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Greece to support Rome EU declaration, but wants backing on labour reforms


ATHENS Greece will support a declaration marking the European Union's 60th birthday but needs the bloc's backing against International Monetary Fund demands on labour reforms, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said ahead of an EU Summit in Rome.

Greek police intercept eight suspect packages following parcel bombs to IMF, Germany

ATHENS Greek police intercepted eight suspect packages at a postal sorting centre in Athens on Monday, after the dispatch of booby-trapped deliveries to the International Monetary Fund in Paris and the German Finance Ministry. | Video

World, 21 Mar 2017

IMF delays more aid to Ukraine to assess cost of blockade

KIEV The International Monetary Fund has postponed a decision to disburse more aid to Ukraine in order to assess the impact of an economic blockade Kiev imposed on separatist-held territory, the IMF and Ukrainian authorities said on Sunday.

World, 19 Mar 2017

IMF's Lagarde - growth strengthens but 'wrong' policies may halt it

BADEN BADEN, Germany International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Saturday that global growth was gaining strength, but cautioned that the "wrong" policies "could stop the new momentum in its tracks."

Business, G20, 18 Mar 2017

Letter bomb at IMF's Paris office injures woman employee

PARIS A female employee of the International Monetary Fund suffered injuries to her face and arms on Thursday when a letter bomb mailed from Greece and addressed to the world lender's European representative blew up as she opened it, officials said. | Video

World, 17 Mar 2017

Greek address on letter which exploded at IMF - Greek minister

ATHENS An envelope which exploded at the European offices of the International Monetary Fund in Paris on Thursday carried a Greek return address and purported to have been sent by an opposition party official, Greece's public order minister said.

World, 16 Mar 2017

Explosion at IMF Paris office caused by homemade device: police

PARIS An explosion at the IMF's offices in Paris, which injured one employee, was caused by a homemade device, said the head of the French capital's police force on Thursday.

World, 16 Mar 2017

Give protectionists time to fit in, says IMF's Lagarde

FRANKFURT New government leaders that have a protectionist agenda need time to get to know how international bodies work, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday, in an apparent reference to U.S. President Donald Trump.

Business, G20, 16 Mar 2017

Lagarde hopes wounded IMF staffer will soon leave hospital

FRANKFURT IMF chief Christine Lagarde said she hoped an IMF staff member who was wounded by an explosion at the International Monetary Fund's Paris office on Thursday will soon be released from hospital.

World, 16 Mar 2017

Lagarde says blast at Paris IMF office "cowardly act of violence"

PARIS International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde condemned an explosion at the IMF's Paris office on Thursday as "a cowardly act of violence."

World, 16 Mar 2017