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Arab countries cut ties to Qatar for ‘supporting terrorism’, send oil prices higher

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region. They say Qatar backs militant groups including so-called Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda, which Qatar has denied. The dispute with Qatar, the world’s top seller of liquefied natural …

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7 out of 10 Greeks support Tsipras’ confrontation with Troika

Seven out of ten Greeks support Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras the way he deals with the country’s lenders, the Troika. According to a poll conducted by the University of Macedonia, the majority of the respondents believe that the PM is determined to implement his pre-elections commitments and that the Greece-Troika …

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Varoufakis adamant in Paris; French FinMin Sapin did not freak out (lol)

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis met his French counterpart Michel Sapin in Paris. After the bilateral talks, the two men held a joint press conference. The Greek was adamant in his positions: he said that:  a new debt deal was needed within months and reiterated that he would not negotiate …

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President Obama calls PM Tsipras to congratulate and offer support

US President Barack Obama called Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras Wednesday afternoon to congratulate him on his election victory. “The United States will stand to help Greek government to escape the politics of austerity,” the US President assured the new Prime Minister of Greece and that “this  support will be expressed in …

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The Guardian has a poll on return of Parthenon Marbles: “Are you with George Clooney?”

George Clooney’s recent statement supporting the return of the Parthenon marbles to Greece sparked a debate in Great Britain. The Guardian even started a public opinion survey with the title “Are you with him?” Is George Clooney correct? Should Britain return the Elgin marbles? While promoting his new film Monuments …

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Spanish video “Gracias Grecia” cheers Greeks

Students and teachers in Murcia, south-eastern Spain, summed up in a video the Greek heritage to European culture.  In the touching 7-minute video, students and teachers use only Greek words when they refer to music, history, mathematics, philosophy, politics, medicine, anatomy, astronomy, sports and many other sections of arts and science. “I …

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Greece – Eurogroup to Catch Up in September; Schaeuble Supports Stournaras

For Greece the Eurogroup meeting ended on Monday with the wish to catch up at a later point. “See you in September”, the Eurogroup ministers told their Greek counterpart Yiannis Stournaras. Spain was high on the agenda on Monday, and the Troika had not concluded yet its inspections on the Greek progress or …

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Soros in Athens: Obama supports Greece

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou met with  financier, businessman and philanthropist George Soros on Monday noon.  Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou was also present at the meeting. The meeting was announced by the Prime Minister’s office without any further details. A day earlier, George Soros held a speech at a conference of …

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