Interview: Unemployment in Europe | Made in Germany

Interview: Unemployment in Europe | Made in Germany

Many European countries do not offer unemployment insurance, something which trade unions have long wanted to change. Made in Germany speaks to Holger Schäfer from the Cologne Institute for Economic Research about EU-wide insurance and the job market.
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Nepal Earthquake Aid Delivered by U.S. Marines

Nepal Earthquake Aid Delivered by U.S. Marines

U.S. Marines fly Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft to deliver tents to remote villages in earthquake-ravaged Nepal. They are racing to provide shelter to thousands of homeless Nepalese before the monsoon arrives in June. Photo: Sean McClain/The Wall Street Journal

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Baltimore Mayor Asks DOJ to Investigate Police

Baltimore Mayor Asks DOJ to Investigate Police

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday she's asked the Department of Justice to investigate the city's police department and determine whether it discriminates or exhibits patterns of excessive force. (May 6)

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Nev: Chelsea the example

Nev: Chelsea the example

Other Premier League clubs should take Chelsea's lead if they are to be more successful, says Gary Neville.

What Di Natale's rise signifies for Greens

What Di Natale's rise signifies for Greens

THE Greens have gone for an ex-VFL footballer and doctor in choosing Richard Di Natale as leader. In doing so, they have taken a step away from their historic strengths.

Council to probe $1.5m hipster flop

Council to probe $1.5m hipster flop

MELBOURNE City Council has launched an internal investigation into how a $1.5 million video on hipsters getting hypnotised ever got off the ground.

Hockey accepts GST carve-up recommendation

Hockey accepts GST carve-up recommendation

TREASURER Joe Hockey has approved the Grants Commission's recommendations on how GST revenue will be carved up next year.

MH370 search to change in winter

MH370 search to change in winter

AS the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 shifts gears for winter, authorities say the plane may never be recovered if it's inaccessible.

Kiwi waves slam California coast

Kiwi waves slam California coast

A storm off the coast of New Zealand has produced large waves that are slamming parts of California - thousands of miles away.

SpaceX tests launch abort system

SpaceX tests launch abort system

SpaceX puts its Dragon astronaut capsule through a practice abort - a demonstration of how the ship would cope with a pad emergency.

Baltimore police in new race probe

Baltimore police in new race probe

The mayor of Baltimore has asked US investigators to see if the city's police department engages in routine discrimination or excessive force.

UK £5,000 electric car grant to run out in months

UK £5,000 electric car grant to run out in months

News 6 May, 2015 No replacement scheme in place yet for UK electric car grants with review not due until after the election

Counsell Replaces Roenicke With Brewers

Counsell Replaces Roenicke With Brewers

The Brewers fired manager Ron Roenicke and replaced him with former Milwaukee infielder Craig Counsell. Milwaukee, a major league-worst 7-18, lost 40 of its final 56 games under Roenicke. (May 4)

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'French Patriot Act' criticised online

'French Patriot Act' criticised online

France's Parliament has voted in favour of legislation that will give the security services increased surveillance potential. It has been dubbed the "French Patriot Act" by critics. We take a look at some of the online reactions.



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Murder victim's family has no idea why Sharif Said was murdered

Murder victim's family has no idea why Sharif Said was murdered

Ottawa Police continue the hunt tonight for a killer in connection with the city's third murder of the year. 21-year-old Sharif Said was gunned down early Sunday morning on Tremblay Road near the Ottawa Train Station. Today, Said's family spoke of the young man's accomplishments

'We might have made a little bit of history,' NDP Rachel Notley named premier-elect of Alberta

'We might have made a little bit of history,' NDP Rachel Notley named premier-elect of Alberta

Just over 30 minutes after the polls closed across Alberta, the CTV Election Desk projected an NDP win in the provincial election – and a short time later, they projected an NDP majority government.

Jim Prentice concedes defeat: 'voters are always right in our democracy'

Jim Prentice concedes defeat: 'voters are always right in our democracy'

After the election results were clear, outgoing Alberta premier Jim Prentice stepped aside from public life, resigning -- effective immediately -- as leader of the provincial Progressive Conservatives.

Bill Clinton praises Liberia's progress on Ebola

Bill Clinton praises Liberia's progress on Ebola

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton said Monday he was pleased to see Liberia's progress in the fight against the deadly Ebola disease, and urged residents of the West African nation to support those who survived.

SpaceX crew capsule soars with dummy aboard

SpaceX crew capsule soars with dummy aboard

SpaceX has chalked up another test flight, this one for the capsule it will use to carry astronauts into orbit.

Buyer, beware: Photos of Winnipeg landlord's home used in scam ad

Buyer, beware: Photos of Winnipeg landlord's home used in scam ad

Winnipeg landlord Dianne Wright is warning people about a fake ad listing her home for half the price of what she offered. At least one person was told to send a $400 damage deposit in exchange for keys to the home.

Florida woman held hostage uses Pizza Hut's online ordering to ask for help

Florida woman held hostage uses Pizza Hut's online ordering to ask for help

A central Florida woman helped save herself and her children by sending a message in an online pizza order that asked employees to call 911 because she was being held hostage.

Melting Arctic ice changing weather patterns, scientists say

Melting Arctic ice changing weather patterns, scientists say

Scientists are warning of an increasing environmental chain reaction as the melting of Arctic ice hits a new record this year, following a winter in which the ice at the top of the northern hemisphere reached its peak thickness weeks ahead of normal.

Exes Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet Reunite on Red Carpet

Exes Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet Reunite on Red Carpet

Out of all the dazzling couples at the Met Gala, this one stopped us in our tracks! Yes, exes Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet walked the red carpet arm in arm. The former couple reunited to support their daughter Zoe but had no problem getting close for the cameras. In March, the two were spotted on th

Car jumpers compete in English countryside

Car jumpers compete in English countryside

With a day off for a national holiday on Monday, spectators at the race-track saw competitors jump over rows of 10 cars in the hope of winning the UK car jumpers title. The winner was Ruben Neves, jumping for the first time in an old purple car.
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Anti-racism protest becomes violent in Tel Aviv

Anti-racism protest becomes violent in Tel Aviv

Police on horseback charged hundreds of Ethiopian citizens in central Tel Aviv as an anti-racism protest descended into one of the most violent demonstrations of the city in years.
The protesters, mostly Israeli jews of Ethiopian origin, were demonstrating against police racism and brutality a

The strange death of Labour in Scotland – video

visits Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill, once the safest seat in Britain, but now within the SNP's sights. The veteran Labour MP Tom Clarke says he's confident he can hold on. But his SNP challenger Phil Boswell says Labour has stopped representing the workers, and fancies his chances. It's tense

Game Of Thrones, The Jinx, Last Week Tonight, Newzoids and more: TV review – video

reviews the return of Game of Thrones for its fifth season; also from HBO, The Jinx, a six-part true-crime saga with drama production values; on ITV, new satirical puppet show Newzoids, which draws inevitable comparisons; the BBC's Election Debate (with two leaders missing); and Gogglebox doing the

The view from Middle England: 'If the Scottish get in with Labour ... we're done for'

hits the knife-edge Tory/Labour marginal of Nuneaton – one of the small number of Middle English seats that will decide which party forms the next government. There's a huge billboard of Alex Salmond in the town centre, and as well as the usual talk about immigration and welfare, the streets are

Lakehead Public Schools to remain open during strike action

Lakehead Public Schools are preparing for strike action by its elementary school teachers that is set to begin on Monday.

5 shockers on Alberta election night

Tuesday's election was a rollercoaster for voters and political-watchers, a night of high drama and shocking surprises. Here's a look at some of the ones you might have missed.

NDP's Alberta win a different kind of 'miracle on the Prairies': Kathleen Petty

She ran a near-perfect campaign. Jim Prentice certainly didn't. But Rachel Notley's crushing NDP majority is not some counter-intuitive fluke, Kathleen Petty writes. It is also an expression of the way Albertans see themselves.

Critic calls Jim Prentice's quick exit from politics 'abdication of responsibility'

One political strategist is questioning Prentice's decision to not only quit the leadership of the Alberta Tories, but also walk away from his newly elected seat in Calgary- Foothills.

Rachel Notley the day after making history

After NDP leader Rachel Notley's defeat of a four-decade-old Tory dynasty, the premier-designate spoke to the media this morning.

Patriots' Tom Brady aware of deflated footballs, investigation finds

An NFL investigation has found that New England Patriots employees likely deflated footballs and that quarterback Tom Brady was "at least generally aware" of the rules violations.

Southampton confident Jay Rodriguez will stay but striker will consider his options

Southampton are confident Jay Rodriguez will commit to a new long-term deal this summer but the player will consider his options amid interest from other Premier League clubs, according to Sky sources.

Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini says sorry to supporters

Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini has written an open letter to the club's fans apologising for recent poor results.

Hillary Clinton to Push for 'Full and Equal Path to Citizenship'

The Democratic presidential candidate will say that proposals that stop short of full citizenship result in the creation of a "second class" status.