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Greek PM courts opposition as discontent over pensions grows ATHENS: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will seek the backing of opposition party leaders for unpopular pension reforms demanded under an international bailout which have brought thousands to the streets in protest.Greece has promised its European and IMF lenders a comprehensive pension reform plan by December but Tsipras faces resistance to changes from a country worn down by six years of recession and austerity.Tsipras' government majority has shrunk to just three seats as it pushes through the latest austerity measures and the prime minister requested on Thursday a party leaders' meeting once the country's president returns from a visit to Italy on Friday.The leaders will discuss pension reform, among other important issues such as the refugee crisis and education, government officials told Reuters, with the aim to reach the widest possible consensus.Asked if that meant Tsipras would ask for opposition backing when the reforms are voted in parliament, one government ...

Spanish economy expands for ninth quarter in a row MADRID: Spain's economy grew for the ninth consecutive quarter, official data showed Thursday just weeks ahead of general elections dominated by economic issues in a country slowly emerging from a devastating financial crisis.Growth slowed slightly in the third quarter of 2015 to 0.8 percent compared with 1.0 percent in the previous three months, according to the country's National Statistics Institute.The country is faring better than its European neighbours, though its growth remains slower than that ...

Obama Thanksgiving message on refugees: world 'full of pilgrims' WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama Thursday delivered a Thanksgiving message in which he compared modern refugees to the pilgrims whom the holiday celebrates, urging Americans to open their arms to the potential immigrants."Nearly four centuries after the Mayflower set sail, the world is still full of pilgrims -- men and women who want nothing more than the chance for a safer, better future for themselves and their families," Obama said in his weekly address, referring ...

Turkey will not apologise to Russia over jet downing: minister ANKARA: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu vowed Thursday that Ankara would not apologise to Moscow over the downing of a warplane on the Syrian border. Russian President Vladimir Putin said earlier his country had not received any apology from Turkish leaders."We don't need to apologise on an occasion that we are right," Cavusoglu said. "But we said on the phone yesterday (Wednesday) that we are sorry," he added, referring to a telephone conversation with his ...

Turkish government does not intend to curb central bank independence: officials ANKARA: Turkey's government has no intention of curbing central bank independence or interfering with its structure, government officials told Reuters on Thursday, after the lira eased on concerns about a new government programme.The government programme unveiled in parliament late on Wednesday said the central bank would continue to determine monetary policy instruments directly itself as the basis for securing price stability. But it omitted a previous reference to the bank setting monetary policy independently.President Tayyip ...

Britain's Cameron says time to start bombing militants in Syria LONDON: Prime Minister David Cameron told lawmakers on Thursday it was time to join air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, saying Britain cannot "subcontract its security to other countries".Cameron, who lost a vote on air strikes against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces in 2013, needs to persuade several lawmakers in his own Conservative Party and some in the opposition Labour Party to back his cause if he is to win parliament's backing for ...

Greek pensioners rally against cuts, workers to strike on Dec. 3 ATHENS: Thousands of Greek pensioners demonstrated in central Athens on Thursday against cuts demanded under an international bailout, and the public sector union called its second nationwide anti-austerity strike in under a month.The biggest public and private sector unions, representing about 2.6 million workers, plan a 24-hour strike against pension reform on Dec. 3.The unions brought thousands to the streets earlier this month in the biggest domestic challenge to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras since he ...


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