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Anti-govt vs. anti-racism: Thousands gather for rival rallies in Rome (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Thousands of supporters of the right-wing Northern League party flooded the streets of Rome on Saturday, slamming the government of Matteo Renzi. A rival rally took place at the same time, with organizers calling the League's views “racist.”

28.02.2015 20:13

​‘Shameless’: Labour attacked for ‘feeble’ £6k tuition fees pledge
Students have attacked Labour Party leader Ed Miliband’s pledge to reduce university tuition fees from £9,000 to £6,000, accusing him of offering a “token gesture.”

27.02.2015 15:41

Ex-FEMEN members strike back after German tabloid says ‘Nein’ to ‘greedy Greeks’
Three former FEMEN members have staged a topless protest in front of the offices of German newspaper Bild in Berlin. The topless ladies say they’re out over the newspaper’s recent message of “no more billions for the greedy Greeks.”

27.02.2015 10:54

Link foreign aid to defence, boost military spending – UK Lords
Hawkish members of the UK House of Lords will battle for increased military spending Friday, proposing that the government link foreign aid to defense budgets. They are expected to argue Britain’s security is more important than its social conscience.

27.02.2015 09:42

​Europe ‘feels like Nazi Germany,’ says Madonna
Rising intolerance and anti-Semitism have reached the point when “it feels like Nazi Germany,” pop icon Madonna said, adding that France, in particular, no longer encourages diversity and freedom.

27.02.2015 07:15

​‘Sign of weakness’: Tories to scrap NATO’s 2% defense spending target
A Tory-led government’s defense budget would not hit NATO’s recommended target of 2 percent of GDP after the general election, a defense and security think tank warns.

26.02.2015 17:31

Corruption: Chronic UK disease infecting establishment, dragging country backwards
Just as the British government announces the deployment of troops to Ukraine as ‘advisors’, it is rapidly becoming apparent that the average Member of Parliament in the UK is as crooked as Uri Geller’s cutlery.

25.02.2015 15:35

Greece - purgatory postponed
In an era of wanton government economic illiteracy, the latest case of ‘Kickcanistan’ mentality from Europe’s government caste has led to a political fudge ignoring economic reality allowing victory bleats by politicians with policies doomed to failure.

24.02.2015 10:25

‘Eye popping’ City bonuses highlight scale of UK inequality – tax justice group
Bonuses paid by financial firms since the onslaught of the financial crisis will surpass £100 billion in 2015. Campaigners warn that Britain’s finance sector is continuing to breed inequality, while ordinary taxpayers clean up the mess.

23.02.2015 16:01

White elephants in the room: How EU projects blow billions of euros amidst austerity talks
Austerity may be hitting some countries hard, but looking at certain EU funded projects, one would never know. From Brandenburg Airport to Donkeypedia, these and other white elephants are flushing billions of taxpayer’s euros down the drain.

21.02.2015 16:39

‘End of austerity’? Greece claims bailout battle victory, warns hard time not over
The Greek prime minister says a new agreement to extend the country’s bailout voids the previous administration’s austerity commitments. The politician said, “we won the battle, but not the war,” but believes further difficulties lie ahead.

21.02.2015 15:31

‘Tiny houses’: California homelessness gets new $40 solution (PHOTOS)
An Oakland artist is ingeniously battling homelessness in Oakland, California: he builds small houses out of materials he can find in the streets, with each edifice costing around forty bucks.

21.02.2015 09:25