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Tear gas used to disperse protesters in Helsinki

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 04:56

Police used tear gas to calm down hundreds of demonstrators who were against the government`s budget cuts in downtown Helsinki Friday evening, Finnish media said.

Pentagon chief sounds alarm over US budget cuts

Last Updated: Sunday, November 17, 2013, 16:12

Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel sounded an alarm bell about budget cuts he said threaten America`s security and global military role, while "gambling" over the risk of an unexpected threat.

US Army to cut 80,000 troops by 2017 to reduce budget

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 11:01

The United States Army has announced to reduce its strength by a whopping 80,000 by 2017 as part of a budget-cutting plan, making it one of the largest force reductions since World War II.

Obama urges US Congress to end `dumb` budget cuts

Last Updated: Saturday, April 27, 2013, 18:11

President Barack Obama on Saturday called on the US Congress to end the "reckless" and "dumb" budget cuts known as the sequester, and to adopt a plan of "smarter" cuts to fuel economic growth.

US budget cuts force military jets to drop air shows

Last Updated: Monday, March 11, 2013, 00:23

Even a rural festival celebrating the harvest of Georgia`s famous sweet onions isn`t safe from the federal budget battle 1,000 kilometres away.

Barack Obama jokes about budget cuts, Biden at exclusive dinner

Last Updated: Sunday, March 10, 2013, 15:58

US President Barack Obama was in his elements over a whopping USD 85 billion forced spending cuts his administration was facing, saying, "My joke writers have been placed on furlough."

Obama jokes about budget cuts, Biden at exclusive dinner

Last Updated: Sunday, March 10, 2013, 15:52

US President Barack Obama was in his elements over a whopping USD 85 billion forced spending cuts his administration was facing, saying, "My joke writers have been placed on furlough."

Obama signs order to begin $85 billion in spending cuts

Last Updated: Saturday, March 02, 2013, 09:11

The sequester is "dumb" but is "not going to be an apocalypse," Obama said after his nearly hour long meeting with the Congressional leaders.

Ministries brace for budget cuts up to 24%

Last Updated: Sunday, February 03, 2013, 18:39

While some ministries are reconciled to the anticipated budgetary cut by the Finance Ministry, a few others are cribbing about it.

‘US playing up China threat to avoid budget cuts’

Last Updated: Saturday, April 07, 2012, 17:07

Chinese think tanks have rejected a US Congressional report on the Communist nation`s weapon`s development, describing it as a trick to offset the Pentagon`s shrinking budget.

Angry British police to seek right to strike

Last Updated: Friday, March 23, 2012, 10:07

Britain`s Conservative-led coalition is seeking to make cuts of some 20 percent to police budgets.

Budget cuts take US military to the edge: Panetta

Last Updated: Friday, October 14, 2011, 11:26

Leon Panetta said US President agreed with his assessment that there should be no further cuts to defence spending.