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  • Spain overhauls its banks to help avoid bailout

     
    Spain announced a major overhaul of its troubled banking sector in a bid to avoid having to ask for an international bailout. Spain's' banks are saddled with billions of dollars in bad loans because of a housing bubble....
  • Greece to hold new election on June 17

     
    Voters 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...
  • Your recipe for the day: Butterflied roasted eggplant salad

     
    How clever: Butterfly an eggplant and use it in place of the lettuce. This L.A. Times Test Kitchen recipe for butterflied roasted eggplant salad is part of a trio of dishes that celebrate the re-emergence of Greek taverna food. Read......
  • Greece, the Mediterranean Puerto Rico?

     
    Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño's conservative policies have been garnishing national attention. Last weekend he was interviewed by Fox News about his administration's austerity measures which include shedding thousands of public employees. FortuÃ...
  • Europe's summer surprise: A stronger economy

     
    Europe’s government-debt crisis helped send global financial markets plummeting in May. Now, the surprise of the summer is that the continent’s economy hasn’t fallen off a cliff. In fact, it’s showing unexpected strength. New data to that effect...
  • Obama: The Velcro president?

     
    Peter Nicholas and Janet Hook write today: Through two terms, Reagan eluded much of the responsibility for recession and foreign policy scandal. In less than two years, Obama has become ensnared in blame. Hoping to better insulate Obama, White House......
  • IRAQ: Saddam Hussein's alleged mistress tells all in new book

     
    If it wasn't for a bowl of tabbouleh, the popular Middle Eastern cracked wheat salad, Parisoula Lampsos' life might have been much different today. On a summer night in 1968, Lampsos' neighbor, Gina, had nagged her to come over and......
  • Olympia Dukakis, Annie Purcell to star in 'Elektra' at Getty Villa

     
    The new production of Sophocles' "Elektra" that opens in September at the Getty Villa will boast some top-notch acting talent in the form of Oscar-winner Olympia Dukakis, Tony-nominee Manoel Felciano, Pamela Reed and Annie Purcell. Directed by Carey...
  • Updated: Lamar Odom on USA's tuneup win over Greece

     
    The U.S. easily defeated Greece, 87-59, in Athens on Wednesday in the team's last tuneup before the FIBA World Championship starts on Saturday in Turkey. Lamar Odom, the only Laker on the USA squad, started and was active enough on the defensive end of...
  • 50,000 minks on the loose after weekend break-ins at Greek fur farms

     
    THESSALONIKI, Greece — Police say break-ins at two fur farms have set more than 50,000 minks on the loose in northern Greece. A statement from local police says the break-ins occurred Friday and Saturday near the city of Kastoria, which......
  • Animal Liberation Front claims responsibility for Greek fur farm break-ins that set loose 50,000 minks

     
    ATHENS, Greece — An international animal rights activist group has claimed responsibility for releasing more than 50,000 minks from two fur farms in northern Greece. In an online statement, the Animal Liberation Front says it carried out the attacks...