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Thousands of Bulgarians protest poverty, corruption

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Bulgarians protesting against high utility bills on February 17, 2013 in Sofia. Tens of thousands of Bulgarians have staged massive nationwide protests against poverty, high energy bills and corruption. On Sunday, under the motto “Let’s Set the Monopolies on Fire,” huge number of people took to the streets of different parts of the country, including the capital Sofia and shouted “coward,”... 

Spaniards to protest against austerity cuts, corruption

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Spaniards protesting against medical spending cuts in Madrid on February 17, 2013. Amid fresh reports of Royal family corruption, furious Spaniards are set to stage massive nationwide protests against severe budget cuts. Massive protests have been planned for Saturday in Madrid, Barcelona and other cities. Teachers, students, miners, medical staff, workers from various sectors, along with a number... 

West Bank protesters rally for release of deteriorating prisoners

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An Israeli soldier chases a Palestinian protester in the northern West Bank town of Huwara on February 19, 2013. Israeli troops have clashed with Palestinians who were holding demonstrations in the occupied West Bank in solidarity with four hunger strikers in Israeli jails. On Tuesday, Israeli forces fired tear gas and sound bombs in the northern town of Huwara to disperse hundreds of Palestinian people... 

Spain's Iberia workers hold major five-day strike

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Aircraft are stationed on the tarmac of Madrid’s Barajas airport during a one-day strike by the pilots of the Spanish airline Iberia. Workers at Spain’s flag carrier airline Iberia have launched a five-day strike over its plan to cut over 3,800 jobs and reduce salaries. The walkout, which is supported by luggage handlers, pilots and flight attendants, has forced Iberia to ground 415 flights from... 

Greek pensioners protest austerity cuts

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Greek pensioners shout slogans during a march in central Athens to protest against the government’s austerity measures. Greek pensioners have demonstrated in Athens to protest against the government’s harsh austerity measures and highlight the consequences of the program on their life. On Thursday, hundreds of elderly braved the heavy rain in the capital and marched to the country’s Labor... 

Millions call for Spain PM resignation

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Millions of people have pressed for the resignation of Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy over accusations of political fund embezzlement. An online count on Thursday showed over a million people have signed a petition to oust the Spanish premier and accuse him of receiving thousands of euros in a corruption scandal that lasted for 12 years. “I demand the immediate resignation of Prime Minister... 

4 Tunisian opposition parties quit assembly, call for strike

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People remove fences and barbed wire during a protest rally outside Interior Ministry against the killing of Tunisian opposition leader, Chokri Belaid, in Tunis, on February 6, 2013. Four Tunisian opposition parties have quit the country’s constituent assembly, calling for a nationwide strike following murder of the leading opposition leader Chokri Belaid. Report say that the political parties... 

Violence Erupts in Egypt’s Coastal Cities, Government Official Fears Collapse

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Riots have been raging along Egypt’s coast line in the cities of Cairo and Port Said. Mobs of angry protesters have gathered to voice their grievances against Islamist President Muhammed Morsi and to mourn their dead. Though Egyptian President Morsi had issued a state of emergency and city wide curfews the chaos continues to escalate. The head of the Egyptian military, General Abdel-Fattah el Sissi,... 

Spain GDP dropped 1.37% in 2012

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Spainards protesting against austerity cuts on November 15, 2012. While Spanish Prime Minister is set to present new measures to help the economic recovery, the National Statistics Institute (INE) has reported that the country’s gross national product (GDP) has contracted by 1.37 percent in 2012. According to the report released by the INE on Wednesday, the Spanish GNP fell 0.7% from the third quarter... 

Opposition rejects Morsi's invitation for dialogue, calls for massive protests

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Egyptian protestors clash with riot police during a demonstration near Cairo’s Tahrir Square on January 28, 2013. Egypt’s main opposition group, the National Salvation Front (NSF) has rejected an invitation by President Mohamed Morsi for talks, calling for massive protests on Friday. “We will not participate in dialogue that is empty of content,” leading dissident Mohamed ElBaradei said... 

Belgian police fire water canons to disperse striking ArcelorMittal workers

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Water cannons have been used against stone-throwing demonstrators in the Belgian city of Namur, as thousands rallied against the closure of a factory that will put an end to 1,300 jobs. Dozens of riot police were deployed to quell the tensions. Many protesters are wearing respirators to protect themselves against the police crackdown. The rally followed an announcement by ArcelorMittal, the world’s... 

25k protest cuts to London hospital

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The British government’s decision to slash services at a London hospital has turned into an unexpected headache that saw 25,000 people march in the city in protest. The protest, on Saturday, was organized by Save Lewisham Hospital campaign group to prevent a planned closure of its new A&E department, Intensive Care, maternity and children’s services. The proposals to cut the services have... 

Riots spread across Jordan over 'vote-rigging'

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Protesters shout anti-regime slogans during a demonstration in Jordan’s capital Amman. Riots have spread across Jordan after the announcement of parliamentary election results which people in four provinces dispute. Violent clashes erupted on Thursday between police and protestors who accuse Jordan’s Independent Electoral Commission of vote-rigging, DPA reported. Police fired tear gas to disperse... 

30 dead, army deployed in Egypt as riot flares up in Port Said

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30 people have been killed, including two policemen, and more than 300 injured during a riot in Egypt’s Port Said. The army has since been deployed, where a crowd attempted to storm a prison after death sentence’s were handed out for a past riot. The deadly assault follows the sentencing of 21 people to death for the riot and stampede in Port Said in which dozens were killed last February. As... 

NRA attacks Obama’s gun control plans

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Protesters hold a rally against the National Rifle Association lobby group on December 17, 2012, in Washington, DC. America’s top-gun lobby, the National Rifle Association (NRA), has attacked President Barack Obama’s gun control plans, describing them as an attack on firearms. The NRA issued a statement on Wednesday saying the president’s proposals only targeted law-abiding gun owners and... 
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