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Greek police fire tear gas as anti-austerity protest turns violent

Atenas - Greek police fired tear gas Thursday as a thousands-strong demonstration in Athens against new austerity cuts turned violent with some hooded youths throwing Molotov cocktails.

Ukraine shelves corruption bill angering West

Kiev - Ukrainian lawmakers bowed Wednesday to International Monetary Fund pressure and shelved a highly-controversial bill that critics feared would have defanged the former Soviet republic's vital fight against corruption.

Ukraine puts brakes on corruption bill angering West

Kiev - Ukraine's lawmakers Wednesday put the brakes on a bill that has triggered concern from its Western allies for hampering anti-corruption efforts in the graft-riddled former Soviet republic.

IMF austerity has consequences for children's health: study

Washington - Austerity policies imposed by the International Monetary Fund may harm parents' ability to care for their children's health, according to a study published Monday.

Egypt, IMF in initial agreement on next aid tranche

Cairo - The International Monetary Fund said Friday it will release the second tranche of a $12-billion loan to Egypt, in a "vote of confidence" in the country's economic reform programme.The amount of $1.

Greece 'on target' for May 22 fiscal deal: PM

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Saturday said his government was "on target" for a May 22 fiscal deal with its creditors to enable the country to meet July loan payments.

In Washington, the economic world meets Trump climate skepticism

Washington - The Trump administration's climate skepticism and its possible withdrawal from the landmark Paris Agreement of 2015 drew a cloud over this week's grand economic conclave in Washington.

IMF warns against protectionism, but strikes word from statement

Washington - With fears rising that the Trump administration will follow through on its threats to raise trade barriers, world finance ministers are united on one message: protectionism threatens the global economy.

German finance minister calls on US to stay engaged in global economy

Washington - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble issued a plea to the United States to remain engaged in the global economy and not to try to score gains at the expense of other countries.

IMF warns of growing risks to improving global recovery

Washington - The global economic recovery is picking up steam, but the rise of protectionist rhetoric and the threat of trade wars could erode those gains, the International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday.

IMF raises China growth forecast to 6.6% this year, 6.2% in 2018

Bejing - The International Monetary Fund Tuesday raised its economic growth forecast for China for this year and next but warned of serious longer-term problems unless it reduces its reliance on credit.The IMF's forecast for 2017 was 6.

IMF chief tells Ukraine to tackle pricey pension system

Kiev - The IMF's chief to Ukraine told Kiev on Tuesday its pension system was unsustainable because it supported nearly a third of the population and must limit the number of retirees.

Greece wants eurozone summit if debt talks fail: Tsipras

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has said he will demand a eurozone summit if creditor talks on Friday fail to break months of deadlock over the country's debt and reform goals.

Ukraine expects another $4.5 bn from IMF this year

Kiev - Ukraine expects another $4.5 billion from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by the end of the year, the National Bank said Tuesday, one day after the fund granted $1 billion for the cash-strapped country.

Greece close to deal with creditors: parliament chief

Atenas - Greece is close to a long-delayed deal with its creditors after months of tough talks that have held up the payment of vital loans, a senior official has said.

Greece close to deal with creditors: parliament chief

Atenas - Greece is close to a long-delayed deal with its creditors after months of tough talks that have held up the payment of vital loans, a senior official has said.

Greece close to deal with creditors: parliament chief

Atenas - Greece is close to a long-delayed deal with its creditors after months of tough talks that have held up the payment of vital loans, a senior official has said.

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.
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OFFICIAL: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker attends a European People's Party convention in Vilnius, Lithuania, in 2013.
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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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Students interrupt a talk by Christine Lagarde of the IMF at the University of Amsterdam
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Students interrupt a talk by Christine Lagarde of the IMF at the University of Amsterdam
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Former IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn
Former IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn
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Former International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
Former International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
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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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The former IMF chief, Dominique Strauss Kahn
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Former International Monetary Fund Managing Director, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, at a press conference
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