July 4, 1953

GREECE-BULGARIA: New York, 3 – The Bulgarian government’s reply to the latest Greek document on finalizing the delineation of the Greek-Bulgarian border was released at the United Nations today. Bulgaria has accepted the Greek viewpoint and has already appointed delegates to the talks. GERMAN DEBTS: London, 3, – The German Reichstag (in Bonn) has ratified all the agreements signed in London regarding German debt. According to the agreements, Germany is obliged to pay back 14 billion marks to settle both the prewar and postwar debts it has incurred. The agreement is now expected to be submitted to the Upper House. ANTI-COLONIAL STRUGGLE: Nicosia, 3 – Twenty Cypriots went on trial today in Paphos on charges of creating disturbances in the town on the day that Queen Elizabeth II was crowned; two police officers were injured in the clashes. TOURKOVASSILIS: Mr T. Tourkovassilis, upon returning from his tour of the Peloponnese, stated that the people of the prefectures of Achaia and Ileia were suffering despite relatively good harvests and that while they were not at all well-disposed toward the government, they still held out hope. ARRESTS: During the beauty contest to elect Miss Star Hellas and despite the police ban, groups of men and women gathered in Kalamaki at a distance of 200 meters from the Argentina Club and began to jeer. A large contingent of police broke up the demonstration and arrested 52 people.

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