UK faces fresh mass strikes as wage talks derail

Teachers and train drivers dominate a fresh round of UK-wide strikes Wednesday aimed at securing pay rises that would ease a cost-of-living crisis caused by soaring inflation.

Large disruption to education and commuter travel is anticipated in the latest mass stoppages by public and private sector workers as the government and company bosses stand firm over wage demands.

US: Ex-FBI counterintelligence agent aided Russian oligarch

A former high-ranking FBI counterintelligence official who investigated Russian oligarchs has been indicted on charges he secretly worked for one, in violation of U.S. sanctions. The official was also charged, in a separate indictment, with taking cash from a former foreign security officer.

The power of the diaspora

Greece is these days discovering how important the Greek expat community is for national interests, especially in the United States.

We are not talking about large crowds of people or huge financial contributions. And yet, a few Greek Americans, working with some top members of Congress, have made a difference.

Yellen says debt standoff risks ‘calamity’

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said in an Associated Press interview Saturday she expects Congress will ultimately vote to raise America's debt limit, but demands by House Republicans for spending cuts in return for backing an increase are "a very irresponsible thing to do" and risk creating a "self-imposed calamity" for the global economy.