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PM Mitsotakis Tells President Trump Greece Will Defend its Sovereign Rights

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressed satisfaction following his meeting with President Trump at the White House on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters, the Greek premier said that the two sides reaffirmed the excellent state of relations between the two countries. "We had...

Greek PM to Discuss Purchase of F-35 Jets With President Trump

Greek premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced in an interview published on Sunday that he will raise the possibility of Greece acquiring the state-of-the-art F-35 fighter jets during his meeting with President Trump at the White House on January 7. "We can...

Melania Trump Wears Mary Katrantzou Dress for Congressional Picnic

Melania Trump was photographed at a White House Congressional picnic on June 23 wearing a design by Greek designer Mary Katrantzou. This was FLOTUS' first hosted picnic at the White House; the event is a tradition that takes place every...

Will U.S. President Barack Obama Visit Greece Shortly Before Departing From Office?

United States President Barack Obama may visit Athens shortly after the United States presidential elections on November 8. Sources close to the White House say that the official visit will take place from November 14-15, before Obama heads to...

Government Denies WikiLeaks Report That Clinton Advised Tsipras to Sign Bailout Deal in 2015

WikiLeaks email correspondence revealed that the White House asked Bill Clinton's former Chief of Staff, John Podesta, to inquire as to whether the former United States president would be willing to intervene following the Greek referendum in July 2015...

White House: Greece Is on Right Path, but Debt Issue won't be Solved Overnight

Greece and Europe have made great progress on the program for the country's economic recovery, but the Greek debt problem won't be solved overnight, said White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest. During Monday's White House press briefing, Earnest said that...

U.S. Urges Greece and Europe for Swift Solution to Greek Debt Crisis

United States Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and newly appointed Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, that Washington "looked forward" to a swift resolution to the Greek debt crisis that affects Europe. Lew said he hoped a...

White House: All Parties Involved Should Keep Greece in Eurozone

The White House said on Wednesday it believes all parties involved in negotiations over Greece's financial crisis want the country to stay in the Eurozone, according to Reuters. White House spokesperson Josh Earnest told reporters on Air Force One that...

Greek PM Tsipras Briefs U.S. Treasury Secretary Lew on Ongoing Negotiations

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had a telephone conversation with U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Tuesday evening, during which he briefed him on developments regarding the ongoing negotiations. According to government sources, Greece “expressed its intention to bridge the differences between...

White House Urges Greece and Lenders to Close Deal

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest on Tuesday expressed his optimism that Greece and its creditors will reach a deal and market instability will be avoided. Asked on the course of the negotiations between Athens and the EU institutions, Earnest...