as Greek priests lead the anti-vax movement (Politico)

ATHENS — Anti-vaxxers and churchgoers are out in force on a warm July Sunday morning in central Athens — and, for the most part, they are the same people.

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Investigating Femicide: A GIJN Guide (G.I.J.N.)

Femicide — the intentional murder of women because they are women — is a global problem. According to the UN’s latest estimates, 50,000 women and girls are killed each year by intimate partners or other family members.

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