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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - July 12, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba C M Y K PAGE A5 winnipegfreepress. com WORLD WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2015 A 5 Metric Ingredients Imperial 4 chicken breasts, skinless, boneless & cut into cubes 4 1 red onion, cut into cubes 1 2 mangoes, peeled & cut into cubes 2 8 skewers, thai coconut lime seasoned skewers 8 15 ml olive oil 1 tbsp 1 lime, cut into wedges 1 THAI COCONUT CHICKEN SKEWERS Directions On skewers, alternate chicken, onion and mango. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes. Brush chicken, onion and mango with oil. Grill on preheated medium- high grill until chicken is firm and cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Squeeze lime over. Servings: 4 BRUSSELS — Bailout discussions between the Greek finance minister and his skeptical counterparts in the 19- country eurozone will resume today after breaking up following more than eight hours of talks without any apparent breakthrough that will secure the country’s future in the euro. During talks on Saturday, Greece clearly failed to give what its creditors in the eurozone have been demanding — iron- clad proof it can deliver on its promises to implement tough austerity and reform measures in return for billions more in rescue money. “ We had an in- depth discussion of the Greek proposals and the issue of credibility and trust was discussed,” Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the eurozone’s top official, said on leaving the meeting. The talks will resume at 11 a. m. local time, just a few hours before the European Union’s 28 leaders are meant to descend on Brussels for a summit that has been billed over the past week as Greece’s last chance to convince creditors that it deserves more financial help. “ It’s still very difficult but work is still in progress,” Dijsselbloem said. The pressure was on Greece all Saturday even after the country’s parliament passed a harsh austerity package that it hopes will lead to a three- year bailout. Over and over in Brussels, finance ministers and top officials of the eurozone said the same thing — we don’t fully trust you to make good on your promises. A European official present at the discussions, when asked what more needed to be discussed when ministers reconvene today, said “ everything.” The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he’s not authorized to talk publicly, said ministers wanted “ more specific and binding commitments” and that the Greek government’s proposals were “ too little, too late.” Assuaging those concerns is the task facing Euclid Tsakalotos, who has been Greek finance minister for barely a week, following the resignation of his outspoken predecessor Yanis Varoufakis. He needs to do it as Greece desperately needs the money to avoid a financial collapse. Greece’s banks, according to some accounts, have barely enough cash in their vaults to see the country through the week. Greece’s banks have been shuttered for the best part of two weeks and daily withdrawals from ATMs have been limited to a paltry 60 euros ( about $ 85). The economy is in free fall and the country faces big debt repayments in coming weeks. Early Saturday, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras cleared one hurdle. Lawmakers in the Greek parliament overwhelmingly backed a package of economic reforms and further austerity measures, in hopes it would convince European creditors to back a third bailout of the country. Greece has made a request to Europe’s bailout fund for a 53.5 billion- euro three- year financial package, but many officials in Brussels put that figure much higher. Still, the measures proposed, which include changes long- demanded by creditors, such as changes to pensions and sales taxes, weren’t enough to unlock an agreement in Brussels. Following months of deteriorating relations, creditors are demanding firm legislative action to back up the proposals at the very least. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, who has taken a hard line on Greece over recent months, said the Greek government will have to do a lot more than just say it wants to reform if it’s going to get more money. “ We will definitely not be able to rely on promises,” he said. “ We are determined to not make calculations that everyone knows one cannot believe in.” Schaeuble was clear in who he blamed for the current crisis. He put that firmly on the shoulders of the radical left Syriza government that was elected in January on an anti- austerity prescription. The “ hopeful” economic situation regarding Greece at the end of last year has been “ destroyed by the last months.” — The Associated Press P HOENIX— TO a cheering crowd, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump continued to rail against illegal immigration Saturday, pointedly criticizing the Mexican government and pledging to build a fence along the U. S.- Mexico border, while also taking stabs at other Republican presidential contenders, Democrats and the media. “ Mexico— I respect the country,” Trump said in Phoenix. “ They’re taking our jobs, they’re taking our manufacturing, they’re taking our money, they’re taking everything, and they’re killing us at the border.” Trump, who recently called Mexican immigrants rapists and drug dealers, acknowledged: “ The Mexican government is not happy with me, to put it mildly.” As he has repeatedly — since the making the comments— he forcefully criticized by members of his own party, Trump said he respected Mexico and the Mexican people. “ But their leaders are too smart for our leaders, because we have stupid leaders, OK?” he said, to cheers and chants of “ U- S- A!” He added, “ Don’t worry, we’ll take our country back. Very soon.” His pledge to erect a wall along the entire southern border prompted shouts of, “ Build the wall!” Trump’s unapologetic and at times perplexing campaign ( he says he can win the Latino vote) has thrust the issue of immigration to the forefront of the 2016 campaign. Saturday’s event in Phoenix was originally scheduled to be held at a nearby hotel, but, according to local Republican officials, demand soared in recent days, prompting the move to the larger venue. Also appearing was Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a firebrand on the issue. Jim Wines and his sister- in- law waited in 38 C heat outside the convention centre Saturday morning to see Trump. “ He calls a spade a spade and is the only one willing to say it like it is,” said Wines, a registered Republican and ardent Arpaio supporter from Surprise, Ariz. “ I’d vote for him to be president today,” he said of Trump. Standing a few feet behind Wines in a line that stretched nearly a city block was Diane Sapiro, who wore a Trump button that read “ Make America great again.” Sapiro said she’s an unaffiliated voter, disenchanted by Democrats and Republicans. “ He’s arrogant and a little cocky, but when he talks, he’s saying stuff I agree with,” said the Chandler, Ariz., resident. “ Illegals coming across the border are an issue here. We’re a border state and it’s a real issue.” Trump didn’t limit his talk to immigration. At various points he took on U. S. President Barack Obama (“ You know I don’t use teleprompters like the president; I speak from the heart”), Caroline Kennedy, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jeb Bush, NBC and Macy’s. “ Who would you rather have negotiating a really good deal with China, Mexico, Japan. Trump or Jeb Bush?” he asked. Earlier Saturday, Trump spoke at Freedom- Fest, a libertarian- oriented event in Las Vegas. Again, Mexico was a target. “ You remember the old days with Castro, when he emptied his jails and sent them to the United States?” he asked. “ Well, Mexico does similar things.” For a few unscripted minutes, Trump strayed from his prepared remarks and invited Jamiel Shaw Sr. to the podium to relate the story of his son, who was fatally shot in 2008 in South Los Angeles by an immigrant in the country illegally. “ I see him almost like a dad,” Shaw said of Trump. “ He’s the kind of man that you would want to be your dad.” Toward the end of the Las Vegas speech, Trump took questions from the audience. One attendee from Mexico said he was incredibly insulted by Trump’s remarks and asked whether the presidential hopeful would build walls around every state to prevent criminals from entering the United States. “ I was waiting for this,” Trump said. “ Did the government of Mexico ask you to come up here and say this?” Trump said he would build a wall between the United States and Mexico, and that he encouraged legal immigration. “ But what I don’t encourage is people coming into our country illegally,” he said, to the applause and whistling of audience members. In recent weeks, several companies, including NBCUniversal and Macy’s, have severed ties with the real estate mogul. Moreover, some Republicans have denounced Trump’s comments and sought to distance themselves as the party looks to make inroads with Latino voters — a crucial voting bloc — ahead of the 2016 election. Top Republicans in Arizona, including Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake and Gov. Doug Ducey, did not attend Trump’s convention centre rally. McCain and Flake supported a bipartisan comprehensive immigration proposal that passed the Senate in 2013 but ultimately stalled in the Republican- controlled House. At its core, the bill would have increased the number of agents patrolling the border while allowing some immigrants living in the country illegally to obtain “ registered provisional immigrant status” if they entered the country before 2011. In cable television interviews this week, Mc- Cain lambasted Trump’s remarks as “ offensive,” saying a majority of Arizonans would disagree with his views. — Los Angeles Times Trump rails against illegals in Arizona Vow to build wall at border draws cheers By Kurtis Lee PHOTOS BY ROSS D. FRANKLIN / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ABOVE: Donald Trump makes a speech in Phoenix. RIGHT: Protesters demonstrate outside the venue. Greek plan ‘ too little, too late’ By Raf Casert and John- Thor Dahlburg FRANCOIS LENOIR / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jeroen Dijsselbloem said being able to trust the Greek government is an issue. A_ 05_ Jul- 12- 15_ FP_ 01. indd A5 7/ 11/ 15 10: 49: 08 PM

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