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In Europe, poor countries in economic straightjacket

To satisfy the International Monetary Fund, countries like Ireland and Greece have taken drastic anti-worker measures.

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Artists protest funding cuts

Singers, painters and television presenters demonstrated across the Netherlands on Saturday against government plans to slash funding and subsidies for the arts.

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Cutbacks force destitute to line up for food

Hundreds of desperate Romanians left destitute by the country's austerity drive lined up for food aid Wednesday in the Black Sea port of Constanta.

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Dutch probe company over Israeli wall, settlement construction

Dutch prosecutors are deciding whether to prosecute company executives on charges of violating international law for their role in construction of the Israeli separation wall and settlements.

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Protests, pepper spray rock German city

STUTTGART, Germany - A retired engineer of 66 loses an eye, high school kids get beaten, a whole city in a state of near shock and anger - all because of a railroad station and some ancient trees?

Workers of the world protest: Coming soon to Washington D.C.

Just three days before thousands will converge on Washington DC demanding jobs and justice on Oct. 2nd, over a 100,000 angry trade unionist from across Europe marched in Brussels, Belgium.

World Notes: China, Afghanistan, Trinidad and Tobago, Nigeria, Germany, Cuba

China-Russia ties, Afghanistan deaths, green industry in Caribbean, Nigeria's oil, lifetime jobs in Germany, U.S.-Cuba trade.

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Germans fight nuclear plants, railroad stations, Nazis

In the center of Berlin last weekend over 100,000 people demonstrated against the government's deal with giant atomic energy corporations - and there's more.

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World Notes: Colombia, Iraq, South Africa, Cambodia, Romania, Cuba

Labor killings in Colombia, orphans in Iraq, agribusiness in South Africa, garment workers in Cambodia, health care in Romania and Cuba.

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World Notes: India, Iraq, Kenya, Spain, Venezuela, Cuba

Tribal rights win in India, union repression in Iraq, Kenya controversy, cuts in Spain, education in Venezuela, Cuba's oil.

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