Clinton shows Greece US support for economic plans

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July 17, 2011, 11:19 a.m. | World — by Associated Press

An unidentified man kisses the hand of US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton upon her arrival in Athens, as she continues her regional diplomatic tour, July 16, 2011.
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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is in Greece to show American support for the financially troubled country's economic recovery plans. Senior U.S. officials in Athens with Clinton say that on Sunday she will underscore Washington's backing for Greece's deficit reduction program at the IMF and elsewhere, even as the Obama administration grapples with a similar issue at home.

Clinton is visiting Athens on the second leg of a 12-day around-the-world diplomatic tour. She came to Greece from Turkey and will travel to India, Indonesia, Hong Kong and southern mainland China before returning home on July 25.
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