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Police pepper sprays protest in Germany as activists storm new EU central bank HQ

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German police used pepper spray and clashed with anti-EU protesters, who stormed and vandalized the new European Central Bank building, which is under construction now in central Frankfurt. Calling themselves Blockupy, thousands of activists gathered in the city center on Saturday and marched to the goal of their protest, the new ECB office, which is to be inaugurated next March. The cost of the new... 

Half of UK councils face financial collapse

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Half the UK’s local councils are at risk of collapse, the government’s official auditor has said, warning that one in six may be unable to provide basic services this year. The warning comes after severe cuts in national government funding. In a report produced by the government’s official auditor, the National Audit Office (NAO) on Wednesday, 52 percent of councils were said to be at risk of... 

Massive anti-corruption rally held in Budapest

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Demonstrators gather on the Kossuth Square in front of the Hungarian Parliament building during an anti-government demonstration, called Day of Public Outcry in Budapest, Hungary, November. 17, 2014. Over 10,000 Hungarians staged a protest in the country’s capital Budapest, calling for the ouster of the head of the tax authority and greater accountability from the government. Monday’s demonstration,... 

2.5 million children in US homeless

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A record 2.5 million children were homeless across the US in 2013, a new report says. A new report says a record 2.5 million children, nearly one child in every 30, were homeless across the United States in 2013. The report issued by the National Center on Family Homelessness on Monday showed an 8 percent increase in homeless children compared to 2012. “When you look at the resources and where they’ve... 

China and Australia sign landmark free trade deal

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China and Australia have sealed a major free trade agreement worth billions of dollars giving the Australian agricultural sector tariff free access to the massive Chinese market, while China will get greater access to investment projects in Australia. Ministers from China and Australia signed a Declaration of Intent on Monday, culminating over a decade of work towards the deal. The actual agreement... 

Romania elects 2014 president of German descent

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Newly elected president of Romania 2014, Klaus Werner Iohannis of German descent. Romania has finally come to its senses and elected Klaus Werner Iohannis as its next president, the current mayor of former cultural capital of Europe, Sibiu, which is of German descent. Romania is one of the most poorest and corrupted nations in Europe alongside with the likes of Bulgaria, Albania and Moldova, competing... 

Anti-austerity rally held in France

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Demonstrators hold a banner that reads “No to the austerity, yes to the social Europe” during a rally in Paris on September 30, 2012. Angry people have taken to the streets of French capital Paris in protest to the government’s economic policies, Press TV reports. “Economic policies across Europe are clearly meant to serve high finance and to create tax breaks for businesses. But... 

Police, anti-austerity protesters clash across Italy

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Demonstrators protest in central Rome, Italy, on November 14, 2014. Several Italian cities, including the capital city of Rome and northern city of Milan, have witnessed confrontations between police forces and anti-austerity protesters. On Friday, trade unions and students staged strikes and rallies in more than 20 cities against labor market and other reforms. Officers were pelted with eggs and red... 

Kissinger warns of West’s fatal mistake that may lead to new Cold War

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Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has given a chilling assessment of a new geopolitical situation taking shape amid the Ukrainian crisis, warning of a possible new Cold War and calling the West’s approach to the crisis a “fatal mistake.” The 91-year-old diplomat characterized the tense relations as exhibiting the danger of “another Cold War.” “This danger does exist and we can’t... 

25,000 British pensioners to die this Winter due to High Heating Bills

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A report warns that 25,000 elderly people will die from cold weather this winter, amid soaring fuel bills. A report says that a pensioner will die from cold weather every seven minutes in Britain this winter, amid soaring fuel bills. The Age UK charity released the report on Tuesday, saying that, this winter, 25,000 elderly people in England and Wales will die as a result of the cold weather and due... 

Hungary dares to disobey the US and EU

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, left, and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban at their meeting in Budapest. 25 years ago, Hungary was being toasted in the West for opening its border with Austria to East Germans, in a move which led to the fall of the Berlin Wall. Now the Western elites are not happy with Budapest which they consider far too independent. The refusal of Prime Minister Viktor... 

Immigration from outside Europe to Britain ‘cost £120 billion’

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Immigrants who came to live in Britain from outside Europe cost the public purse nearly £120 billion over 17 years, a new report has shown. The major academic study also found, however, that recent immigration from Europe, driven by the surge in arrivals from eastern European, gave the economy a £4.4 billion boost over the same period. Experts from University College London also said native Britons... 

Europeans don’t know how much tax money gets paid to EU

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Most Europeans have no idea how much they pay the EU in taxes and are unable to correctly place Baroness Catherine Ashton within the bureaucratic system, a poll performed by RT in 10 European capitals has revealed. RT correspondents interviewed nearly 200 people on the streets of Barcelona, Lisbon, Rome, Prague, Paris, Bratislava, Warsaw, Athens, London, and Berlin. Those surveyed were asked to answer... 

Argentina warns US of ‘vulture funds’

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Argentina’s President Cristina Kirchner has warned the United States against the serious consequences of what she called US officials’ slandering Buenos Aires over its debts. In a harsh five-page letter on Friday, the Argentina president criticized US President Barack Obama’s choice of hire for a high-level advisory position in his administration. “Could this be a case of namesakes?”... 

UK gas prices plunge to record low after Russia-Ukraine deal

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UK gas prices plunged to a record low on Friday following a newly signed deal between Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission. However, fuel poverty remains rife in Britain, with 2 million households unable to afford adequate heating. The newly brokered gas agreement, signed on Thursday, will cover gas supply and transit conditions between Russia, Ukraine and the EU until March 2015. The signing... 
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