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Preventing a humanitarian crisis through a multilateral response to COVID-19

John H. Breen, political scientist and advisor, explains the humanitarian necessity of a multilateral response to COVID-19 and offers policy suggestions.
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Poverty in England creates rise in infant mortality

A new study links a recent rise in infant mortality in England to poverty, which they find is partly linked to the insufficient and inaccessible welfare system.
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Researchers find high self-harm rate for middle-aged men

Self-harm rates in middle-aged men increased significantly following the 2008 financial crisis, according to a study led by researchers at The University of Manchester.
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Venezuela: EU increases assistance by £43 million

Venezuela is going through its fifth year of economic recession and hyperinflation: The EU is increasing funding in response to the growing realities of starvation, violence and insecurity.
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MPs launch inquiry into household finances as debt grows

The Treasury Select Committee, led by Nicky Morgan, has launched an inquiry into household finances as debt grows to £200 billion The inquiry will look into household finances, and debt in particular, which has reached levels not seen since the 2008 financial crisis. The committee will also examine how effectively families...
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UK financial regulator fines US bank £35m for breaking reporting rules

The UK financial regulator has issued the Bank of America's Merrill Lynch a £35 million fine for violating transaction reporting rules
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Bitcoin price rises over $5000 amid warnings of a cryptocurrency bubble

The price of bitcoin has risen above $5000 and is now more valuable than gold, generating warnings of a possible cryptocurrency bubble
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Bank of England says interest rates could rise as soon as November

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has said that interest rates could rise as soon as November and admitted fears over household debt
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Public inquiry needed into debt crisis, insist senior MPs

Senior MPs have urged the government to open up a public inquiry into the £200 billion worth of debt burdening households across the country Two Labour parliamentary committee chairs have urged the government to open a public inquiry into the levels of debt burdening people in the UK, examining the...
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Credit card companies extend limits for those with debt

A charity has claimed that major credit card companies have been automatically extending credit card limits for those already burdened by debt

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