Government pensions and social security

December 18, 2018 - 8:28 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman has extended monthly allowances for government employees, military personnel, pensioners, social security recipients and students into next year. The announcement, carried by the Saudi Press Agency on Tuesday, comes on the same day the kingdom'...
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Confidencial director Carlos Fernando Chamorro, the son of former President Violeta Barrios de Chamorro, walks through his ransacked offices while talking on his cellphone in Managua, Nicaragua, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Nicaraguan police raided the offices of five nongovernmental organizations and Confidencial, an independent media outlet, on Thursday, alleging that they participated in seeking the government's overthrow. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
December 14, 2018 - 5:13 pm
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan police have raided the offices of five nongovernmental organizations and an independent media outlet, alleging that they participated in seeking the government's overthrow. The raids were the latest strong-arm actions taken by the government of President Daniel...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2018, file photo, teachers from across Kentucky gather inside the state Capitol to rally for increased funding for education in Frankfort, Ky. The Kentucky Supreme Court has struck down a pension law that prompted thousands of teachers to protest at the state Capitol. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston, File)
December 13, 2018 - 3:03 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a law that made changes to one of the country's worst-funded public pension systems, a victory for teachers who closed schools across the state in protest earlier this year. The court unanimously rejected the law not because...
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December 13, 2018 - 10:10 am
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a law that made changes to the state's struggling public pension system eight months after it prompted thousands of teachers to protest, closing schools across the state. Public pension systems across the country are in...
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People watch French President Emmanuel Macron during a televised address to the nation, in Hendaye, southwestern France, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. In an unusual admission, French President Emmanuel Macron says he's partially responsible for anger fueling protests. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
December 10, 2018 - 3:32 pm
PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron broke his silence Monday on the exceptional protests shaking France and his presidency, promising broad tax relief for struggling workers and pensioners — and acknowledging his own responsibility in fueling the nation's anger. Speaking with a soft voice and...
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Protestors demonstrate opposite Parliament against Britain's Brexit split from Europe, in London, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May's effort to win support for her Brexit agreement comes amid reports in British newspapers Thursday, predicting that Parliament could reject the deal by more than 100 votes. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
December 08, 2018 - 9:12 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain could consider a "Norway-plus" deal with the European Union if British Prime Minister Theresa May fails to win lawmakers' approval next week for her unpopular Brexit deal, a senior minister said Saturday. Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd was the first minister to...
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Demonstrators stand in front of a makeshift barricade set up by the so-called yellow jackets to block the entrance of a fuel depot in Le Mans, western France, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2018. French government's decision to suspend fuel tax and utility hikes Tuesday did little to appease protesters, who called the move a "first step" and vowed to fight on after large-scale rioting in Paris last weekend. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
December 05, 2018 - 9:56 am
PARIS (AP) — Trade unions and farmers pledged Wednesday to join nationwide protests against President Emmanuel Macron, as concessions by the government failed to stem the momentum of the most violent demonstrations France has seen in decades. The "yellow vest" protests began over a plan to raise...
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Supporters of the opposition Nationalist Party cheer in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. Taiwan's ruling party suffered a major defeat Saturday in local elections seen as a referendum on the administration of the island's independence-leaning president amid growing economic and political pressure from China. (AP Photo)
November 24, 2018 - 9:38 pm
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's ruling party was handed a major defeat in local elections Saturday that were seen as a referendum on the administration of the island's independence-leaning president amid growing economic and political pressure from China. Soon after the results came in, President...
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Supporters of the opposition Nationalist Party cheer in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. Taiwan's ruling party suffered a major defeat Saturday in local elections seen as a referendum on the administration of the island's independence-leaning president amid growing economic and political pressure from China. (AP Photo)
November 24, 2018 - 7:58 pm
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's ruling party was handed a major defeat in local elections Saturday that were seen as a referendum on the administration of the island's independence-leaning president amid growing economic and political pressure from China. Soon after the results came in, President...
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Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen waits to cast her ballot at a polling station, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in Taipei, Taiwan. Taiwanese began voting in midterm local elections Saturday seen as a referendum on the independence-leaning administration of President Tsai, amid growing pressure from the island's powerful rival China. (Chang Haoan/ Pool Photo via AP)
November 24, 2018 - 10:58 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's ruling party was handed a major defeat Saturday in local elections seen as a referendum on the administration of the island's independence-leaning president amid growing economic and political pressure from China. Soon after the results came in, President Tsai Ing-wen...
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