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  • IMF director Christine Lagarde
    July 16, 2015  

    Even as Greece moves closer to a new European bailout deal, the International Monetary Fund has been pushing for debt relief for the struggling nation, adding tension to an already fraught situation. Gwen Ifill speaks to managing director Christine Lagarde about the IMF’s stance. Continue reading

  • Riot policemen are seen during clashes in Athens, Greece July 15, 2015. Greek anti-establishment protesters threw dozens of petrol bombs at police in front of parliament on Wednesday ahead of a key vote on a bailout deal, in some of the most serious violence in over two years. Police responded with tear gas, sending hundreds of people fleeing in central Syntagma Square.  REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis - RTX1KFR8
    July 15, 2015  

    The austerity bill struck to earn Greece a new bailout and stay in the Eurozone was approved by that nation’s Parliament, but not without stiff opposition from members of the prime minister’s own party. Protesters condemned the austerity bill, clashing with police. Meanwhile, an IMF report has raised doubt about the implementation. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports. Continue reading

  • A Greek national flag flutters atop a building as dark clouds fill the sky in Athens, Greece, June 30, 2015. Greece's conservative opposition warned on Tuesday that Sunday's vote over international bailout terms would be a referendum over the country's future in Europe, and that wages and pensions would be threatened if people were to reject the package.    REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis  - RTX1IH7S
    June 30, 2015  

    An 11th-hour attempt by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to extend its debt bailout failed to stop the country from becoming the first developed nation to miss a payment to the IMF. In Athens, thousands rallied outside Parliament, urging a yes vote in the upcoming national referendum on working out a deal and staying in the Eurozone. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports. Continue reading

  • Pensioners waiting outside a closed National Bank branch and hoping to get their pensions, argue with a bank employee (L) in Iraklio on the island of Crete, Greece June 29, 2015. Greeks struggled to adjust to shuttered banks, closed cash machines and a climate of rumours and conspiracy theories on Monday as a breakdown in talks between Athens and its creditors plunged the country deep into crisis.    REUTERS/Stefanos Rapanis      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1I943
    June 29, 2015  

    The Greek government closed all banks and made ready to default on a major debt payment after bailout talks with international creditors collapsed over the weekend. Greeks lined up at ATMS and rushed to gas stations, but were met with limits to prevent a full-on run on the banks. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports from Athens. Continue reading

  • A woman pulling a shopping cart reacts outside a closed Eurobank branch in Athens, Greece June 29, 2015. Greece closed its banks and imposed capital controls on Sunday to check the growing strains on its crippled financial system, bringing the prospect of being forced out of the euro into plain sight.   REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1I76A
    June 29, 2015  

    Greece is facing great uncertainty on the eve of a debt default and ahead of a national referendum next Sunday. Judy Woodruff talks to Greg Ip of The Wall Street Journal about the potential consequences for Greece and the Eurozone, plus a look at Puerto Rico’s financial troubles. Continue reading

  • Head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde (C) appears on an outdoor television screen during a news conference after a day of meetings with G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors at the IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington on April 15, 2011. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
    April 17, 2015   BY Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press 

    WASHINGTON — Finance officials from the world’s major economies are searching for the right mix of policies to bolster a still-weak global recovery nearly six years after the Great Recession while confronting a range of new threats from a soaring U.S. dollar to a big drop in oil prices. Continue reading

  • lagarde
    April 9, 2015  

    Europe is climbing out of a recession, but not all countries are recovering at the same pace. France and Greece lag behind countries like Germany and the United Kingdom. According to the International Monetary Fund, the global economy may be stuck in a long period of low growth and high unemployment. Judy Woodruff reports on what’s on the agenda for upcoming meetings at the IMF. Continue reading

  • newswrap
    February 11, 2015  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, the United Kingdom and France joined the U.S. in closing their embassies in Yemen. Also, U.S. intelligence leaders testified at a House hearing that some 20,000 foreign fighters have joined the Islamic State militants despite a military campaign against them. Continue reading

  • newswrap
    January 20, 2015  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, the town of Glendive, Montana, began trucking in bottled water after tests confirmed hazardous levels of benzene from a 50,000 gallon oil spill into the Yellowstone River. Also, five Chechens were arrested in France, though there was no immediate indication of a connection to the Paris terrorist attacks. Continue reading

  • The U.S. military is deploying units to Africa to help construct new treatment centers, labs and bolster other means of response to help battle the Ebola outbreak in Africa, a $750 million effort. Photo by Getty Images
    September 26, 2014   BY Associated Press 

    The International Monetary Fund has approved $130 million in emergency aid to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to help these West African countries respond to the Ebola outbreak. Continue reading

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