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Greece's new government focuses on Olympics

Greece’s prime minister-elect Costas Karamanlis personally took charge of preparations for the Athens Olympics as the conservative leader presented a new government five months before the Games. But the government also has to move forward difficult negotiations over reunifying divided Cyprus, and to that end Karamanlis appointed a seasoned diplomat to the post of foreign minister, 75-year-old Petros Molyviatis. Molyviatis, who served in earlier conservative administrations in the late 1970s, will seek to reach an agreement with Turkey over the Mediterranean island in time for it to join the European Union in two months. But he is not expected to stay on for long, giving way to a younger successor in a reshuffle after the Olympics in august. Full Story

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