Government pensions and social security

April 04, 2019 - 3:10 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A union lobbyist who worked just one day as a substitute teacher is entitled to a pension worth potentially tens of thousands of dollars annually, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in an opinion reinforcing its position that retirement benefits promised to public...
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French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, left poses with Cedric O, new junior minister for Digital Affairs as they walk out after the weekly cabinet meeting at the ELysee Palace in Paris, Monday, April 1, 2019. French President Emmanuel Macron has appointed three new government members, including the minister who will be in charge of handling Brexit-related issues. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
April 04, 2019 - 7:40 am
PARIS (AP) — The French government wants to impose a cap on executives' pension packages, amid criticism of a hefty retirement deal for the CEO of Airbus. Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Thursday on BFM television that he will propose legislation in coming weeks to limit pension packages to 30...
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In this March 24, 2019 photo, Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot, right, participates in a candidate forum in Chicago. Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle, left, are competing to make history by becoming the city's first black, female mayor. On issues their positions are similar. But their resumes are not, and that may make all the difference when voters pick a new mayor on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
March 28, 2019 - 11:19 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The race to be Chicago's next mayor pits a longtime political insider against a former prosecutor who's never held public office, and it comes at a time when many voters are weary of the old machine-style politics for which Chicago has long been known. In some ways the contest...
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March 15, 2019 - 8:49 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hundreds of Puerto Ricans filled a coliseum on Friday to speak at a first of its kind public hearing organized by a group of U.S. legislators visiting the U.S. territory amid complaints about austerity measures and the pace of federal hurricane recovery funds nearly two...
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FILE - This March 2, 2017, file photo shows a sign advertising bus trips to California with connections to Mexico, at a shop in the predominantly Latino town of Woodburn, Ore. A man from Woodburn has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to produce false documents after agents found a document-forging lab in his apartment that had allegedly produced over 10,000 fake social security cards, drivers licenses and immigration-related documents. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, File)
March 05, 2019 - 6:42 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Located in an apartment in a primarily Hispanic town in Oregon, a clandestine lab churned out thousands of fake Social Security cards, drivers' licenses and immigration documents that were sold around the United States for years. The operation, revealed for the first time Tuesday...
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February 22, 2019 - 9:01 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's army has stripped a former spy chief of his pension and other benefits over a book he co-authored with his former Indian counterpart. Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor, an army spokesman, said Friday that a military court has found retired Lt. Gen. Asad Durrani guilty of violating...
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In this grab taken from video, protesters gather for a demonstration at Puerta del Sol in the centre of Madrid, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. Thousands of older Spaniards marched through downtown Madrid to demand better public pensions. (AP Video)
February 02, 2019 - 10:34 am
MADRID (AP) — Thousands of older Spaniards are marching through downtown Madrid to demand better public pensions. Many protesters on Saturday held up homemade signs, including some that read "We are all pensioners" and "I'm old, not stupid." Retiree groups and unions have held protests across Spain...
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An Indian worker carries a sacks containing interim federal budget documents for the year 2019, that will be distributed to lawmakers at the parliament house in New Delhi, India, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government will present its last budget of five-year tenure on Feb. 1 as it prepares to face tens of millions of voters in national elections to be held by May. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
February 01, 2019 - 6:06 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government on Friday announced cash handouts for small farmers, a pension scheme for informal workers and a doubling of tax relief for the lower middle class in an interim budget designed to shore up its popularity ahead of national elections...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30 2018 file photo, former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach answers questions from reporters in Topeka, Kan. The future of a contentious multi-state voter registration database is uncertain now that former Kansas Secretary of State Kobach no longer holds that office. A spokeswoman for Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab said Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, the office is reviewing Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program and consulting with other member states. (AP Photo/John Hanna File)
January 18, 2019 - 5:25 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The future of a much-criticized database that checks if voters are illegally registered in multiple states is up in the air after its patron, Kris Kobach, lost the Kansas race for governor and is out of elected office. A spokeswoman for Kobach's successor as Kansas secretary of...
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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2019, file photo, flanked by first lady Michelle Bolsonaro, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro waves as he rides in an open car after his swearing-in ceremony in Brasilia, Brazil. The far-right leader’s first two weeks on the job have been filled with missteps and communication gaffes and little of his promised sweeping changes, underscoring a steep learning curve for a president elected on promises to overhaul much of daily life in Latin America's largest nation. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
January 17, 2019 - 3:55 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — A few days after being inaugurated, new Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced a tax increase, only to have his chief-of-staff say hours later that the boss "had been wrong." The former army captain also said he would be open to putting a U.S. base in his country, but...
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