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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.