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Banks reopen, taxes rise as Greece pays billions to creditors
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Banks reopen, taxes rise as Greece pays billions to creditors

Katy Lee | AFP - July 20, 2015

ATHENS, Greece – Greece's government hiked taxes and paid billions of euros to its creditors on Monday, as banks reopened just days after the debt-laden country reached a…

As US, Cuba renew ties, report urges ‘economic reintegration’
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As US, Cuba renew ties, report urges ‘economic reintegration’

Larry Luxner - July 18, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Monday at precisely 10 a.m. Cuba’s flag will rise for the first time in 54 years over the country’s stately old mission along Washington’s 16th…

Euro holds steady after Greece defaults
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Euro holds steady after Greece defaults

AFP - July 1, 2015

TOKYO, Japan – The euro held steady in Asia on Wednesday as traders shrugged off the widely expected default by Greece, with focus now turning to the weekend's…

Global markets fall as Greece closes banks and twin defaults loom
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Global markets fall as Greece closes banks and twin defaults loom

Ylan Q. Mui and Michael Birnbaum | The Washington Post - June 30, 2015

Also read: What if there's no deal on rescuing Greece by June 30 deadline? WASHINGTON, D.C. — Greece appeared likely to default on its debt on Tuesday, sending…

Puerto Rico’s governor says Washington must help with staggering debt
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Puerto Rico’s governor says Washington must help with staggering debt

Steven Mufson and Michael A. Fletcher | The Washington Post - June 30, 2015

The Puerto Rico governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla on Monday portrayed his territory's economic condition as even more dire than previously revealed, and in a televised address appealed…

What if there’s no deal on rescuing Greece by June 30 deadline?
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What if there’s no deal on rescuing Greece by June 30 deadline?

Jenny Paris and Alessandro Speciale | Bloomberg - June 25, 2015

The Greek crisis has been punctuated by deadlines that have come and gone without any change in the country's position within the euro region. The latest one…

Greek talks ‘go backwards’ as default looms
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Greek talks ‘go backwards’ as default looms

Danny Kemp and Alex Pigman | AFP - June 25, 2015

BRUSSELS, Belgium – Greece and its EU-IMF creditors failed to break the deadlock in emergency talks on Thursday to reach a bailout deal, raising fresh fears of a…

Will Cuba rejoin the IMF?
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Will Cuba rejoin the IMF?

James M. Boughton - January 8, 2015

The restoration of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States unlocks new prospects for the island’s economy. Some steps, including the removal of the U.S. trade…

IMF chief promises ‘belly-dance’ if US endorses reforms
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IMF chief promises ‘belly-dance’ if US endorses reforms

AFP - October 9, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Frustrated with the U.S. Congress' refusal to vote through crucial reforms at the International Monetary Fund, IMF chief Christine Lagarde promised Thursday a belly dance…