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Jeremy Corbyn urges snap election as he meets charities battling austerity

Jeremy Corbyn has called for a snap general election as he heard from groups helping people in poverty in Glasgow. The Labour leader met voluntary...

May is ‘not being straight’ over pledge to end austerity – Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn accused Theresa May of “not being straight with the public” over her pledge to end austerity as he demanded extra police and...

Riot breaks out as youths break away from general strike march in Greece

Clashes have broken out between riot police and youths in central Athens during the first general strike since Greece’s left-led government initially came to...

Alexis Tsipras puts austerity reform package before Greek Parliament

Left-wing prime minister Alexis Tsipras today faces his first test in the Greek parliament since a bailout rebellion split his party and triggered a...

Government re-elected in Portugal despite austerity

Portugal’s coalition government earned another four-year term, winning a general election through an improving economy that weathered the austerity measures contested across Europe. With 99%...

Greek politicians debate austerity bill ahead of proposed bailout

Greek politicians are debating an austerity bill ahead of a vote that will condemn the country to years of more budget savings, but is...

Greek anger at austerity as vote nears

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras is facing a revolt in his left-wing party and strike calls from workers as he battles to win a...

Tsipras claims Greece is an ‘austerity laboratory’

The Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says his country has been transformed into an "austerity laboratory". Mr Tsipras told the European Parliament this morning that...

Greek vote surprises world markets

Asian shares mostly fell after Greece’s voters vehemently rejected conditions set by its international creditors, deepening doubts over their future in the 19-nation eurozone....

Greeks vote on crucial bailout referendum

Greeks have started voting today in the closely-watched bailout referendum which could decide their future in the eurozone. Opinion polls showing people evenly split on...

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Johnson urges world leaders to focus ‘collective ingenuity’ on Covid-19 vaccine hunt

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European Central Bank increases support to countries ravaged by pandemic

The European Central Bank has boosted its pandemic emergency support programme by 600 billion euros to 1.35 trillion euros in an effort to keep...

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu slams West Bank settlers for anti-Trump remarks

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has harshly criticised Jewish West Bank settler leaders for disparaging President Donald Trump over what they perceive to be...
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