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  • Labour hopefuls set out their stall
    Labour hopefuls set out their stall Press Association - 5 hours ago

    Labour's main leadership hopefuls have hit the campaign trail as they continue to fight it out in the battle to succeed Ed Miliband. … More »

  • Ed Miliband was a disaster but that …
    Ed Miliband was a disaster but that … IB Times - Thu, May 28, 2015

    Since Labour's devastating General Election defeat three weeks ago a glut of Labour politicians and pundits have been trying to distance themselves from policies … More »

  • Italy's Renzi faces election test …
    Italy's Renzi faces election test … Reuters - Thu, May 28, 2015

    By James Mackenzie ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi goes into elections this weekend hoping nascent signs of economic recovery after years of … More »

  • David Miliband's warning to Lab …
    David Miliband's warning to Lab … Press Association - Thu, May 28, 2015

    David Miliband has warned the Labour Party has been sent "back to the classroom for the second time in five years" after their crushing defeat in the general … More »

  • EU says fiscal targets, pensions, labour …
    EU says fiscal targets, pensions, labour … Reuters - Wed, May 27, 2015

    Fiscal targets, pension and labour market reform and the size of the civil service are the key issues yet to be agreed between Greece and its international … More »

  • Donor hints at support for Kendall
    Donor hints at support for Kendall Press Association - Wed, May 27, 2015

    Liz Kendall's Labour leadership campaign could receive a significant financial boost after a major donor suggested she appeared the most likely to take the party in … More »

  • Dutch coalition further weakened after … Reuters - Tue, May 26, 2015

    The Dutch Liberal-Labour government was further weakened after senate elections on Tuesday stripped it of an already fragile majority in the upper house of … More »

  • Bank of Italy urges Renzi to continue …
    Bank of Italy urges Renzi to continue … Reuters - Tue, May 26, 2015

    Italy's central bank backed Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's calls for more fiscal flexibility on Tuesday, but also pointed to long-standing problems in the economy … More »

  • Chuka Umunna Backs Liz Kendall For  …
    Chuka Umunna Backs Liz Kendall For  … Sky News - Tue, May 26, 2015

    Former Labour leadership favourite Chuka Umunna has backed Liz Kendall, saying she could move the party "beyond our comfort zone". Mr Umunna, who announced his own … More »

  • Umunna backs Kendall in leader race
    Umunna backs Kendall in leader race Press Association - Tue, May 26, 2015

    Labour leadership hopeful Liz Kendall has won the backing of former bookies' favourite Chuka Umunna. … More »

  • Cooper wants free childcare for all
    Cooper wants free childcare for all Press Association - Tue, May 26, 2015

    Labour leadership contender Yvette Cooper has said her party needs to revolutionise the way it supports families by offering free childcare for all. … More »

  • Ethnic Minority Votes Helped Cameron …
    Ethnic Minority Votes Helped Cameron … Sky News - Mon, May 25, 2015

    A Conservative strategy to target Hindu and Sikh voters may have helped David Cameron to sweep into power. According to new research, over one million ethnic … More »

  • Dull Labour 'worse than Foot er …
    Dull Labour 'worse than Foot er … Press Association - Mon, May 25, 2015

    Labour could "dwindle to a very small numbers of MPs" if the party does not adopt radical change, a former minister has said. … More »

  • Labour Party U-Turn Over EU Referen …
    Labour Party U-Turn Over EU Referen … Sky News - Sun, May 24, 2015

    Labour has dropped its opposition to a referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union. Before his general election defeat, Ed Miliband, as party leader, … More »

  • Britain's opposition Labour Party …
    Britain's opposition Labour Party … Reuters - Sun, May 24, 2015

    Britain's opposition Labour Party will back Prime Minister David Cameron's plans to hold a referendum on the country's European Union membership by the end of 2017, … More »

  • UK's Labour Party says it won't … Associated Press - Sun, May 24, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's opposition Labour Party says it won't try to block a referendum on whether Britain should remain in the 28-nation European Union. … More »

  • Analysis - The European centre-left's …
    Analysis - The European centre-left's … Reuters - Sun, May 24, 2015

    By Mike Peacock LONDON (Reuters) - A crushing election defeat for Britain's Labour party has laid bare the dilemma facing Europe's centre-left. Now they do -- to … More »

  • Labour to back EU referendum bill
    Labour to back EU referendum bill AFP - Sun, May 24, 2015

    Labour will support Prime Minister David Cameron's proposal for a referendum on European Union membership but will make the case to stay, party leaders told the … More »

  • Prescott backs Burnham for leader
    Prescott backs Burnham for leader Press Association - Sun, May 24, 2015

    Former deputy prime minister John Prescott has thrown his weight behind Andy Burnham in the race to replace Ed Miliband as Labour leader. … More »

  • Stocks dip, bonds fall as CPI keeps …
    Stocks dip, bonds fall as CPI keeps … Reuters - Fri, May 22, 2015

    By Herbert Lash NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global equity markets dipped but remained near record highs on Friday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said she … More »

  • Balls 'won't dash back to p …
    Balls 'won't dash back to p … Press Association - Fri, May 22, 2015

    Ed Balls will not be "dashing back" to frontline politics and will not play a role in his wife Yvette Cooper's Labour leadership campaign. … More »

  • Eyeing competitiveness, Nordics debate …
    Eyeing competitiveness, Nordics debate … Reuters - Fri, May 22, 2015

    By Balazs Koranyi and Daniel Dickson OSLO/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Nordic nations are the tops when it comes to gender equality, according to the World Economic … More »

  • German lower house passes law to curb … Reuters - Fri, May 22, 2015

    By Caroline Copley BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's lower house of parliament passed a law on Friday to limit the power of smaller unions, whose strikes have paralysed … More »

  • BoE's Shafik sees 'encouraging' …
    BoE's Shafik sees 'encouraging' … Reuters - Fri, May 22, 2015

    Bank of England Deputy Governor Minouche Shafik said on Friday she saw "encouraging" signs from wage and labour market data, and that the causes of Britain's … More »

  • Nationwide predicts higher house prices …
    Nationwide predicts higher house prices … Reuters - Fri, May 22, 2015

    By Matt Scuffham LONDON (Reuters) - Nationwide's Chief Executive Graham Beale said he expected Britain's housing market to be stronger this year after the UK's … More »

  • Nationwide CEO sees stronger UK housing … Reuters - Fri, May 22, 2015

    Nationwide's Chief Executive Graham Beale said he expects Britain's housing market to be stronger this year than it was in 2014. Beale said a number of factors, … More »

  • Merkel, Hollande and Tsipras meet in …
    Merkel, Hollande and Tsipras meet in … Reuters - Thu, May 21, 2015

    By Renee Maltezou and Andreas Rinke RIGA (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande held talks late on Thursday with Greek … More »

  • Labour leadership candidate Liz Kendall …
    Labour leadership candidate Liz Kendall … Reuters - Thu, May 21, 2015

    Britain's opposition Labour Party should campaign to stop the country's possible exit from the European Union under any circumstances, said Liz Kendall, one of the … More »

  • Fed officials see June rate hike as …
    Fed officials see June rate hike as … Reuters - Wed, May 20, 2015

    By Michael Flaherty and Howard Schneider WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve officials believed it would be premature to hike interest rates in June even though … More »

  • Profits Soar At Energy Firm SSE After …
    Profits Soar At Energy Firm SSE After … Sky News - Wed, May 20, 2015

    The firm's annual results report said the huge rise in earnings "followed an increase in household electricity and gas tariffs in November 2013". "With the threat … More »