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100,000+ rally in Hungary over internet tax despite govt concessions (PHOTO, VIDEO)
Tens of thousands of protesters rallied in Hungary despite the government's amendment of a controversial internet tax bill. The demonstrators say the country is turning anti-democratic and drifting away from the EU.

29.10.2014 05:31

UK plunges in gender equality rankings, lack of women in business – report
The UK has fallen from the top 20 in the global rankings for gender equality, a study by the World Economic Forum (WEF) shows. Commentators attribute the fall to low levels of female economic participation.

28.10.2014 14:51

Mayor Russell Brand? Boris Johnson ‘thrilled’ to oppose comedian in election race
Boris Johnson has said he would be “thrilled” if Russell Brand were to run for Mayor of London. His comments come as rumors emerged that Brand was considering running in the 2016 mayoral election.

27.10.2014 16:22

2MN UK homes in fuel poverty, Energy Rights Bill launched
On Monday the House of Commons will launch the Energy Bill of Rights, advocating both fair pricing and sustainable energy sources. The campaign, pioneered by Fuel Poverty Action, aims to make energy “fairer, affordable” and “sustainable”.

27.10.2014 13:43

UK, Europe on collision course over €2.1bn bill
Senior EU officials insist that Britain must pay a €2.1 billion surcharge by December, and have the backing of France and Germany, despite Prime Minister David Cameron’s insistence that he won’t pay.

25.10.2014 14:58

UK demands emergency talks after £1.7bn EU bill
EU finance ministers have agreed to emergency talks after British Prime Minister David Cameron challenged a demand from the EU for an extra £1.7 billion by December 1, because the UK economy has done better than other EU members since 1995.

24.10.2014 13:45

#OccupyDemocracy: Protesters hold Parliament Square despite arrests
Police have arrested up to 40 people in the course of weeklong Occupy Democracy protests outside the UK Parliament. Activists had originally set out to resist government austerity, poverty and inequality.

24.10.2014 07:22

Slim chance: UK health service to dish out cash, prizes for weight loss
The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) will encourage Britons to lose weight by offering them gift vouchers and cash incentives, under a new plan to reduce the financial burden of obesity on the health system.

23.10.2014 14:37

#TarpaulinRevolution: London police storm Parliament Square occupation
Police arrested one man and others were injured after hundreds of officers applied force in attempts to evict Occupy Democracy protesters from Parliament Square on Sunday night.

20.10.2014 09:01

‘Widely exaggerated’: Climate skeptic MP blasts UK emissions target
Former Environment Secretary Owen Paterson will claim in a speech on Wednesday that maintaining the current climate goals for 2050 will “fail to keep the lights on” in Britain.

15.10.2014 15:06

‘Getting away from sanctions is the only way to stop EU economic downturn’
The EU economy wasn’t doing well but sanctions against Russia have worsened it even more, with Germany seeing a decrease in industrial output and exports by 5 percent, which is not a simple downturn but a collapse, economic analyst Michael Mross told RT.

15.10.2014 13:02

24-hr public strike grips UK – 200,000 protest pay freeze
Striking public sector workers have caused widespread disruption to UK services including museums, courts and job centers, as a 24-hour national walk-out grips the nation.

15.10.2014 09:07

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