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‘Profit over security’: Business trumps climate targets – Oxfam UK
A “toxic triangle” of political inaction, short-sighted economic policies and profit-driven fossil fuel advocates threaten to raise global temperatures, leaving 400 million people in jeopardy of hunger and drought by 2060, Oxfam UK warned on Friday.

17.10.2014 14:05

Tennessee to vote on banning income tax in perpetuity
On Election Day, Tennesseans will vote on whether or not to amend the state constitution to permanently ban income and payroll taxes in the Volunteer State. But even if the resolution fails, it is unlikely the legislature will institute new taxes.

15.10.2014 19:18

Tens of thousands of NHS workers stage historic pay strike
Thousands of NHS workers, including ambulance staff, midwives and nurses staged a four-hour walkout on Monday morning. The action was the first strike over pay and conditions by NHS staff in 32 years.

13.10.2014 08:57

#OpSafeWinter: UK Anonymous battle austerity with homeless campaign
UK-based members of Anonymous launched Operation Safe Winter in Britain on Friday. The project is aimed at providing the homeless with life’s essentials, while raising awareness of the punishing effects of austerity and the UK's housing crisis.

10.10.2014 15:05

What a waste! German watchdog slams weird ventures funded by taxpayers
A saltwater fish farm some 600 km from the sea, renovated thermal baths in the red and seven bridges over a 1.5 km long river – these are just some of the controversial German local government projects, costing millions to the taxpayers.

09.10.2014 17:31

London’s new ‘driverless’ Tube trains slammed by unions
Next generation London Underground trains will be “driverless” Mayor Boris Johnson and rail bosses have announced. Unions called the move “lethal and cash driven nonsense” that will cost jobs.

09.10.2014 15:00

China surpasses US as world's largest economy based on key measure
China has surpassed the US in terms of GDP based on purchasing power parity (PPP), becoming the largest in the world by this measure, International Monetary Fund estimates show.

08.10.2014 15:15

A house for an iPhone 6? Detroit homeowner will take anything for toxic property
Never mind a kingdom for a horse – a homeowner in bankrupt Detroit is willing to trade his house in for the latest iPhone. At less than $1,000, that would mean taking a massive hit, as the beat-up property was bought for $41,000 in 2010.

08.10.2014 14:30

UK patients face £75-per-night ‘hotel’ charge for hospital beds – report
British patients may be asked to pay for their hospital bed and board if the UK health service’s growing financial crisis remains unaddressed, a senior health service official has warned.

07.10.2014 09:11

UK family doctor crisis: PM vows to force GPs to work at weekends
Patient access to GPs at weekends would be guaranteed under a Tory government by 2020, the prime minster announced on Tuesday. But doctors warn general practice in Britain risks “going into meltdown” unless the UK’s GP workforce is expanded.

30.09.2014 10:30

Congressman wants to legally ban federal employees from watching porn at work
Viewing pornography on the job is presumably something that employees most anywhere are frowned upon for doing, in the least, but one American lawmaker says legislation is needed to keep federal workers from browsing X-rated material on the clock.

25.09.2014 19:34

Scottish independence referendum
Scottish voters have said ‘No’ to independence from UK.

17.09.2014 09:01

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