Government pensions and social security

State hospital workers chant slogans as they hold placards which read in Greek. "Money for hospitals" during a protest in central Athens, on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Civil servants in Greece have walked off the job in a 24-hour strike to protest austerity measures and are demanding wage and pension increases as well as the abolition of all legislation imposed as part of the country's international bailouts. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
November 14, 2018 - 4:27 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Civil servants in Greece walked off the job Wednesday in a 24-hour strike to protest austerity measures, demanding wage and pension increases as well as the abolition of all legislation as part of the country's international bailouts. The strike shut down local government,...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2005 file photo, trays of printed social security checks wait to be mailed from the U.S. Treasury's Financial Management services facility in Philadelphia. Tens of millions of Social Security beneficiaries and other retirees can expect an increase in benefits next year as inflation edges higher. The government announced a cost-of-living adjustment of 2.8 percent on Thursday. That would mean an extra $39 a month for the average retired worker. (AP Photo/Bradley C. Bower, File)
October 11, 2018 - 10:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2.8 percent boost in benefits next year as inflation edges higher. It's the biggest increase most retired baby boomers have gotten. Following a stretch of low inflation, the cost-of-living adjustment, or...
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Russian lawmakers vote to approve the bill that could raise the retirement age for the old-age pension by five years at the Russian State Duma, the Lower House of the Russian Parliament in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. Older Russians fear they won't live long enough to collect benefits while younger generations are worried that keeping people in the workforce longer will limit their own employment opportunities. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
September 27, 2018 - 4:14 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The lower house of the Russian parliament has adopted a controversial bill that raises the eligibility ages for state pensions. The measure to raise the retirement ages for men and women by five years, proposed by President Vladimir Putin, has drawn widespread protests and irked...
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Demonstrators hold a poster that reads: "We are against the raising of the retirement age" during a protest against the government's plans to raise the retirement age, in front of the Russian State Duma, the Lower House of the Russian Parliament in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. The State Duma is expected to vote on the second reading of the bill that could raise the retirement age for the old-age pension by five years. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
September 26, 2018 - 4:22 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The lower house of the Russian parliament has given its preliminary approval for a controversial bill that raises the eligibility ages for pensions, which has caused an outrage in Russian society. The government's plan to raise the retirement ages for men and women by five years has...
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September 22, 2018 - 7:12 am
MOSCOW (AP) — For yet another weekend, thousands rallied across Russia on Saturday to protest the government's plan to raise the eligibility age for retirement pensions by five years. Several thousand people attended a Moscow rally organized by the Communist Party and other leftist groups, which...
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In this Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, photo, an American flag is displayed together with Chinese flags on top of a trishaw in Beijing. Chinese news reports have quoted a former finance minister as saying Beijing can disrupt American companies' operations by imposing "export controls" if it needs more leverage in its mounting tariff dispute with Washington. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
September 17, 2018 - 12:30 am
BEIJING (AP) — One of China's most prominent figures in global finance says Beijing should press Washington to end their tariff battle by clamping down on exports of goods needed by American companies, according to news reports Monday. The comments by Lou Jiwei, a former finance minister and...
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Protesters attend a rally in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. Opponents of a Russian government move to increase the age for collecting state retirement pensions are holding protests throughout the country and scattered arrests have been reported. The protests on Sunday were called by Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption activist who is President Vladimir Putin's most prominent foe. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
September 09, 2018 - 6:31 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Opponents of a Russian government move to increase the age for collecting state retirement pensions held protests throughout the country on Sunday and more than 150 people were reported arrested. The protests were called by Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption activist who is President...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2018, file photo, Cristhian Bahena Rivera is escorted into the Poweshiek County Courthouse for his initial court appearance in Montezuma, Iowa. Rivera is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts, who disappeared July 18 from Brooklyn, Iowa. The Mexican national was known by another name on the dairy farm where he worked for the last four years: John Budd. It was confirmed by three people with knowledge of his employment history, who spoke on condition of anonymity. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
September 05, 2018 - 3:06 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Mexican man charged with abducting and killing an Iowa college student was known for years on the dairy farm where he worked by another name: John Budd. The alias has emerged as Cristhian Bahena Rivera's employer, a cattle operation owned by a prominent Republican family...
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People attend the Communist Party rally protesting retirement age hikes in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. Several thousand people gathered in central Moscow on Sunday for a protest organized by the Communist Party and other demonstrations were reported in Vladivostok in the Far East and Barnaul and Novosibirsk in Siberia. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
September 02, 2018 - 5:07 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russians held rallies throughout the country Sunday to protest a government plan to raise the age for receiving state pensions. Several thousand people gathered in central Moscow for a protest organized by the Communist Party. Another Moscow protest organized by the A Just Russia...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with local officials in Omsk, Russia, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 3:48 am
MOSCOW (AP) — In a rare televised address Wednesday, Russia's President Vladimir Putin offered some concessions to a package of pension reforms that have hit his approval ratings. Putin said the new retirement age for women will be raised to 60 from the current 55, instead of the 63 previously...
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