Greece hold US citizens hostage

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    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities have arrested the captain of a boat that is part of a Gaza-bound flotilla trying to deliver humanitarian aid to the Palestinian territory, officials said Saturday.

    The "Audacity of Hope" has been moored at a Greek naval station. Its crew of four, two British and two American citizens, was forbidden to leave the boat. The British Embassy intervened and while they were then allowed to leave the boat, the crew and the passengers chose to stay on board, Hirschmann said.

    "Where is the American embassy in all this?" she said, adding that U.S. authorities had not responded to passengers' calls for assistance. The U.S. Embassy wasn't immediately available for comment.

    Greece arrests Gaza-bound boat captain - Yahoo! News
     
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    Immediate Greek default prevented, outlook fragile
    2 July`11 — Greece was pulled back from impending default Saturday, when eurozone finance ministers signed off on a vital loan installment. But the country's international creditors are showing more concern over whether it can service its debt in the long run.
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    July 2, 2011: Eurozone finance ministers put the Greece debt crisis on hold by voting for the last phase of a $156 billion bailout.
     
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    I was always under the impression that your rights as an American citizen only exisited as far as our borders. You cant pack the constitiution with you and take it traveling.
     
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