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Former PM Pikrammenos Asked Obama to Mediate Between Greece and Creditors During Crisis

The former caretaker Prime Minister of Greece, Panagiotis Pikrammenos, admitted that he sent a letter to Barack Obama in 2012, asking him to intervene in order to prevent the imposition of capital controls in Greece. The startling admission came...

U.S. Wants to See Growth and Stability in Greece, Says U.S. Ambassador

The United States wants to see economic growth and stability in Greece, the U.S. Ambassador to Greece, Geoffrey Pyatt, said on Monday at an American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce event for the New Year. “Our priority in the U.S., is to...

U.S. President Obama and Turkish President Erdogan Discuss Cyprus

Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a telephone conversation on Wednesday in which they discussed the Cyprus issue, inter alia. The two leaders also discussed issues regarding the wider Aegean and Middle East region. According...

Greece in Review: 2016

Several of the events that marked Greece in 2016 are like the ones that marked 2015, showing that political powers prefer to maintain the old, corrupt order.

Tom Hanks Honored With Presidential Medal of Freedom

Tom Hanks was honored today by President Barack Obama with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest possible honor for a US civilian. The medal is given out to the nation's best athletes, performers, and scientists. In addition to Hanks,...

Picture Album: The U.S. President's Trip to Greece

U.S. President Barack Obama visited Greece shortly before the end of his term. His personal photographer, Pete Souza, was there to capture his every step. Souza follows the president wherever he goes since the day he became the official White...

Varoufakis: U.S. President's Visit to Greece was Meaningless

The U.S. President's visit to Greece was meaningless, said Greece's former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, commenting on Barack Obama's visit to Athens on Tuesday. The outgoing American president can do absolutely nothing to help Greece, Varoufakis said speaking to BBC....

Greek PM: Polytechneio Symbolizes People's Need for More Democracy

The Polytechneio uprising does not fade from memory because it symbolizes people's need and will for more democracy, said Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday. Tsipras' speech in parliament was for the 43rd anniversary of the Polytechneio uprising, the...

U.S. President Barack Obama Praises Greece and Democracy From Acropolis Hill [video]

A video of U.S. President Barack Obama praising the birthplace of democracy and the cradle of Western Civilization on the Acropolis Hill in Athens is posted on the White House Twitter account. The outgoing U.S. President appears with Parthenon in...