Former Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis attacked in central Athens – POLITICO

ATHENS — Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis was attacked in central Athens late on Friday, suffering a broken nose, cuts and bruises. The assault, which his party DiEM25 described as a “brazen fascist attack,” took place while Varoufakis was dining in the central Exarchia district with party members from all over Europe. “A small … Read more

Greek leader faces political backlash after rail crash – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. ATHENS — Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was supposed to be preparing to call an early election — instead he’s dealing with protestors throwing Molotov cocktails at police as a wave of public rage convulses Greece following a train crash that killed 57 people. … Read more

Inside the Qatargate-hit Socialist group – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. BRUSSELS — The European Parliament’s Socialists are warily eyeing their colleagues and assistants, wondering which putative ally might turn out to be a liar as new details emerge in a growing cash-for-favors scandal. Long-simmering geographic divisions within the group, Parliament’s second largest, are fueling … Read more

Protests continue in Greece after deadly train collision

Protests continue in Greece after deadly train collision – CBS News Watch CBS News Protests continued in Greece as thousands of demonstrators demanded accountability and improved safety following the deadly train collision that killed at least 57 people. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not … Read more

Video shows moment of deadly Greece train crash as a station master reportedly admits “responsibility”

Video has emerged of the moment that a passenger train and cargo train collided in Greece late Tuesday night, killing almost 60 people in the country’s deadliest-ever rail disaster. The video from a surveillance camera shows one of the trains approaching before a bright flash of light and a massive explosion. More than 50 people … Read more

Fiery Greece train collision kills 26, injures at least 85

TEMPE, Greece — A passenger train and an oncoming freight train collided in a fiery wreck in northern Greece early Wednesday, killing 26 people and injuring at least 85, Fire Service officials said. Multiple cars derailed and at least three burst into flame after the collision near Tempe, some 380 kilometers (235 miles) north of … Read more

Putin is staring at defeat in his gas war with Europe – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. There’s more bad news for Vladimir Putin. Europe is on course to get through winter with its vital gas storage facilities more than half full, according to a new European Commission assessment seen by POLITICO. That means despite the Russian leader’s efforts to make … Read more

Turkey cracks down on contractors of quake-struck buildings – POLITICO

Dozens of contractors were detained over the weekend in Turkey, as anger grows over the consequences of the devastating earthquakes and the government vows to take action against construction negligence and flaws. The country’s vice president, Fuat Oktay, said on Sunday that the government had already identified 131 people as responsible for the collapse of … Read more

The secret Saudi plan to buy the World Cup – POLITICO

Saudi Arabia offered to pay for new sports stadiums in Greece and Egypt if they agreed to team up with the oil-rich Gulf heavyweight in a joint bid to host the 2030 football World Cup, POLITICO can reveal.  In exchange, the Saudis would get to stage three-quarters of all the matches, under the proposed deal.  … Read more

The delayed impact of the EU’s wartime sanctions on Russia – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. The EU was quick to hit Russia with sanctions after Vladimir Putin launched the invasion of Ukraine — but it took time and an escalation of measures before Moscow started to feel any real damage. Since the war started in late February last year, … Read more