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News Summary: Greece in talks to end TV crisis

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The Associated Press | June 19, 2013 02:28 PM EST | AP


THE TALKS: Greece's governing coalition parties met for the second time in three days to try and end a political crisis triggered by the closure of state broadcaster ERT.

THE TRIGGER: Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras decided to switch off ERT's signal and fire its 2,700 employees as international pressure grows on Greece to speed up long-term cost cutting reforms.

THE CRISIS: The dispute has raised the threat of a snap general election in Greece, one year after the last general election. And international debt monitors suspended their inspection "to allow completion of technical work." They will resume at the end of the month.