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Brazilian police clash with protesters in Sao Paulo

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Brazil police in Sao Paulo have clashed with protesters demonstrating against the billions of dollars being spent on the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Waving flags, carrying banners and chanting, “There will be no Cup,” crowds of demonstrators swarmed the streets of Sao Paulo on Sunday to protest against the football tournament that the country is set to host from June 12 to July 13. According to local... 

Ukraine sure to join EU soon: Yulia Tymoshenko

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Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko greets supporters from a car as she leaves her prison hospital in Kharkiv on February 22, 2014. Ukraine’s opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko says she is sure the country will join the European Union (EU) in the near future. Tymoshenko made the comment on Saturday minutes after she was released from the hospital where she had been held under prison guard... 

​Malaria returns to Greece as austerity wreaks havoc on healthcare

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Tough austerity measures imposed by the Greek government have inflicted major damage to the health of the Greek population, leaving nearly one million of the country’s most vulnerable people without access to healthcare. As a result of a six percent cap on health spending imposed by the so-called Troika as part of austerity measures forced on the country, the Greek public hospital budget was cut... 

Ukraine president announces truce with protesters

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Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has announced truce and the start of direct talks with the opposition in a bid to end months of turmoil in the country. The president made the announcement on Wednesday after holding private talks with opposition leaders, including boxer and parliamentarian, Vitali Klitschko. “Based on the results of the meeting, the sides announced a truce and the start... 

​Obama threatens ‘consequences’ if Ukraine clashes escalate

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President Barack Obama said the US “condemns in the strongest terms the violence” in Ukraine, adding that the Ukrainian government must uphold the rights of peaceful protesters. Obama said there would be consequences should “people step over the line.” “We expect the Ukrainian government to show restraint, to not resort to violence in dealing with peaceful protesters,” Obama said Wednesday... 

Kiev announces nationwide ‘anti-terror operation’

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Ukrainian government has announced a nationwide “a anti-terrorist operation” against acts of terrorism in the crisis-hit country. Oleksandr Yakymenko, Ukraine’s security service chief, made the announcement on Wednesday, saying the operation comes due to the escalating violent confrontations. Yakymenko also said about 1,500 firearms and a hundred bullets have ended up in the hands of radical... 

Thousands protest in Venezuela after opposition leader arrest

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Leopoldo Lopez Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, wanted for inciting violence, has turned himself over to authorities amid a mass rally by his supporters in Caracas in a move he said would “wake up” Venezuelans who want changes in the South American nation. Tens of thousands of opposition supporters blocked the streets of the Venezuelan capital after Lopez’s arrest, reports Reuters... 

Merkel meets two Ukrainian opposition leaders

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) chats with Ukraine’s opposition leaders Vitaly Klitschko (L) and Arseny Yatsenyuk in Berlin on February 17, 2014. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has met with two Ukrainian opposition leaders just hours after the Ukrainian government granted amnesty to jailed protesters. Merkel held the meeting with Ukrainian opposition leaders Vitali Klitschko and Arseni Yatsenyuk... 

18 killed in Ukraine new violent riots as Kiev city center burns

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At least 18 people have been killed in Kiev as the Ukrainian capital plunges back into chaos. Rioters have attacked police, seized buildings, torched vehicles, and burned tires. Seven policemen are among the dead, all of whom died from gunshot wounds. At least 11 protesters died in the riots, according to local officials. “As of 11 pm local time 221 people have sought medical attention, 114 of them... 

Anti-government protests continue in Bosnia

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Bosnians have continued their anti-government protests for the fourth consecutive day, calling for the resignation of the government and release of the detainees. Hundreds of people held fresh demonstrations in the capital Sarajevo on Sunday and accused the police of using brute force against protesters. The protesters were also angry with the government’s inability to address the country’s 44... 

UK lawyers to protest legal aid cuts

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Hundreds of British barristers, lawyers and law students are set to attend a protest gathering in London to express their opposition to proposed legal aid cuts. The protest gathering entitled ‘One Bar: One Voice – United for Justice’ has been organized by the Bar Council, which represents legal professions in England and Wales and will be held at Lincoln’s Inn in central London. Legal... 

Bosnia prepares for fresh anti-government protests

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Bosnia and Herzegovina was bracing itself for fresh nationwide rallies on Saturday amid warnings that public anger over the dire economic situation is pushing the country to the brinks. In a TV interview late on Friday, Interior Minister Fahrudin Radoncic cautioned the government that its indifference and inaction could trigger more unrest. He called for a large-scale campaign to uproot corruption... 

Greek state hospital workers go on nationwide strike

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State hospital workers in Greece stage a strike in central Athens to protest at the government’s austerity measures. Greek state hospital doctors, nurses and administrative staff have held a strike to protest the government’s austerity measures which allegedly aim to make the healthcare sector “more efficient.” Hundreds of hospital workers congregated outside the parliament building... 

The French fed up with absurd gay reforms

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A new wave of protest has swept across France. Thousands of people were outraged with the introduction of “ABC of equality ” in educational programs for elementary schools. According to the protesters, the new book causes damage to children’s psyche. The innovation teaches young students that there are practically no differences between men and women. Why does the Elysee Palace downgrade... 

US preparing sanctions against Ukraine

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The United States is preparing to impose financial sanctions on officials and protest leaders in Ukraine amid a political crisis in the country. US congressional aides said Wednesday that US sanctions could be put in place quickly against Ukrainian officials or leaders of the protest movement if violence escalates, Reuters reports. The aides, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said they had discussed... 
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