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US lawmakers turn to State Dept seeking justice for tourist brutally killed in Zakynthos

A group of U.S. lawmakers have written to Rex Tillerson asking for the State Department to get involved in the pursuit of justice for 22-year-old Bakari Henderson who was killed outside a bar in Zakynthos last July. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, along with Congressman Michael McCaul from Texas …

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At presser with Tsipras, Trump says “Greece should get debt relief”

At a joint press conference with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at the White House, US President Donald Trump expressed his clear support to Greece. “Greece should get responsible debt relief,” Trump said and millions of Greeks signed in relief. He said further that “Greece is a very reliable ally and …

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Economic and defense issues high on the agenda of Tsipras-Trump meeting

A couple of hours before Greek prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrives at the White House, the administration of US President Donald sent a message: the  US may boost investments in Greece. Economic and defense issues will be high on the agenda at the meeting of the two leaders, investment in …

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US, Greece agree to exchange tax reports on multinationals

The US IRS announced this week on its website that the US has entered into a bilateral competent authority agreement with Greece to exchange country-by-country reports on multinationals. The agreement, signed September 27, puts into effect a 2015 deal reached by OECD and G20 nations under the base erosion profit …

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Greece’s Competition Commission fines French, US Cosmetics firms for “distorting competition”

Greece’s state competition watchdog has fined six prominent cosmetics firms, including Estee Lauder, L’Oreal and Christian Dior, some €19 million (SR83.98 million) for distorting competition. The Hellenic Competition Commission said Wednesday it had found “anti-competitive agreements between wholesalers of luxury cosmetics” aimed at fixing retail prices. According to AFP, Estee …

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Greek court rules to extradite Bitcoin Alexander Vinnik to US

The Appeals Court of Thessaloniki decided to extradite to the USA a 38-year-old Russian national Alexander Vinnik suspected to have been involved in money laundering through a platform for bitcoin exchange. Next to US also Russia had requested the extradition of Alexander Vinnik. Police arrested Vinnik in a hotel in …

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US, Russia seek extradition of Russian held in Greece over Bitcoin laundering

Moscow has requested the extradition of a Russian national also wanted in the United States for laundering billions of dollars through a Bitcoin exchange he operated, a judicial source said Tuesday. Alexander Vinnik, who headed BTC-e, an exchange he operated for the Bitcoin crypto-currency, was indicted by a US court …

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Trump fires Greek-American Chief of Staff Reince Priebus

US President Donal Trump announced on Twitter that he fired the White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. He replaced him with retired General John F. Kelly. Appointing Priebus to this powerful position had made Greeks and Greek-Americans proud as the 45-year-old has Greek roots from his mother side. I …

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US Congressman Barr urges IMF to disengage from the Greek program

Congressman Andy Barr, chairman of Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee in the US Congress urged the International Monetary Fund to disengage from the Greek program. The United States are the biggest contributor to the IMF. The Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee held a hearing on Thursday May 18 2017 to …

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