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France, EU lawmakers push for sanctions on Turkey next month
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Robin Emmott | John Irish | ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Russia March 5, 2020. “Confrontation or collaboration, it’s up to them.”The Turkish Foreign Ministry has criticised the EU for discussing sanctions, saying such debate was not helpful. “However, Turkey is a key partner in many areas, so there’s no consensus in the Council (of EU governments). Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the boarding was an act of “piracy” and summoned EU, German and Italian envoys to protest, which Berlin said was unjustified. “I think now there’s a common understanding that there will be sanctions,” said a senior EU diplomat.
Persons: Tayyip Erdogan, Vladimir Putin, Pavel Golovkin, Paris, Erdogan’s, , Jean, Yves Le Drian, Erdogan, bode, Berlin, “ Erdogan, Mevlut Cavusoglu Organizations: European Union, EU, Turkish Cypriot, Turkish Foreign Ministry, NATO, Reuters, Turkish Locations: BRUSSELS, PARIS, France, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Moscow, Russia, Turkish, “ Turkey, Austria, EU, Nagorno, Karabakh, Paris, Ankara, Syria, Libya, Germany
He suffered a heart attack at his home on the outskirts of Buenos Aires on Wednesday, acquaintances of the former player said. At Buenos Aires metro stations, digital billboards replaced messages about trains with the words: “Gracias Diego”. In Argentina, Maradona has long been worshipped as ‘El Dios’ -- The God. Diego deserves our eternal gratitude for that.”At club level, Maradona broke on to the scene with Buenos Aires’ Boca Juniors before playing in Spain with Barcelona. His daughter Giannina was married for four years to Argentine player Sergio Aguero, who is a striker for the English Premier League club Manchester City.
Persons: Diego Maradona, Maradona, Fidel Castro, George Best, Alberto Fernandez, Diego, Pope Francis, , Diego ”, Villa Crespo, Mano, Rodrigo Bueno, El, Pele, , Gianni Infantino, Luigi de Magistris, “ Diego, Giannina, Sergio Aguero, Castro, Che Guevara, Hugo Chavez, Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo Organizations: BUENOS AIRES, Reuters, Napoli, Gimnasia y Esgrima, Argentine, Casa, England, Maradona, Argentina, Greece, FIFA, , Buenos Aires, Boca Juniors, Twitter, Boca, English Premier League, Manchester City, Cuban Locations: BUENOS, Argentina, Italy, Buenos Aires, Cuban, San Andres, Boca, La Plata, Argentine, Villa, Mexico, United States, Boston, Buenos, Spain, Barcelona, Naples, East, Cuba,
Greek-operated tanker hit by mine at Saudi terminal
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
DUBAI (Reuters) - A Greek-operated tanker was damaged by a mine at a Saudi Arabian terminal on the Red Sea just north of the Yemeni border, damaging its hull, British maritime security company Ambrey said on Wednesday. The Maltese-flagged tanker Agrari, is operated by Greece’s TMS Tankers, Ambrey said. “The ... LR2/Aframax tanker AGRARI was impacted by a mine having berthed at one of the Al Shuqaiq Steam Power Plant (SSPP) jetties in Saudi Arabia,” Ambrey’s report said. The report follows a number of recent security incidents concerning Saudi oil infrastructure. The Agrari is a smaller aframax crude oil tanker, data on TMS Tankers website showed.
Persons: Ambrey, Al, Organizations: Reuters, United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations, Greece’s TMS, TMS, Saudi Locations: DUBAI, Saudi, Yemeni, Saudi Arabia, al, Saudi Aramco, Jeddah, Aramco, Yemen, Red
Greek-operated tanker damaged by mine at Saudi terminal - security firm
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: 1 min
DUBAI (Reuters) - A Greek-operated tanker was damaged by a mine at a Saudi Arabian terminal, damaging its hull, British maritime security company Ambrey said on Wednesday. The Maltese-flagged tanker Agrari is operated by Greece’s TMS Tankers, Ambrey said. TMS could not be reached for immediate comment.
Persons: Ambrey Organizations: Reuters, Greece’s TMS, TMS Locations: DUBAI, Saudi
In South Korea, daily infections also rose from a relative lull in late September and October to hover above 300, the highest since late August. Hong Kong, meanwhile, has declared its "fourth wave" of coronavirus infections, after multiple isolated clusters emerged. Its daily cases -- still within single-digits in early November -- exploded over the past week to reach 80 on Tuesday. In the US and Europe, where daily cases are surging by tens of thousands, contact tracing seems not only impossible, but futile. David Nabarro, a World Health Organization (WHO) special Covid-19 envoy, said unlike Europe, Asia did not relax restrictions prematurely.
Persons: Yoshihide Suga, reimposing, David Nabarro, Nabarro Organizations: Shanghai, Shanghai Pudong International, South, Health Organization, WHO, Reuters Locations: South Korea, Hong Kong, China, Shanghai, Tianjin, Mongolia, Asia, United States, Europe, Seoul, Los Angeles County, Shanghai Pudong, Inner Mongolia, Russia, Singapore, Japan, Greece, Croatia
Germany, Turkey trade accusations over interception of Turkish vessel
  + stars: | 2020-11-24 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -0.98   time to read: +2 min
BERLIN/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey and Germany traded barbs on Tuesday after German soldiers boarded a Turkish vessel on behalf of an EU military mission in the Mediterranean, with Berlin calling its NATO ally’s protests unjustified and Ankara saying the move was illegal. It later summoned the EU, German and Italian envoys to Ankara to protest. “The soldiers behaved correctly and acted absolutely in line with the mandate of the European mission Irini,” she said. Turkey denied that it had not responded, saying Irini forces “ignored the written and oral messages sent by Turkish authorities” before the boarding. The incident comes at a time of friction between Turkey and the European Union.
Persons: Annegret Kramp, Karrenbauer, , Hulusi Akar, , Turkey “, IRINI Organizations: NATO, German Defence, Turkish Defence, Turkey, European Union Locations: BERLIN, ANKARA, Turkey, Germany, Turkish, Berlin, Ankara, Libya, Greece, Cyprus
Sales kickoffs can be an incredible tool or they can fall incredibly flat when it comes to engaging sales teams— especially when teams are working from home. On December 10, 2020, Salesforce will host a free digital event to discuss how to plan an inspiring sales kickoff. Registration for "5 Must-Haves for the Ultimate Sales Kickoff" is now open — register below. Register now to hear how to plan the ultimate virtual sales kickoff event. But not all sales kickoffs are effective and it can be even more challenging to inspire sales teams remotely.
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Greece considers capital injection to help Aegean Airlines
  + stars: | 2020-11-23 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece is considering state support for the country’s biggest carrier Aegean Airlines that would see it inject around 120 million euros ($142.55 million) of capital, the government’s chief spokesman said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: An Aegean Airlines Airbus A320neo is docked at Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, in Athens, Greece, May 11, 2020. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis/File PhotoUnder the plan, the government would receive warrants in exchange for funds injected in privately owned Aegean Airlines, which has been hard hit by the pandemic. Aegean shareholders would in addition provide another 60 million euros in new capital under the plan, government spokesman Stelios Petsas said. The sum of 150 million euros equals about 11% of the carrier’s turnover.
Persons: Alkis, Stelios Petsas, ” Petsas Organizations: Aegean Airlines, Aegean Airlines Airbus A320neo, Eleftherios Venizelos, Airport, REUTERS, Commission, , Star Alliance airline, Fund Locations: ATHENS, Greece, Athens, Aegean
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece is considering a capital injection of around 120 million euros ($142.55 million) for Aegean Airlines, the government said on Monday, adding the nation’s biggest carrier was crucial to the tourist-reliant economy. FILE PHOTO: An Aegean Airlines Airbus A320neo is docked at Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, in Athens, Greece, May 11, 2020. Under the plan, the government would receive warrants in exchange for providing funds for the privately-owned Aegean Airlines, the government’s chief spokesman Stelios Petsas said. Aegean shareholders would in addition provide another 60 million euros. The sum of 150 million euros equals about 11% of the carrier’s turnover.
Persons: Alkis, Stelios Petsas, ” Petsas, , , Petsas Organizations: Aegean Airlines, Aegean Airlines Airbus A320neo, Eleftherios Venizelos, Airport, REUTERS, Star Alliance airline, Fund Locations: ATHENS, Greece, Athens, Aegean
Greek coastguard finds body of migrant near half-sunken boat
  + stars: | 2020-11-23 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -0.98   time to read: 1 min
ATHENS (Reuters) - The body of a migrant has been found near a half-sunken boat at a beach on the Aegean island of Rhodes, Greek authorities said on Monday. Coastguard officers also found 13 people, all of them Syrian citizens, safe on the seashore. They later recovered the body of the man, an official said, without providing further details. The coastguard was alerted early in the morning about the incident off Rhodes, opposite the Turkish coast. Greece was the main gateway for hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers, many fleeing fighting in the Middle East, who streamed out of neighbouring Turkey in 2015 and 2016 until a deal with the European Union stemmed the flow.
Persons: Rhodes Organizations: . Coastguard, coastguard, Union Locations: ATHENS, Rhodes, Turkish, Greece, Turkey
Turkey cries foul at German attempt to police Libya blockade
  + stars: | 2020-11-23 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
FILE PHOTO: German Navy armed personnel stand in front of the Frigate Hamburg, docked at Port Rashid, in Dubai May 26, 2013. Turkey said the search, at sea southwest of the Greek Peloponnese peninsula, violated international law as permission had not been granted. A German Defence Ministry spokesman also said they had not found anything suspicious by the time they were ordered off the ship. Turkey said the Hamburg violated international law by not waiting for permission to board. “All procedures were followed correctly,” a German Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said, adding that the sailors had withdrawn as soon as Turkey objected.
Persons: Turkey, Ahmed Jadallah, Hami Aksoy, , Der Spiegel Organizations: Navy, Frigate, REUTERS, EU, German Defence Ministry, European Union, Russian, Turkish Foreign Ministry, German Foreign Ministry Locations: BERLIN, ANKARA, Germany, EU, Turkish, Libya, Ankara, Frigate Hamburg, Port Rashid, Dubai, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Hamburg, Libyan, Benghazi, Gemlik, Bursa, Athens
Germany angers Turkey with attempt to police Libya arms embargo
  + stars: | 2020-11-23 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
Soldiers from the frigate Hamburg, part of an EU mission enforcing a U.N. arms embargo, boarded the Roseline A overnight but withdrew after Turkey raised objections with the EU mission, which had ordered the search, the German Defence Ministry said. It summoned the EU, German and Italian ambassadors to hear a protest. “All procedures were followed correctly,” a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said. Turkey is backing the internationally recognised government in Libya in its fight against Russian- and Egyptian-backed rebels in the east. Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said the Roseline’s captain had shared information with the Hamburg about his ship’s freight and its course.
Persons: , Hami Aksoy, Organizations: EU, German Defence Ministry, European Union, Foreign Ministry, Russian, Turkish Foreign Ministry, Hamburg Locations: BERLIN, ANKARA, Turkey, Germany, EU, Turkish, Libya, Hamburg, Greece, Cyprus, Ankara, Gemlik, Bursa
FILE PHOTO: A man withdraws money at an Alpha Bank branch ATM in central Athens, Greece, July 19, 2015. REUTERS/Yiannis KourtoglouATHENS (Reuters) - Greece’s Alpha Bank said on Monday that it picked U.S. investment fund Davidson Kempner as its preferred bidder to buy a 10.8 billion euros ($12.81 billion) portfolio of non-performing loans in what will be Greece’s largest-ever sale of bad debt. Reuters had exclusively reported on Friday that Alpha Bank had selected Davison Kempner European Partners as the preferred bidder for the Galaxy transactionThe sale also includes the disposal of Alpha’s bad loan servicing unit, Cepal. Davidson Kempner has valued the assets at about 290 million euros, a source told Reuters on Friday.
Persons: Davidson, Davison, Davidson Kempner Organizations: Alpha Bank, REUTERS, Greece’s Alpha Bank, Reuters, Partners, Galaxy Locations: Athens, Greece, Yiannis, ATHENS
They discussed aligning your spending with your values, why it's important to explore your money mindset, and how to plan for the future in times of uncertainty. This article is part of a series focused on millennial financial empowerment called Master your Money. For the Master your Money Live Digital Bootcamp "How to control your money so it doesn't control you," personal-finance correspondent Tanza Loudenback sat down with two professionals to talk about how to explore your money mindset, budget individually and as a couple, and align your spending and your values. To understand your own mindset and how it might be helping or hindering your ability to control your money, Cherry recommends reflecting on past financial decisions. You have to start to align your money to your values, to the things that make you happy.
Persons: Skye Gould, Preston, Kelly Lannan, Loudenback, Tanza Loudenback, Preston D, It's, Lannan, isn't, Cherry, it's, I'm, you'd Organizations: Business, Cherry, CFP, Financial, Fidelity Investment's Locations: Greece
Israeli AI transcription startup Verbit has raised a $60 million Series C round. Verbit's platform uses AI and a network of 22,000 human transcribers to provide what it calls "industry leading" transcription services. Israeli human/AI transcription startup Verbit has raised a $60 million Series C round led by Sapphire Ventures. Verbit was started in response to Livne's frustration at the low quality of transcription he received while working as a lawyer. Check out Verbit's Series C deck below:
Persons: Tom Livne, Livne, Verbit Organizations: Sapphire Ventures, Business, Vertex Ventures, Ventures Locations: Greece, COVID
The promise of a vaccine-led recovery has recently lifted value stocks and other assets that benefit from economic improvement. The scientific breakthroughs, combined with the outcome of the US election, have spurred a so-called reflation trade in the stock market. For one, long-forsaken value stocks are on pace for their best month relative to growth stocks in 12 years, according to data compiled by Ally Financial. Societe GeneraleAnother market move that has him skeptical of the broader reflation trade is gold's relatively tepid move during the bitcoin surge. As a self-described "uber bear," such a stance is within his wheelhouse — and he is on standby for the popular reflation trade to unwind as quickly as it started.
Persons: Societe Generale's Albert Edwards, Albert Edwards, Edwards, Bitcoin, What's, bitcoin Organizations: Societe Generale's, Societe Generale, Ally Locations: Europe, Italy, Spain, Greece
Flagship PioneeringHe then earned his PhD in biochemical engineering at MIT on a student visa and stayed in the US to work thanks to an H-1B visa (a visa for high-skilled foreigners). (Moderna's CEO, Stéphane Bancel, is also an immigrant, born in France.) Top health and science companies like Moderna and Pfizer frequently bring highly skilled immigrants to the US on H-1B visas. The US grants 85,000 H-1B visas each year, which companies rely on to fill positions with the world's best and brightest. The thinking behind the clampdown on H-1B visas is that it will open up more jobs for Americans.
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FILE PHOTO: Turkish seismic research vessel Oruc Reis sails in the Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey, October 3, 2018. REUTERS/Yoruk Isik/File PhotoISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey said it was extending the seismic survey work of its Oruc Reis ship in a disputed area of the eastern Mediterranean until Nov. 29, in a move that could add to tensions in the region. NATO members Turkey and Greece are locked in a dispute over the extent of their continental shelves and conflicting claims to hydrocarbon resources in the eastern Mediterranean. The row erupted in August when Turkey sent Oruc Reis into waters also claimed by Greece and Cyprus. Along with two other ships, the Ataman and Cengiz Han, Oruc Reis will continue work in an area west of Cyprus, a Turkish naval maritime notice said on Saturday.
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Tottenham Hotspur upset Manchester City to go top of Premier League
  + stars: | 2020-11-21 | by ( Ben Morse | ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
(CNN) Goals from Heung-min Son and Giovani Lo Celso helped Tottenham Hotspur surprise Manchester City 2-0 and move to the top of the Premier League table. Despite constant Manchester City pressure including a disallowed goal from Aymeric Laporte, it was Tottenham who doubled its lead, with Lo Celso scoring just moments after coming onto the pitch. Mourinho and Guardiola look on during the match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City. And after going behind and dominating possession, Manchester City eventually began creating chances. Despite creating all the openings and meaningful chances before halftime, Manchester City couldn't find an equalizer.
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LONDON/ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek lender Alpha Bank ACBr.AT has selected U.S. investment fund Davidson Kempner as its preferred bidder to buy a $12 billion portfolio of non-performing loans in what will be Greece's largest-ever sale of bad debt, sources told Reuters. Alpha Bank declined to comment while Davidson Kempner and PIMCO were not immediately available. But only Davidson Kempner and PIMCO made binding offers and advanced to the final stages of the auction, with Alpha’s board selecting Davidson Kempner as its preferred bidder after a board meeting on Friday. Cepal, with a headcount of about 900, will be servicing the portfolio of bad loans that Davidson Kempner is expected to buy, in addition to non-performing loans of other parties. The decision to negotiate a deal with Davidson Kempner could be announced early next week, the sources said.
Persons: Alpha Bank ACBr.AT, Davidson, Davidson Kempner, Banks, Cerved, Credito Fondiario, PIMCO, Cepal, Davidson Kempner’s, Greece's Eurobank, doValue Organizations: Alpha Bank, REUTERS, Galaxy, U.S, Pacific Investment Management Company, European Union, Alpha Locations: ATHENS, Athens, Greece, Centerbridge, Cairo
In first review, EU comes clean on military failings
  + stars: | 2020-11-20 | by ( Robin Emmott | ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
Formal EU military missions receive just 7% of all EU states’ military personnel committed worldwide, with problems generating troop levels, it said. Meanwhile, tiny Belgium and Luxembourg are among the lowest military spenders in Europe, and Denmark has opted out of EU defence initiatives. The EU has been working since December 2017 to develop more firepower independently of the United States. The effort has been led by France, the EU’s remaining major military power after Britain, which opposed such cooperation, left the bloc. The 27-nation EU aims to draw up a military doctrine by 2022 to define future threats and ambitions.
Persons: Josep Borrell, Olivier Hoslet, , Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron Organizations: European Union, NATO, European, Representative, Union for Foreign Affairs, EU Defense, EU Locations: BRUSSELS, Brussels, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, EU, Greece, Sweden, Poland, Luxembourg, Europe, Denmark, United States, U.S, Britain
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Flashy new fintech startup Lanistar has spent 2020 hyping up its yet-to-launch debit card but has been slapped by a scam warning from the UK's financial regulator. The Financial Conduct Authority said Lanistar was offering financial services without authorization services and warned it might be a scam. It also says it wants to be a unicorn startup. Europe's financial startups have successfully raised billions of dollars, but one flashy wannabe unicorn faces warnings it might be scam. The regulator said in a statement: "We believe this firm has been providing financial services or products in the UK without our authorization."
Persons: Lanistar, Lanistar Lanistar, Kiziloz, Gurhan Kiziloz, Geoffrey Raynard, Gursel Nizayi, Nizayi, Lanistar's, Soner Demiralay, Yasam Ayavefe, Lanistar hyping, Kevin de Bruyne, Karim Benzema, Tommy Fury, Amber Gill, Wayne Lineker, Gary Lineker, Bugatti, Forbes, Sifted, Sarah Kocianski, Charles Randell, Jason Bates, Monzo —, Modulr, Jumio Organizations: Financial, Authority, Business, FCA, Companies, Forbes, UK's Companies House, Milaya Capital, Milaya, Lanistar, Premier League soccer, Real Madrid, Starling, Revolut, Twitter, Mastercard, PayPal, Visa, GPS Locations: British, Lanistar, London, lettings, Greece, Skopje, Athens, Ibiza, Dubai, Mykonos
WATCH: An 86-year-old is one of the last Greek bakers who makes phyllo dough by hand. Phyllo dough is a very thin dough used to make pastries like baklava. The dough is almost exclusively made by machines these days, but one man in Greece has kept alive the tradition of making phyllo by hand. Giorgos Hatziparaskos has made phyllo dough by hand at his workshop in Rethymno, Greece, for more than 50 years. Because he can't produce as much dough as a machine, Hatziparaskos stayed afloat by turning his workshop into a tourist attraction where people can see the phyllo maker in action.
Persons: Giorgos Hatziparaskos, Hatziparaskos Organizations: Business, Facebook Locations: Greece, Rethymno
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary on Friday, an occasion they were unable to share with their family during England’s current coronavirus lockdown. FILE PHOTO: Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh look at their homemade wedding anniversary card, given to them by their great grandchildren Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, ahead of their 73rd wedding anniversary, in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain November 17, 2020. “Thank you to everyone for your kind wishes on the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s 73rd Wedding Anniversary,” Buckingham Palace said on Twitter. The couple first met when they attended the wedding of Philip’s cousin, Princess Marina of Greece, to Elizabeth’s uncle, the Duke of Kent, in 1934. “The main lesson that we have learned is that tolerance is the one essential ingredient of any happy marriage,” Philip said in a speech on their 50th wedding anniversary in 1997.
Persons: Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Prince Philip , Duke, Prince George , Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, Chris Jackson, Philip, Duke, Edinburgh’s, Buckingham, Elizabeth, Princess Marina, Duke of Kent, Princess Diana, , ” Philip Organizations: Edinburgh, Getty, REUTERS Elizabeth, London’s Westminster Abbey, Twitter, Windsor Castle, Royal Naval College, Dartmouth Locations: Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain, Europe, London’s Westminster, London, Broadlands, England, Greece
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