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.
Berlin (AFP) - As Berlin and Athens lock horns over debt relief, Greece's claim that Germany has never compensated it for all the damage wrought by the Nazis during World War II is again straining ties.
The Federal Reserve has ended the third installment of its bond-buying, or quantitative easing (QE), program – which marks the end of a historic experiment it undertook in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.
The first round of purchasing bonds was initiated by the central bank in 2008 to stabilize the financial system. The second installment, which lasted only a few months, and the third one which began in 2012, were aimed at boosting growth and bringing down the unemployment rate.
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.