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Contentious G20 shows US needs time to 'adapt': Lagarde

Baden-baden - IMF chief Christine Lagarde sought to play down fears over the US weakening international commitments to free trade and climate change Saturday, saying the new White House needed time to "adapt and learn".

Athens probing how parcel bombs got to Paris, Berlin

Atenas - Greek authorities were on Friday trying to determine how a near-defunct militant group was able to sneak at least two parcel bombs through airport security, one of which exploded at the IMF's Paris offices.

IMF letter bomb: what is the Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei?

Atenas - Investigators suspect a Greek far-left group -- known as the Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei -- was behind a letter bomb that wounded an IMF secretary in Paris on Thursday, the same day the group claimed responsibility for an explosive device found in Berlin...

Greek anarchists 'likely' behind IMF Paris letter bomb

Paris - Investigators suspect a Greek anarchist group was behind a letter bomb that injured an IMF secretary in Paris on Thursday, the day after an explosive device was found in Berlin, sources close to the probe said.

Ukraine reaches preliminary agreement with IMF

Kiev - The International Monetary Fund said Saturday it had reached a preliminary agreement with Ukraine that could see the war-scarred and cashed-starved nation receive fresh aid in the first half of the year.

Ex-IMF chief Rato handed 4.5 years in jail for embezzlement

Madrid - Former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato was handed a jail sentence of four years and six months Thursday for misusing funds when he was the boss of two Spanish banks.

Ex-IMF chief Rato handed 4.5 years in jail for embezzlement

Madrid - Former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato was handed a jail sentence of four years and six months Thursday for misusing funds when he was the boss of two Spanish banks.

Ex-IMF chief Rato handed 4.5 years in jail for embezzlement

Madrid - Former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato was handed a jail sentence of four years and six months Thursday for misusing funds when he was the boss of two Spanish banks.

Germany expects continued IMF aid for Greece

Berlin - Germany said Sunday that it expects the International Monetary Fund to continue participating in the bailout for debt-stricken Greece, despite the lender's doubts on the issue.

Tsipras warns IMF, Germany to stop 'playing with fire' over Greek debt

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Saturday warned the International Monetary Fund and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble to "stop playing with fire" in the handling of his country's debt.

Ex-IMF chief Rato, already in dock, accused of 'tax fraud'

Madrid - Former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato stands accused of tax fraud carried out in his native Spain over more than a decade, according to a report Wednesday detailing charges that come atop another ongoing trial for embezzlement.

No reason for alarm over Greek debt: ESM

Brussels - There's no need for alarm over Greece's debt levels, a spokesman for the EU's rescue fund body told AFP Saturday, the day after a leaked IMF report described the problem as "explosive".

Greek vote on tax help for migrant islands pushed to Wednesday

Atenas - A Greek parliament vote on a special tax allowance for Aegean islands struggling to accommodate thousands of migrants has been pushed to Wednesday, the chamber said.

Christine Lagarde: Trailblazing woman at the IMF

Paris - Christine Lagarde is a high-flying former lawyer who rose to become the first woman to lead the International Monetary Fund but who may find her stellar career blemished by a conviction for negligence.

IMF chief Lagarde found guilty over French tycoon payment

Paris - A French court on Monday found IMF head Christine Lagarde guilty of negligence over a massive state payout to a tycoon when she was French finance minister but spared her a fine or prison sentence.

Emotional Lagarde tells trial she acted in France's interests

Paris - An emotional Christine Lagarde told her trial for negligence Friday she acted in good faith in approving a massive state payout to a tycoon when she was French finance minister.

Prosecution says against convicting IMF's Lagarde at trial

Paris - The prosecutor acting in IMF boss Christine Lagarde's trial in Paris said Thursday he was against convicting her, judging the evidence to support the charge of negligence as too weak.

IMF positive on Spanish growth, down on jobs

Madrid - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) revised up its prediction for Spanish growth on Tuesday but warned "structural weaknesses persist," particularly in the form of sky-high unemployment.

Lagarde grilled over 'colossal' payout in French trial

Paris - IMF boss Christine Lagarde faced a grilling Tuesday, the second day of her trial, over the "colossal" damages payout authorised for a tycoon while she was French finance minister.

Greece doesn't need more austerity, cuts went too far: IMF

Washington - Greece does not need more austerity at this time, and in fact spending cuts have gone too far already, two senior International Monetary Fund officials said Monday.

IMF chief Lagarde denies negligence in France trial

Paris - IMF chief Christine Lagarde denied wrongdoing in her handling of a massive French state payout to a tycoon as she went on trial Monday in a case that risks tarnishing her stellar career.

IMF chief Lagarde on trial in France over tycoon case

Paris - IMF chief Christine Lagarde goes on trial in France on Monday over a massive state payout to a flamboyant tycoon when she was finance minister in a case that risks tarnishing her stellar career.

Greece to approve new cuts for 2017 in parliament vote

Atenas - Greek lawmakers were to approve Saturday a new round of pay cuts and tax hikes for 2017 demanded by international creditors, with Athens hoping for an ECB stimulus next year.

Eurozone agrees debt relief for Greece amid IMF row

Brussels - Eurozone finance ministers on Monday approved new debt relief measures to alleviate Greece's colossal debt mountain in the wake of its huge 86-billion-euro bailout, but at levels far short of those demanded by the IMF.

EU, IMF 'going in circles' on Greek debt relief

Brussels - Eurozone finance ministers meet Monday as far apart as ever on the debt relief measures demanded by the International Monetary Fund for it to back their bailout programme for Greece.

IMF team leaves Ukraine without new loan promise

Kiev - The International Monetary Fund said Friday its team had ended a visit to Kiev without seeing sufficient economic restructuring progress to release a new loan to Ukraine this year.

IMF urges Argentina to continue reforms, protect poor

Washington - The IMF on Thursday urged Argentina to stay the course on tough economic reforms, but also to take steps to protect the poor from the negative consequences.

Portugal backtracks on early IMF loan repayment

Lisbon - Portugal's Socialist government said Saturday it will not make early payments of 6.6 billion euros in IMF loans this year in order to maintain financial reserves.

IMF arrives in Ukraine with tough demand for new loan

Kiev - An International Monetary Fund team arrives in Kiev on Thursday to check on cash-strapped Ukraine's books and set out a series of tough conditions for the disbursement of further loans.The IMF approved a $17.5-billion (15.

Protectionism's rise a balancing act for World Bank, IMF

Washington - Protectionism's rise in Europe and the United States is pushing the world's economic leaders toward a delicate balancing act: defending globalization but acknowledging the pain that sometimes comes with it.
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The global community actively discusses a financial aid to Ukraine. The issue of financial aid to Uk...
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Aid was promised, but where is the money? At the end of February of this year the EU leaders in reply to changing of State power in Ukraine promised to give financial help, aimed at financial system stabilization and different investment projects realization directed on development of the country economy. Then Elmar Brok, chairman of the EP Committee on Foreign Affairs announced a sum in 20 billion Euros, which will be received by Ukraine for the reform implementation as soon as a new governme

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