Europe’s broken tourism industry struggles to save the summer

World May 16, 2020

Europe’s broken tourism industry struggles to save the summer

On the Greek island of Mykonos, Mayor Kostas Koukas is desperately trying to revive the tourism that is the life blood of the local economy. Koukas and his counterparts in towns and cities across Europe are looking to salvage something from the summer season after ...

Olympic flame arrives at Panathenaic Stadium

Olympics Mar 14, 2020

Olympic flame arrives at Panathenaic Stadium

A day after the Greek leg of the Tokyo Olympic torch relay was called off when spectators crowded the roadway in the midst of the new coronavirus outbreak, the flame arrived in the nation's capital on Saturday. The flame, lit in Ancient Olympia on Thursday, ...

Greek leg of torch relay suspended over virus

Olympics Mar 13, 2020

Greek leg of torch relay suspended over virus

Greece’s Hellenic Olympic Committee said Friday it will suspend the rest of the torch relay in that country for this summer’s Tokyo Games, due to concerns over the spread of the new coronavirus. The decision was made a day after the Greek leg of the ...

Tokyo 2020 flame to pass historic landmarks in Greece

Olympics Feb 24, 2020

Tokyo 2020 flame to pass historic landmarks in Greece

The flame for this summer's Tokyo Olympics will pass by historic landmarks in Greece over a period of eight days before it is handed over to Japan, Greece's Olympic Committee said Monday. According to the route of the Greek leg of the relay revealed Monday, ...

Turkey-Libya maritime EEZ deal rattles eastern Mediterranean

Business Dec 26, 2019

Turkey-Libya maritime EEZ deal rattles eastern Mediterranean

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid a surprise visit to Tunisia on Wednesday to discuss cooperation for a possible cease-fire in neighboring Libya, where Ankara supports the internationally recognized government. The visit comes after Turkey signed an accord with Libya's internationally recognized government last month ...