• In this Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, file photo, a lawyer waves his tie as others shout shout slogans during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in Athens. Combine a rapidly aging population, a depleted work force and leaky finances and any country’s pension system would be in trouble. For debt-hobbled, unemployment-plagued Greece, it’s a nightmare.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    Why pensions are the new flashpoint in Greece’s crisis

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Combine a rapidly aging population, a depleted work force and leaky finances and any country’s pension system would be in trouble. For debt-hobbled, unemployment-plagued Greece, it’s a nightmare.

  • Riot policemen try to avoid a petrol bomb thrown by protesters during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in Athens, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. Clashes have broken out between Greek police and youths throwing fire bombs and stones, as tens of thousands of people march through central Athens to protest planned pension reforms.(AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    40,000 protest pension reform as general strike grips Greece

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Sporadic clashes broke out in central Athens Thursday as tens of thousands marched to the Greek Parliament during a general strike called to protest planned pension reforms that are part of the country’s third international bailout.