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1 Dead, 30 Wounded in Protests Against New Governor of South Darfur

Posted January 25th, 2012 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Police say one person was killed in violent protests Wednesday against the ousting of the governor of Sudan’s South Darfur state. Witnesses report tires burning in the streets, looted stores, and smashed cars throughout the state capital of Nyala. Officials say one protester was shot to death and about 30 other demonstrators and police officers […]

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Romanians Rally in Latest Anti-Government Protest

Posted January 24th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Romanians have rallied in the capital, Bucharest, to demand the government resign, the latest in a wave of protests against spending cuts and other tough austerity measures. At least 2,000 people gathered outside government headquarters Tuesday to demand Prime Minister Emil Boc and President Traian Basescu step down. Mr. Boc has made some […]

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Romanian PM Fires Foreign Minister for Insulting Protesters

Posted January 23rd, 2012 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Romanian Prime Minister Emil Boc has fired his foreign minister for insulting comments he made about anti-government protesters, who have taken to the streets to demonstrate against spending cuts and other austerity measures. Foreign Minister Teodor Baconschi wrote on his Internet blog last week that Romanians who work for a living will decide the country’s […]

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Romanians Continue Anti-Government Protests

Posted January 21st, 2012 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of Romanians endured heavy snow Saturday to hold another day of protests against spending cuts and other austerity measures, including a controversial health reform bill. The protesters in the capital, Bucharest, gathered for the ninth consecutive day to voice their anger at the government of President Traian Basescu and call for early elections. Some […]

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Romanians Hold Another Protest Against Austerity Cuts

Posted January 20th, 2012 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of people demonstrated in Romania’s capital Friday in another day of protests against government spending cuts and other austerity measures. The protesters in Bucharest voiced their anger at the government of President Traian Basescu and called for early elections. Romanians have been holding mass anti-government protests in recent days against the austerity cuts, including […]

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US Urges Romanians to Avoid Violence in Austerity Protests

Posted January 20th, 2012 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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The United States has urged Romanians to avoid violence fueled by anger over government spending cuts and other austerity measures. A State Department spokeswoman says the U.S. supports the right of people to protest and express their views “peacefully.” But she called on authorities and protesters to refrain from violence. Romanians have been holding mass […]

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Romanians Rally Against Austerity Measures

Posted January 19th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Romanians rallied Thursday to demand the resignation of their government for imposing spending cuts and other austerity measures. Police say about 7,000 people attended the rally in Bucharest, which was organized by opposition parties to call for the resignation of the government and President Traian Basescu. Demonstrators voiced their displeasure with losses in […]

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Romania to Reinstate Health Official After Protests

Posted January 17th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Romania’s prime minister says he will reinstate a health official whose resignation last week sparked violent anti-government protests across the country. Prime Minister Emil Boc says Raed Arafat will return to his post at the Health Ministry and will be part of a team that is drafting a new health care law. The move is […]

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Tens of Thousands Protest New Constitution in Hungary

Posted January 2nd, 2012 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands in Budapest have protested against Hungary’s new constitution, which they believe will weaken democratic institutions. The protest took place near the State Opera House Monday as the center-right Fidesz government led by Prime Minister Viktor Orban celebrated the new “Basic Law” with a gala. The protestors chanted anti-Orban slogans as government dignitaries […]

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Gas Shortages Spark Protests in Pakistan

Posted January 2nd, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani cities were virtually paralyzed Monday as thousands of people across the country demonstrated over severe gas shortages and price hikes. Protesters burned tires and blocked highways as public transportation ground to a halt in most cities. Lines snaked around gas stations as cars stocked up on dwindling gas stocks.

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