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ATHENS, Greece — It is easy to throw a rock, and there have been plenty thrown here lately, a common ritual, almost not newsworthy, with the anarchists and hooligans smashing big pieces of marble and throwing the chunks at police, at the government,...
— The old man, reportedly ill with cancer and exhausted by the agony devouring Greece, just couldn't take it anymore. His name was Dimitris. And so he walked out Wednesday morning onto the beautiful and peaceful Syntagma Square across the street...
ATHENS -- It all started Wednesday morning when a man in Constitution Square reportedly shouted that he didn't want to leave his children in debt and then fatally shot himself in the head. The man, a 77-year-old retired pharmacist, instantly became a...
RIZES, Greece — When I mention our family's village in Greece, I usually write that Rizes is the most beautiful village in the universe. And it is. Your family's village might also be the most beautiful. This is possible. I understand that. But...
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Douglas Oberhelman is the most outspoken business leader in Illinois. As CEO of Peoria-based Caterpillar, he has placed himself — and the issue of Illinois' fiscal crisis — centerstage through a series of sharp-tongued op-eds bemoaning the...
Brittany Howard stomps, shakes, whispers, and roars, riding the wave thrown up by her fast-rising band, Alabama Shakes. There’s the vulnerability and passion of bedrock soul in the vocals, the dynamics of the blues and the fury of garage-punk in the...
After more than three decades as a band, R.E.M. is breaking up. In a terse announcement Wednesday at the band’s official Web site, remhq.com, the trio of Michael Stipe, Peter Buck and Mike Mills said they “have decided to call it a day as a...
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It's time for the travel two-step: First, deciding where in the world you'd like to go for your summer vacation. Second, finding the perfect travel guide to accompany you. I've been known to stand in a bookstore aisle for long agonizing stretches, reading...
World NowVoters will go to the polls for the second time in two months in Greece on June 17. The repeat round follows an inconclusive election May 6 that left no party in overall control, heightening fears that Greece will default on its debt and leave the...
World NowGreece's president began a last-ditch effort Sunday to broker a deal for a coalition government after last week's inconclusive elections. The financially ailing nation is without a government at a time when it most needs one....
World NowThe four-day struggle of Greek politicians to stitch together a coalition government gained sudden momentum Thursday as concerned creditors began to reduce the flow of rescue loans that keep this cash-strapped country afloat....
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