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National bank to hold EGM on Mon. to approve sale of Finansbank

Greece’s National Bank will hold an extraordinary general meeting on Monday to approve the sale of its Turkish subsidiary Finansbank, the bank announced.

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Final deal on pension reforms will reflect compromises for both sides

The final agreement on the pension reforms Greece wants to implement will reflect compromises for both the country and its lenders, Economy Minister Giorgos Stathakis said in an interview with Greek daily Real News, published on Sunday.

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Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian is free, Iran news outlet says

New York, January 16, 2016–The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes reports citing the Iranian Fars News Agency that say Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian has been freed as part of a prisoner swap deal, after more than 544 days in prison in Iran.

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PM briefed KKE leader on plans to revise Constitution, election law

The meeting between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Communist Party of Greece (KKE) leader Dimitris Koutsoumbas covered a broad range of issues, including plans to revise the Constitution and change election law, the prime minister’s press office said in a press release on Friday.

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ND leader says the government is punishing those who work

Main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis criticized the government for crushing the self-employed those who have just entered the workforce and the pensioners with its policies, after a meeting with the president of the Athens Bar Association Vasilis Alexandris on Friday.

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German state to sign declaration to train Greek officials against tax evasion

The Finance Minister of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Norbert Walter-Borjans, will sign with the Greek government a Joint Declaration of Intent which will foresee the training of officials from the country’s financial crime unit at the state’s training centers, the minister told Deutsche Welle on Friday, ahead of his visit to Athens on Saturday.

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Eurogroup: Lot of work has been done, Greece must send plan for pension system reforms

Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem and European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said on Thursday the institutions are waiting for Greece to submit specific fiscal proposals for reforming Greece’s social security system.

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Two Kurdish journalists jailed in southeast Turkey

Istanbul, January 12, 2016–Turkish authorities should immediately release two Kurdish journalists jailed in southeast Turkey since last week and drop all charges against them, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The arrests follow the detentions of at least three other journalists working for pro-Kurdish news outlets in December.

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State of the Union Address… President Obama: I want to focus on our future

THE WHITE HOUSE – Office of the Press Secretary – January 12, 2016 Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery State of the Union Address

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Excerpts of the President’s State of the Union Address

“We live in a time of extraordinary change – change that’s reshaping the way we live, the way we work, our planet and our place in the world.  It’s change that promises amazing medical breakthroughs, but also economic disruptions that strain working families.  It promises education for girls in the most remote villages, but also […]

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