Berlin (AFP) - Germany snubbed Greece's call for more than 278 billion euros ($306 billion) in war payments Tuesday, calling it "dumb" to mix World War II claims with Athens' negotiations for more aid.
Athens (AFP) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will unveil a high-stakes economic programme Sunday ahead of a key meeting with eurozone finance ministers this week when Athens will push for a new debt deal with international creditors.
Germany's finance minister has launched a fierce attack on the US Federal Reserve, saying its decision to pump more money into the economy would create extra problems for the rest of the world."I don't think that the Americans are going to solve their problems with this, and I believe that it is going to create extra problems for the world," Wolfgang Schaeuble said on ARD public television late Thursday."We are going to discuss this in a critical fashion with our American friends both in bilateral talks and of course at the G20 summit in South Korea next week," he said.
Athens (AFP) - Economic powerhouses Germany and China warned Greece on Thursday against reneging on reforms tied to its massive international bailout, with markets still jittery over fears Athens could default on its debt.
Banda Aceh (Indonesia) (AFP) - Gay sex could be punishable by 100 lashes of the cane in Indonesia's staunchly conservative Aceh province if parliament passes a draft law that critics say violates basic human rights.