June 27, 2019

Cameron fends of backbench revolt over EU pullout

UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, has had a rather verbally violent week. Having just returned from an EU summit where he had a massive row with the French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, Cameron is now facing a backbench revolt from Conservatives who want a referendum on pulling out of the European … [Read more...]

EU leaders agree second Greece bailout package

European leaders have reached agreement on a second bailout package for Greece. They have also expanded their rescue funds to help shore up any other debt crises in the eurozone. European Union president Herman Van Rompuy said the rescue deal would be financed by both the EU and the International … [Read more...]

President Obama off to find his ‘roots’ in Ireland

US President Barack Obama is on his way to the Republic of Ireland, the starting point for his week long tour of Europe. Like a cheap coach trip holiday, Obama is packing in Ireland, The United Kingdom, France and Poland in his seven days. Just for added excitement he is going to attend a … [Read more...]

Strauss-Kahn resigns as head of the IMF

Dominique Strauss-Kahn has resigned as managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) but maintains that he is innocent of the sexual assault charges made against him. Strauss-Kahn said in a statement "It is with infinite sadness that I feel compelled today to present to the … [Read more...]

French Unions plan more Strikes as rats and rubbish pile up

French unions have called two more national days of action to protest at the goverment's pension reforms. With France already wracked with protests and shortages the Unions met yesterday in Paris and announced 28th October and 2nd November as days of national protest. The pressure on the … [Read more...]

France hit by strikes as workers protest raising of retirement age

France is set to face chaos as a general strike by workers protesting against Nicolas Sarkozy's plans to raise the retirement age gets underway today. Train services and air traffic are expected to be severely disrupted when the 24 hour strike gets under way as well as public transport, banks, … [Read more...]