Greece bans protests during German finance minister’s visit, opposition calls move ‘fascist’

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July 18, 2013 by apicomely

A woman and two young girls ride horses through a canola field near Cremona, Alberta, Canada, Tuesday, July 16, 2013. Farmers in southern Alberta grow canola as a cash crop. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press,Jeff McIntosh)

By Associated Press, ATHENS, Greece The Greek police has banned public protests in central Athens on Thursday, when German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble will visit, a decision the left-wing opposition party described as fascist and undemocratic. A police statement Wednesday said a cordon would be set up around the city center in which public gatherings and rallies would be banned between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. (0600-1700GMT). Kerry says Israel, Palestinians are closer to resuming negotiations Anne Gearan Secretary of state says both sides have details to work out as the Arab League endorses terms of talks. Loveday Morris and Ahmed Ramadan After two years of conflict, currency values have dipped to a fraction of their prewar levels.

Film Finance Forum Latin America Lines Up Panelists

Cine-Sud Boards ‘Circus,’ ‘Parable’

Under the proposal, private investors rather than taxpayers would fund mortgages and take on the risks and rewards of housing investments. Todays Economist Perspectives from expert contributors. New rules would foster increased use of covered bonds, under which a pool of private assets rather than a government guarantee protects investors against losses. The legislation further seeks to ensure that smaller banks continue to play a role in housing finance.

Greece’s former finance minister should be prosecuted, lawmakers say

Former socialist Finance minister George Papaconstantinou at the Greek Parliament in Athens on January 17, 2013.

For years now Latin America has been a hotbed for emerging talent, and many of its countries have produced a steady output of successful local films, said Garcia. But its the combination of the growing appetite in the consumer market for cinema as evidenced by the rising screen count and the improving production resources/infrastructure that make Latin America ripe for a film finance forum, he added. Weve seen a comparable explosion for major music (e.g. Lollapalooza Chile) and sports (e.g.

Further Progress on Housing Finance

The three charges against Papaconstantinou are breach of trust, doctoring an official document and dereliction of duty. If convicted, he faces a prison sentence. Papaconstantinou served as finance minister from October 2009 to June 2011, and was finance minister when Greece negotiated its first international bailout. Because he is a lawmaker, Parliament has to approve the lifting of immunity before any prosecution can proceed. In a secret ballot late Monday, 220 deputies in the 300-seat Parliament voted in favor of the former minister being prosecuted for at least one charge, and 166 for all three.

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