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Benefit sanctions, greater poverty forcing more people in UK to use food banks
​The users of food banks in the UK are people are being forced to do so as a result of benefit sanctions and delays, family breakdown or debt, and for many it’s the absolute last resort, Alison Inglis-Jones, from the Trussell Trust, told RT.

16.04.2014 13:24

Britain among worst hospital bed supply in EU
Patient capacity at British hospitals has dropped to the second-worst level in Europe, maintains an international report. The maximum occupancy rate was exceeded last year, and waiting for a bed seems to have become commonplace.

16.04.2014 05:23

Holy War‘like’: Islamic preachers using Facebook as call to jihad
Radical Islamic clerics have been using social media to try and increase support for jihad in Syria, which is “considered the most socially-mediated conflict in history,” a report by King’s College London states.

16.04.2014 11:34

UN investigator of violence against women barred from UK detention center
A UN special rapporteur investigating violence against women has been denied access by the UK government to the controversial Yarl’s Wood Detention Center after a recent death. A former inmate said, “It’s not a detention center, it’s a prison.”

16.04.2014 10:10

​Bond bubble bursts anew
Celebrations over Greece returning to bond markets mask a whole new problem: Athens hasn’t returned to economic health. Rather, it’s the bond market which has gone quite mad.

16.04.2014 06:58

'Heartbleed' hacking spree: Canadian tax agency says hundreds of IDs stolen
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has reported that the private information of about 900 people was stolen using the Heartbleed security bug. Experts are warning that more attacks may occur.

15.04.2014 11:55

​Out of hours work by UK white-collar staff worth $60 billion
Financial and professional workers in the UK do about $60 billion worth of unpaid out of hours work according to specialist recruiter Marks Sattin.

15.04.2014 11:10

‘We are to see severe destruction of Western economic system’
With $1.7 quadrillion debt and the present bailout policy that will inflate prices, we’ll see the West collapsing while China and Russia will not be responsible for it or able to help, Lawrence Freeman from Executive Intelligence Review Magazine told RT.

15.04.2014 09:58

​‘If you’re evading tax, we’ll find you’ – George Osborne
The UK Chancellor George Osborne is tightening the screws on the tax dodging UK super-rich, as he’s proposing to increase fines for those who hide their money in offshore tax havens and send them to jail even if they didn’t intend to evade tax.

14.04.2014 06:35

Pressure mounts on UK over CIA’s ‘black site’ jail in Indian Ocean
A human rights group is urging Britain’s Foreign office to “come clean” over claims that a British-administered island in the Indian Ocean, Diego Garcia, was used as a secret "black site" detention center by the CIA.

13.04.2014 05:04

Argentina slams ‘NATO’ Falklands as UK gears up for war games
Saber rattling over the Falkland Islands, the scene of a bloody conflict between Argentina and Britain in 1982, is on the rise as the UK prepares for military drills off the coast of the South American nation.

12.04.2014 12:00

'Business as usual’ in Russia – BP
Speaking at BP’s annual shareholder meeting, CEO Bob Dudley said the company can “act as a bridge” between Russia and Europe, adding that it was “business as usual” between the oil giant and Russia.

11.04.2014 10:46

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