Greece is preparing draft legislation with reform proposals promised to the country's EU/IMF lenders, the finance ministry said on Monday, as Athens scrambles to strike a deal with the creditors to unlock cash. The lenders have demanded that Greece show it is committed to implementing reforms by passing them through parliament. The bill will cover fiscal issues, tax reforms and public administration reforms, television media licenses and a tax on TV advertisements, the finance ministry said. It said the bill was discussed at the first meeting of a new team named to handle talks with lenders at a political level.
By Ayman al-Warfalli BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have slit the throats of five journalists working for a Libyan TV station in the eastern part of the country, an army commander said on Monday. The reporters had been missing since August, when they left the eastern city Tobruk after covering the inauguration of the country's elected parliament to travel to Benghazi. Faraj al-Barassi, a district army commander in eastern Libya, said militants loyal to Islamic State were responsible for the killing of the journalists, whose bodies were found outside the eastern city of Bayda.