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US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin talks to FT about Greece and IMF’s participation

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin gave no indication that the Donald Trump administration has any intention of standing in the way of an agreement between Greece and its lenders. In comments to Financial Times on Tuesday, Mnuchin said he hopes the Greek situation would be resolved in the near future. …

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Greek microsatellites UPSat and DUTHSat to be launched into space – Watch Live

Two microsatellites, UPSat and DUTHSat, constructed in Greece will be launched into space on Tuesday, at 18:11 Athens time – along with 26 other similar microsatellites – from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral in Florida, USA. The microsatellites will be transferred onto a rocket-carrier «Atlas V», destined for …

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US sees ‘supportive role’ for IMF in Greece’s bailout program

Washington will keep an “open mind” regarding the participation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the Greek bailout programme, a senior US Treasury official said on Thursday. The US, the largest shareholder in the IMF, will likely not rule out new funding for Greece by the Fund, despite the …

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US extends Visa Waiver Program for Greeks for one more year

US authorities extended the visa waiver program for Greece until March 31, 2018. Greek nationals wishing a trip to the US will not need a visa. According to the National Herald in New York, the participation of Greece in the US Visa Program Suspend (US Visa Waiver Program -VWP) has …

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Artemis Sorras: The man to ‘buy Greece’s debt with $600bn’ sentenced for embezzlement

The man who would save Greece from the debt, the man who claimed he owned $600 billion, Artemis Sorras, has been sentenced to eight years imprisonment without parole on felony charges for embezzlement. A court in Patras, Sorra’s hometown in Peloponnese, sentenced him and his wife in absentia. The arrest …

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Trump, Tsipras to speak on the phone in coming days

Diplomats in Athens and Washington are engaged in consultations to set up a telephone conversation between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and US President Donald Trump over the next few days. According to Kathimerini, the Greek government is attaching great significance to the conversation in its bid to get a clearer …

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Why is Germany bringing Tons of Gold back home?

Germany’s central bank is bringing home gold reserves stored in places like New York and Paris faster than planned. The schedule was set for 2020. The move has the world puzzling as confidence in the euro ebbs even in the heart of the currency bloc after a decade of a …

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Rare intervention for Greece: Commission tells Turkey to respect EU member states’ sovereignty

In a rare “political reaction” the European Commission intervened in Turkey’s attempts to escalate tension with Greece and advised the aspiring EU member to respect the sovereignty of other EU member states. Ankara must respect the sovereignty of EU member states over their sea and airspace, European Commission spokesperson Maja …

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Greek Elder prophecies: “America will feed the world and then it’ll collapse”

The United States of America have been subjects of the prophecies of Elder Paisios, the Saint of Mount Athos, and other Greek orthodox Elders. Their prophecies get a new meaning especially after Donald Trump and his anti-systemic ideas and promises pushed him in the White House. Elder Paisios told a …

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Trump wins – Europe in shock, stock markets plunge

Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United State. He proved wrong all predictions, forecasts and polls. Trump won 276 electorates – Clinton 218 Who voted for the eccentric businessman who run his campaign in an incredible xenophobic, misogynous and bulling rhetoric ? White college grad men & those …

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Greece defies EU, US on sanctions for Iran’s Saderat Bank

Greece has spurned its European allies and Washington by blocking European Union sanctions on an Iranian bank the U.S. accuses of financing terrorism, officials familiar with the move say. Athens’s action last month marked the first time a European country has picked apart the sanctions regime meant to remain in …

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Outgoing US President Obama to visit Greece, Nov 14-15

Outdoing US President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Greece November 14-15, Greek media report adding that high on the agenda in his meeting with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will be the debt relief. However, the visit has not be officially confirmed yet. The White House said yesterday it had …

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PM Tsipras launches Debt Relief tour in EU

Prime Minister Alexisd Tsipras is launching a Debt Relief Tour to convince EU lenders and key players about the necessity of a debt relief. At the same time, he is in continuous contact with US officials who have access to IMF’s Managing Director Christine Lagarde. According to daily Ta Nea, …

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