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"When you have to choose between two bad solutions, you choose the least bad, and that's clearly 'Yes'," said Dimitris Kavouklis, 42, as he voted in an upmarket district of the capital. 15:20 GMT - Merkel faces dilemma - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is faced with a dilemma, says Julian Rappold of the German Council on Foreign Relations.
US pop legend Billy Joel married longtime girlfriend Alexis Roderick in a surprise wedding Saturday, popping their nuptials on unsuspecting guests at a July 4 holiday party, the singer's publicist said. The wedding, which took place on Joel's Long Island estate, was officiated by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Joel and Roderick "surprised guests at their annual July 4th party by exchanging vows in front of their family and close friends," said a statement sent to AFP by Joel's publicist Claire Mercuri.