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‘Greek government’s responsibility for debt crisis approximately zero’
After inheriting years of poor economic performance, Greece’s new Syriza government can’t be blamed for being unable to pay June installments to the IMF, James Galbraith, economist and professor from the University of Texas, told RT’s In the Now show.

26.05.2015 09:57

Sturgeon attacks austerity Britain, commits Scotland to EU
The First Minister of Scotland has used her initial post-election speech to condemn further proposed spending cuts under the new majority Conservative administration and oppose a British exit from the EU.

26.05.2015 07:59

House panel wants to cut taxpayer expenses on wealthy ex-presidents
After it was revealed that Bill and Hillary Clinton have earned $30 million in the last 16 months, the House Oversight panel backed a measure that would limit taxpayer dollars on expenses incurred by ex-presidents earning more than $400,000 a year.

19.05.2015 21:54

​Schools close in Seattle as thousands of teachers wage day-long strike
Thousands of teachers marched through the streets of Seattle, Washington on Tuesday as part of a large-scale demonstration waged by educators wanting to see educational funding increased in the Pacific Northwest.

19.05.2015 19:19

Maryland Gov. redirects $68 million school fund towards pensions
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan stunned lawmakers by announcing he will redirect $68 million set aside for schools and use it to shore up the state's pension system. But critics say his move violates appropriation rules under the state's constitution.

16.05.2015 00:24

Mind the gap: Britain’s richest are 105 times better off than the poorest
The UK’S richest 20 percent have more than one hundred times the wealth of the poorest 20 percent, with the combined household wealth of £9.1 trillion remaining for the most part in the hands of the elite.

15.05.2015 12:28

Private health firms get unfair tax advantage to outbid NHS, say campaigners
Private healthcare firms are facing mounting criticism over allegations they receive unfair tax breaks in comparison with Britain’s public health service for the provision of cancer treatments in patients’ homes.

15.05.2015 10:49

‘Russia - reason to keep NATO alive’
A great opportunity to dissolve military alliances was wasted at the end of Cold War and since then Western commanders have been looking for reasons, like Russia, to keep NATO alive, says Tony Robinson, co-director at Pressenza News Agency.

14.05.2015 14:47

House panel vote to cut Amtrak budget nearly 20% despite deadly crash
Despite Tuesday’s deadly Amtrak crash that killed seven and left 200 injured in Philadelphia, the House Appropriations Committee backed a $55 billion transportation bill that would cut roughly $251 million from Amtrak’s budget.

13.05.2015 23:32

Red tape and hidden taxes: Federal regulations cost US economy billions
Americans are increasingly trapped by the Obama administration’s bureaucratic red tape, and it’s costing the economy billions of dollars, according to two new reports from right-leaning think tanks.

13.05.2015 20:14

Defense, intel chiefs ask Senate for more Russian rockets
A plea to Congress from the top military and intelligence officials in the United States government would amend a Pentagon spending provision in order to acquire rockets from Russia.

13.05.2015 20:36

Here, piggie piggie: Pork-barrel spending is out, pig selfies are in for Sen. Jeff Flake
Senator Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) doesn’t like pork-barrel spending. And it turns out that pork doesn’t like him, either. After the annual “Congressional Pig Book” press conference, Flake tried to take a selfie with a pig. The pig wanted none of it.

13.05.2015 16:06