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Greece arrests Russian suspected of running $4 billion bitcoin laundering ring.

ATHENS/MOSCOW/NEW YORK - A Russian man suspected of being the anonymous mastermind behind one of the world's oldest crypto-currency exchanges and of laundering at least $4 billion has been arrested in Greece, police and sources said on Wednesday.

- Reuters - US

Century-old warship returns to Athens after repairs.

After three months of extensive maintenance and conservation work, a 107-year-old battleship is back in its berth in Athens, where it serves as a floating museum.

- FOX News - US

Member states relocate 3,000 migrants in June.

Over 2,000 migrants that had arrived in Greece were relocated to other EU member states in June, and almost 1,000 migrants from Italy. On Wednesday, the total number of relocations was 24,676, far lower than the EU's initial target of 160,000. The new target is 33,000, which the commission said on Wednesday "remains ...

- EU Observer - EU

Bitcoin fraud suspect arrested in Greece.

He is said to be part of a gang accused of laundering billions of dollars using the digital currency.

- BBC - UK

Migration: Record month for relocations from Italy and Greece.

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 July 2017 Today, the Commission has adopted its 14th progress report on relocation of asylum seekers within the EU and resettlement of refugees from outside the EU. With relocations reaching record levels in June (with over 2,000 relocated from Greece and almost 1,000...

- EU - EU

US Ambassador: 'Bulgaria Can Play the Role of Mediator For the Movement of the Balkans Towards Europe'.

''Bulgaria can play the role of mediator for the overall movement of the Balkans towards Europe.'' This is what the American ambassador Eric Rubin has said during his visit in Bulgaria, talking with the Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, according to bTV.  In his words, Washington supports the idea that our ...

- Novinite - BG

Macedonia will be next to join NATO, says former commander.

Former NATO commander, General James Stavridis, says he thinks Macedonia will the next country to join the western military alliance. "I hope Greece will be able to resolve the name dispute with Macedonia, which will open the door for Macedonia to become a part of NATO. I think Macedonia will join the alliance," Stavridis ...

- B92 - SK

Greece raises $3.5 billion in milestone bond issue.

ATHENS, Greece " The Greek government says it has raised 3 billion euros from the country's first bond issue in more than three years, which was more than two times oversubscribed.The government said the yield...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Greek bond tests the waters and investors dive in.

Market access caps stunning reversal of fortune for economy that teetered on the brink

- Financial Times - US

E.U. Court Urged to Punish Hungary and Slovakia for Resisting Migrant Plan.

The nations were criticized for hampering efforts to relieve the burden on Greece and Italy, where refugees arrived in huge numbers in 2015 and 2016.

- International NY Times - US

New Greek bond fifth most traded euro debt after deal.

- Financial Times - US

Weekend strike to shut Acropolis at height of tourist season

A two-day strike by Greek culture ministry employees protesting staff shortages will shut the Acropolis and other ancient sites and museums in Athens this weekend, at the height of the tourist season.

- FOX News - US

Greece arrests Russian suspected of running $4 billion bitcoin laundering ring

ATHENS - Greek police arrested a Russian man suspected of running a money laundering operation involving turning $4 billion from illicit business activities into the digital currency bitcoin, they said on Wednesday.

- Reuters - US

Russian wanted in US caught in Greece for money laundering

THESSALONIKI, Greece — A Russian man wanted in the United States on suspicion of masterminding a money laundering operation involving at least $4 billion through bitcoin transactions was ordered held in custody in Greece on Wednesday until a U.S. extradition request can be examined. A Greek police official said U.S. ...

- SFGate - US

Take Me Away: Sorrento, Italy’s paradise by the sea

The city is home to volcanoes, limoncello, Greek legends and Italian traditions.        

- USA TODAY - US

Russian wanted in US caught in Greece for money laundering

Greek authorities say they have arrested a Russian man wanted in the United States on suspicion of masterminding a money laundering operation involving at least $4 billion through bitcoin transactions.

- FOX News - US

Russian wanted in US caught in Greece for money laundering

Greek authorities say they have arrested a Russian man wanted in the United States on suspicion of masterminding a money laundering operation involving at least $4 billion through bitcoin transactions

- The Daily Star - LB

Greece Returned to the Financial Markets after 3 Year Pause

After a three-year break, Greece returned to the international financial markets after successfully issuing 5-year bonds on Tuesday, the Guardian reported. Athens has managed to sell its 3 billion-euro bonds at a 4.625% which is below the 4.95% in 2014, when the country sold the 5-year bond for the last time, but it is even ...

- Novinite - BG

Who is driving quality in EU agri-food?

The EU's Southern member states are the leading producers of foods certified by EU quality schemes: between them, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal and Greece account for 70% of the total. The EU has 1,402 food products registered and identified with geographical indications . Disclaimer: This project has been funded with ...

- EurActive - UK

Greek minister: With progressive federalism EU will regain citizens' trust

In order for Europe to address the current governance issue and convince citizens that it works in their interest it should turn to a left-wing progressive federalism model, Nikos Pappas told EURACTIV.com in an interview.

- EurActive - UK

Greece Gets Solid Demand for First Bond Issuance in Three Years

Greece got solid demand Tuesday for its first bond issuance in three years, in what the government sees as the first of several moves that will enable the debt-ridden country to wean itself from new bailouts.

- Wall Street Journal - US

7km Queue of Trucks at Dunav Most-Ruse

On the Bulgarian-Romanian border, there is a 7km queue of cargo vehicles waiting to leave the country at Dunav Most-Ruse checkpoint, according to data of Chief Directorate Border Police by 06:00, quoted by Focus News Agency. The queue at Dunav Most-Vidin is 2km long.On the border with Turkey, there is a 4km queue of cargo ...

- Novinite - BG

Ali's Long Wait for Justice in Greece

Expand Ali Rahimi, a 27-year-old Afghan asylum seeker, and two of his friends suffered an attack in 2011 by a large group of people outside an apartment building in the Aghios Panteleimonas neighborhood, in which he was stabbed five times in the torso. © Zalmai Photography Ali Rahimi was 27 when it happened. A group ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Greece Prepares for End of Bailout Era With Comeback Bond

Greece successfully sold debt to private investors for the first time in three years Tuesday, taking a significant first step toward financial independence when its third international bailout ends next year. The deal came a month after eurozone finance ministers signed off on a new loan and sketched out measures to chip ...

- Voice of America - US

Do you expect service with a smile? There's a dark side to putting on a happy face

I hope they can't tell I just smashed a plate in rage. By Golden Pixels LLC/ShutterstockAs I was walking through the V&A museum in London a few days ago, two statues immediately grabbed my attention. It was Heraclitus and Democritus, a couple of Greek thinkers known as the weeping and laughing philosophers'. Heraclitus got ...

- The Conversation - UK

The dark side to 'service with a smile'

peter burge/FlickrAs I was walking through the V&A museum in London a few days ago, two statues immediately grabbed my attention. It was Heraclitus and Democritus, a couple of Greek thinkers known as the “weeping and laughing philosophers”. Heraclitus got his name from being melancholic and sad, whereas ...

- Business Insider - US

Greece Prepares for End of Bailout Era with Comeback Bond

Greece successfully sold debt to private investors for the first time in three years Tuesday, taking a significant first step toward financial independence when its third international bailout ends next year.The deal came a month after eurozone finance ministers signed off on a new loan and sketched...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

In Sign of Progress for Greece, Investors Eagerly Snap Up New Bonds

Greek and European officials hailed Tuesday’s bond sale as a milestone for a troubled country that nearly exited the euro twice since the financial crisis erupted.

- New York Times - US

At the open: TSX rises as heavyweight resource stocks bounce

Fed and Trump keep greenback glum as Greece warms Europe

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Greek bond sale points to end of bailout era

Athens says the sale of a new five-year bond is a test run to ensure Greece can rely on market funding next year

- The Globe and Mail - CA

You know you'd love to see Disney princesses in 'Game of Thrones'

In a strange way, Game of Thrones has the same magical feel as the Disney universe, just with, you know... WAY more sex and violence. That might be why Greek artist Gregory Masouras dedicated a new project to reimagining the show's characters as beloved Disney favorites. We all remember when Elsa, Mother of Dragons, road ...

- Mashable! - US

Greece prepares for end of bailout era with comeback bond

Greece sold debt to private investors for the first time in three years on Tuesday, a significant step towards gaining financial independence and exiting its third international bailout next year.

- EurActive - UK

Third of athletes believe matches have been fixed - report

The research by 'FIX the FIXING', a project co-funded by the European Union's Erasmus+ project at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece, surveyed more than 600 athletes about whether they had experienced manipulation of results in their sports.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Thousands of people have revived an ancient Roman philosophy to cope with modern life

Wikimedia Commons No one expects the Spanish Inquisition, to paraphrase Monty Python. We live in strange times. But few people could have expected today's rise of a global movement of self-describing Stoic online communities numbering over 100,000 participants. Stoicism was the ancient Greek and then Roman philosophy ...

- Business Insider - US

EU relocations: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Relocating refugees from Italy and Greece has proven to be a difficult process in the past two years. When implemented correctly, however, the EU scheme promises lasting solutions for migrants in Europe.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Greece makes return to bond market

The Greek government issued debt on Tuesday for the first time in three years. According to government sources quoted by Greek media, some €3 billion were raised in 5-year bonds. The operation, which was considered as a test, was "crowned with absolute success," the government said. Finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos said ...

- EU Observer - EU

German prosecutors blame suspected neo-Nazi for racist killings

GERMANY'S federal prosecutor on Tuesday blamed the sole surviving suspect for a string of killings from 2000 to 2007 that left eight Turks, a Greek and a German policewoman dead, in a case that shocked the nation. Prosecutors sayBeateZschaepe, 42, was part of the so-called National Socialist Underground , aneo-Nazi group ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Greece's comeback bond: Price guidance points to yield of 4.75%

Successful bond market return will allow government to build up cash reserves

- Financial Times - US

Greece's first bond since in 2014 prices at 4.625%

- Financial Times - US

Ali's Long Wait for Justice in Greece

Expand Ali Mohammadi, a 25-year-old Afghan asylum seeker, said a police officer asked him why he had not fought back when he filed a complaint after an attack on Aghios Panteleimonas square. I went to the Police Station two days later... The only thing they asked me is where are you from, what happened...They told me, 'Ok ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Greece raises €3bn in first bond sale for three years

Deal marks growing confidence in recovery and is a step nearer to ending bailout programme

- Financial Times - US

Greece is on the right path but must 'keep pedalling' - EU economics commissioner

Europe's economics commissioner, Pierre Moscovici, said today he was confident Greece was "turning a page" from economic crisis and would successfully conclude a bailout programme which expires in August 2018. But Moscovici, who was visiting Athens, said the crisis-hit country was at a crucial juncture and urged Greece to ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Greece on right reform path, but needs to keep 'pedalling': Moscovici

By Renee Maltezou ATHENS - Europe's economics commissioner, Pierre Moscovici, said on Tuesday he was confident Greece was "turning a page" from economic crisis and would successfully conclude a bailout programme which expires in August 2018. But Moscovici, who was visiting Athens, said the crisis-hit country was at a ...

- Sify - IN

Greece Returns to International Bond Markets

Greece said it would return to international bond markets for the first time in three years, seeking to swap a bond coming due in 2019 for a new one that will mature in 2022

- Wall Street Journal - US

This Chart Says No: Is Germany Really Going to Double Defense Spending?

James Mugg, Zoe Glasson Security, Europe Trump won't be happy.  In March, President Trump claimed that Germany owed 'vast sums of money' to the US and NATO for failing to meet NATO's aspirational defense spending standard of at least 2% of GDP. Just five of the alliance's members currently spend more than 2% of GDP on ...

- The National Interest - US

The Greek Police is after Imported Alcohol from Bulgaria

According to a report by the Greek police, quoted by the Bulgarian National Radio, alcoholic beverages of unknown origin, of which tourists often complain, come in huge quantities from Bulgaria. Reports SEGA.  After more frequent allegations of alcohol of unknown origin, for which Greece's treasury loses annually about 300 ...

- Novinite - BG

IOM: 120 018 Migrants and Refugees Arrived in Europe Since the Beginning of 2017

The number of refugees and migrants who arrived in Europe since the beginning of the year has reached 120 018 people, the International Organization for Migration said, quoted by BGNES. On the way to the "Promised Land," 2361 people died, said the spokeswoman of IOM  Jolie Milman at a briefing at the headquarters of the ...

- Novinite - BG

Europe Markets: European stocks march higher as German businesses take 'euphoric' tone

European stocks push higher, with bank stocks gaining ground while investors assessed upbeat developments from Germany and Greece.

- Marketwatch - US

Greece attempts to return to bond markets

The Greek government has started an auction of five-year sovereign bonds. The measure serves as a test run in preparation for the debt-ridden nation's return to capital markets. Major banks are handling the sale.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

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