Articles | US | tags | ekathimerini http://www.ekathimerini en null null Wed, 26 Aug 2020 03:23:45 GMT 2020-08-26T03:23:45Z en null null ekathimerini http://www.ekathimerini http://www.ekathimerini Once upon a time it was America, now it’s Germany http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/once-upon-a-time-it-was-america-now-its-germany

The United States’ recent political withdrawal from many parts of the world is also affecting the likelihood of an American intervention in Greek-Turkish affairs.

Tue, 25 Aug 2020 09:10:12 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/once-upon-a-time-it-was-america-now-its-germany 2020-08-25T09:10:12Z
Greece, US hold military exercise south of Crete http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/greece-us-hold-military-exercise-south-of-crete

The Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA) on Tuesday published photographic and video footage from a Greek-American naval and air force exercise that took place south of Crete on Monday.

Tue, 25 Aug 2020 08:22:40 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/greece-us-hold-military-exercise-south-of-crete 2020-08-25T08:22:40Z
US deputy mission chief visits Kastellorizo http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/us-deputy-mission-chief-visits-kastellorizo

US Deputy Chief of Mission David Burger toured the archaeological museum of Kastellorizo on Monday, as part of his visit to the island.

Mon, 24 Aug 2020 12:48:35 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/us-deputy-mission-chief-visits-kastellorizo 2020-08-24T12:48:35Z
Joe Biden and Greece http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/joe-biden-and-greece

The debate has already begun on what a Joe Biden administration will mean for Greek interests. Everything points to an electoral loss for US President Donald Trump but no one should underestimate him.

Sun, 23 Aug 2020 18:16:41 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/joe-biden-and-greece 2020-08-23T18:16:41Z
‘No one’s better than you, Joe’ http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/no-ones-better-than-you-joe

With the virtual Democratic National Convention over, the US presidential election is in its final stretch. This is an election like no other: Because of the pandemic, most of the campaigning is on the internet; because of Donald Trump, what is at stake is not only who will win but the very survival of democracy in America.

Fri, 21 Aug 2020 18:09:35 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/no-ones-better-than-you-joe 2020-08-21T18:09:35Z
US policy and Erdogan http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/us-policy-and-erdogan

On August 11, former vice president Joe Biden announced California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate. During the last weeks of the presidential campaign, both they and incumbent Donald Trump will seek to define the narrative surrounding their leadership.

Thu, 20 Aug 2020 14:58:07 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/us-policy-and-erdogan 2020-08-20T14:58:07Z
US envoy says resigned advisor played ‘essential role’ in bilateral relations http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/us-envoy-says-resigned-advisor-played-essential-role-in-bilateral-relations

US Ambarrasor to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt hailed the work of the Greek prime minister’s former national security advisor who resigned on Wednesday, saying he had an “essential role” in boosting relations between the US and Greece.

Thu, 20 Aug 2020 08:12:48 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/us-envoy-says-resigned-advisor-played-essential-role-in-bilateral-relations 2020-08-20T08:12:48Z
USS Hershel 'Woody' Williams arrives in Crete http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/uss-hershel-woody-williams-arrives-in-crete

USS Hershel “Woody" Williams arrived at the US naval base in Souda Bay on Crete on Tuesday, as part of its inaugural deployment in the US Sixth Fleet region.

Tue, 18 Aug 2020 08:48:28 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/uss-hershel-woody-williams-arrives-in-crete 2020-08-18T08:48:28Z
Trump brags about Erdogan relationship http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/trump-brags-about-erdogan-relationship

US President Donald Trump said Monday world leaders have sought his help with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, saying that Turkey’s strongman would only listen to him.

Mon, 17 Aug 2020 18:56:11 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/trump-brags-about-erdogan-relationship 2020-08-17T18:56:11Z
How deteriorating relations are more about China’s decisions than America’s http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/how-deteriorating-relations-are-more-about-chinas-decisions-than-americas

Chinese President Xi Jinping had successfully spent the last three years channeling the Trump administration’s belligerence toward Beijing into more support for himself at home, and more sympathy for China abroad.

Mon, 17 Aug 2020 15:08:44 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/how-deteriorating-relations-are-more-about-chinas-decisions-than-americas 2020-08-17T15:08:44Z
US supports Cyprus, wants closer East Med gas cooperation http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/us-supports-cyprus-wants-closer-east-med-gas-cooperation

The US wants tighter cooperation on developing gas finds in the "strategically significant" eastern Mediterranean and supports Cyprus' right to exploit hydrocarbon deposits discovered in its waters, a senior US State Department official said Sunday.

Mon, 17 Aug 2020 05:58:44 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/us-supports-cyprus-wants-closer-east-med-gas-cooperation 2020-08-17T05:58:44Z
Erdogan's spokesman attacks Biden over past comments http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/erdogans-spokesman-attacks-biden-over-past-comments

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin, raised the ante Sunday in attacking US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden over past comments the latter had made about his boss.

Sun, 16 Aug 2020 11:09:17 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/erdogans-spokesman-attacks-biden-over-past-comments 2020-08-16T11:09:17Z
US Senators, Congressmen call on Pompeo to press Turkey over East Med http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/us-senators-congressmen-call-on-pompeo-to-press-turkey-over-east-med

Two US Senators and two members of Congress have urged US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to pressure Turkey into calling off its drilling plans in the eastern Mediterranean.

Fri, 14 Aug 2020 07:31:41 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/us-senators-congressmen-call-on-pompeo-to-press-turkey-over-east-med 2020-08-14T07:31:41Z
HALC, AJC ask Pompeo to decry ‘unacceptable’ Turkish challenge to Greek-Cypriot sovereignty http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/halc-ajc-ask-pompeo-to-decry-unacceptable-turkish-challenge-to-greek-cypriot-sovereignty

The American Jewish Committee and the Hellenic American Leadership Council called on US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to clarify that challenges to Greek and Cypriot sovereignty by Turkey “are unacceptable to the United States.”

Fri, 14 Aug 2020 07:08:33 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/halc-ajc-ask-pompeo-to-decry-unacceptable-turkish-challenge-to-greek-cypriot-sovereignty 2020-08-14T07:08:33Z
Dendias, Menendez discuss Turkey http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/dendias-menendez-discuss-turkey

Turkey’s illegal actions in the Eastern Mediterranean and the need to safeguard regional stability were at the center of a telephone call Thursday between Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and US Senator Robert Menendez, the former said in a tweet.

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 18:24:49 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/dendias-menendez-discuss-turkey 2020-08-13T18:24:49Z
Natalia Linos: Scientists have been under attack http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/natalia-linos-scientists-have-been-under-attack

The executive director of Harvard’s François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Natalia Linos, is a social epidemiologist who has been involved in policy throughout her career, but who probably wouldn’t be running for Congress if it wasn’t for Covid-19. 

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 18:16:01 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/natalia-linos-scientists-have-been-under-attack 2020-08-11T18:16:01Z
Former ambassador Burns endorses Natalia Linos for Congress http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/former-ambassador-burns-endorses-natalia-linos-for-congress

Former US Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns, who also served as American ambassador to Athens, has announced his endorsement of Greek-American scientist Natalia Linos in her bid to represent Massachusetts’ 4th Congressional District, her campaign said.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 15:27:44 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/former-ambassador-burns-endorses-natalia-linos-for-congress 2020-08-11T15:27:44Z
State Department ‘deeply concerned’ over Turkey’s ‘provocative’ actions in East Med http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/state-department-deeply-concerned-over-turkeys-provocative-actions-in-east-med

The US State Department has condemned Turkey’s announcement that it will be conducting energy exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean in an area that overlaps Greece’s continental shelf.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 16:39:59 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/state-department-deeply-concerned-over-turkeys-provocative-actions-in-east-med 2020-08-10T16:39:59Z
Greece looks to NATO to play its role with regard to Turkey http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/greece-looks-to-nato-to-play-its-role-with-regard-to-turkey

Greece expects NATO to play its role with regard to Turkish activities in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean, Prime Minister Mitsotakis has indicated, saying that the alliance’s “hands-off approach” is no longer acceptable to him.

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 08:14:58 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/greece-looks-to-nato-to-play-its-role-with-regard-to-turkey 2020-08-07T08:14:58Z
US State Department recommends more caution when traveling to Greece http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/us-state-department-recommends-more-caution-when-traveling-to-greece

Americans planning to travel to Greece may want to “reconsider” their plans, the US State Department said in an advisory published on Thursday, following a rise in coronavirus cases over the past few days.

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 08:06:41 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/us-state-department-recommends-more-caution-when-traveling-to-greece 2020-08-07T08:06:41Z