Latest News Wires Why did Greece give Merkel such a chilly reception? (+video)

Some 50,000 protesters turned out to greet Angela Merkel in Athens Tuesday, in the German chancellor's first visit to the fiscally beleaguered country in five years.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel got a hostile reception from many ordinary Greeks Tuesday when she flew into Athens on her first visit to the country since its debt crisis erupted three years ago.