Greek soccer hero helps refugees win battle against boredom (The Associated Press)

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SKARAMANGAS, Greece (AP) — Soccer fans of a certain age may still remember Antonis Nikopolidis for his resemblance to American actor George Clooney and as the goalkeeper who helped Greece become surprise European Champions in 2004.

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Greece’s Debt Quandary Leaves Tsipras Three Options (The Wall Street Journal)

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ATHENS—Greece’s left-wing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is weighing his options as negotiations with the country’s international creditors heat up and the clock is ticking on a round of crucial elections in Europe.

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Greece’s Deadlocked Debt Talks Unnerve Investors (The Wall Street Journal)

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Investors are dumping Greek bonds, fearing that Athens will be unable to pay debt that comes due this summer.

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Greek Court Rules Against Extraditing Eight Turkish Soldiers (The Wall Street Journal)

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ATHENS—Greece’s Supreme Court rejected an extradition request for eight Turkish military officers who fled to Greece after a failed coup, a decision that Turkey warned would hurt the countries’ relations.

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Pour réunifier Chypre, «il faut des compromis gagnant-gagnant» (La Tribune de Genève)

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Ce lundi à Genève s’ouvre un marathon diplomatique afin de trouver «une solution juste, viable, basée sur les résolutions du Conseil de sécurité» pour la réunification et la création d’un futur Etat fédéral unifié de deux entités distinctes.

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Greece Pushes Forward With Measures Opposed by Creditors (The Wall Street Journal)

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ATHENS—Greece refused to back down in its rapidly escalating conflict with creditors, as lawmakers on Thursday passed measures to loosen the purse strings in a move that has angered Germany.

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Greece Heads Toward New Crisis in Debt Saga as Support for Tsipras Slumps (The Wall Street Journal)

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ATHENS—Greece’s crisis is approaching a potential breaking point after a year of relative calm, as a government with declining political stamina confronts creditors’ unyielding demands.

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Greek Court Rejects Turkish Request for Extradition of Two Army Officers (The Wall Street Journal)

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ATHENS—A Greek court rejected Turkey’s request to extradite the last two of eight military officers who fled to Greece in the wake of the failed coup attempt in their country, officials said.

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Eurozone Finance Ministers Agree to Some Debt Relief for Greece’s Bailout (The Wall Street Journal)

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BRUSSELS—Eurozone finance ministers, seeking to get the International Monetary Fund to participate in Greece’s bailout, agreed on a package of short-term measures that could ease the country’s debt load by around a fifth in 2060.

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Cypriot Leaders Agree to Restart Reunification Talks (The Wall Street Journal)

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Negotiations to reunify ethnically divided Cyprus are back on track, according to the United Nations, after they nearly fell apart two weeks ago.

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