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Doctors strike in Portugal over austerity cutbacks

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 19:06

Doctors in Portugal walked out of hospitals and medical centres on Tuesday at the start of a two-day strike over the impact of government austerity measures on the health service.

Germany to adopt minimum wage to help working poor

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 18:09

The minimum wage of 8.50 euros an hour will eventually benefit more than five million workers in the low-wage sector.

Narendra Modi`s new austerity drive: No new cars for NDA ministers

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 09:06

In yet another move to bring in austerity within his government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ordered all the ministers to refrain from buying new cars, reports said on Thursday.

Portugal PM says austerity rejection a `huge frustration`

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 20:56

Portugal`s prime minister on Saturday vowed to overcome the "huge frustration" posed by the constitutional court`s rejection of austerity measures in Lisbon`s 2014 budget.

IMF frees USD 4.6 billion in aid for Greece

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 03:47

The International Monetary Fund released USD 4.6 billion in aid to Greece today, after a yearlong delay to ensure Athens was meeting targets set by bailout lenders.

Egyptians slow to vote on extra day aimed at boosting turnout

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 16:19

Egyptians were initially slow to vote on a hastily added third day of a presidential election on Wednesday after lower-than-expected turnout threatened to damage the credibility of the man widely forecast to win, former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Anti-austerity Greek radicals ahead in Athens local election: Exit polls

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 00:38

Greece`s radical leftist party Syriza, which opposes the government`s austerity policies, was leading in the Athens area, exit polls of the first round of local elections showed on Sunday.

Greece to end exile on bond markets as thousands protest

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 11:23

Greece announced on Wednesday its return to the debt markets after a four-year absence on the same day as protestors launched the first anti-austerity strike of the year, crippling key services across the country.

Thousands march in Spain against austerity

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 02:36

Tens of thousands of people marched in dozens of Spanish cities Thursday against austerity measures enacted by the government, which is under pressure from the EU to reduce its public deficit.

No opulent lifestyle for officials in China austerity drive

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 19:59

Beijing`s municipal officials who had acquired a taste for the good life have downgraded their expectations.

Big protest in Spain against government austerity

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 02:03

Tens of thousands of demonstrators from across Spain have marched in central Madrid to protest government measures they claim have eroded civil rights in the country.

Big protest in Spain against government austerity

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 01:21

Tens of thousands of demonstrators from across Spain have marched in central Madrid to protest government measures they claim have eroded civil rights in the country.