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The end of British austerity starts with Brexit

My budget shows that leaving the EU would transform this country’s finances – in particular the NHS, disability benefits and the property market<p>I want to end austerity. Voters want prosperity, not austerity. It’s a sobering thought that the reductions in planned spending made by the coalition and …

United Kingdom

S&P: Large Japan economic stimulus would raise concerns | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s government is unlikely to be able to launch a stimulus package to support its struggling economy without raising concerns about the size of its spending, ratings agency Standard & Poor’s said on Wednesday.<p>Pedestrians walk past a "no U-turn" traffic sign as they cross a …

Economy

Migrants help drive growth in Thailand, other countries: UN report - The Nation

The UN’s “Asia-Pacific Migration Report 2015: Migrants’ Contributions to Development” released on Monday showed that in agriculture, migrants reduced …

Singapore growth at tipping point, Moody's warns

Growth in one of Asia's most prominent economies has reached "a structural tipping point," according to rating agency Moody's, and it remains to be …

Economy

China's economic transition is in trouble

Activity levels at Chinese manufacturing firms contracted at the fastest pace seen since November 2011 last month, adding to concerns that growth in …

Are Japan's sub-zero interest rates working?

In a bold attempt to reflate the Japanese economy, the Bank of Japan has now pushed interest rates on deposits into negative territory. Though this …

U.S. Role In Global Economy Declines Nearly 50%

With the exception of a few brief periods, America’s contribution to the global economy has been falling. In 1960, U.S. GDP represented 40% of global GDP. By 2014, America’s economic contribution had been cut in half. In this article, we will show how this change has occurred over the past 55 …

Economics

Why China’s Economy Will Be So Hard to Fix

Some regions are suffering the effects of the slowdown more than others<p>Explore map to see China's diverse economy<p>China is struggling to meet its …

China is about to pour even more money into its military

The government is expected to reveal its proposed annual budget for the world's biggest army this Saturday, when the National People's Congress opens its annual session.<p>Analysts said spending was likely to be much higher due to the expense of laying off huge numbers of troops as part of the …

China

South Africa's economy 'in crisis'

<b>The South African economy is 'in crisis' says the country's finance minister Pravin Gordhan.</b><p>The comments came ahead of his Budget speech, in which he cut the country's growth forecast for 2016 to 0.9%, down from 1.7%.<p>He conceded the economy was struggling with shrinking growth, 25% unemployment, …

South Africa

Europol highlights vast criminal networks behind migration crisis

The smuggling of migrants into Europe is a rapidly expanding, multibillion-euro business that involves more than 40,000 people in loose criminal …

European companies sold powerful surveillance technology to Egypt, report says

Privacy International investigation sheds light on Egyptian intelligence agency that operates in total secrecy<p>European companies have been selling powerful surveillance technology to a secretive government intelligence agency in Egypt, according to an investigation from Privacy International, a …

Britain must stay in the EU to protect itself from Isil, former military chiefs say

In a letter to The Telegraph, 13 of Britain's most senior former military commanders urge voters to back EU membership to protect British national security<p>Britain must stay in the European Union so it can protect itself from “grave security threats” caused by Isil and Russia, some the country’s …

Britain should stay in the European Union

BRITISH PRIME Minister David Cameron declared Saturday that “we are approaching one of the biggest decisions this country will face in our lifetimes,” in a June referendum on whether to remain in the European Union. He’s right, unfortunately: A British vote against the E.U. would be a “step into …

United Kingdom

BREMMER: The Paris attacks put Russia and Iran ‘in a stronger position'

"We must combine our forces to achieve a result that is already too late in coming," French President Francois Hollande said in a rousing speech at the Palace of Versailles on Monday, days after France suffered the deadliest attack on its soil since World War II, at the hands of assailants linked …

Paris attacks raise concerns about the Syrian refugee crisis

Politics<p>Ex-Attorney General Loretta Lynch talks about James Comey<p>02:13<p>North Korea says it’s willing to discuss denuclearization<p>00:34<p>Trump will order airstrike on Syria, analyst predicts<p>01:44<p>Life well lived: Trailblazing White House reporter Connie Lawn dies at 73<p>01:28<p>EPA’s Scott Pruitt is protected …

Iranian women risk cars being impounded if they drive without veil

Iranian women who fail to wear a veil when driving will have their cars impounded for a week and are likely to be fined, police in the country have warned.<p>Deputy police chief, Said Montazer-ol-Mehdi, said officers had been authorised by prosecutors to take such steps. If traffic police spot an …

Middle East

6 Volunteer Vacations to Experience

Yes, staying in a luxury hotel and parking your bum on the beach makes for an enjoyable getaway, but what if you're looking for a trip that's more meaningful? Innovative companies are unveiling enticing voluntourism (volunteer tourism) opportunities in a variety of locations, giving travelers the …

Step Up: 22 Ways to Repurpose an Old Ladder

Ladder decor is trending right now, and we couldn’t be more excited about that. Why? Look below, and it’ll be clear. But really, the best part about it is that as soon as you get your thrift-store-found ladder home, you can just prop it against the wall and immediately add a mile of character to …

decorating with maps

Decorating with Maps {Giveaway} | I’m Lovin’ It<p>Shares 6.0K<p>If you are challenged by an empty wall, maps can often make a graphic statement, usually …

Jar Lantern

Introduction: Jar Lantern<p>About: My name is Randy and I am a Community Manager in these here parts. In a previous life I had founded and run the …

Arduino

15 DIY Shirt Hacks That Are Totally Tee-rrific

With how quickly styles change, it’s not all that enticing to spend $100 on a new top. If you are nodding your head in agreement, we have just the thing for you. Grab some boozy donuts and a cup of hot cocoa and prepare to be dazzled with these 15 T-shirt hacks that are totally T-errific.<p>1. …

Simple Springtime Dishes

Simple Springtime Dishes