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EU referendum could cost UK £500 million extra in energy bills after Brexit

A report commissioned by the National Grid has claimed that the UK could face up to £500 million in extra energy bills if it...
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Obama pushes TTIP in Germany as French minister says deal is “fading”

US President Barack Obama has wrapped up two days in Germany promoting the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) free trade deal amid protests. Obama previously...

Unemployment figures across Europe ease down, slowly

Unemployment figures fell to their lowest in four years across Europe, but youth unemployment remains a massive problem in austerity-battered countries.

Alexis Tsipras to step down as leader of Greece

Alexis Tsipras has announced he will step down as Prime Minister of Greece, with elections to be held on September 20th.

Ukraine and EU begin implementing wide-ranging free trade deal

Ukraine and the European Union have begun implementation of a treaty designed to reduce trade barriers, despite Russian worries.

International students to the UK may face tighter visa restrictions

Despite protests by several university leaders, the UK government plans to reduce the number of migrants - bizarrely including international students.
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Syriza divided over new EU bailout

Alexis Tsipras is battling his own party, Syriza, to pass an austerity package in return for EU funds.
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Spending Review 2015: Osborne aims for “a country that lives within its means”

George Osborne announces an ambitious £20 billion in savings by 2020 in the 2015 spending review.
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Stock market selloff: China sends the world markets tumbling

The ongoing Chinese market falls are not just an economic concern – but also a test of the Chinese Communist Party’s control.