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Zorba Director Cacoyannis Dies at 89

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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World renown Greek film director Michael Cacoyannis, whose 1964 movie Zorba the Greek became an instant classic, has died at age 89. He had been suffering from heart and breathing problems. The Cypriot-born Cacoyannis began his career in London working for the the British Broadcasting Corporation, where he developed an interest in theater and film. […]

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Zorba Director Cacoyannis Dies at 89

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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World renown Greek film director Michael Cacoyannis, whose 1964 movie Zorba the Greek became an instant classic, has died at age 89. He had been suffering from heart and breathing problems. The Cypriot-born Cacoyannis began his career in London working for the the British Broadcasting Corporation, where he developed an interest in theater and film. […]

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Greek Finance Minister: Positive Talks in Washington

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos says the United States fully supports Greece and the new bailout from the European Union and International Monetary Fund. Venizelos met in Washington Monday with U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and IMF chief Christine Legarde. Venizelos gave few details on his talks, but he called his meetings interesting and positive. […]

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Greek Finance Minister to Discuss New Bailout with US Officials

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos will be in Washington Monday for what Greek media calls very significant meetings with the new IMF chief and top U.S. officials. Venizelos plans to talk with International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde and U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. They will discuss what comes next after the European Union and […]

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Greek Taxi Drivers Clash With Police, Vow Open-Ended Strike

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Greek cab drivers clashed with police outside the transport ministry building Wednesday, vowing an open-ended taxi strike during Greece’s critical tourist season. The drivers threw stones and water bottles at police to protest recent licensing reforms that make it easier to get a taxi license and increases competition. The drivers were turned away by police […]

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Greek Militants Convicted for 2009 Bombings

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A court in Athens has convicted six members of the Greek militant group Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire for three separate terrorist bombings in 2009. The six were given prison terms Tuesday ranging from 11 to 25 years. A sixth member of the group was sentenced on charges unrelated to the bombings. Two members […]

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Greek Finance Minister: Deal for 2nd Bailout ‘Attainable’

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos says a deal for another economic bailout for Greece is “attainable” at this week’s emergency European Union summit in Brussels. Venizelos tells the Associated Press that a deal can be reached. He calls a solution for Greece a “self-defense mechanism” that will help avoid a “domino effect” in which Greece’s […]

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Clinton: US ‘Unequivocally’ Backs Greek Economic Recovery Plan

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the United States “unequivocally” supports Greece’s economic recovery plan to battle its debt crisis. Clinton said in Athens Sunday that she has faith in the resilience of the Greek people and the government’s willingness to take the difficult steps necessary to bring the country back to economic health. […]

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Clinton Backs Greek Economic Recovery Plan

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the United States “unequivocally” supports Greece’s economic recovery plan to battle its debt crisis. Clinton said in Athens Sunday that that United States strongly backs the Greek government’s determination to make the necessary reforms to put the country on sound financial footing. After meeting with Greek Foreign Minister […]

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Clinton in Greece for Debt Talks

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Greece for two days of talks with government officials, which are expected to focus on the Greek economic crisis. Clinton is to meet Sunday with Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou. A senior official traveling with Clinton says that during her meetings in Athens, she will press both […]

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