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Senate rejects broad and sweeping Veterans Affairs bill

“I don’t know how anyone who voted ‘no’ today can look a veteran in the eye and justify that vote,” Daniel M. Dellinger, national commander of the American Legion said on Thursday after the Senate rejected a sweeping Veterans Affairs bill.

Spain's loss is Harvard's gain as scientist is offered position

After working for 18 months without pay at Jaén University in Andalucía, Spain, a Spanish researcher has landed a job at Harvard's prestigious medical school.

Video: Spanish scientists lip-dubbing to YouTube success

Valencia - Scientists at the Príncipe Felipe Research Center in Valencia, Spain needed some serious cheering up with the latest budget cuts, which led to almost half of their staff being let go. They decided to raise morale a bit by entering a lip-sync competition.

Spain's healthcare cuts put Spaniards' lives at risk

According to a study published in the British Medical Journal on Thursday, budget cuts and austerity measures in Spain could cause the dismantling of a large part of the Spanish health system, potentially damaging the health of the population.

Spanish scientists protest against spending cuts countrywide

Madrid - Friday saw hundreds of Spanish scientists along with their supporters, marching through the streets of Madrid, as well as 18 other cities including Barcelona and Seville.

Cost cutting: Spain's national police buy own bullet-proof vests

Madrid - Due to lack of government funding, many members of the Spanish national police are being forced to cough up around €1,000 each for bullet-proof vests and slash-resistant clothing.

Budget cuts put US kids at elevated risk of lead poisoning

At a time when hundreds of thousands of US children are suffering from lead poisoning, budget cuts mean there are fewer resources available to deal with the problem.

Op-Ed: Obama will agree to sell out seniors in changing Social Security

Washington - Obama will agree to a change in the Cost of Living Adjustments(COLA) for Social Security benefits that would slash $129 billion from payments over the next decade.

U.S. government cuts spending on science

Of the $85 billion in cuts announced by the U.S. government, almost $8 billion will be cut from science spending (a 5% reduction). This is the outcome of the sequester agreed to by Congress and the White House to pass the debt ceiling.

Portugal takes to the streets against austerity (video)

Lisbon - In yet another example of the fact that austerity just doesn't work, hundreds of thousands of Portuguese people took to the streets in around 30 cities all over Portugal on Saturday and protests will continue on Sunday.

Local police and firefighters protest again in Fuengirola (video) Special

Fuengirola - It seems that Tuesday is turning into a day for protest by local police and firefighters in Fuengirola, as for the second week in a row, whistles and noise filled the town centre.

Will the UK's end of foreign aid to India begin a donor trend?

The UK's decision to end aid to India in 2015 sets a number of questions in motion and ultimately may redefine the notions of national pride and of the donor-recipient relationship.

Ontario budget cuts hit hard for victims of domestic violence Special

Toronto - There's been a lot of talk about the plight of the homeless with recent budget cuts in Ontario but what about women fleeing abuse? Are the victims of domestic violence also victims of the budget cuts?

Homelessness in Ontario taking a US approach in the New Year

Taking care of those who were living on the street in the past showed a true difference between the United States and Canadian government. But starting in 2013, Ontario will adopt similar fund-cutting measures seen in the U.S.

Protests mark Angela Merkel's visit to Lisbon, Portugal (video)

Lisbon - During Angela Merkel's visit to Lisbon, protesters gathered peacefully to denounce Germany's decision to back a recent series of austerity measures in the bailed-out Eurozone state.

Portugal military protest austerity in Lisbon (video)

Lisbon - Holding red cards and banners, thousands of military personnel marched through the streets of Lisbon on Saturday, protesting the austerity measures and budget cuts imposed in Portugal.

Now it's the turn of the police to protest in Madrid, Spain

Madrid - 3,000 off-duty national police officers rallied outside the Ministry of the Interior in Madrid on Saturday, protesting austerity measures and budget cuts, including the loss of their Christmas bonuses.

Op-Ed: Obamacare and its impact on end-of-life care

End-of-life care is facing a very serious challenge from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare. What will be affected and how the program could have to turn to the private sector.

Video: Massive crowds hit UK streets in anti-austerity protest

London - It was the UK's turn to hit the streets on Saturday in protest against austerity measures and budget cuts. Tens of thousands participated with a wide range of different groups involved.

Op-Ed: Spain to ban photos or videos of police in action

Madrid - Allegedly to protect the lives of law enforcement officers, but more likely a crack-down on freedom of expression, Spain's government is drafting a law to ban citizens from photographing or filming police officers at their work.

Students take to streets in protests throughout Spain

Madrid - Amidst ongoing protests throughout Spain, thousands of students took to the streets in Madrid on Wednesday, angry at proposed education cuts which they say leaves them with "no future."

Op-Ed: Romney plan would add $2 trillion to defense over a decade

Washington - Even though Romney runs on a platform that stresses reduced spending, lower deficits, and financial responsiblity, in the area of defense, his plans would result in over $2 trillion added to the defense budget over a decade, according to one estimate.

Video: Anti-austerity demonstration in Portugal

Lisbon - The streets of Portugal were filled with around 150,000 people on Saturday, rallying and protesting against a planned tax hike in the country.

Spaniards march against ‘authoritarian’ austerity (video)

Madrid - Tens of thousands of Spaniards hit the streets in Madrid on Saturday against brutal cuts and tax hikes imposed by the Spanish government.

City College of SF is in crisis, some say its not as dire Special

San Francisco - Concerns about the accreditation of City College of San Francisco have been prominent in the news lately. When the story first broke this summer, the situation was initially presented as dire.

Millions of people protest in 80 Spanish cities (video)

Madrid - On July 19, millions took to the streets in 80 major cities throughout Spain. Union workers, 15m members, the general public and many others let their voices be heard.

Op-Ed: March against cuts, abuse of power & police repression (video) Special

The people of Málaga, Spain made themselves heard last night, as they marched in support of the coal miners, against the recent cuts, and against police abuse of power and repression.

Madrid, Spain: 76 injured as protesters clash with police

Madrid - It started with coal miners demonstrating in Madrid, then supporters joined them. Then Rajoy introduced more austerity measures. Then the cops stepped in with rubber bullets.

Rajoy announces latest austerity measures in Spain

Madrid - As coal miners and other protesters converge on Madrid, Spain's Prime Minister announces the latest austerity measures, including a VAT increase.

Mitt Romney shies away from Ron Paul's $1 trillion budget cuts

Cleveland - Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney may have the Republican nomination within his grasp, which is why many are surprised that Romney took a jab at Texas Congressman Ron Paul's plan to cut $1 trillion from the budget in the first year.
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Malaga  Spain: July 13  2012 - City mobilization  against the cuts  the abuse of power and the repre...
Malaga, Spain: July 13, 2012 - City mobilization, against the cuts, the abuse of power and the repression.
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Scientists marched in Madrid and 18 other cities of Spain on Friday against budget cuts in the scien...
Scientists marched in Madrid and 18 other cities of Spain on Friday against budget cuts in the science field.
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Protest in Madrid Spain over latest budget cuts and bailout.
Protest in Madrid Spain over latest budget cuts and bailout.
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Málaga and Fuengirola 15m supporters in the plaza in Fuengirola.
Málaga and Fuengirola 15m supporters in the plaza in Fuengirola.
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Marea Verde Mijas educating the people about budget cuts in education in Spain.
Marea Verde Mijas educating the people about budget cuts in education in Spain.
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Scientists marched in Madrid and 18 other cities of Spain on Friday against budget cuts in the scien...
Scientists marched in Madrid and 18 other cities of Spain on Friday against budget cuts in the science field.
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Protest marches in Spain.
Protest marches in Spain.
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15m supporters gather in Malaga city.
15m supporters gather in Malaga city.
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Malaga  Spain: July 13  2012 - PP headquarters in Malaga
Malaga, Spain: July 13, 2012 - PP headquarters in Malaga
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Malaga  Spain: July 13  2012 - in the Plaza.
Malaga, Spain: July 13, 2012 - in the Plaza.
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Military protest in Lisbon  Portugal on November 10  2012
Military protest in Lisbon, Portugal on November 10, 2012
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Malaga  Spain: July 13  2012 - Night march in Malaga.
Malaga, Spain: July 13, 2012 - Night march in Malaga.
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Missour Gov. Jay Nixon  shown here signing legislation for more effecient protection of public safet...
Missour Gov. Jay Nixon, shown here signing legislation for more effecient protection of public safety, has included increased air travel as part of his ongoing campaign to reduce the state budget by more than $1 billion.
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Marea Verde Mijas informing the public about budget cuts in education in Spain.
Marea Verde Mijas informing the public about budget cuts in education in Spain.
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Protest in Madrid Spain over latest budget cuts and bailout.
Protest in Madrid Spain over latest budget cuts and bailout.
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The municipality censors freedom of expression.
The municipality censors freedom of expression.
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Strike by teachers and students in Spain  May 22  2012
Strike by teachers and students in Spain, May 22, 2012
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 F*ck you too Fabra  referring to a comment by Andrea Fabra.
"F*ck you too Fabra" referring to a comment by Andrea Fabra.
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Marea Verde Mijas informing the public about the dangers of budget cuts in education.
Marea Verde Mijas informing the public about the dangers of budget cuts in education.
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