As part of its initiative to close its budget deficit and meet the bailout conditions set by the IMF and the EU, Greece has opened up the sale of several of its beautiful Aegean islands to foreign buyers. A wealthy Turkish business owner has expressed an interest in buying at least some of those islands. Meanwhile, demonstrators in Syntagma Square in Athens renewed their protests against the government’s austerity measures. They have reportedly clashed with police, who once again used tear gas against them.
In other news, the Israeli Defense Ministry says that the recent sabotage attack on the gas pipeline from Egypt to Israel endangers the national security of both countries.
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