With Turkey’s economy in crisis, Erdoğan picks fights abroad – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article ISTANBUL – Restaurants have invested in wipe-clean menus so they can update their prices daily. Taxi drivers are asking passengers to top up their fares to meet rising fuel costs. A cappuccino that cost 20 lira earlier this year is now 30 lira. “It’s ridiculous,” said Osman, who … Read more

With Turkey’s economy in crisis, Erdoğan picks fights abroad – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article ISTANBUL – Restaurants have invested in wipe-clean menus so they can update their prices daily. Taxi drivers are asking passengers to top up their fares to meet rising fuel costs. A cappuccino that cost 20 lira earlier this year is now 30 lira. “It’s ridiculous,” said Osman, who … Read more

A year on from Greek wildfires, locals are skeptical lessons have been learned – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article ISTIAIA, Greece – The intense odor of scorched land still hangs in the air on Evia, and despite promises of economic renewal, nearly a year on from devastating wildfires, the sense of despair among locals remains. Among the blackened pines and oaks which stand firm like matches as … Read more

James Argent rocks a bold summer look as he smokes a cigar during Greek getaway

James ‘Arg’ Argent has said that he ‘finally has a positive view of himself’ as he rocked a vibrant fruit-print shirt in sunny snaps from Greece on Wednesday. The reality star, 34 – who shed 14 stone after having gastric sleeve surgery – was in full holiday mode as he snapped a selfie in bold … Read more

How Russia can beat EU sanctions – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Europe has deployed an unprecedented arsenal of economic sanctions against Moscow in an attempt to weaken Russia’s economy and force Vladimir Putin to abandon his war in Ukraine. But as the export bans bite over the coming months, Russia will start to crave banned goods that are essential … Read more

Greece, Turkey vie for US goods – at the other’s expense – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article ATHENS – Greece and Turkey’s competing bids to win US attention, money and weapons are roiling the region, with war already raging next door. The longtime Mediterranean rivals have suddenly found themselves in a prominent position as the US and its Western allies reorient their military forces to … Read more

Neighbors star Olympia Valance and AFL player Tom Bellchambers wedding | photos

The stunning bride wore a floor-length, sheer gown with long sleeves and eye-catching embroidery as she walked down the aisle in Daylesford, Victoria. As one door closes, another one opens. And just days after Olympia Valance said goodbye to Neighbors as she returned for the soap’s finale, the star has embarked on a new chapter … Read more

Athens calls Iran’s seizure of two Greek oil tankers ‘piracy’ – POLITICO

ATHENS – Greece accused Iran of “piracy” after Iranian forces seized two Greek oil tankers in the Persian Gulf in apparent retaliation for Greece’s seizing an Iranian tanker and letting the US confiscate its crude oil. Greece’s Foreign Ministry complained to the Iranian ambassador in Athens over the “violent taking over of two Greek-flagged ships” … Read more

Jarvis Cocker admits he has no idea who the ‘loaded’ student in Pulp’s 1995 song Common People is

‘I can not remember so it’s still a mystery!’ Jarvis Cocker admits he has no idea who the ‘loaded’ student in Pulp’s 1995 song Common People is By Callum Wells For Mailonline Published: 10:01, 15 May 2022 | Updated: 10:11, 15 May 2022 Jarvis Cocker has admitted the identity of the ‘loaded’ student he wrote … Read more

New gas pipeline boosts Europe’s bid to ease Russian supply

ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Mountainous and remote, the Greek-Bulgaria border once formed the southern corner of the Iron Curtain. Today, it’s where the European Union is redrawing the region’s energy map to ease its heavy reliance on Russian natural gas. A new pipeline – built during the COVID-19 pandemic, tested and due to start commercial … Read more