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Clashes during mass eviction in crisis-hit Rome
Riot police clashed with 350 squatter families as security forces evicted people from abandoned offices in Rome. This is the latest incident in the rising tide of violence over the mounting economic crisis.

17.04.2014 07:52

Benefit sanctions, greater poverty forcing more people in UK to use food banks
​The users of food banks in the UK are people are being forced to do so as a result of benefit sanctions and delays, family breakdown or debt, and for many it’s the absolute last resort, Alison Inglis-Jones, from the Trussell Trust, told RT.

16.04.2014 13:24

Britain among worst hospital bed supply in EU
Patient capacity at British hospitals has dropped to the second-worst level in Europe, maintains an international report. The maximum occupancy rate was exceeded last year, and waiting for a bed seems to have become commonplace.

16.04.2014 05:23

​Cuba’s economic reforms: Socialism with neoliberal characteristics?
Havana has prioritized foreign investment and private enterprise, slashed state-sector jobs, while seeking closer cooperation with the European Union. Will Cuba’s latest market-based reforms undermine the social gains of the 1959 Revolution?

16.04.2014 10:06

​Bond bubble bursts anew
Celebrations over Greece returning to bond markets mask a whole new problem: Athens hasn’t returned to economic health. Rather, it’s the bond market which has gone quite mad.

16.04.2014 06:58

‘We are to see severe destruction of Western economic system’
With $1.7 quadrillion debt and the present bailout policy that will inflate prices, we’ll see the West collapsing while China and Russia will not be responsible for it or able to help, Lawrence Freeman from Executive Intelligence Review Magazine told RT.

15.04.2014 09:58

‘Giving out pies in Maidan not enough’: Putin urges West to really help Ukraine
Europe should switch from promises to real action to help Ukraine out of the economic chaos, says Russia’s President Putin.

11.04.2014 15:20

​'Is it Europe for the banks or Europe for the people?'
Huge debt and unemployment in Greece are the result of the extreme neo-liberal policies pursued by the Troika that are just aimed at saving the banks but not the people, Kostas Isyhos, a member of the political secretariat of Syriza party, told RT.

11.04.2014 12:25

Ukraine’s first IMF money won’t be used to pay off Russian debt
Paying off debt to Russia will not be a first priority for Ukraine when it secures its first tranche of International Monetary (IMF) bailout cash, Oleksandr Shlapak, coup-imposed Ukraine’s Finance Minister has said.

11.04.2014 08:42

Greece returns to bond market after 4-year hiatus
After a four year exile from the euro bond market, Greece is back. Investors bought 3 billion euro ($4.16 billion) in 5-year bonds, offering a glimmer of hope as the euro zone economy continues to crawl out of its debt crisis.

10.04.2014 14:49

Austerity terrorism: From Kiev to NYC
Two recent events – violence on the floor of the Ukrainian parliament and the launch of a criminal trial for an Occupy Wall Street activist – are both an example of a rising trend in global politics: austerity terrorism.

09.04.2014 13:26

Russia can’t support Ukrainian economy forever - Putin
Russia can’t continue to prop up Ukraine’s faltering economy, and this responsibility should fall on the US and EU, which have recognized the authorities in Kiev but not yet given one dollar to support the economy, President Putin has said.

09.04.2014 08:14

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