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Global economy

‘Privatised and exploited’: MPs debate bill to protect health service from TTIP
MPs on Friday debated Labour MP Clive Efford’s Bill to protect the National Health Service (NHS) from what critics claim is a path of permanent privatisation. Labour won the vote, with a majority of MPs backing the proposed legislation.

21.11.2014 14:04

Obesity price tag: $2trn annually and ‘rapidly getting worse’
Around 30 percent of the world’s population is now obese, while 50 percent is expected to fall into the category by 2030. Meanwhile, 5 percent of global deaths each year are linked to the condition, creating a drag on the global economy.

21.11.2014 10:56

‘Middle class would go to jail for what big corporations are allowed to do’
US corporations have enough profit to grease the wheels of Washington DC to have legislation that benefits them, and their workers which are becoming fewer and fewer, are shouldering the tax burden, independent journalist Charlie McGrath told RT.

21.11.2014 11:15

‘OPEC can easily decide to do nothing about oil prices’
There are three possible outcomes to the OPEC meeting: either they leave the situation as it is, or stick to a 30 million barrel per day ceiling, or cut oil production, Stuart Elliott, Senior Managing Editor of Europe & Africa Oil News, told RT.

20.11.2014 13:10

Obesity costs UK ‘more than violence and terrorism’ – study
Obesity costs the UK more than armed violence, war and terrorism, a new study says. Research commissioned by McKinsey and Co found the UK loses 3 percent of its GDP treating obesity and related illnesses.

20.11.2014 11:43

‘Global economy will benefit from oil price decline’
If OPEC fails to take a unified approach on stabilizing oil prices the global economy will be the biggest winner because oil prices will continue to fall, Fred Beach, of the University of Texas at Austin, told RT.

20.11.2014 12:16

Passing Keystone pipeline ‘an act of war,’ Sioux tribe president tells RT (VIDEO)
The President of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is no fan of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, telling RT’s Ben Swann that congressional authorization of the project would be “an act of war against our people.”

20.11.2014 01:01

London student protests turn violent, arrests made (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Police and protesters have clashed during the UK’s largest student demonstration for four years. It is not yet clear how many arrests have been made.

19.11.2014 14:56

‘Monsanto uses Indian farmers to contaminate world with GMO crops’
By persuading Indian farmers to buy genetically modified organism (GMO) seeds Monsanto spreads its genetically engineered crops around the world so that no one can compete with pure non-GMO products after that, anti-GMO activist Jeffrey Smith, told RT.

19.11.2014 10:30

Big Oil, corruption & Islamist weapon sales blight UK-Somalia relations – UN
Britain’s relationship with Somalia has come under scrutiny after a report detailing corruption in the east African nation was published by the UN. The Security Council report claims Somalia has traded arms with Islamist militants.

18.11.2014 14:03

Tech heavyweights Facebook, Google, Apple support bill limiting NSA spying
Technology companies are pressing the Senate to pass the USA Freedom Act,a bill that would place limits on domestic surveillance operations run by the National Security Agency. They include some of the biggest names in the industry.

17.11.2014 23:41

‘Sanctions politically useless both for Russia and Europe’
The history of sanctions shows that they are useless and harm the economy, so there is no reason to put them on Russia and the other way around, Marcus Pretzell, a German MEP from the Alternative for Germany party, told RT.

17.11.2014 16:02