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Russian PM calls on government to go beyond ‘dry figures’ to address poverty

By ethan / February 15, 2019

The Russian government should do more to help its 19 million citizens living below the poverty line, said Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. He suggested providing better-targeted assistance to the poor than just statistics. “Decisions on payments and benefits are made on the basis of dry figures. It’s a standard data set, an impersonal picture. We […]


Suicide rate for young Londoners has doubled in recent years, new figures reveal

By ethan / June 8, 2018

The number of teenage Londoners has been rising rapidly since 2013, new figures reveal. Mental health organizations are now warning that lack of services is leading to a “needless waste of lives.” Suicide among London’s youth increased to 29 among 10 to 19-year-olds in 2015-16, up from 14 in 2013-14, the Office for National Statistics […]


When Europe was Great: 5 historical figures who could have stood up to Trump

By ethan / May 13, 2018

Donald Trump’s unilateral pullout from the Iran deal has set the US on a collision course with Europe. With its economy vulnerable and leaders beleaguered, could the EU perhaps learn from those who stood up to America in the past? Charles de Gaulle, President of France “You may be sure that the Americans will commit […]


The 'witch-hunt' that wasn't: The actual figures behind Troubles legacy investigations

By ethan / May 11, 2018

A Northern Irish human rights organization has hit out at claims that a “witch-hunt” is underway against UK armed-forces veterans who served in Northern Ireland between 1968 and 1998. The Pat Finucane Centre, a Derry-based advocacy group, took to Twitter to counter“inaccuracies and blatant lies,” published in a Daily Mail ‘scoop.’ The piece labeled government plans […]


Karl Marx at 200: RT looks at the British political figures who still hold him dear

By ethan / May 5, 2018

Revered by many on the left in Britain, including Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell are Karl Marx’s ideas still relevant today, 200 years after he was born? Corbyn describes the German economist, philosopher and revolutionary socialist as a “great economist,” while McDonnell says there is “a lot to learn” from Marx’s […]


Russian PM Medvedev, FM Lavrov & other top figures included in US Treasury’s ‘Kremlin List’

By ethan / January 30, 2018

Top Russian leaders, including PM Dmitry Medvedev and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov have been included in the US Treasury’s ‘Kremlin List,’ which also features scores of influential businessmen. Read more The document is part of a sanctions law signed by Trump in August,  which targeted Russia in retaliation for alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election […]


Dow passes 25,000 for 1st time after new jobs figures

By ethan / January 4, 2018

Wall Street opened with a bang, with the Dow soaring past 25,000 points for the first time ever, following a job data report showing the private sector added 250,000 jobs in December. The Dow composite, a stock index from Dow Jones Indexes that tracks 65 prominent companies, shot up 0.55 percent, or 38 points, to […]


Puerto Rico hurricane death toll to be recounted as official low figures challenged

By ethan / December 18, 2017

Published time: 18 Dec, 2017 18:34 The governor of Puerto Rico has ordered a recount of all deaths since Hurricane Maria, after accusations that the government under-counted the storm-related deaths, which were estimated to be ten times the official count of 64. ‘We always expected that the number of hurricane-related deaths would increase as we […]

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