21 October 2014 15:40
Britain’s manufacturing organization EEF says Prime Minister David Cameron’s plans to curb migration from the EU could backfire by damaging business.
Terry Scuoler, the EEF’s chief executive, will officially give the warning during a speech later on Tuesday, as Cameron plans to curb migration from other EU countries to the UK by limiting the number of national insurance numbers available to...
21 October 2014 11:21
Media reports suggest the British military is set to deploy its armed unmanned aircraft to Syria, despite opposition by members of the parliament.
The British daily The Independent said on Tuesday that the military, which has moved its armed Reaper drones from Afghanistan, is ready use them in operations against ISIL terrorist group in Syria.
The report came days after...
21 October 2014 11:16
Georgia says it will allow the opening of a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) training center on its soil despite pressure from Russia, Press TV reports.
Georgia’s Defense Minister Irakli Alasania said opposition from Moscow would not alter its plans to increase ties with Western countries.
“This center will be jointly operated by NATO and Georgia and it’s going to be an...
21 October 2014 11:15
A report says whistleblowers in the UK’s prison service are being threatened with discharge for raising serious concerns about prisoners’ safety.
The report published by The Guardian on Monday said prison officers are facing dismissal after raising concerns about the high level of violence within the centers and their fears over their own as well as the inmates’ safety.
According to the...
21 October 2014 11:12
A Ukrainian parliamentary report says more than 300 Ukrainian soldiers were killed during battles between the army and pro-Russian forces in the country’s east in early August.
The report circulated during a press conference on Sunday said that the weeks-long fighting in the eastern city of Ilovaisk in early August claimed the lives of over 300 soldiers.
The commission that carried out...
21 October 2014 8:19
Amnesty International has blamed the violence committed in volatile eastern parts of Ukraine on both warring sides involved in the conflict in the former Soviet state.
In a report released on Monday, Amnesty International’s Europe and Central Asia Director, John Dalhuisen, said “summary killings and atrocities” are being carried out by both pro-Russia and pro-Kiev forces in eastern Ukraine, but it...
20 October 2014 23:31
Britain is on the verge of becoming a divided country in the future between the rich and the poor, a new report by a public advisory organization warns.
The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission issued the warning in its second annual “state of the nation” report published on Monday.
“Social mobility, having flatlined in the latter part of the last century,...
20 October 2014 17:10
Pilots working for Germany’s main airline Lufthansa have announced that they will be holding a one-day strike on long-haul flights.
Vereinigung Cockpit union announced that the strike would begin on Monday, October 20, 2014.
The strike is expected to be held as a previously announced 35-hour walkout is also targeting most of Lufthansa’s long-haul and medium-haul flights.
The strike on short-haul flights is...
20 October 2014 17:08
A senior UK official says the government will fail to meet its target of eradicating child poverty by 2020, calling on all parties to be more honest in what can be achieved.
Alan Milburn, a former health minister who chairs the social mobility and child poverty commission, said Monday it was “inconceivable” for the Tory-led coalition government to achieve the stated...
19 October 2014 21:09
Catalans have staged a mass rally in the regional capital, Barcelona, calling for an early regional election.
Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Barcelona on Sunday, demanding Catalonia's President Artur Mas to call snap regional elections, a move likely to benefit the pro-independence ERC party.
The request comes after the Spanish government forced authorities in Catalonia to water...
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