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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.
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Cyprus considering Russian military use of airbase, port facilities

LARNARCA, Cyprus, June 24 (UPI) -- Financially strapped Cyprus is looking at allowing Russian military aircraft to use an airbase in Paphos, the country's defense minister said over the weekend.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012.
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Israel seeks Cyprus base to guard gas zone

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Israel is reported to be seeking to deploy fighter aircraft in Cyprus, its partner in developing a natural gas bonanza under the eastern Mediterranean, to protect these vital energy resources.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012.
By United Press International
Israel tightens Med defense links over gas

Israel tightens Med defense links over gas

TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has pledged to upgrade his country's defense links with Greece and is reported to have signed a defense cooperation pact with Greek Cypriots to counter Turkish threats against joint exploration of gas fields in the eastern Mediterranean.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 10, 2011.
By United Press International

Greek P.M. says country needs reform

ATHENS, Greece, June 18 (UPI) -- Massive international loans propping up its economy give the Greek government little flexibility on reform, Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou said Friday.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Monday, Jan. 22, 2007.
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UPI almanacs for Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006.
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Today is Sunday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2006 with 343 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Oct. 10, the 283rd day of 2005 with 82 to follow.
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Andreas G. Papandreou (Greek: Ανδρέας Γ. Παπανδρέου); February 5, 1919 - June 23, 1996) was a Greek economist, a socialist politician and a dominant figure in Greek politics. He served two terms as Prime Minister of Greece (21 October 1981, to 2 July 1989, and 13 October 1993, to 22 January 1996). In 1999, Papandreou was posthumously awarded the Swedish Order of the Polar Star.

Papandreou was born on the island of Chios, Greece, the son of the leading Greek liberal politician George Papandreou. His mother, born Zofia (Sofia) Mineyko, was half Polish. Before university, he attended Athens College a leading private school in Greece. He attended the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens from 1937 till 1938 when, during the Fascist Metaxas dictatorship, he was arrested for purported Trotskyism. Following representations by his father, he was allowed to leave for the US.

In 1942, Papandreou enrolled at Harvard University, where he completed a doctorate in economics. In 1943, Papandreou joined America's war effort and volunteered for the US Navy where he served as a hospital corpsman at the Bethesda Naval Hospital for war wounded, and became a United States citizen. He returned to Harvard in 1946 and served as a lecturer and associate professor until 1947. He then held professorships at the University of Minnesota, Northwestern University, the University of California, Berkeley (where he was chair of the Department of Economics), Stockholm University and York University in Toronto, Canada. In 1948, he entered into a relationship with University of Minnesota journalism student Margaret Chant. After Chant obtained a divorce and after his own divorce from Christina Rasia, his first wife, Papandreou and Chant were married in 1951. They had three sons and a daughter. Papandreou also had a daughter out of wedlock living in Sweden.

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