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Canadian job gains in May best since 2002

All employment gains in May among private-sector employees, StatsCan says<p>Canada's economy had its best month for job creation in more than a decade …

Mississippi State football loses scholarships and faces probation, avoids bowl ban

This story from last year is finally over.<p>The NCAA is finally finished with its investigation of Mississippi State's football program, and the NCAA will accept the Bulldogs' self-imposed punishment of four scholarships lost over two years, along with two years probation, four official visits lost, …

Top Russia economist fled over 'fears of losing freedom'

<b>Leading Russian economist Sergei Guriev has told the BBC he fled to France because he feared losing his freedom on trumped-up accusations.</b><p>He said pressure from the authorities had begun after he co-authored a report criticising the conviction of jailed oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky.<p>Mr Guriev, 41, …

Russia

Jobs report puts focus on Fed

The latest jobs report tells the familiar tale of a slowly recovering economy, raising questions about how the Federal Reserve will interpret the numbers as it considers when to scale back its economic stimulus program.<p>The economy added 175,000 jobs in May while unemployment increased slightly to …

Northern Ireland is building a fake town to make it look like austerity works

There are no austerians in a foxhole. Or in a city about to host an international confab.<p>Austerity has failed everywhere it’s been tried, not least in Northern Ireland. Budget cuts at home have hit domestic demand just as budget cuts to the south have hit foreign demand. (Whether it was 2010 or …

Economics

Philippines takes China's crown as region's fastest growing economy

A surprise surge in the Philippines economy in the first quarter has put its pace of expansion ahead of neighbouring giant China.<p>The south-east Asian archipelago hailed a "new growth trajectory" as its GDP expanded 2.2pc in the first three months of the year, to grow 7.8pc year-on-year, outpacing …

Syria Has Its New Russian Missiles

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Emboldened by recent gains on the ground and a new wave of support from his allies, Bashar al-Assad …