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Team Trump to IMF: Stand Your Ground on Greece.

Europeans hoping that the U.S. might lean on the IMF for friendlier Greek bailout terms may be out of luck.

- The American Interest - US

$105M Lawsuit Accuses Heineken Of Bullying Its Way Into Bars & Stores.

When you think of Greece, you probably think of toasting friends with ouzo or sipping a nice wine, and not putting back a few bottles of Heineken. However, one Greek brewer claims the Dutch company has nevertheless bullied its way into staying on top of the country's beer market and stymied competition over the last few ...

- The Consumerist - US

Is yogurt healthy?.

Yes, go ahead and add yogurt to your healthy foods list if you haven't already. Whether you choose plain, Greek, flavored or low-fat, yogurt is a nutrient-packed snack that nourishes you with a generous amount of calcium and protein, along with B vitamins and minerals, including potassium, phosphorus and magnesium.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Wellington animal welfare activist leaves millions to SPCA.

Margaret Doucas was an animal-mad five-year-old kid when she first walked through the doors of the Wellington SPCA to offer her services. By the time she started school, the only daughter of a Greek immigrant family couldn't speak a word of English and found good company in the animals at the Newtown centre, for whom she ...

- Stuff - NZ

Wellington animal welfare activist leaves millions to SPCA.

Margaret Doucas was an animal-mad five-year-old kid when she first walked through the doors of the Wellington SPCA to offer her services. By the time she started school, the only daughter of a Greek immigrant family couldn't speak a word of English and found good company in the animals at the Newtown centre, for whom ...

- Stuff - NZ

Gucci Acropolis rental bid strikes sensitive nerve in Greece.

A request by luxury brand Gucci to rent the Acropolis has caused Greeks to consider relinquishing management of their national archaeological treasures. Some say it's time for cash-strapped Athens to wise up.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Islamists protest court's Greek statue.

Hundreds of supporters of a hardline Bangladesh Islamist group staged protests on Friday calling for the statue of a Greek goddess installed at the Supreme Court to be destroyed or removed.The sculptu...

- The Hindu - IN

Remains found on Greek island confirmed as Briton who vanished in 2005.

Human remains found in a well in Crete are those of a British holidaymaker who went missing more than a decade ago, police have confirmed.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Greece's Tsipras: the era of austerity is over.

ATHENS, Greece — Greece's era of austerity is over, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras claimed Friday, as he painted a positive picture of...

- Townhall.com - US

Eldorado posts Q4 loss as sales slide, costs rise.

Canadian multinational miner Eldorado Gold has reported a loss attributable to shareholders for the quarter ended December 31 of $32.5-million, or $0.05 a share, as lower sales volumes and higher unit costs, were partly offset by higher gold prices. In the comparable period a year earlier, the TSX- and NYSE-listed ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Greece's Tsipras says the era of austerity is over.

ATHENS, Greece " Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says the era of austerity is over for his country, painting a positive picture Friday of reforms the country has agreed to take after its latest bailout program ends in 2018.Speaking...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Greek Cypriot leader sees talks stalled until April

Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades said he believes U.N.-backed talks on reunifying Cyprus will remain stalled until after Turkey's April 16 referendum on presidential powers, in an interview published Friday

- The Daily Star - LB

Greece's Tsipras paints positive picture of future reforms

ATHENS, Greece — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says an agreement with European creditors under which the country will make further...

- Townhall.com - US

Greece says expects Turkey to seek extradition of soldiers

Greece said Friday it was expecting an extradition request from Turkey for two Turks who had claimed asylum and were suspected by Turkish authorities of a link to a coup attempt last July

- The Daily Star - LB

Mnuchin Comments Imply U.S. Wants IMF to Keep Hard Line on Greece

Greece's economic crisis is principally Europe's problem, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said, offering the first hints on how the Trump administration will treat one of the eurozone's most critical issues.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Bob Diamond to buy Athens-based consumer finance bank

US financier plans to acquire some of the bad debts that Greek banks are expected to sell

- Financial Times - US

Eldorado posts Q4 loss as sales slide, costs rise

Canadian multinational miner Eldorado Gold has reported a loss attributable to shareholders for the quarter ended December of $32.5-million, or $0.05 a share, as lower sales volumes and higher unit costs, were partly offset by higher gold prices. In the comparable period a year earlier, the TSX- and NYSE-listed ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Preventing many diseases via olive oil

There are a few food items which Indians consume on a daily basis like salt, sugar, milk and oil. Oil is the first element and base for almost all Indian recipes. Described as "liquid gold" by Homer in ancient Greek history, olive oil is the healthiest medium to consume both externally and internally.

- Yahoo! News - US

The Wellcome Collection's new show is a sparky history of zap

Frogs appear at several major junctures in the history of electricity. I know, right? I was surprised too, but our amphibian friends are dotted throughout the Wellcome Collection’s new exhibition about everybody’s favourite form of energy, electricity. The very first object you see, in fact, is a frog-shaped ...

- City AM - UK

25 mouthwatering Greek foods everyone should try

Gary Stevens/FlickrIf there's one thing to learn from watching the "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" movies, it's that the Greeks like food. A lot. But Greek cuisine doesn't end with gyro and Fage yogurt. Greek culture has some of the world's most delicious food, from hearty slow-cooked meat dishes to syrupy, rose-flavored cakes ...

- Business Insider - US

Commission 'not satisfied' with Adriatic-Ionian Strategy results

European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Crețu is extremely dissatisfied with the poor performance of the Adriatic-Ionian Strategy's implementation. EURACTIV Greece reports.

- EurActive - UK

Police say 2 more Turkish servicemen seek asylum in Greece

THESSALONIKI, Greece " Greek police say two more members of the Turkish military who were arrested after surreptitiously entering Greece have requested asylum.Police said Thursday the two men handed themselves over to authorities...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Major Abp Shevchuk to int'l community: 'Stop war in Ukraine' – media

The leader of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church has appealed to the international community to take diplomatic action and stop the continuing violence in Eastern Ukraine, according to Vatican Radio.

- UNIAN - UA

Greece approves asylum for 10,000 refugees

The figure includes around 2,000 children

- ANSA - IT

Greece arrests two Turks suspected of involvement in failed coup: sources

Greek authorities have arrested two Turkish soldiers suspected of involvement in a failed coup attempt against Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan last year, government officials in Athens said on Thursday.

- The Daily Star - LB

Apple iPhone Ad Puts an Artistic Spotlight on Greece

"They portray Greece as if we are still in the 1950s: clothes, the behavior of people, who act like they have never seen a mobile phone with a camera before..."

- Global Voices - US

Transit Strike Shuts Down Athens Metro

Metro, urban rail and tram workers in the Greek capital on Thursday walked off the job for 24 hours to protest legislation that would allow the Athens transport organization to make commercial use of stations.         

- USA TODAY - US

UGA-area pub named one of best in America

A Irish pub that's popular with students and professors at The University of Georgia has been named one of the 51 Best College Bars In America.' The downtown Athens bar The Globe was chosen for the honor by the online food and drink magazine delish.com, according to a report in onlineathens.com. The entry reads those ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Athens Blocked by 24-Hour Strike of Public Transport Employees

Public transport employees in Athens are beginning a 24-hour strike on Thursday in order to protest against the plans for the privatisation of public transport vehicles, reported BTA. Three protests have been planned. The first is for Thursday and the other two are scheduled for March 1 and March 3. The leaders of the ...

- Novinite - BG

Transport strike snarls traffic in Athens

ATHENS, Greece — Metro, urban rail and tram workers in the Greek capital have walked off the job for 24 hours to protest legislation that...

- Townhall.com - US

Gboard for iPhone gets an upgrade

In May  2016, you first met Gboard, our app that let you search and send information, GIFs, emoji and more, right from your keyboard. In July, Gboard went global. And today we're upgrading your Gboard experience on iPhone by adding access to 15 additional languages, Google Doodles, new emoji, and—by popular ...

- The Official Google Blog - US

Consultative Council on South Gas Corridor To Meet in Baku

The third meeting of the Consultative Council on the project South Gas Corridor will start in Baku on Thursday. Representatives of the European Commission, Georgia, Turkey, Albania, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Croatia, Italy and Greece will discuss the prospects for transporting 10 billion cubic metres of Azerbaijani gas from the ...

- Novinite - BG

Greece charges cleric with child refugees sexual abuse

Police arrest 52-year-old French accused of molesting unaccompanied refugee minors after offering them food and shelter.

- Al Jazeera - QA

IMF chief Lagarde meets Merkel over Greek debt forgiveness

The head of the IMF has shifted her position on debt relief for the Mediterranean nation. Germany's finance minister had led the eurozone movement rejecting debt forgiveness for Athens.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Greece Needs Further Overhauls, IMF Chief Says

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said in an interview that as Greece makes more structural changes, less debt relief will be needed from the Washington-based fund.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Georgia man assaults mother with pork chop, head-butts her, police say

An Athens man was arrested for assaulting his mother with a pork chop and then head-butting her for not buying him cigarettes, according to Athens-Clarke County police.

- FOX News - US

Greece needs debt restructuring, interest rate cuts - IMF's Lagarde

BERLIN - Greece doesn't need a debt haircut at the moment, International Monetary Fund Chief Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday, adding that debt restructuring and interest rate cuts on bailout loans were necessary. "We are much more confident after the progress made by the Greek authorities to come in the direction of the ...

- Sify - IN

Greek pharma boss: Patients are punished when innovation is penalised

Patients are punished' due to a lack of innovation-driven structural reforms in a crisis-hit public health system, the head of the Greek pharma industry said in an interview with Euractiv Greece.

- EurActive - UK

Cyprus talks falter over nationalist commemoration row

Turkish Cypriot side rejects meeting after Greek Cypriot move to mark 1950 referendum for union with Greece at schools.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Greek President Meets Saudi FM

Greek President Meets Saudi FM...

- MENAFN - JO

Cyprus peace process stalls over school history dispute

A planned meeting between rival Cypriot leaders has been cancelled the day before it was scheduled to take place. The peace talks were abandoned over new legislation affecting Greek Cypriot schools.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

IMF: No haircut for Greek debt, more reforms needed

BERLIN " International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde says she sees no need for a "haircut" of Greek debt but says that Athens needs to make "significant progress" on reforms.Lagarde told Germany's ARD television Wednesday...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Azerbaijan Waiting for Bulgaria To Construct Gas Link With Greece

The construction of the gas link between Bulgaria and Greece is expected to start in the beginning of 2018, stated interim Energy Minister Nikolay Pavlov in Azerbaijan. Pavlov pointed out that intensive work is being conducted at the moment on the preparation of the documents for the announcement of the tender for the ...

- Novinite - BG

Daily News 22 / 02 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 22 / 02 / 2017 Brussels, 22 February 2017 European Semester Winter Package: review of Member States' progress towards economic and social priorities The European Commission today publishes 27 Country Reports (for all Member States except for Greece, which is under a dedicated...

- EU - EU

The Latest: Man charged with abusing 4 migrants in Greece

BERLIN " The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe :12:50 p.m.Greek police say they have arrested a 52-year-old French man on suspicion of sexually abusing four Pakistani boys he had sheltered in his...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The Latest: Man charged with abusing 4 migrants in Greece

BERLIN — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe :12:50 p.m.Greek police say they have arrested a 52-year-old French...

- Townhall.com - US

Cyprus reunification stalled in row over 1950 vote

Cyprus reunification talks were in disarray Wednesday after reports the Turkish Cypriot side would not join this week's meeting because of the commemoration by Greek Cypriots of a plebiscite on union with Greece more than 60 years ago

- The Daily Star - LB

Tension Between Greece, Turkey in Aegean Sea

Turkey was close to crossing the red line' in its relations with Greece when, last Friday, a Turkish ship fired shots near a Greek island in the Aegean Sea, stated in an TV interview Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kodzias calling on Ankara to rethink again these games'. The Greek diplomat described the incident as a serious ...

- Novinite - BG

Greece won't need new bailout in 2018: EU rescue fund chief

The head of the EU's bailout fund voiced confidence Wednesday that Greece would not require a new aid package in 2018 after its current international rescue program runs out

- The Daily Star - LB

German foreign minister: Greece should stay in eurozone

Germany should do all it can to keep Greece in the eurozone, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said in an interview on Tuesday , amid renewed tensions between Athens and its international creditors over its bailout programme.

- EurActive - UK

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