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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

US income gap widest in decades, based on housing market data
The income gap among metropolitan regions in the United States has reached new heights based on home prices in 2013, according to a new report.

13.08.2014 16:41

US jobs that returned after 2008 recession pay 23 percent less
Workers in the United States are earning an average of 23 percent less than earnings from jobs that were lost during the economic recession that began in 2008, according to a new report.

12.08.2014 17:06

‘Death trap’ prisons: UK government policy ‘responsible’ for soaring inmate suicides
Staff shortages and acute overcrowding in Britain’s prisons are so serious they are fuelling a rise in suicides amongst UK inmates, the Chief Inspector of Prisons warns.

12.08.2014 09:09

Alien-Nation: Nearly 5 million Brits ‘have no real friends’
Loneliness is rife in Britain according to new research, which shows that 4.7 million people in the country have no close friends, while less than a quarter feel a sense of belonging to the community and one in 10 have no interaction with neighbors.

12.08.2014 08:45

​'EU and Russia are in the first stages of an open trade and economic war'
Russia and the EU have to look for a basis for a new dialogue of non-confrontation as they should be strategic partners working for consolidation of peace and normal economic life, Kostas Isyhos from Greece's left-wing SYRIZA party told RT.

08.08.2014 12:52

Anti-NATO protesters begin 192-mile march on summit
Peace activists have set out on a three-week ‘Long March on Newport’ to protest against September’s NATO Summit. Police say they have drafted in 9,000 officers to face the protesters in one of the UK’s biggest ever police operations.

08.08.2014 12:18

Aye or Nay: Who won Scottish independence debate?
‘Better Together’ beat ‘Yes Scotland’ in a live two-hour TV debate on Scottish independence, according to a post-event poll. The Yes camp hasn’t lost heart, however, saying it gained ground after the head-to-head between Alistair Darling and Alex Salmond.

06.08.2014 08:18

Parties pledge powers to Scottish Parliament if Scots vote ‘no’
More powers over tax and social security will be granted to the Scottish Parliament if voters reject independence, David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg will announce just hours before the first televised debate on the referendum.

05.08.2014 11:23

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