Christine Lagarde

Stage is set for early clearance of costly IMF loans

The decision for the early repayment of part of the International Monetary Fund loans to Greece is expected to feature in talks Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos will have in Washington on Friday with the Fund's Managing Director Christine Lagarde, as well as the head of the IMF's European Department, Poul Thomsen.

Greek presence at international security conference

Conservative New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis (second from right) is seen at the Munich Security Conference, which started Friday and is to run through Sunday, with International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde (left) and the leader of Germany's Christian Democratic Union, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer.

World Government Summit in Dubai

Global leaders in government and public policy are gathering in Dubai for the World Government Summit, a forum dedicated to "shaping the future of governments".

In total, more than 4,000 decision-makers from 140 countries - including heads of state, ministers and business leaders - will help to shape the future of the planet at the event at Madinat Jumeirah this week.