Around 22 percent of American children lived below the federal poverty line in 2013, up from 18 percent in 2008, according to a new report. Black, Hispanic, and American Indian children were twice as likely to live in poverty as whites.
With the stroke of a pen, Wisconsin’s governor passed a two-year spending bill which also strikes down a key wage protection law. The prevailing wage law ensured government contract workers were paid comparable rates in any given industry.
Thailand has confirmed it’s interested in creating a free trade zone with the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and is expected to submit an application by the year end, according to Russian Trade and Industry Minister Denis Manturov.
The IAEA will have no problem monitoring uranium production in Iran, the problem will come when the agency is asked to look into things where they have no expertise like explosives, detonators, missiles, says former IAEA inspector Robert Kelley.
Public workers and pharmacists in Greece have gone on strike and launched a protest against proposed austerity measures set to be debated by parliament on Wednesday. Meanwhile, pensioners are expected to hold a separate demonstration.
The so-called 'bank holidays' in Greece will last until Friday, the country's Finance Ministry has said. The announcement comes just hours ahead of Wednesday’s vote in the Greek parliament on a third bailout package.