Government pensions and social security

In this Nov. 5, 2019 photo, retired Maria Gonzalez, 77, works selling tissue and toilet paper in downtown Santiago, Chile. Reforms to Chile’s dictatorship-era pension system has emerged as one of the key demands of the massive mobilizations that continue to consume the South American nation. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
November 15, 2019 - 12:19 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Seventy-seven-year-old María Gonzalez is tired of waking up, Monday to Friday, to sell toilet paper in the Chilean capital. Her meager $146 monthly pension puts her below the poverty line, which in Chile is around $222 a month. “I feel tired. Honestly, I’m exhausted. These...
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The chairmen of Germany's governing parties, Markus Soeder (CSU), Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU) and Malu Dreyer (SPD), from left, arrive to a press conference in Berlin, Germany, to confirm agreement on a reform of the country's pension system, setting aside an ideological dispute that had threatened to unravel the coalition government, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (Soeren Stache/dpa via AP)
November 10, 2019 - 1:06 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's governing parties agreed Sunday to reform the country's pension system, setting aside an ideological dispute that had threatened to unravel the coalition government. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the head of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right Christian Democratic...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., second from right, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. He is joined by, from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 06, 2019 - 3:32 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is co-sponsoring a bill with West Virginia's two U.S. senators and others aimed at preserving the pensions of about 92,000 retired coal miners, as well as the health-care benefits of another 13,000 working miners. Democrat Joe Manchin...
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November 06, 2019 - 12:27 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is co-sponsoring a bill with West Virginia's two U.S. senators and others aimed at preserving the pensions of about 92,000 retired coal miners, as well as the health-care benefits of another 13,000 working miners. Democrat Joe Manchin...
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A mask demonstrator poses for a picture during an anti-government protest in Santiago, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Chileans have been taking to the streets and clashing with the police to demand better social services and an end to economic inequality, even as the government announced that weeks of demonstrations are hurting the country's economic growth. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
November 05, 2019 - 8:17 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Protests that have gripped Chile for nearly three weeks to demand better salaries and pensions, and a more equal distribution of the wealth, shrunk in size on Tuesday. Chileans calling for better social services poured into downtown Santiago again, a day after violent clashes...
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Demonstrators clash with a police water cannon during an anti-government protest in Santiago, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Chileans have been taking to the streets and clashing with the police to demand better social services and an end to economic inequality, even as the government announced that weeks of demonstrations are hurting the country's economic growth. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
November 05, 2019 - 7:25 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Protests that have gripped Chile's capital for nearly three weeks to demand better salaries and pensions, and a more equal distribution of the wealth, are shrinking in size. Chileans calling for better social services have poured into downtown Santiago again, a day after...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and Vice Chancellor and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, left, arrive for the weekly cabinet meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
November 04, 2019 - 2:46 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's governing coalition has delayed a decision on a pension reform that has become a central ideological battleground, adding to questions over how long the government will last. Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right Union bloc leads a bad-tempered coalition with the center-...
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Nurse technician Alejandra Reyes, center, protests against Chile's President Sebastian Pinera’s government during march in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. “I have protested all of my life, since we started working in hospitals. Hospitals always get the crumbs.” Reyes said. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
October 29, 2019 - 11:07 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Once the fuse was lit, the anger couldn't be contained. The spark that ignited protests in Chile was a rise in subway fares, but 12 days later the government has failed to contain the unrest and analysts agree the Chilean upheaval is about far more than a fare hike. Some...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2007, file photo Robert Murray, founder and chairman of Cleveland-based Murray Energy Corp., arrives at a news conference at the entrance to the Crandall Canyon Mine, in northwest of Huntington, Utah. Ohio-based Murray Energy filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. Former CEO Robert Murray said the move was necessary to access liquidity and best position the company for long-term success. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
October 29, 2019 - 2:42 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A major U.S. coal mining company is seeking bankruptcy protection, despite a flurry of regulatory breaks that its CEO pushed for — and received — from the Trump administration. Ohio-based Murray Energy filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization Tuesday, joining a...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2007, file photo Robert Murray, founder and chairman of Cleveland-based Murray Energy Corp., arrives at a news conference at the entrance to the Crandall Canyon Mine, in northwest of Huntington, Utah. Ohio-based Murray Energy filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. Former CEO Robert Murray said the move was necessary to access liquidity and best position the company for long-term success. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
October 29, 2019 - 1:46 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A major U.S. coal mining company is seeking bankruptcy protection, despite a flurry of regulatory breaks that its CEO pushed for — and received — from the Trump administration. Ohio-based Murray Energy filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization Tuesday, joining a...
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