Government welfare systems

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2013, file photo, Veronica, 3, a child at the center of an international adoption dispute at the time, smiles in a bathroom of the Cherokee Nation Jack Brown Center in Tahlequah, Okla. A federal law that gives preference to Native American families in child welfare proceedings involving Native children is facing a significant legal challenge. In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the law didn’t apply in a South Carolina case involving Veronica because her Cherokee father was absent from part of her life. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP, File)
March 13, 2019 - 6:09 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 1978 law giving preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving American Indian children is an unconstitutional race-based intrusion on state powers that has caused families to be "literally torn apart," an attorney told a federal...
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A man holds an application form as at a fiscal consultancy office to apply for the minimum income, in Rome, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. On Wednesday Italians are began queueing at post offices and fiscal consultancy offices on the first day of application of the request for the ‘low income salary’, a public subsidy for people whose monthly income is below 780,00 euros. The low income salary (reddito di cittadinanza) was among the main pledges of the Five Stars Movement during the past electoral campaign. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
March 06, 2019 - 11:34 am
ROME (AP) — Italy's populist government opened its new minimum income welfare program Wednesday, fulfilling a key campaign promise of the 5-Star Movement to try to reduce poverty and unemployment in the eurozone's third-largest economy. The so-called "citizen's income" is essentially a new system...
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March 01, 2019 - 7:12 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A fraud involving public funds show 10 million kroner ($1.5 million) more than originally thought vanished from Danish government coffers, Denmark's minister for children and social affairs said Friday. Two new investigations show that a total of 121 million kroner...
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February 26, 2019 - 7:54 am
PARIS (AP) — The European Union's top court has ruled that the EU organic food logo cannot be used on meat derived from animals that have been slaughtered in accordance with religious rites without first being stunned. The EU Court of Justice said Tuesday that such labelling aims to ensure products...
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November 16, 2018 - 9:13 am
LONDON (AP) — A U.N. human rights expert says cuts to Britain's social support are causing misery for poorer citizens. Philip Alston, the U.N. rapporteur on poverty, concluded Friday that Britain's government remains in a state of denial about the impact of benefit cuts and says the country's...
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November 09, 2018 - 8:40 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The main suspect in a huge fraud involving public money was arrested on her return to Copenhagen after she voluntarily left South Africa, a Danish prosecution authority said. The Serious Economic and International Crime unit wrote on Twitter that Britta Nielsen had landed...
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Danish national Britta Nielsen appears in the Randburg Magistrates Court in Johannesburg, Thursday, Nov. 8 2018. Nielsen is reported to have been an employee of the Danish ministry for social affairs for more than 40 years and is alleged to have transferred millions of dollars to her own bank accounts between 2002 and 2018. (AP Photo/Thembe Hadebe)
November 08, 2018 - 6:00 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African court has ruled that a Danish woman suspected of a huge fraud at home, can be sent to Denmark. The magistrate at Johannesburg's Randburg court said Britta Nielsen will return to Denmark accompanied by a Danish police officer later Thursday. Piet du Plessi,...
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November 01, 2018 - 9:48 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's top prosecution authority says a Danish man has been arrested in South Africa, suspected of having played a key role in a fraud case involving least 111 million-kroner ($17 million) that targeted a Danish government welfare agency. Prosecutor Thomas Anderskov...
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Gov. Charlie Baker addresses reporters after signing the 2019 budget at the Statehouse in Boston, Thursday, July 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
July 26, 2018 - 5:25 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts finally has a budget nearly one month into the state's new fiscal year. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed the $42 billion spending package into law Thursday, ending the state's status as the only one in the nation without a permanent budget. Baker vetoed nearly $50...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, attends a cabinet meeting in Jerusalem Sunday, July 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov, Pool)
July 02, 2018 - 3:24 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's parliament passed a law on Monday that withholds hundreds of millions of dollars in funds for the Palestinians over welfare payments given to attackers and their families. The new legislation will deduct the money that the Palestinians allocate to their so-called "martyrs...
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