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100 injured as protesters storm Macedonia’s parliament and attack politicians

100 injured as protesters storm Macedonia’s parliament and attack politicians

Scores of people were injured as violence erupted in Macedonia’s parliament after nationalist protesters stormed the building in anger over a vote for a new speaker, the interior ministry said Friday. The chaos in Skopje broke out on Thursday evening, with dozens of demonstrators — including a group of masked men — breaking a police […]

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Looting, protests in Mexico over gas price hikes turn deadly

Looting, protests in Mexico over gas price hikes turn deadly

The death toll in protests and looting fueled by anger over gasoline price hikes in Mexico rose to six Friday when authorities confirmed that two men died in a confrontation between protesters and police in the central state of Hidalgo. There were four previous deaths in looting-related incidents and over the course of the week, […]

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Violence in southern India as top court orders water sharing

Violence in southern India as top court orders water sharing

Sep 12, – The Supreme Court ordered Karnataka to release 12,000 cusecs (cubic feet per second) per day to Tamil Nadu until Sept. 20. Farmers in both states, who depend on river water to irrigate their crops, have complained of severe water shortages. India’s top court on Monday ordered the southern state of Karnataka to […]

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Egypt’s Mubarak to return to prison

Egypt’s Mubarak to return to prison

Nov 07, – Mubarak has been under house arrest since his release from a prison hospital in August, two years after his initial arrest. He is on retrial for the killings of nearly 900 protesters during the 2011 uprising that led to his ouster. But the verdict in that case was later overturned. He is […]

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Israel hopes US aid cut to Egypt won’t harm peace

Israel hopes US aid cut to Egypt won’t harm peace

Oct 10, – Gilad Erdan, the minister responsible for civil defense, said Israel and Egypt are continuing to cooperate in military and political spheres and that there is “constant contact” between the two countries. Israel hopes the U.S. decision to cut aid to Egypt will not affect the two countries’ historic peace deal, a Cabinet […]

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Tear gas returns to Turkey as PM rules out early elections

Tear gas returns to Turkey as PM rules out early elections

June 9, AP – Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets across Turkey on Saturday, in a show of defiance against the Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s call a day earlier for an immediate end to the 9-day show of unrest. Turkish police have fired tear gas and water cannon at thousands […]

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Protests unite Turks across the social spectrum

Protests unite Turks across the social spectrum

June 6, ISTANBUL (AP) — These disparate groups are united by alarm at what they consider unwarranted meddling and increasingly autocratic behavior by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s most popular prime minister in decades. Even some of his supporters are joining the protests sweeping the country. Office workers in business suits chant anti-government slogans alongside pious […]

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Activists present list of demands in Turkey

Activists present list of demands in Turkey

June 5, ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — In a move to defuse the tension, the deputy prime minister met with the group whose attempt to prevent authorities from ripping up trees in Istanbul’s landmark Taksim Square has snowballed into nationwide protests against what demonstrators see as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s increasingly authoritarian rule. Activists on […]

June 5, 2013 | By More
Thousands rally street protests for Yulia Tymoshenko in Ukraine

Thousands rally street protests for Yulia Tymoshenko in Ukraine

May 19, AP – Saturday’s event was held after the European Court of Human Rights ruled in April that aspects of Tymoshenko’s detention were unlawful. She was sentenced to seven years in prison in 2011 for abuse of power in a case many have called politically motivated. Thousands of people have attended large rallies in […]

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Israeli police protects women praying at Jewish site

Israeli police protects women praying at Jewish site

May 11, AP – The reversal followed a court order backing the right of the women to pray at the Western Wall using religious rituals Orthodox Jews insist should be practiced only by men. Wearing prayer shawls, phylacteries and skull caps reserved for men under strict Orthodox tradition, the women sang and prayed out loud. […]

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