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EU’s bailout program for Greece ‘dead’ – Syriza economist
The bailout program, which the outgoing Greek government signed with the EU, is dead and will be renegotiated, Yiannis Milios, chief economy policy maker at the leftist anti-austerity party Syriza said after it won the country’s parliamentary election.

25.01.2015 20:59

Greece’s anti-austerity Syriza party officially wins parliamentary elections
Greece’s radical leftist party, Syriza, is leading the country’s parliamentary election, claiming 36 percent of the vote, and leaving the ruling New Democracy party in second place with 28 percent, according to the preliminary results.

25.01.2015 17:06

Greeks elect new parliament amid EU withdrawal concerns
Greeks are going to polling stations on Sunday to elect a new parliament. The populist radical-leftist party Syriza has won the hearts of many austerity-ridden people with its message of reverting wages cuts and renegotiating debt obligations.

24.01.2015 14:36

UKIP voters wouldn’t accept a Jewish prime minister – poll
More than half of the UK Independence Party’s (UKIP) supporters wouldn’t accept a Jewish prime minister, recent polls show. The results come as the British Ambassador to the UN pledged to eradicate anti-Semitism in the UK.

23.01.2015 11:41

More Russians expect protests but most won’t participate - poll
The expectations of street protests in Russia have increased almost two-fold over the past four months, but most view such a development as improbable and are making no plans to take part in rallies.

23.01.2015 10:02

Thousands rally for Greek anti-austerity party promising end to ‘humiliation’
Tens of thousands gathered in Athens in support of Syriza, a leftist party demanding an end to austerity cuts and a debt write-off from the EU. Recent polls indicate it’s the most likely winner in Sunday’s upcoming elections.

23.01.2015 06:46

Labour face near-total defeat in Scotland as SNP support rises
Labour face being wiped out in Scotland after the next general election, as a new poll continues to give the Scottish National Party (SNP) a significant lead.

22.01.2015 09:47

From trolling social media to funny faces, Obama’s State of the Union got tongues wagging
The president’s annual State of the Union address is filled with pomp and circumstance, tradition and serious ideas put forth to better the country. But President Barack Obama’s SOTU speech had moments of levity sprinkled throughout.

21.01.2015 15:42

​Lib Dems criticize Tory ‘1930s’ spending levels
A senior Liberal Democrat (Lib Dem) has called Conservative plans to reduce UK spending to ‘1930s’ levels as ideologically driven and economically illiterate.

21.01.2015 15:22

​UK unemployment rate drops to 5.8%
The unemployment rate in the UK has dropped to 5.8 percent, the lowest it’s been in six years, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has confirmed.

21.01.2015 12:27

Politicians are 'out for themselves' and not Britain – study
Studies highlight the drastic decline in the faith Britons have for their government, and this is confirmed by 48 percent who believe politicians are 'out for themselves' and not their country.

20.01.2015 13:14

Forgive and forget? Greece's €317bn debt in focus ahead of elections
Greece’s anti-austerity SYRIZA party is leading in opinion polls days ahead of a general election on Sunday. The country’s massive €317 billion debt remains a key point of disaccord among experts and politicians.

20.01.2015 13:03