Government pensions and social security

In this photo taken May 19, 2017, a GPO worker stacks copies of "Analytical Perspectives Budget of the U.S. Government Fiscal Year 2018" onto a pallet at the U.S. Government Publishing Office's (GPO) plant in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 22, 2017 - 6:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is proposing to balance the federal budget within a decade by making sharp cuts to social safety-net programs like food stamps and Medicaid and offering optimistic estimates of economic growth and tax revenues to fulfill the promise of a government back in...
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In this photo taken May 19, 2017, a GPO worker stacks copies of "Analytical Perspectives Budget of the U.S. Government Fiscal Year 2018" onto a pallet at the U.S. Government Publishing Office's (GPO) plant in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 22, 2017 - 10:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will unveil a proposed budget this week that would drive millions of people off food stamps and cut Medicaid, targeting the social safety-net programs for the poor in a new wave of spending cuts. Trump's blueprint for the 2018 budget year comes out Tuesday...
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In this Thursday, May 18, 2017 photo, an elderly woman holding an umbrella walks during a rainfall in central Athens. Greek retirees say they are struggling to survive on ever dwindling pensions with repeated cuts imposed by successive governments as part of their country’s three international bailouts. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
May 19, 2017 - 6:03 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — It was supposed to be a time to look forward to. After decades of work, retirement was for many meant to provide a chance to slow down and enjoy life. A holiday, an evening out with old friends, the odd fishing trip. Instead, many Greek pensioners say they are struggling to...
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An exterior view shows the main entrance of St Bartholomew's Hospital, in London, one of the hospitals whose computer systems were affected by a cyberattack, Friday, May 12, 2017. A large cyberattack crippled computer systems at hospitals across England on Friday, with appointments canceled, phone lines down and patients turned away. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
May 13, 2017 - 3:14 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the global cyberattack (all times local): 8:10 p.m. The global cyberattack has hit Brazil's social security system, forcing it to disconnect computers and cancel public access to the agency. Brazil's state-owned oil company Petrobras and Brazil's Foreign Ministry also...
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 a woman passes a shopping arcade with Greek flags, where shops closed because of the crisis in central Athens. Over the past seven years, austerity has left visible scars in Greece’s capital. A walk around Athens reveals more homeless than ever despite some signs of a rosier economic outlook. Thousands of shops, mostly small businesses, are shuttered here and across the country. In what used to be a busy shopping arcade, closed stores are padlocked against a backdrop of hanging Greek flags. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
May 02, 2017 - 9:13 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Over the past seven years, austerity has left visible scars in Greece's capital. A walk around Athens reveals more homeless people than ever despite some signs of a rosier economic outlook. Thousands of shops, mostly small businesses, are shuttered here and across the country...
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Protesters chant slogans in front of Riot police cordon outside a hotel where bailout inspectors were due to resume talks with the Greek government in Athens, on Monday, May 1, 2017. Several thousand protesters have gathered outside Greece's parliament as May Day rallies kicked off around the country, and unions braced for more austerity measures imposed by bailout lenders. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
May 02, 2017 - 7:07 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece and its rescue creditors have reached a deal needed to unfreeze the country's bailout program and avoid a default this summer, though it leaves Greeks facing years more of austerity and hardship. Following months of tough negotiations, the government and creditors...
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 a woman passes a shopping arcade with Greek flags, where shops closed because of the crisis in central Athens. Over the past seven years, austerity has left visible scars in Greece’s capital. A walk around Athens reveals more homeless than ever despite some signs of a rosier economic outlook. Thousands of shops, mostly small businesses, are shuttered here and across the country. In what used to be a busy shopping arcade, closed stores are padlocked against a backdrop of hanging Greek flags. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
May 02, 2017 - 6:31 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Over the past seven years, austerity has left visible scars in Greece's capital. A walk around Athens reveals more homeless than ever despite some signs of a rosier economic outlook. Thousands of shops, mostly small businesses, are shuttered here and across the country. In...
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 a woman passes a shopping arcade with Greek flags, where shops closed because of the crisis in central Athens. Over the past seven years, austerity has left visible scars in Greece’s capital. A walk around Athens reveals more homeless than ever despite some signs of a rosier economic outlook. Thousands of shops, mostly small businesses, are shuttered here and across the country. In what used to be a busy shopping arcade, closed stores are padlocked against a backdrop of hanging Greek flags. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
May 02, 2017 - 5:26 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Over the past seven years, austerity has left visible scars in Greece's capital. A walk around Athens reveals more homeless than ever despite some signs of a rosier economic outlook. Thousands of shops, mostly small businesses, are shuttered here and across the country. In...
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Protesters chant slogans in front of Riot police cordon outside a hotel where bailout inspectors were due to resume talks with the Greek government in Athens, on Monday, May 1, 2017. Several thousand protesters have gathered outside Greece's parliament as May Day rallies kicked off around the country, and unions braced for more austerity measures imposed by bailout lenders. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
May 02, 2017 - 4:39 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece and its creditors have reached a deal that will restart bailout loan payments and keep the country from facing default and reigniting a eurozone crisis this summer, officials said Tuesday. Following months of tough negotiations, the sides agreed that Greece should make...
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Youths shield behind a banner as Paris police are firing tear gas, during the May Day demonstration, Monday May 1, 2017, in Paris. Scores of hooded youth have thrown Molotov cocktails at security forces who fired back with tear gas during the May Day workers' march in Paris. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
May 01, 2017 - 5:32 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Workers and activists marked May Day around the world Monday with defiant rallies and marches for better pay and working conditions. Police detained 70 people in Istanbul as they tried to march. Garment workers in Cambodia defied a government ban to demand higher wages, and...
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