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Austerity

​IMF throws Ukraine $1.4bn lifeline
The International Monetary Fund has given a green light for Ukraine to receive the second tranche of financial assistance totalling $1.39 billion, meaning more austerity measures for the already struggling economy.

30.08.2014 01:32

​Winter is coming: Ukrainians educated in energy saving, alternative heating
With natural gas shortages central heating may not be in place in Ukrainian flats for the cold winter. While people are rushing to buy electric heaters, authorities have issued brochures with advice on how to cope with freezing temperatures.

30.08.2014 03:43

Mental health crisis: Cases of suicide and self-harm soaring on NHS wards
NHS hospitals are experiencing a dramatic surge in the number of patients attempting to self-harm and take their own lives, new figures reveal.

27.08.2014 12:38

Detroit resumes water service shutoffs for cash-strapped residents
The City of Detroit has once again begun shutting off water service for residents who are months behind on their bills. The move comes as a 30-day moratorium on shut-offs ended on Monday.

27.08.2014 03:42

UK would be the poorest state if joined the US - report
If Britain were to leave the European Union and join the United States, it would be the poorest of all US states based on GDP per capita, figures uncovered by The Spectator show.

26.08.2014 12:17

Opponents of Scottish independence ‘bluffing’ on currency scare, says economist Stiglitz
Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz said the anti-Scottish independence campaign is “bluffing” in its scaremongering over the nation’s currency. His comments underscore a resounding pre-referendum debate victory for Scotland's pro-independence leader.

26.08.2014 08:31

French goverment resigns amid rancor over German austerity pressure
The French government has resigned despite being formed just 4 months ago. They quit after ministers slammed President Francois Hollande's plans for taxation and cuts, while also being critical of Germany’s austerity program.

25.08.2014 08:22

​Food poverty: UK experts warn of rising levels of malnutrition
Rising levels of food poverty have led to malnutrition becoming more common in the UK, experts say. The public health problem is responsible for a range of ailments surfacing across the country, including rickets.

22.08.2014 14:02

UK PM lobbied to ramp up military spending amid deep public spending cuts
Prime Minister David Cameron should pledge to increase state spending on Britain’s armed forces for a full five years, according to a pressure group of military experts and retired commanders.

21.08.2014 08:55

European recovery is a sweet fairy tale
Recent EU data shows the economy is increasingly dead on arrival despite repeated claims from Brussels that recovery is at hand.

18.08.2014 10:03

Millions wasted on needless prison remand, govt figures reveal
UK courts wasted an estimated £230 million of taxpayers’ money last year by needlessly locking people up on remand, figures published by the Howard League for Penal Reform reveal.

18.08.2014 08:26

NHS sell-off: Private providers under scrutiny after botched eye ops
A private health provider at a UK NHS hospital has damaged the eyes of 31 patients in a slew of botched operations, throwing into doubt the Coalition Government’s plans to expand the role of private providers working in the NHS.

15.08.2014 13:29

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