George Osborne's advice from the International Monetary Fund is like the curate's egg - good in parts.
PCS general secretary urges the trade union movement to step up the fight against the Tory cuts
Wales TUC president sets out the achievements of Welsh workers over the past year - and looks to the battles ahead
A POLIO outbreak in Yemen has swelled to 63 cases, making it one of the worst epidemics in the world, the UN health agency revealed yesterday, warning that the number of cases will probably soon exceed 100.
GERMANY'S biggest industrial union and employers agreed yesterday on a wage deal that will give thousands of steel workers a 3.5 per cent pay raise, heading off the threat of the sector's first full-scale strike in more than 25 years.
THE European Parliament voted yesterday in favour of an obligatory 48-hour maximum work week.
FOUR shipyard workers died yesterday of an apparent gas leak while building a frigate for the Norwegian navy.
THE number of reported bias crimes and civil rights violations committed against Muslims in the US soared to its highest level last year since the period immediately after the September 11 2001 terrorist attacks, a new report released yesterday reveals
GUERILLAS in Iraq kidnapped Anbar provincial Governor Raja Nawaf Farhan al-Mahalawi yesterday and told his family that he would be released when the US calls off an offensive against militants.
MEPs asked yesterday for the unprecedented use of EU anti-terrorist funds to help the sisters of murdered Belfast man Robert McCartney finance a civil suit against IRA members who are suspected of killing him.
SYSTEMATIC political repression in Ethiopia's largest state has kept people there from freely participating in the country's third general election campaign, Human Rights Watch claimed yesterday.
SOUTH American and Arab leaders opened an unprecedented summit yesterday to usher in a new wave of co-operation that aims to undercut the international influence of the United States.
WASHINGTON is not taking the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty as seriously as it once did and is undermining global support for the campaign to shut down the North Korean and Iranian nuclear programmes, former chief UN weapons inspector Hans Blix said on Monday night.