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Bill foresees big handout for every baby born


The Labor Ministry will bring a bill to Parliament by the end of the year that will introduce the birth benefit for every baby born, adjust the residence permit criteria for non-European Union citizens who also qualify for child and housing benefits, and exempt the benefit for low-income households in mountainous and disadvantaged areas from taxes while also protecting it from confiscation.



Greek PM joins NATO leaders at London summit


NATO leaders including Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, join Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles for a group photo during a reception at Buckingham Palace in London Tuesday as they gathered to mark 70 years of the alliance. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (pictured in the middle row) will meet Wednesday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US President Donald Trump (both in the front row). [AP]