BBC News 24
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Gareth Bale Greece - is on the programme as well. And Martin Kemp one of the judges is big Arsenal fan. He put money on Leicester to be relegated. Will it come true? We hope not! I am sure it will work out in the end.
BBC News 24
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In wealthy nations like the Netherlands they deeply resent bailing out poorer countries like Greece. It is worth reflecting it is not just bailing them out, the Greeks spend the money themselves that got them into debt but keeping them in a currency in which they plainly have no place, that is the EU's Falls and degeneration of Greek youth have been sacrificed on the altar of the European Union.
Washington Free Beacon
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Several people began yelling about the separation of church and state again. The people shouting about separation of church and state were not incorrect when they asserted the chaplain was infringing on their religious rights. The 2014 Supreme Court case, Town of Greece v. Galloway , protects the opening prayer at legislative sessions. The crowd did not let up with the heckling following the opening prayer, and continued to yell as a local veteran took the microphone to lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Dozens of people did not stand for the Pledge. Instead, many of them sat down and continued to yell at Cassidy. One man yelled, “Do your job.” Another woman yelled, “Get on with it.” And another man near the front of the room yelled, “Your words run hollow. Your words run hollow.” The post Liberal Protesters Disrupt Opening Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance at Republican Town Hall appeared first on Washington Free Beacon .
ABC News - International
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Max Keizer
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Gold up 1.5% in euros and dollars this week Silver up 1.4% this week and now up 14.3% and is the best performing market YTD Gold up 9% year to date fourth consecutive higher weekly close and breaks resistance at $1,250/oz Gold up 9.4% in euros year to date as Le Pen's lead in polls widened Gold up another 6.4% in sterling pounds year to date as Hard Brexit' looms French and Dutch elections pose risks to Eurozone itself and the entire European Union project Euro contagion risk on renewed concerns this week about new debt crisis due to extremely high public debt and very fragile banks in Greece, Italy and Portugal Finviz.com Gold pushed to near a four month high amid heightened political uncertainty in the U.S. and the EU this morning. Gold rose another $6.40, or 0.5%, to $1,258 an ounce and is currently set for a 1.5% gain this week.
TIME - Global Spin
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11, 2001, its moved sharply higher. Today, the U.S. outspends the next seven nations combined when it comes to defense. In fiscal year 2017, the U.S. plans to spend $582.7 billion on defense , more than the entire national economic output of all but 20 countries in the world. Trump is not wrong when he says the U.S. pays more than its fair share. After all, the rest of NATOs members combined spent less than half of what the U.S. budgeted (in absolute terms) in 2016. But, in rattling NATOs cage, Trump also has to contend with the alliances popularity among Americans. Some 77 percent of Americans believe NATO membership benefits the U.S. Then theres the fact that his message for more NATO solidarity is undercut by his support for Brexit and other moves to diminish the E.U. 2. Greece 2.38 percent of GDP spent on defense Given its current economic woes, you might be surprised to see Greece on the list.
Mashable
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Girl Guides and Girl Scouts all over the world are writing powerful letters to share their hopes, ambitions and fears for the future. The letters are part of a campaign by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts encouraging members to write about issues affecting them. SEE ALSO: 7 strategies for raising confident girls in the Trump era From Syria to the Philippines, young women around the world have put pen to paper sharing their experiences of growing up and the difficulties they face, and their hopes for change. 'People are the same, no matter how we look' A 12-year-old unnamed Girl Guide from Greece shared her experience of carrying out aid work with refugees. Read more... More about Feminism , Womens Rights , Notes , Children , and Girl Scouts
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Voice Of America
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras defended a deal reached between Athens and its foreign creditors for further reforms in return for bailout aid, saying it was an “honorable compromise.” Tsipras said he believed relations between Greece, the European Union and International Monetary Fund had turned a page after seven years in international bailouts, and that lenders had accepted austerity for the crisis-hit country should end. “I think there was a turnaround of all sides. In the direction of overcoming austerity and to now focus on a change to the policy mix that Greece must now follow,” Tsipras told lawmakers. Reforms and tax relief Greece and its creditors agreed Monday to further reforms and in return Athens will adopt tax relief measures, in a quid-pro-quo to ease a logjam in talks that have held up additional funding. Representatives of Greece’s foreign creditors, the European Union and the International Monetary Fund, will return to Athens next week to discuss reforms the country must adopt to convince the IMF to participate in its current bailout program.
ABC News - International
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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras insists an agreement with Greece's European creditors under which Athens will make further reforms to be implemented in 2019, is a positive one and will mark an end to austerity
BBC News 24
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We have a cautious Fed, we also like the fact we are not going to be calling China are currency manipulator yet. The story is, the interest in Europe. We have rising concerns about political events in the Netherlands, France and possibly Italy and Greece.
The Sun Daily - World News
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THESSALONIKI, Greece: Two Turkish soldiers wanted for their alleged role in the July coup plot have sought asylum in Greece saying their lives were in danger back home, a police source said Thursday. The two men made the request in the small border town of Orestiada near Turkey on Monday, the source said. The source did not reveal their names but said the soldiers had been arrested. On Jan 26, a Greek court rejected Turkey's request to extradite eight other Turkish soldiers who fled on July 16 a few hours after the failed coup. It said the mens' lives would be in danger back home. This has angered Ankara which has put out a fresh extradition request for the men. The move has put a severe strain on diplomatic ties between the two neighbours who have been working closely on Europe's migrant crisis. — AFP
Daily Mail - Markets
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A microbrewery has accused the Dutch firm of excluding smaller brewers from supermarkets and bars in Greece and using exclusivity agreements to force publicans to stock its brands.
Politico
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The memo calls for the prosecution and/or deportation of any individual who “facilitates the illegal smuggling or trafficking of an alien child into the United States.” In other words, an undocumented mother who pays a smuggler to bring her children to the U.S. could now face prosecution. To many, this seems particularly heartless. “In many cases, people are fleeing for their lives, and it would be wrong to subject those helping to prosecution,” said Kerri Talbot, a former top immigration staffer for Sen. Robert Menendez. While the Trump administration’s policy appears harsh, its goals arent especially unusual. In the fight against human trafficking, countries often look to attack the problem at the incentive level, discouraging would-be migrants from making illegal journeys in the first place. For instance, the European Union signed an agreement with Turkey last year to allow Greece to return migrants to Turkey, a policy designed to make the journey into the European Union far less appealing for the thousands of people using the migration route across the Aegean Sea.
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BBC Parliament
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The simple fact of the matter, the world is a small place and we all belong in it. It is one human being. We need to recognise that we need to support partners abroad. Can I make it clear that we have spent £28 million in Greece to support migrants and refugees through partners like the UNHCR and the international organisation for migration, and the Red Cross. This support has reached 250,000 people in Greece. And I thank the Minister for raising that point.
BBC Parliament
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It has been reported that some boys are even turning to prostitution to keep themselves alive. If I am sentimental for bringing this up, then I am very proud to be so because these are the basic facts of what is going on in some of the worst refugee centres. And if we're talking about Greece, and them being rat infested with no mattresses, whose fault is that? That is Greece's fault and they should be helping those children.
BBC Parliament
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They are being fed, they are being given a health service and the children are being given an education. In fact in Jordan, but many people do not realise is that the Jordanian government has said that any child on Jordanian soil, whatever nationality, because they have Palestinian nationality, because they have contribute to that, can she tell me who will take responsibility for them? Well, my honourable friend makes an interesting point but does she not recognise that France, Italy and Greece are safe countries? They are not Nazi Germany, where Lord Dubs came from.
BBC Parliament
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Some people just did not listen to what the Minister had to say. They did not listen to the statistics you give us to say who was being brought into this country. The numbers of people being brought into this country. I have not been to Dunkirk or to Calais, I had not been to Greece or Italy. I have not seen the refugees but I have been to Jordan and I had been to Turkey.
BBC Parliament
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It is crucial for the government is to continue their commitment to the Dublin regulations and I would like to ask the government had the intent to uphold this and? -- how they intend to uphold this commitment. I apologise for taking a little extra time, but in order to show to the world and to ourselves that the UK is a caring and compassionate society that values human life, we need to reopen the Dubs amendment and commit to rescuing more refugees stranded in Italy and Greece.
BBC Parliament
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I do not believe that that is our party or this side of the house's averaged problem. I ask the Minister to do more for those children in Greece and Italy, to make practical and effective the international law obligations that we have, whether it be under Dubs or whether it be under Dublin, we need to be seen to do more. The plight of the child, wherever that child is, be it in Europe or the it in the Middle East, adversity as we are now facing the worst refugee crisis since World War II, it is now time to show to ourselves and to the world who we are.
BBC Parliament
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So I say to the Minister from this side of the house, let him not think that all of us on this side of the house, and I don't believe properly interpreted many of us on this side of the house would take the approach of feeling that we should stand aside and do nothing, for those children who are arriving in Greece and Italy.