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Exercises by US and Greek troops in Greece will increase, and the US presence in Greece will grow. "MDCA is the bedrock of our defense cooperation," Blinken said in a statement, referring to what is essentially a bilateral defense agreement. Elliott PageUnder MDCA, exercises between American and Greek troops in Greece will increase in number and duration, promoting interoperability between the two NATO allies in a tense corner of Europe. Turkey is also increasingly antagonistic toward other NATO members, particularly France, which recently signed a defense agreement with Greece. Although the MDCA is not directed against any particular country, "it does provide certain comfort for Greece in its disputes with Turkey," Novo told Insider.
Persons: Antony Blinken, Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias, Blinken, Andrew Novo, Novo, Elliott Page, MDCA, USS Whitney, Andre Cameron, Greece Geoffrey Pyatt, Sergey Lavrov, Dendias, Erdogan, Kostas Fragogiannis, Mustafa Kamaci, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Joe Biden, Renee Seruntine, Jonathan Ernst, Constantine Atlamazoglou Organizations: NATO, Service, Foreign Affairs, Mutual Defense, Cooperation, Center for, US Army, Spc, Elliott, Navy, USS, US, Foreign, Anadolu Agency, Getty, US Army National Guard, United, United Arab Emirates, Operational Squadron, Greece Mutual Defense Cooperation, REUTERS, Fletcher School of Law, Diplomacy Locations: Greece, Europe, Balkans, Alexandroupoli, Bulgaria, Turkey, Russia, Russian, Moscow, Turkish, Athens, Ankara, Cyprus, France, Washington, Israel, Egypt, United Arab, Syria, Tartus, United States
European stocks slide as lockdown worries resurface
  + stars: | 2021-11-19 | by ( Anisha Sircar | ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
(Reuters) - European stocks gave up early gains on Friday as concerns over the economic damage from fresh COVID-19 lockdowns in the region hammered cyclical sectors such as banks and automakers. FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, November 17, 2021. REUTERS/StaffThe pan-European STOXX 600 index fell 0.3% after hovering near record highs earlier in the session. Frankfurt shares fell 0.4%, while sectors more exposed to economic cycles such as banks, automakers and travel & leisure fell between 1.4% and 2.8%. Greece’s main Athens stock index has rallied about 15% this year on a broader rebound in the economy.
Persons: Jens Spahn, , , Thomas Mathews, Christine Lagarde Organizations: Reuters, REUTERS, Staff, Capital Economics, European Central Bank, ECB, Irish, Ryanair, London Stock Exchange Locations: Frankfurt, Germany, Austria, Europe, Spain, Italy, Athens
REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis/File PhotoATHENS, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Piraeus Bank (BOPr.AT), one of Greece's four biggest lenders, reported a smaller loss in the third quarter than the previous three months, as expected, as provisions for bad loans decreased. The bank reported a net loss from continued operations of 635 million euros ($721 million), down from 2.045 billion euros in the second quarter, as loan impairment provisions slumped to 811 million euros from 2.28 billion. Analyst forecasts had ranged from a loss of 630 million euros to 800 million. NPE reduction in the first nine months of the year amounted to 16 billion euros, bringing our NPE ratio down to 16%," Chief Executive Christos Megalou said. He said the bank was getting closer to delivering a return on tangible equity above 5%, along with a single-digit NPE ratio "in the forthcoming period".
Persons: Yorgos, Christos Megalou, George Georgiopoulos, David Clarke Organizations: Piraeus Bank, REUTERS, Thomson Locations: Athens, ATHENS, Piraeus Bank's
Merkel herself conducted fundamental research in quantum chemistry in East Germany before entering politics after German reunification in 1990. South Korea and Taiwan go to show that competitive chip production in the 3- or 2-nanometer range, for example, is essentially impossible without state subsidies," she said. But she also lamented the failure of German companies to capitalise on an outstanding research base. "But in the long term it cannot be the state that drives new developments," the European Union's longest-serving leader said. It was, however, at the leading edge of research in areas such as quantum physics, climate research, physics, chemistry and robotics, she said.
Persons: Angela Merkel, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Merkel, Joe, ANGELA, Andreas Rinke, Thomas Escritt, Kevin Liffey Organizations: Greek, REUTERS, Thomson Locations: Athens, Greece, BERLIN, East Germany, Korea, Taiwan, U.S, Europe, Germany, German, Berlin
ATHENS — A Greek trial for two dozen aid workers, some of them foreigners, is set to open on Thursday, charging them with espionage over their role in helping migrants who arrived in the country between 2016 and 2018. The case will be heard in a court on Lesbos, the Greek island that was at the forefront of the European migration crisis that began in 2015. The trial is opening at a time when Greece’s conservative government is toughening its stance on migration and on groups working with migrants, aligning itself with a hardening climate in Europe, which is grappling with a new migrant crisis at the Poland-Belarus border. The Greek government has said it will not allow a repeat of the 2015-2016 crisis which saw thousands of migrants streaming across the Aegean Sea daily, overwhelming Greece’s rescue services. Rattled by fears of a new wave of refugees from Afghanistan, Greece has tightened the policing of its borders.
Locations: ATHENS, Lesbos, Europe, Poland, Belarus, Afghanistan, Greece
A health worker speaks during a protest by health sector workers as Greek hospitals are under pressure due to escalating coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases, in Athens, Greece, November 15, 2021. REUTERS/Louiza VradiATHENS, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Greek public health sector workers protested in Athens over pay and conditions on Monday as hospitals struggled with a new surge in COVID-19 cases and authorities considered further restrictions. A decision by the government to suspend unvaccinated health sector workers has increased staff shortages, they said. Greece made vaccinations mandatory for nursing home staff in July and for healthcare workers in September. Public and private sector employees also now need to take tests twice a week to enter their workplace.
Persons: Michalis Giannakos, Giannis Oikonomou, Deborah Kyvrikosaios, Vassilis Triandafyllou, Giorgos, Gareth Jones Organizations: REUTERS, Public Hospital Workers Federation, Public, Thomson Locations: Athens, Greece, Louiza, ATHENS
“We are on track to achieve receipts of more than 10 billion euros,” he added. After Greece lifted most of its pandemic-related restrictions before its key summer tourist season, a growing number of foreign visitors poured into the country this summer. “We have not counted final takings yet,” Kikilias said, adding that September, October and November were also busy months. Greece has been banking on tourism to drive a recovery after a recession shrunk the economy by 9% last year. Last week, the EU Commission revised its economic forecasts for Greece, seeing the country’s economic output growing at a faster pace of 7.1% this year.
Persons: Vassilis Kikilias, ” Kikilias, Christos Staikouras, Angeliki Koutantou, Elaine Hardcastle Organizations: Locations: ATHENS, Greece
“I wonder how a huge puppet of such a person would be greeted.”Zuabi, the project’s artistic director, said that changing views wasn’t the point. “I hope we also touched minds.”In an outdoor arena in Manchester, as Little Amal took her final steps, she was surrounded by a flock of wooden puppet swallows. “Daughter, you’ve got so far — so very far away from home — and it’s cold, so stay warm,” the voice said in Arabic. “I’m proud of you.” It was Little Amal’s mother, now, apparently, a ghost or a memory. “Be kind to people,” she added, “and always remember where you came from.”The 4,000-strong crowd turned toward Little Amal, who stood straight and defiant as the puppeteers pulled her up to full height.
Persons: Peter Hitchens, he’d, , ” Zuabi, ” “, , Little Amal, you’ve, “ I’m, Little, strode, Alex Marshall, Carlotta Gall, Elisabetta Povoledo, Niki Kitsantonis Locations: Manchester, London, England, Calais, France, Gaziantep, Turkey, Rome, Athens
I returned home this weekend to Washington with three convictions:First, what the world is experiencing is more energy transition than energy revolution. Second, we're all going to hear the term "climate change adaptation" more because "climate change mitigation" is going to take a lot longer than the purists would wish. The difference is that mitigation tackles the root causes of climate change while adaptation manages its negative effects. The Atlantic Council has taken on the myriad ways of mitigating climate change and slowing the rise of global temperatures through the cutting-edge work of its Global Energy Center. At the same time, the Council's Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center has been a world leader on questions of climate adaptation.
Persons: Energy Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al, Saud, Biden, Energy Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, Sultan Ahmed al Jaber, al Jaber, they've, Jane Gilbert, CHO, Gilbert, Axios, Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin, Joe Biden, Biden's, Frederick Kempe Organizations: Saudi, Energy, United Arab, UN, Atlantic Council, Global Energy Center, Rockefeller Foundation Resilience, Heat, University of Washington, Democratic Locations: OPEC, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Saudi, Glasgow, China, India, Washington, Russia, U.S, United Arab Emirates, Miami, Dade County, Florida, Athens, Greece, Freetown, South Africa, Phoenix, Scottish
Vice-President of the European Central Bank (ECB) Luis de Guindos gives a statement during the second day of the Informal Meeting of EU Ministers for Economics and Financial Affairs in Berlin, Germany September 12, 2020. With annual inflation at a 13-year high of 4.1%, more than twice the ECB's target, the bank is facing pressure to tighten policy. Markets have priced in a 10 basis-point deposit rate hike next year, a move policymakers have spent the last week pushing back on. Holzmann, one of the most conservative members of the rate-setting Governing Council, said that a rate hike in 2022 could even be counterproductive and that based on the bank's current guidance such a move is unlikely. Such an impact is significant as it could reduce the need for stimulus by the European Central Bank, which has pulled all the stops in recent years to lift anaemic price growth.
Persons: Luis de Guindos, Odd Andersen, Christine Lagarde, Isabel Schnabel, Austria's Robert Holzmann, Greece's Yannis Stournaras, Guindos, Holzmann, Emma Pinedo Gonzalez, Jesús, Francois Murphy, Lefteris, Balazs Koranyi, Raissa Kasolowsky, Hugh Lawson Organizations: European Central Bank, Economics, Financial Affairs, REUTERS, Thomson Locations: Berlin, Germany, REUTERS MADRID, Madrid, Vienna, Athens
But understanding how cities are faring in the fight against Covid is more complicated that comparing infection rates and mask rules. The London-based analytical agency Deep Knowledge Analytics (DKA) examined 114 variables across five categories of pandemic responses: economic resiliency, governance, healthcare, quarantines and vaccinations. The results were published in September in a 116-page report entitled "Covid-19 City Safety Ranking Q2/2021." Zoom In Icon Arrows pointing outwards Courtesy of Deep Knowledge AnalyticsOnly 10% of cities prepared "well-thought-out plans" of economic support for citizens and business. Zoom In Icon Arrows pointing outwards Courtesy of Deep Knowledge Analytics
Persons: DKA, Abu, Johns, Alexei Cresniov, Cresniov, lockdowns, Tetiana Humeniuk Organizations: Covid, Resilience, Healthcare Management Tel, Efficiency, Johns Hopkins, Resource, United, United Arab Emirates Locations: London, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Resilience Seoul, Healthcare Management Tel Aviv, Dubai, Toronto, Sydney, Zurich, Dublin, Ottawa, Amsterdam, Berlin, Tokyo, Copenhagen, Beijing, York, Shanghai, Auckland, Brussels, Helsinki, Wellington, Bern, Hong Kong, Angeles, Stockholm, Canberra, Oslo, Jerusalem, Warsaw, Riyadh, Madrid, Vienna, Valletta, Budapest, Doha, Moscow, Paris, Prague, Rome, Kuala Lumpur, Zagreb, Bratislava, Hanoi, Manila, Athens, Jakarta, Ankara, Bucharest, Lisbon, Portugal, Cities, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Bangkok , New Delhi, Cairo, Mexico City, Baghdad, Europe, U.S, Asia, Australia, Seoul, South Korea, United Arab, Italy, Russia, United States, Canada
Republican Mike Carey and Democrat Allison Russo are vying for a seat in Ohio's 15th District. Russo, the Democratic nominee, is a public health advocate and Democratic state lawmaker representing parts of the Columbus suburbs in Ohio's House of Representatives. Carey is poised to easily defeat Russo in the safely-Republican district that backed Trump over President Joe Biden by 14 percentage points — 56% to 42% — in 2020. Carey's likely election also continues a growing trend in the House Republican caucus of Trump-style candidates replacing establishment-aligned Republican incumbents. Also on Tuesday, another special election is taking place a few hours north in Ohio's safely-Democratic Cleveland-based 11th Congressional District, vacated by now-HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge.
Persons: Mike Carey, Democrat Allison Russo, Steve Stivers, Carey, Donald Trump's, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Russo, Anthony Gonzalez, Trump, Max Miller, Stivers, Marcia Fudge, Shontel Brown Organizations: Service, Democrat, Ohio's, Congressional District, GOP, Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Columbus Dispatch Editorial, Democrats, Democratic, Republican, Trump, Rep, Republicans, Columbus Monthly Locations: Ohio's 15th, Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday's, Ohio's House, exurbs, Athens, Circleville, Wilmington, Carey's, Ohio's 16th, Ohio's, Democratic Cleveland
Credit Card Debt Is Bad for More Than Just Your Finances
  + stars: | 2021-10-29 | by ( Ann Carrns | ) www.nytimes.com   time to read: +2 min
The share of people rating their debt-to-income ratio “very unhealthy” doubled in the third quarter, to 16 percent from 8 percent, according to the American Consumer Credit Counseling Financial Health Index. Here are some questions and answers about managing credit card debt:What is the best way to pay down credit card balances? “I like the snowball, because you have instant success,” said Melinda Opperman, president of Credit.org, a nonprofit financial counseling agency in Riverside, Calif. If you feel overwhelmed and are falling behind on payments, you may consider seeking help from a nonprofit credit counseling agency. The National Foundation for Credit Counseling can help get you started.
Persons: Bankrate.com, , , Benjamin Jacobs, Melinda Opperman Organizations: New York Federal Reserve, American Consumer Credit, Financial, National Foundation, Credit Locations: Athens, Ga, Riverside , Calif
China urges World Bank, IMF to help Afghanistan
  + stars: | 2021-10-28 | by ( Yew Lun Tian | ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: China's State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends a news conference following his meeting with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Athens, Greece, October 27, 2021. REUTERS/Louiza VradiBEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi urged the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday to resume financing support to cash-strapped Afghanistan for reconstruction. The IMF said on Tuesday that Afghanistan’s economy was set to contract up to 30% this year, possibly fuelling a refugee crisis. He renewed a call for the United States and other Western countries to lift unilateral sanctions on Afghanistan and for the World Health Organization to provide more vaccines and medical supplies to help Afghanistan fight COVID-19. China has said it will send $30 million worth of emergency humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan.
Persons: Wang Yi, Nikos Dendias, Louiza Vradi, Banks, , Wang, COVID, , ” Wang Organizations: Greek Foreign, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, REUTERS, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Taliban, IMF, World Health Organization Locations: China's, Athens, Greece, Louiza, Louiza Vradi BEIJING, Afghanistan, United States, China
At the core of his vision lies what he calls “European strategic autonomy.” This, he argues, should lead the European Union to something like a middle course between two great powers of the 21st century, the United States and China, bound to America through values and long friendship, but engaging rather than confronting China. is to become an independent power,” Bruno Le Maire, the finance minister who is close to Mr. Macron, said in an interview this month. “Independent from the United States, able to defend its own interests, whether the economic interest or the strategic interests, which means to be able to build more capacities on defense.”The problem for France is that not every European nation agrees. The European Union is also a long way from having anything resembling a united military. Vice President Kamala Harris will come to Paris next month.
Persons: Trump, , ” Bruno Le Maire, Macron, General Burkhard, Mark Milley, , Antony J, Blinken, Jake Sullivan, Kamala Harris Organizations: European, Joint Chiefs of Staff Locations: China, Europe, European Union, United States, America, France, Poland, Hungary, Denmark, Germany, Athens, Paris
ATHENS, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Macquarie Asset Management is in for the long haul with its planned investment in Greek power grid operator HEDNO, a senior executive at the investment manager told Reuters, pointing to the opportunity presented by the electrification of the Greek economy. Public Power Corp (PPC), Greece’s biggest power utility, said last week it had agreed to sell 49% of fully-owned power grid operator HEDNO to Australia-based Macquarie AM in a deal which valued the stake at 2.1 billion euros, including debt. HEDNO operates Greece’s electricity backbone, a 242,000 km long grid which brings power to about 7 million households and businesses across Greece, a country which has committed to replacing coal-fired power by 2025. “The electrification of the Greek economy represents a major opportunity,” Martin Bradley, a senior managing director at Macquarie Asset Management, part of Macquarie Group, told Reuters. “We hope our investment in HEDNO is the first of many in Greece”.
Persons: HEDNO, ” Martin Bradley, ” Bradley, Macquarie, Organizations: Macquarie Asset Management, Reuters, Public Power Corp, Macquarie, Macquarie Group Locations: ATHENS, Australia, Greece, HEDNO ., HEDNO
Three migrants drown in Greece after boat sinks, more missing
  + stars: | 2021-10-26 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
ATHENS, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Three migrants drowned on Tuesday while trying to cross from Turkey to Greece after a boat carrying about 27 people sank, the Greek coast guard said. Authorities said 21 people were rescued and three more were believed to be missing. Nearly 1 million people, mainly Syrian refugees, arrived in the EU in 2015 after crossing to Greek islands close to Turkey. About 6,500 asylum-seekers have arrived in Greece this year, most through its northerneastern land border with Turkey, according to data by the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR. Reporting by Angeliki Koutantou and Karolina Tagaris; Editing by Christina FincherOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Angeliki Koutantou, Karolina Tagaris, Christina Fincher Organizations: European Union, Authorities, United Nations, UNHCR, Thomson Locations: ATHENS, Turkey, Greece
REUTERS/Guglielmo MangiapaneVATICAN CITY, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Pope Francis will visit Cyprus and Greece, including the Greek island of Lesbos to meet migrants, from December 2-6, a Vatican source said on Tuesday. Francis will stay in Cyprus Dec. 2-4, his first visit to the ethnically split Mediterranean island, the source said. The source said Francis would leave Cyprus for Athens on Dec. 4. The next day, he makes a day trip to the Greek island of Lesbos, where in 2016 he visited the Moria camp and returned to Rome with a dozen Syrian refugees. Francis is due to return to Rome from Athens on Dec. 6, the source added.
Persons: Pope Francis, Paul VI, Guglielmo Mangiapane, Francis, Philip Pullella, Angus MacSwan Organizations: REUTERS, CITY, Thomson Locations: Rome, Vatican, Cyprus, Greece, Lesbos, Turkey, Athens
ATHENS — Three children and a woman drowned on Tuesday in the Aegean Sea after the bottom fell out of an overcrowded dinghy carrying migrants from neighboring Turkey, dropping passengers into the water, Greek officials said. The bodies of three girls and a young woman were recovered off the Greek island of Chios, while another 22 people were rescued, the Greek Coast Guard said in a statement on Tuesday afternoon, adding that one person was still missing. But arrivals have dropped sharply in recent years, as have deaths at sea. Greece’s Coast Guard began a search-and-rescue operation early Tuesday. Coast Guard vessels, a NATO warship, private boats in the area and helicopters scoured the area.
Organizations: Greek Coast Guard, Greece’s Coast Guard, . Coast Guard, NATO Locations: ATHENS, Aegean, Turkey, Chios, Greece
Party of European Socialists (PES) President Sergei Stanishev (L) welcomes PASOK Socialist party leader Fofi Gennimata at a meeting of the European Socialists in Bratislava, Slovakia, September 16, 2016. REUTERS/Radovan Stoklasa/File PhotoATHENS, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Fofi Gennimata, the leader of Greece's socialist opposition Movement for Change, died on Monday after a long battle with cancer. The death of Gennimata, who was 57, was announced by the Evangelismos hospital where she had been receiving treatment in recent weeks. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was 'shocked' to learn of Gennimata's death, his office said in a statement. Gennimata was elected leader of the former ruling PASOK party in 2015, and in 2017 was appointed president of the Movement for Change, a coalition of centre-left parties that was formed around PASOK.
Persons: Sergei Stanishev, Fofi Gennimata, Radovan Stoklasa, Gennimata, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Mitsotakis, Georgios Gennimatas, Angeliki Koutantou, Timothy Organizations: European Socialists, PASOK Socialist, REUTERS, Movement for Change, PASOK, Movement, Timothy Heritage, Thomson Locations: Bratislava, Slovakia, ATHENS, Saudi Arabia, Greece
Hafizi was on the run for seven weeks with her journalist husband and their two children, moving between four cities before being evacuated to Greece with 25 more women judges and lawyers and their families. "I would ask the international community to not recognise the Taliban," Hafizi said. Suhail Shaheen, a member of the Taliban's political office in Doha, denied the accounts of women judges and lawyers who had fled. UNDER THREATAfghanistan has about 500 registered women lawyers and about 250 women judges, carrying out dangerous work even before the Taliban took power. For months Hafizi feared for her life, taking a different route to work every day after two Supreme Court women judges were killed by unidentified gunmen in January.
Persons: Bibi Chaman Hafizi, Hafizi, Suhail Shaheen, Friba Quraishi, Quaraishi, Quraishi, Parniyan Zemaryalai, Angus MacSwan Organizations: West Asia News Agency, REUTERS, Counter Narcotics, Taliban, Thomson Locations: Kabul, Afghanistan, WANA, ATHENS, Greece, Europe, Doha, Mazar, Spanish, Athens, Netherlands, London
Quake rattles Athens, no immediate reports of damage
  + stars: | 2021-10-25 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: 1 min
ATHENS, Oct 25 (Reuters) - A quake rattled the Greek capital on Monday but there were no immediate reports of any damage. The tremor had a magnitude of 2.9 and was epicentered 10 kilometres (miles) north of Athens, according to a report by the Athens Geodynamic Institute. At a depth of 3.7 kilometres, it was felt in Athens. Reporting by Angeliki KoutantouOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Angeliki Organizations: Athens Geodynamic Institute, Thomson Locations: ATHENS, Athens
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks during a joint statement with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades after a trilateral summit between Greece, Cyprus and Egypt, in Athens, Greece, October 19, 2021 REUTERS/Costas BaltasOct 25 (Reuters) - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Monday that he ended the state of emergency in the country for the first time in years, the president wrote in a Facebook post. Egypt first imposed a state of emergency in April 2017 and has extended it at three-month intervals since. Reporting by Omar Fahmy, Writing by Nayera AbdallahOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Abdel Fattah al, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Nicos Anastasiades, Costas Baltas, Sisi, Omar Fahmy, Nayera Abdallah Organizations: Greek, Thomson Locations: Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, Athens
Trump, whose endorsement helped Carey win a crowded primary, carried the district by 14 points in 2020. She flipped her legislative district, once a reliable Republican ring around Columbus, by 14 points in 2018. As well as Trump did in the Ohio 15th, the Trump-weary Republican whose departure opened the seat did even better. As such, the special election Nov. 2 could provide clues on how to run with or against Trump in next year’s midterm elections. A recent Emerson College poll commissioned by NBC4 in Columbus showed Carey leading Russo, 50 percent to 39 percent.
Persons: Donald Trump, Mike Carey, Trump, Carey, Allison Russo, , ” Russo, Steve Stivers —, , David Niven, Russo, Danny O’Connor, ” O’Connor, Stivers, don’t, ” Carey, Corey Lewandowski, “ Carey, ” Niven, ” Trump, Kevin McCarthy, Nancy Pelosi, “ Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden’s, Sen, Sherrod Brown, Cheri Bustos, Bill Martin, “ I’m, Ben Kamisar Organizations: Congressional, Democrat, Republican, Republicans, Ohio University, Trump, Trump —, University of Cincinnati, , Emerson, NBC4, Ohio Chamber of Commerce, National Republican, GOP, Trump’s, NBC, Fox News, Congress, Democrats, Trump Buckeye, America, California Republican, Democratic, Affordable, Ohio Democrat Locations: WILMINGTON , Ohio, Ohio’s, Appalachia, Columbus, Wilmington, Cincinnati, Franklin County, Ohio, Athens, Cleveland, California, Illinois
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks to the media as she arrives for an EU leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, October 21, 2021. The doyenne of European politics has sat at the conference table with four French presidents, five British prime ministers and eight Italian premiers since her first EU summit in December 2005. Back then, as today with Poland challenging the supremacy of EU law, there was a row blazing between members of the bloc. A skilled practitioner of corridor diplomacy, Merkel proved adept over the years at finding vital compromises to defuse EU disputes. German political parties have been in talks since last month's election to form a ruling coalition and if they don't succeed by mid-December, the 67-year-old Merkel will be back in Brussels for her 108th EU summit.
Persons: Angela Merkel, Olivier Hoslet, Jacques Chirac, Tony Blair, Merkel, Thursday's, John Chalmers, Gareth Jones Organizations: REUTERS, Union, British, EU, London, Nazi, Thomson Locations: Brussels, Belgium, REUTERS BRUSSELS, Poland, Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Hungary, Serbia, Europe, Greece, Athens, Lisbon
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