‘Greek govt stable after Cabinet reshuffle’
Athens, 25 June: Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras today insisted his government was stable despite a reshuffle following the uproar over the disputed closure of public broadcaster ERT. “The government intends to carry out its four-year term… Stability is more necessary than ever today, so as not to waste time and exit the crisis,” said Samaras after his new cabinet was sworn in. afp
Strike shuts Eiffel Tower
Paris, 25 June: The Eiffel Tower was closed today following a strike by workers at the Paris landmark for better work conditions and more pay at the height of the tourist season. The influential CGT union called the strike after failed last-minute talks yesterday which lasted for seven hours. The tower normally opens at 9 a.m. and closes after midnight during the peak tourist season that runs from June till September. afp
Chinese leaders conduct self criticism
Beijing, 25 June: In a rare move, Chinese Communist Party’s new leaders headed by President Xi Jinping conducted a self criticism session at a high level meeting here to set an example for others in the party’s campaign to win back public trust and confidence. The politburo of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC), which is the second highest body, held a special conference from 22 to 25 June presided over by Mr Xi during which self criticisms were carried out, state-run Xinhua news agency reported today. pti