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70,000 German engineering workers go on strike, demand fair pay rise (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Some 70,000 German workers representing some 300 engineering firms have gone on “warning” strikes, demanding higher pay rises than their employers can offer. In a separate strike, security staff walked out of two German airports, causing travel chaos.

29.01.2015 23:23

For Syriza, the only way is Essex! British university a hotbed of Greek radicalism
World statesmen have been educated in Britain’s finest institutions – Oxford, Cambridge and the University of London. Now the University of Essex may be the intellectual cradle of Europe’s politicos – Greek anti-austerity ones, at least.

29.01.2015 16:51

Russell Brand says scrap Trident nukes, challenged by shipyard MP
Comedian and activist Russell Brand has received an invitation from docklands workers in Cumbria after he called for the UK’s Trident nuclear deterrent replacement program, which their jobs depend on, to be scrapped.

28.01.2015 13:26

​Green Party £72 ‘citizen’s income’ policy branded ‘unworkable’
One of the UK Green Party’s flagship policies has come under heavy criticism by a leading think tank, which argues it would make British people worse-off in the long term.

28.01.2015 12:46

​Budget cuts a priority before looking for other revenue sources – Alaska Gov. to RT
Facing a $3.5 billion budget deficit following a huge drop in oil prices, Alaska is looking for ways to cut spending and cover the gap in an open and transparent way, Alaskan Governor Bill Walker told RT.

27.01.2015 04:23

‘If they can do it in Greece, we can do it here!’ British left stage Greek embassy demo
Following Syriza’s Greek election triumph, left-wing campaigners from Britain’s Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) held a celebration and solidarity demonstration at the Greek embassy in London.

26.01.2015 15:09

Greece elections: Merkel has lost, hope has won
Syriza’s landslide victory in this weekend’s Greek elections has immediately been called a ‘political earthquake’. It’s more accurate to say that Greek voters have gatecrashed the Euro elites’ party and let off a grenade.

25.01.2015 22:24

Over 3mn German workers live below poverty line – report
Being employed in Germany is no longer enough to make ends meet, as around 3.1 million workers receive salaries below the country’s poverty threshold. People have been forced to cut back on food and heating in order to survive, German media reported.

25.01.2015 04:45

​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

Cop suspended in South Carolina for repeatedly punching man in the head (VIDEO)
A cop employed by the Columbia Police Department in South Carolina has been suspended without pay after a video emerged showing the officer repeatedly punching a man who had been lying face-down on the ground.

19.01.2015 20:11

8 mn Brits living below minimum income standards – study
Half of families with children living below minimum income standards (MIS) have trouble making ends meet, prompting a reevaluation of the universal credit benefit system, reforms of employment laws and further calls for a living wage.

19.01.2015 08:57

‘Alarming’: Whitehall official accused of pro-EU lobbying, impartiality breached
As pressure grows to call a referendum on the UK's EU membership, a senior Department for Business official faces allegations of impropriety amid revelations he offered pro-EU lobbyists tips on challenging Eurosceptic arguments.

19.01.2015 09:23