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Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party enjoys a fierce and loyal support among Turkey's conservative, Muslim base, while outside the country outrage grows over his silencing of critics, often by force. Turkish journalists have been investigated and put on trial, foreign journalists have been harassed and deported. Last month, police raided Turkey's biggest newspaper, Zaman. Its staff emerged bloodied and cowed. Zaman's last independent edition said Turkey's press had seen one of its "darkest…
Crowd-funder to bail out Greece raises more than €270,000. A crowd-funder set up to assist Greece in its €1.6bn payment to the IMF has received more than €230,000 in just two days. The page was set up by 29-year-old Thom Feeney from York, who said that all this dithering over Greece is getting boring and asked “why don’t we the people just sort it out instead?”.
Iain Duncan Smith plans changes to benefit assessments
Iain Duncan Smith is planning a shake-up of the rules on sickness benefit to encourage more people into work. The work and pensions secretary says that the current system is too "binary" - with claimants deemed either fit or unfit for work. Instead, claimants should be made to take up any work they can, even if it is just a few hours, he said. Labour says cutting benefits for people who are not able to work is punishing the disabled for government failures. Ignorant, clueless oaf