India's parliament has kicked off a new session. The government is expected to introduce an austerity budget. But it's facing increasing opposition from unions, who called a second day of strikes Thursday.
Thousands of desperate farmers across India have taken to the streets to demand loan waivers and higher prices for their produce. The season of agrarian discontent continues. Murali Krishnan reports from New Delhi.
Government plans for a new wave of austerity measures later this summer sparked the workers' revolt. Greece has been mired in a debt crisis since 2009, and the end of the third international bailout is looming.
Prime Minister Theresa May won the backing she needs for her Brexit plan, but the vote left her politically weakened. Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn faced a similar revolt in his own party during the negotiations.
The IMF and UN want governments to look into their budgets to see how money is spent differently on men and women. For many economists, discrimination is coded into policy — whether officials intend to or not.
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