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I have visited Greece twice, the first time in 1980 I was pregnant with Angus and was uncomfortable in the August heat, the plumbing. But from the hotel window I could see the Acropolis, and I watched Spanish dancing and singing in the ancient stadium. After my travel-mate returned to Philadelphia from Athens, I traveled to Olympia, and was there exactly when the Olympic Games were held in Moscow. Wow. Olive trees. I remember olive trees and shady groves and a small Olympic Stadium that captured the imagination of so many in the world.

The second time was in Oct 2001, I was in Athens for an HIV/AIDS conference because right after 9/11, so many were afraid of flying, and I was very happy to fly anywhere.


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22/06/2017 - ELA-ceiling for Greek banks
ELA-ceiling for Greek banks

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:44:12 GMT

22/06/2017 - Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on the South-Eastern European Monetary History Network (SEEMHN)
Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on the South-Eastern European Monetary History Network (SEEMHN)

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:08:32 GMT

21/06/2017 - Developments in the balance of travel services: April 2017
Developments in the balance of travel services: April 2017

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:02:30 GMT

20/06/2017 - Balance of Payments: April 2017
Balance of Payments: April 2017

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:00:36 GMT

16/06/2017 - Central government net borrowing requirement on a cash basis: January-May 2017
Central government net borrowing requirement on a cash basis: January-May 2017

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 06:16:45 GMT

08/06/2017 - ELA-ceiling for Greek banks
ELA-ceiling for Greek banks

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 12:06:25 GMT

06/06/2017 - Report on Operational Targets for Non-Performing Exposures
Report on Operational Targets for Non-Performing Exposures

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 11:29:34 GMT
Location of  Greece  (dark green)– in Europe  (green & dark grey)– in the European Union  (green)  –  [Legend]
Greece shares land borders with Albania, the Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria, Turkey. Greece was the birthplace of the Olympic Games, Socrates, Aristotle, Plato. Ah Greece! Weather this storm.
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In Greece, China Finds an Ally Against Human Rights Criticism
At a meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council, the European Union sought to draw attention to abuses in China, only to be blocked by Greece, which is courting Chinese investment.

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 18:48:14 -0500

Greece’s Open Wound of Division
An attempt on the life of a former prime minister is shrugged off, even celebrated.

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 10:47:29 -0500

E.U. Reaches Debt Deal for Greece Worth 8.5 Billion Euros
The deal, reached by eurozone finance ministers, includes formal participation by the International Monetary Fund.

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:29:24 -0500

Greece Declares Emergency After Earthquake Hits Lesbos
The temblor on Monday killed a woman and injured 15 others, but no damage was reported at two refugee camps on the island.

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:53:50 -0500

Greek Government Accused of Deporting Turkish Asylum Seekers
Rights activists say an embattled journalist and others fleeing persecution were sent back to Turkey in an effort to placate the Erdogan government.

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 18:14:33 -0500
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County cricket: Yorkshire v Surrey and more from the day-nighters – live!

Currently there is play at Edgbaston, Trent Bridge and Cardiff.

There are rain delays here at Headingley and at Northampton.

We can play until 10. But I really don’t think we will see any more action until Thursday at Headingley. The rain is due to tumble all day tomorrow. Yorkshire are 27 for one in response to 516 for seven, Surrey’s highest score in Yorkshire.

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Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:53:08 GMT

Germany beat England on penalties in Euro U-21 Championship semi – live!

England exit the tournament with a familiar tale of woe. It was a fair result, too, as Germany were the better team throughout the match and would have won in normal time if not for shoddy finishing. That is not to say England were without merit, however, as there were some individual performances from them throughout the tournament and they did cause Germany problems today, especially from setpieces. But Germany earned their right to contest the final against Italy or Spain.

Redmond sends a gentle shot at a comfortable height towards the keeper, who bats the ball away to secure Germany’s passage to the final.

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Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:50:54 GMT

The Guardian view on Scotland’s indyref2: Sturgeon has faced reality | Editorial
The SNP exists to lead Scotland out of the United Kingdom. But the tide is not running the nationalists’ way and may even have turned against them

Nicola Sturgeon has announced a delay in any attempt to hold a second Scottish independence referendum. This is no more than a recognition of new political realities in Scotland and the UK. Although her Scottish National party remained the largest in Scottish votes and seats after the general election, the SNP took two massive hits, seeing its vote lurch from 50% in 2015 to 37% on 8 June and losing 21 of the 56 seats it won only two years ago. This was the SNP’s worst electoral reverse in a generation, and it has inevitably caused the party to rethink its immediate political priorities. At the same time, however, the election of a hung parliament and the weakening of Theresa May’s Brexit position provide the SNP with a changed UK landscape too. This is the background to the first minister’s statement.

Even during the election, the SNP had allowed its original plan for a new, pre-Brexit independence referendum to slip until after the completion of the article 50 process. Now it has become clear that the Brexit process may be longer than originally anticipated. Today’s announcement takes the postponement further: Ms Sturgeon has said she is “likely” to revisit the issue in autumn 2018, setting out her thinking on the case for a referendum then. There was no firmer commitment than that, although she insists she does believe a referendum may well be justified before the next scheduled Holyrood election in 2021. That allows her to keep the threat on the table as the Brexit process, in which the Scottish government and the Holyrood parliament will be significant players, evolves. In reality, it surely means a second referendum is now an open question, and the issue is not the daily priority for her government that it might otherwise have been.

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Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:43:45 GMT

The Guardian view on human rights in China: Liu Xiaobo is dying, free him | Editorial
The country’s Nobel peace prize winner, now facing death, should never have been jailed. Beijing should let Liu Xiaobo and his wife go free – and the rest of the world should say so

China’s Nobel peace laureate is no longer behind bars; but nor is he in any sense free. Liu Xiaobo’s lawyer, who has been unable to speak to him directly, says police are posted inside his room as he lies in hospital, terminally ill with liver cancer. Friends have been unable to visit him there. He is at least allowed to see his wife, Liu Xia. But her contact with friends is extremely limited too. In a brief but devastating recording of a video call, shared by one of their friends, she weeps as she says her husband cannot be given surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy, presumably because the cancer is so advanced. It appears that the couple want to return to their home in Beijing or go abroad. The authorities call this medical parole, but an eminent scholar of Chinese law calls it “non-release ‘release’” – transfer into another form of coercive control.

China, though it does not like discussing Mr Liu, has said he is being looked after by “renowned cancer experts” and has urged other countries not to interfere or “make irresponsible remarks”. To Beijing, he is simply a criminal, sentenced to 11 years for inciting subversion of state power. But his crime was co-authoring and gathering support for a call for peaceful democratic reform. And his wife, who has endured years of strict house arrest, has never been accused – let alone convicted – of any crime.

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Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:42:20 GMT

Senate Republicans forced to delay vote on healthcare bill due to lack of support

Mitch McConnell postpones vote to after Fourth of July recess, as a growing list of defections had imperiled the prospect of a vote on replacement for Obamacare

The Republican party’s seven-year crusade to repeal the Affordable Care Act ACA) was on the verge of collapse on Tuesday, as Senate leaders were forced to delay a vote on a healthcare bill that according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) would leave an estimated 22 million more people without health insurance by 2026.

Related: Senate healthcare bill would cut insurance for 22 million Americans, CBO says

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Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:38:12 GMT