Activity in Germany’s services and manufacturing sector edged higher in June, a survey showed on Friday, suggesting that growth in Europe’s biggest economy has stabilized at a moderate pace in the second quarter.
England’s child protection and support services are in financial crisis, with the heaviest cuts burden falling disproportionately on the north of the country and in the most deprived areas, research by the UK’s ‘big five’ children’s charities found.
Japanese services sector activity rose in January due to a pick-up in domestic demand, a business survey showed on Tuesday, but there are growing worries that economic activity will weaken due to the US-Sino trade war.
Iran’s intelligence minister highlighted the growing trend of threats targeting the country’s security, saying even the spy services of some neighbors are involved in hatching hostile plots against Iran.
A landmark inquiry has found New Zealand’s mental health services are overwhelmed and geared towards crisis care rather than the wider population who are experiencing increasing rates of depression, trauma and substance abuse.
Children’s services in Britain from Sure Start — a UK Government area-based initiative — to schools and National Health Service (NHS) mental health are at breaking point, according to a coalition of 120 organizations that have called on Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond to invest in young people in the budget next week.