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Strikes Across Europe Against Unemployment, Austerity Measures

Posted November 14th, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of workers are holding coordinated strikes in countries across Europe to protest their governments’ deep spending cuts and tax hikes. The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) organized Wednesday’s action, which called for simultaneous strikes in Spain, Portugal, Greece and Italy, and demonstrations and rallies in other countries. In Spain, baton-wielding riot police clashed with […]

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Strikes Across Europe Against Unemployment, Austerity Measures

Posted November 14th, 2012 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of workers are holding coordinated strikes in countries across Europe to protest their governments’ deep spending cuts and tax hikes. The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) organized Tuesday’s action, which called for simultaneous strikes in Spain, Portugal, Greece and Italy, and demonstrations and rallies in other countries. In Spain, baton-wielding riot police clashed with […]

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Protesters, Police Clash in Kuwait

Posted October 21st, 2012 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Kuwait used tear gas, stun guns and batons on Sunday to disperse tens of thousands of anti-government protesters. Opposition groups took to the streets of Kuwait City to protest changes in Kuwait’s electoral law that they say would undercut their rising clout in the oil-rich nation. Dozens of people were injured and several […]

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French Police Fire Tear Gas at Labor Protesters in Paris

Posted October 9th, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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French riot police fired tear gas Tuesday at hundreds of protesters trying to storm a Paris auto show, during nationwide protests over mounting job losses in a moribund economy with 10 percent unemployment. Thousands of other demonstrators marched in Lyon, while operations the ports of Le Havre and Marseille were disrupted. The protests, organized by […]

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French Police Fire Tear Gas at Labor Protesters in Paris

Posted October 9th, 2012 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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French riot police fired tear gas Tuesday at hundreds of protesters trying to storm a Paris auto show, during nationwide protests over mounting job losses in a moribund economy with 10 percent unemployment. Thousands of other demonstrators marched in Lyon, while operations the ports of Le Havre and Marseille were disrupted. The protests, organized by […]

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Burmese Monks March on Bangladeshi Consulate

Posted October 9th, 2012 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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Anger over violence targeting the Buddhist community in Bangladesh is becoming an issue again in neighboring Burma. About 400 maroon-robed monks marched through the streets of Sittwe to protest in front of the Bangladeshi consulate in Burma’s Rakhine state. Police officials say another 1,000 people watched. The protesters presented a letter to the consulate, demanding […]

Besigye: Ugandan Gov’t Squelching Opposition Protests

Posted October 5th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Uganda’s main opposition leader says the government is trying to prevent protests during the country’s 50th anniversary of independence next week. Kizza Besigye spoke to VOA after police arrested him for the second time this week in Kampala on Thursday. He was later released without charge. Besigye says a majority of Ugandans live in desperate […]

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Thousands Gather in Jordan Calling for Reform

Posted October 5th, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of people have gathered in Jordan’s capital to protest the slow pace of constitutional reforms in the country. Protesters raised flags and banners and chanted anti-government slogans during the demonstration Friday in Amman. The rally was organized by Jordan’s main Islamist opposition party, the Muslim Brotherhood, which is calling for a more democratic parliament. […]

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Thai Monks Rally Against Muslim Violence

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Buddhist monks are protesting a wave of violence targeting the Buddhist community in Bangladesh. About 200 monks marched peacefully in Bangkok, some carrying banners pleading for peace and harmony. Others carried posters demanding an end to “Muslim Terrorism” against Bangladesh’s small Buddhist community. A monk from Chittagong, Phra Jyotisen Bhikko, called for U.N. help. ”If […]

Muslims in Pakistan, Bangladesh Protest Anti-Islam Film

Posted September 29th, 2012 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Muslims rallied Saturday in Pakistan and Bangladesh to protest an anti-Islam film produced in the United States that has sparked demonstrations across the Islamic world. About 15,000 people massed in Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, voicing their allegiance to Islam and the Prophet Muhammed and calling for the expulsion of the U.S. ambassador to the country. […]

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