France and Germany call for speedy approval of EU recovery fund payments

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The French and German finance ministers have called on the European Commission to quickly approve their economic recovery plans, so money can be paid out of the EU's €750 billion fund agreed last year. France is seeking €40 billion from Brussels, while Germany is looking for €26 billion. Also today, we report on the latest controversy over pensions in Chile. The constitutional court has rejected a government bid to stop allowing people to withdraw money from their pension funds.