The foreign minister stressed that Cyprus’ seaports and airports can be used by Russian warships and warplanes in non-military operations.
The Troika has kept Cyprus' bailout programme on ice until the foreclosure bills that are pending in the House of Representatives are passed as per the conditions of the government's 10-billion-euro deal.
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron has defended his Government's record on tackling tax evasion, after senior politicians and HM Revenue & Customs were accused of failing to act over claims that HSBC helped clients dodge payments totalling millions of pounds.
The new Leftist Greek government is putting a freeze on the privatization of the country’s assets and will also put a stop to the sale of Piraeus Port to China, reversing the previous conservative government's liberalization and bailout program.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to boost bilateral ties between the two countries.
The starter pleasantries between President of Eurogroup, Jeroen Dijsselbloem and the Greek Finance Minister, Giannis Varoufakis, were soon to be replaced by differing views in what is seen as the first clash of the newly elected SYRIZA-led government with the European partners.
Some seven billion euros have been transferred out of Greek banks since late December, when the Parliament failed to elect a new President of the Hellenic Republic and snap general elections were announced, according to banking sources.
Finance Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf and China’s central bank governor, Zhou Xiaochuan, discussed Swiss plans in becoming a renminbi hub to assist its rise as an international reserve currency at a recent bilateral talks in Switzerland. Efforts are under way that would eventually lead to the establishment of a renminbi-Swiss franc direct swap line, bypassing U.S. dollar.
Britain's surveillance agency GCHQ, with aid from the US National Security Agency, intercepted and stored the webcam images of millions of internet users not suspected of wrongdoing, secret documents reveal.