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Prime Minister Gives Poor Greeks Christmas Bonus Amid Strike

As thousands of Greeks protested government spending cuts with a general strike that crippled the country Thursday, struggling Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced one-off measures to ease the burden on pensioners and island residents. Tsipras said the government would distribute 617 million euros this Christmas to about 1.6 million low-income pensioners, replacing a holiday bonus scrapped by Greece’s bailout creditors. Bonuses, tax cuts In a nationally televised address, Tsipras...

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