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Austerity

Thousands embrace sex work to fund university costs, study finds
Roughly one in 20 UK students has worked in the sex industry to earn money while at university, a new study has found. Many students are motivated by financial reasons, while others are driven by curiosity.

27.03.2015 11:01

MoD splashes out on ​£500k-a-year boss despite military spending cuts
Amid chaos over defense cuts and strategy, the Ministry of Defense’s newest boss will be paid up to £535,000 (US$800,000) a year to lead the department’s multi-billion pound equipment program.

27.03.2015 09:53

McCain blasts Pentagon's 'bomb-sniffing elephants', wants more money for military
​The Pentagon’s budget is anything but peanuts, yet one outspoken lawmaker says the US military is wasting its defense spending on produce and elephants, rather than weapons and technologies to ensure dominance in the world.

26.03.2015 18:39

Tear gas, rubber bullets as police disperse Canadian students’ anti-austerity rally
Canadian police used tear gas and reportedly fired rubber bullets and sound bombs at hundreds of students protesting austerity measures at an anti-capitalist rally in Montreal. Thousands took to the streets on Tuesday to protest sweeping education cuts.

25.03.2015 03:24

​‘Cheapskate bosses’: Firms failing to pay legal minimum wage named & shamed
Nearly 50 companies have been named and shamed by the British government for failing to offer their employees the legal minimum wage. The firms in question span Britain’s fashion, publishing, retail and health and fitness sectors.

24.03.2015 13:35

‘We’re going to succeed in implementing our economic policies’ – Greek minister
What Greece is trying to achieve negotiating with the EU is to have time and political space in order to implement a social program of reform, Greek Minister or Administrative Reform George Katrougalos told RT.

24.03.2015 14:16

Austerity hits poor, migrant children hardest – parliamentary report
Children from poor families have been disproportionately harmed by Britain’s austerity policies, a parliamentary report has found. Youngsters' reduced access to legal aid will serve to blacken the government’s human rights legacy, it added.

24.03.2015 09:29

​Aircraft-less carriers: No point in new Navy vessel if no jets supplied, MPs warn
Britain cannot afford to launch the second of its new aircraft carriers, HMS Prince of Wales, because of planned cuts in the defense budget, a committee of MPs said on Tuesday.

24.03.2015 09:42

Bernie Sanders to propose ‘war tax’ amendment to GOP budget that’s bad for middle class
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is not a fan of the Republican budget that is working its way through Congress. The self-described democratic socialist believes the GOP budget helps the rich at the expense of the middle class and poor.

23.03.2015 22:51

Spain austerity protest: ‘Things got worse than last year’
The situation in Spain is deteriorating as the money it got from Europe went to bailing out banks which continue to foreclose homes, but not help ordinary people, anti-austerity activist Clara Valverde told RT.

23.03.2015 12:04

‘Can’t take any more’: Thousands protest in Dublin against proposed water charges (PHOTOS)
Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Dublin on Saturday to demand the government drops its plan to introduce new water charges. Opponents say they can’t afford to pay and it is an austerity measure by the Irish government.

22.03.2015 06:43

​'Bread, jobs, dignity': Crowds gather for anti-austerity march in Madrid
Spaniards have gathered for an anti-austerity rally in the Spanish capital’s center. Almost a year ago, a similar protest in central Madrid turned violent and hundreds were injured.

21.03.2015 12:10