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Civil servants hold strike in Italian capital
20 May 2014 18:00

Civil servants hold strike in Italian capital

Some 20,000 civil servants have walked off their jobs in the Italian capital, Rome, to protest against the local government’s planned salary cuts, Press TV reports.The strike was called by Italy’s three major trade unions - the Italian General Confederation of Labour (CGIL), Italian Confederation ...

 
EU urges companies to pump gas to Ukraine facilities – Report
16 May 2014 16:46

EU urges companies to pump gas to Ukraine facilities – Report

The European Commission has encouraged European natural gas companies to buy and pump gas to storage facilities in Ukraine to help guarantee uninterrupted gas transit this winter, the Kommersant business daily said Friday, citing market sources.Ukraine previously pumped gas to its underground gas storage ...

 
Samsung promises compensation over cancer claims
14 May 2014 17:06

Samsung promises compensation over cancer claims

Samsung Electronics promised on Wednesday to pay compensation to a number of employees who claim they contracted cancer from working at the company's semiconductor plants. The world's top chip and smartphone maker declined to say how many people might be compensated, but around ۴۰ employees have filed ...

 
Passengers stuck in Ben-Gurion airport after El-Al mishap
9 May 2014 17:17

Passengers stuck in Ben-Gurion airport after El-Al mishap

Passengers who were stood up by El-Al pilots in Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion Airport are facing a long stay ahead on Friday, as several replacement flights for the stranded travelers have yet to be found. Walla! reports that while the airline managed to find a replacement flight for passengers headed to Budapest,...

 
London Underground staff to go on strike
19 Apr 2014 15:59

London Underground staff to go on strike

The UK National Union of Rail, Maritime, and Transport Workers (RMT) has announced that London Underground workers are to go on strike for five days in the coming weeks over ticket office closures. The industrial action was announced by the union on Thursday as the staff at London Underground, otherwise ...

 
Number of UK food bank users up 163%: Charity
16 Apr 2014 14:56

Number of UK food bank users up 163%: Charity

The number of people using emergency supplies from food banks in Britain has increased by ۱۶۳ percent in the past year, a charity warns. The Trussell Trust, which runs some ۴۰۰ food banks across the UK, said on Wednesday that the number of food parcels given out last year by the charity alone nearly ...

 
France bans all GMO corn, including Monsanto
16 Apr 2014 14:49

France bans all GMO corn, including Monsanto

France’s lower house of parliament passed a law Tuesday prohibiting genetically modified (GM) maize from being grown, citing environmental concerns. The law can be applied to any GM strain that is adopted at EU level. The law follows a decree last month, which halted the planting of Monsanto’...

 
Millions of kids in Spain at risk of social exclusion due to poverty
16 Apr 2014 14:41

Millions of kids in Spain at risk of social exclusion due to poverty

The charity Save the Children has warned of growing poverty among children in Spain, saying the situation needs to be addressed urgently. The charity launched a petition on Tuesday urging the Spanish government to do more for deprived children in the crisis-hit country. According to the aid ...

 
US super rich wealthier than we thought, hiding huge sums: Report
13 Apr 2014 17:01

US super rich wealthier than we thought, hiding huge sums: Report

A new pair of reports suggests that the super rich in the US are richer than we thought. The first report by Professors Emmanuel Saez (UC Berkeley) and Gabriel Zucman (LSE and UC Berkeley) addresses the question of how to measure total wealth, finding that there is an increasing concentration in the ...

 
UK culture secretary quits amid expenses row
9 Apr 2014 17:11

UK culture secretary quits amid expenses row

Britain’s Culture Secretary Maria Miller has quit her post over an ongoing expenses scandal. In a letter to the British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday, Miller said she was resigning as the controversy over her expenses "has become a distraction from the vital work this government ...

 
Pork to rise in Japan as deadly virus hits largest producers
8 Apr 2014 17:24

Pork to rise in Japan as deadly virus hits largest producers

The most deadly outbreak of a hog virus in ۱۸ years in Japan is raising pork prices and may boost imports from the biggest buyer, supporting a record rally in Chicago. The Agriculture Ministry has discovered ۱۸۶,۸۲۵ cases of porcine epidemic diarrhea in ۲۵۱ farms in ۱۹ prefectures since it confirmed ...

 
Syrians face drought, wheat production seen at record low: WFP
8 Apr 2014 17:22

Syrians face drought, wheat production seen at record low: WFP

Syrians battered by years of war are facing a major drought that could cut wheat production in the country's northwest breadbasket to a record low of ۱.۷ million to ۲ million metric tonnes, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday. Millions more people could face hunger and shortages if the drought,...

 
South Korean oil imports from Iran climb 104% in February
15 Mar 2014 17:05

South Korean oil imports from Iran climb 104% in February

South Korea’s crude oil imports from the Islamic Republic of Iran have increased by 104 percent in February from one year earlier, a new report says.South Korea imported 1.1 million tons of Iranian crude last month, equivalent to 294,069 barrels per day. The figure was 4.5 times higher than January ...

 
Tunisian sex workers demand brothel reopening
12 Mar 2014 16:08

Tunisian sex workers demand brothel reopening

A group of Tunisian sex workers have demanded to be allowed to return to work, 18 months after their brothel in the coastal town of Sousse was attacked by Salafists and closed down.A delegation in Tunis, the capital, on Tuesday handed deputy parliamentary speaker Meherzia Laabidi, a petition signed ...

 
Gaza power plant under threat of shutting down
11 Mar 2014 17:48

Gaza power plant under threat of shutting down

The sole power plant in the Gaza Strip is under the threat of shutting down as it runs out of fuel due to the Israeli blockade, Press TV reports.Reporting from Gaza, our correspondent Hala al-Safadi said the shortage could force the facility to shut down on Friday in the coastal enclave, home to a population ...

 
Pentagon cuts research budget by $500 million
7 Mar 2014 16:17

Pentagon cuts research budget by $500 million

The Defense Department’s proposed budget for fiscal 2015 would cut $500 million from science and technology accounts, the so-called seed corn of military superiority.The Pentagon’s spending plan unveiled on March 4 requests $11.5 billion for the S&T program, a $500 million, or 4.2 percent,...

 
UN report: 300,000 Palestinians live in Area C of West Bank
5 Mar 2014 17:13

UN report: 300,000 Palestinians live in Area C of West Bank

Some 300,000 Palestinians live in Area C, the part of the West Bank under full Israeli control, according to new data published Tuesday by a UN body. That figure is considerably higher than 150,000 to 180,000 Palestinians said to live in the area, according to a 2008 estimate by the Israeli NGO, Bimkom,...

 
Kremlin aide: U.S. may face consequences if sanctions imposed
4 Mar 2014 17:21

Kremlin aide: U.S. may face consequences if sanctions imposed

A Kremlin aide said on Tuesday that if the United States were to impose sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, Moscow might be forced to drop the dollar as a reserve currency and refuse to pay off any loans to U.S. banks.Sergei Glazyev, an adviser to the Kremlin who is often used by the authorities to stake ...

 
World Bank freezes aid to Uganda over gay law
28 Feb 2014 18:59

World Bank freezes aid to Uganda over gay law

The World Bank has suspended a planned $۹۰m loan to Uganda meant to strengthen its health care system after its president signed into law a bill prescribing harsh jail terms for homosexual offences. The decision by the global poverty lender comes days after Denmark, the Netherlands and Norway said they ...

 
Leader urges serious pursuit of ‘resistance economy’
25 Feb 2014 17:02

Leader urges serious pursuit of ‘resistance economy’

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called on the three branches of the Iranian government to seriously pursue and implement the general policies of the “resistance economy.” “With the endorsement of these policies, people are now waiting for their implementation ...