Top finance officials debate what's needed for global growth

Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of International Monetary Fund, IWF, and Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group, share a smile as they look for their positions prior the a group photo session during the G7 Finance Ministers meeting in the Dresden Castle in Dresden, eastern Germany, Thursday, May 28, 2015. The G7 Finance Ministers meeting is being held in Dresden from May 27 to May 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Officials from the Group of Seven rich democracies convened some of the world's best-known economists for a brainstorming session on how to keep the global upswing going.



Former FIFA member Blazer's plea seems key to investigation

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2005 file photo, Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Secretary General Chuck Blazer as he attends a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany. Blazer was one of four men who pleaded guilty in the Justice Department's corruption investigation into FIFA announced Wednesday May 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Bernd Kammerer, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Former FIFA executive committee member Chuck Blazer appears to have provided key information that has been central to the Justice Department's soccer corruption investigation, linking other officials in the Americas to a series of schemes.



Greece aims to get bailout deal by Sunday but creditors wary

A man stands next to a graffiti during an anti-austerity rally outside the Ministry of Employment in Athens, Greece, on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Greece says it aims to clinch a deal with its creditors by Sunday, a development that would allow it to receive the desperately needed final installment of its international bailout plan and prevent a default. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece says it aims to clinch a deal with its creditors by Sunday, a development that would allow it to receive the desperately needed final installment of its international bailout plan and avoid a default.



Judge dismisses case from Ohio pair trying to keep pet bear

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — A judge has dismissed a civil case by a northeast Ohio couple who want to keep their toothless, 41-year-old black bear despite not getting a required state permit.
Greece hoping for deal to unlock bailout funds by Sunday

Greece hopes to conclude by Sunday a deal with its international creditors to unlock much-needed bailout fundsGreece said it hopes to conclude by Sunday a deal with its international creditors to unlock much-needed bailout funds. "We intend to wrap up the agreement very quickly," Greek government spokesman Gabriel Sakellaridis said at a news conference. The Greek government is "working on having an agreement by Sunday," he said.





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