Greek PM Antonio Samaras arrives for crisis talks with Angela Merkel

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BERLIN: Greece’s prime minister arrived for crisis talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Friday, at which he was expected to push for more time to make key reforms to keep his country in the eurozone. A beaming Merkel welcomed Antonis Samaras for his first official visit and the two listened to their respective national anthems played by a German military band in unseasonal Berlin drizzle. Samaras is kicking off a two-day trip to Berlin and then to Paris with his debt-wracked country’s future in the 17-nation eurozone in the balance as its cash reserves dry up and a new injection of European funds hangs by a thread. Hours before his arrival, senior German officials kept up the pressure…

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