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Greece sees problems repaying IMF, ECB; Germans air mistrust

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ATHENS/BERLIN - Greece said on Wednesday it will struggle to make debt repayments to the IMF and the European Central Bank this year as Germany's finance minister voiced open doubts about Athens' trustworthiness.

Greece sends comprehensive reform plan to lenders - EU source

BRUSSELS - Greece sent a list of economic reform plans to European institutions and the International Monetary Fund around midnight that was "a valid starting point" for talks over its bailout, a source close to the European Commission said on Tuesday.

Business, Economy, 24 Feb 2015

Germany holds up Greek bid for euro zone loan extension

ATHENS/BRUSSELS - Germany rejected a Greek proposal for a six-month extension to its euro zone loan agreement on Thursday, saying it was "not a substantial solution" because it did not commit Athens to stick to the conditions of its international bailout.

Economy, Business, 20 Feb 2015

Greece dances around words to keep anti-bailout public on side

ATHENS - Greece's new leftist-led government walked a semantic tightrope on Thursday to assure supporters it had not climbed down and sacrificed national pride by requesting an extension of euro zone financial support while seeking to satisfy its creditors.

World, Business, 20 Feb 2015

Prosecutor asks for Strauss-Kahn acquittal in French sex trial

LILLE, France - A French prosecutor asked a criminal court on Tuesday to acquit former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of a pimping charge for his role in what investigating magistrates argued was an organized sex ring using prostitutes.

World, 17 Feb 2015

Britain becomes first country to donate to IMF Ebola debt relief fund

LONDON - Britain said on Monday it would contribute 50 million dollars to a new IMF fund to help West African countries hit by Ebola to service their debts so they can use their own money to help save lives.

World, 09 Feb 2015

Greece has started debt-swap talks with IMF, minister tells paper

ROME - Greece has started negotiations with the International Monetary Fund over a plan to swap its sovereign debt for growth-linked bonds, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said in an interview published on Wednesday.

Business, Economy, 04 Feb 2015

Sex offence trial of ex-IMF head Strauss-Kahn opens

LILLE, France - Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former IMF chief tipped to become French president before a New York hotel maid accused him of sexual assault in 2011, went on trial in France on Monday in a separate case of alleged procuring of prostitutes.

World, 02 Feb 2015

Ex-IMF boss Strauss-Kahn faces French pimping trial

PARIS - Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former IMF chief tipped to become French president before a New York hotel maid accused him of sexual assault in 2011, goes on trial in France on Monday in a separate case of alleged pimping.

World, 30 Jan 2015

IMF sets June deadline for progress on governance reforms

WASHINGTON - The IMF set a June deadline for making progress on reforms that would give emerging countries more say in how the world lender is run, an attempt to break a standoff created by U.S. failure to ratify the changes.

Business, 29 Jan 2015