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Greece bailout ends – but belt-tightening not over

Greece bailout ends – but belt-tightening not over

World
After almost a decade of tough austerity measures, Greece can financially "stand on its own feet" after receiving tens of billions of euros to help it fix its economy and banking sector. The country has now successfully completed its third and final bailout programme to end a debt crisis that nearly resulted in it leaving the single currency at the height of the catastrophe.The European Union, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund loaned Greece a total of €289bn (£259bn) in three programmes, in 2010, 2012 and 2015.The last bailout - a three-year European Stability Mechanism (ESM) programme launched in 2015 - saw €62bn (£55bn) of financial aid given.A further €24.1bn (£21.6bn) was available under the programme but was ...
Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster ends transfer speculation and signs five-year deal with Premier League side

Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster ends transfer speculation and signs five-year deal with Premier League side

Sports
BREWSTER'S MILLIONS The 18-year-old was linked with moves away from England, but has committed to the Reds Rhian Brewster has signed his first professional contract with Liverpool to put an end to transfer speculation. The 18-year-old signed a five-year deal at Melwood, where he is currently undergoing rehabilitation on an ankle injury. Rhian Brewster was tournament top scorer as England won the U17 World Cup in India Contract negotiations stalled in the last few months, with Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal reportedly interested in his services. However, Merseyside was his home and he could not wait to break into the first team under Jurgen Klopp. Brewster told Liverpoolfc.com: “It feels great. I’ve wanted to do this for a very...
For many millennials, one job is not enough to make ends meet

For many millennials, one job is not enough to make ends meet

Finance
While the side-hustle is a popular way to make extra money, for many millennials it may be more of a necessity than a choice. Taylor Rondestvedt, 25, said she would not have been able to afford all of her expenses without working on the weekends at a Swedish bakery in Manhattan and also teaching swimming lessons. The money from her former job as an editorial intern at a food magazine would not have covered her rent, phone bill, student loans, groceries and the occasional social event. “I had to have at least one more job,” she said. Two meant she had more financial flexibility. After a year, she got a full-time po...
MH370: Four-year hunt ends after private search is completed

MH370: Four-year hunt ends after private search is completed

World
The four-year hunt for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has ended with the latest, privately funded search coming to a close.US-based Ocean Infinity had been using a deep-sea vessel to survey a vast area of the southern Indian Ocean.But it found nothing and Malaysia's government says it has no plans to begin any new searches.The plane disappeared on 8 March 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. Official search efforts ended last year and there are still fierce debates about what happened to the flight.Grace Nathan, whose mother was on MH370, said she was opposed to ending the hunt. "People might think: 'Why are these people still harping on about this, it's been four years'. It's important for peo...
Uber ends forced arbitration for sex misconduct victims — but only for individuals

Uber ends forced arbitration for sex misconduct victims — but only for individuals

Technology
The rideshare company Uber announced Tuesday that it is doing away with a rule that forced arbitration on passengers and drivers who come forward claiming they've been sexually harassed or assaulted. But the move is drawing some criticism for applying only to individuals and not class-action suits. The policy shift was detailed in a letter titled "Turning the lights on" published on the company's site. Uber's Chief Legal Officer Tony West wrote that the company "will no longer require mandatory arbitration for individual claims of sexual assault or sexual harassment by Uber riders, drivers or employees." This update, he continued, will "give riders, drivers and employees options to continue taking accusations of harassment or assaults into arbitration, but also allow for a confidential...