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Turkey deports suspected Islamic State fighter to U.S. after he was ‘stuck’ at Greek border

Turkey deports suspected Islamic State fighter to U.S. after he was ‘stuck’ at Greek border

World
Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Turkey deported an American suspected Islamic State fighter to the United States after the man was held in limbo at the Turkey-Greece border, Turkish officials announced Friday. Turkey-supported forces captured Muhammad Darwish Bassam, 39, who is of Jordanian descent, in October during Turkey's military offensive in Syria. Turkey initially sent Bassam to Greece, his country of choice, but Greece denied him entry. Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said Bassam was "stuck" between Turkey and Greece. The United States also initially refused him, but later approved the deportation. "Upon the commitment of the USA to issue a travel document, necessary procedures have been initiated to send the foreign terrorist fighter to the USA," the Turkish Interior Ministry said. Tu...
Missing British scientist found dead in 65ft ravine on Greek island

Missing British scientist found dead in 65ft ravine on Greek island

World
The body of a British woman missing on the Greek island of Ikaria has been found in a ravine.Astrophysicist Natalie Christopher had been missing since Monday morning after she failed to return from a run. In a brief statement, Greek police confirmed that a body found in a 20m (65ft) deep ravine belonged to the 35-year-old. Image: The 35-year-old was reported missing after she failed to return from a run It was found by a volunteer assisting in the search.The cause of death has not yet been established. Advertisement Ms Christopher, who was from London but lived in Nicosia in Cyprus, was on holiday with her Cypriot partner at the time of her disappearan...
Greek debt crisis: ‘I wasn’t paid for two years’

Greek debt crisis: ‘I wasn’t paid for two years’

Business
Setting up a business in a country that is struggling to recover from a severe economic crisis is hardly the most ideal of circumstances.So Greek entrepreneurs Dimitris Kokkinakis and Sophie Lamprou faced an uphill struggle when they set up their business in 2013.Greece was beginning the long trek back from its debt crisis, which at one point looked like it might force the country out of the eurozone. It had imposed drastic austerity measures in response to bailouts starting in 2010.Then in 2015, the government announced capital controls, meaning the amount of money people could withdraw from banks was restricted."It was a very big shock, not just for us, but for everybody in Greece," says Sophie.Both entrepreneurs went without p...
Fed Cup 2019: Line judges criticised by Greek players in GB win

Fed Cup 2019: Line judges criticised by Greek players in GB win

Sports
Greek player Maria Sakkari described the line judges as "the worst I have ever seen in my life" in her Fed Cup defeat by Britain's Johanna Konta.The world number 38 said they "were not professional" in a 4-6 6-2 6-3 defeat in Bath that featured a number of questionable calls."This is unacceptable. They were making a lot of mistakes," Sakkari said. "We cannot have amateurs." Konta also complained about several calls, including one on match point."I think it was quite tough at both our ends but when it's such a tough match like that - so many heightened emotions - the line judges will feel the same kind of pressure, the same kind of stress," said Konta, whose win over Sakkari sealed victory for...
22 Ways to Eat Like A Greek Islander

22 Ways to Eat Like A Greek Islander

Health
Spinach and feta cheese is a classic Greek combo, often baked together into savory egg dishes and pastries, such as frittata and spanakopita. The versatile green can also be served raw in a salad.Packed with lutein, calcium, folate, potassium, and fiber, spinach can help protect your vision, your bones and your heart—plus, it's at least 90% water, which means it may also help you lose weight, too.Try this recipe: Spanakopita, Streamlined Let's block ads! (Why?) Food - Health.com