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Greek farmers to harden protests as PM seeks compromise

Atenas - Greek farmers on Wednesday threatened to escalate a nationwide protest against pension reform by blocking ports and airports, as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras offered a compromise to end the dispute that has backed his government into a corner.

Greek farmers ramp up motorway blockade over pension reforms

Atenas - Greek farmers on Tuesday stepped up their weeks-long protest against proposed pension reforms by setting up a blockade around the main north-south motorway, splitting the country in two.

Greek island mayor warns of violence over migrant plan

Atenas - The mayor of the Greek island of Kos on Sunday called on the government to abandon its plans to build a migrant registration centre as demanded by the EU, warning that local opposition could lead to "uncontrollable" protests.

Greek farmer blockades pile pressure on government

Thessalon - Greek farmers protesting against pension reforms heightened highway and border protests around the country on Saturday, piling pressure on the leftist government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Mass rally against gay civil unions in Italy capital

Rome - Tens of thousands of people gathered in Rome's Circus Maximus arena Saturday to protest against a civil unions bill for same-sex couples, a hot-potato issue for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's government.

Nepal parliament votes to amend new constitution

Kathmandu - Nepal's parliament voted on Saturday to amend the country's new constitution in a bid to resolve a months-long dispute with ethnic minority protesters demanding more political representation.

Polish protesters take to streets to 'defend freedom'

Varsovia - Thousands of people took to the streets in more than 30 cities across Poland on Saturday to "defend freedom" and protest against the conservative government.

Ex-Soviet Moldova mired in political crisis as protests heat up

Chisinau - Anger over a $1 billion corruption scandal and the influence of an oligarch, with the competing pull of Europe and Russia in the background, has left ex-Soviet Moldova locked in a complex political crisis with no end in sight.

Chechnya holds mass rally in support of pro-Kremlin leader

Grozny - Tens of thousands of people on Friday staged a state-sponsored rally in the Chechen capital Grozny in support of strongman Ramzan Kadyrov, days after he caused a furore by vowing to destroy critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

New riot in Dutch town against refugee centre

Den Haag - Clashes erupted late Monday in a small Dutch town during violent protests against the planned opening of a centre for asylum seekers, Dutch media and officials said.

Saudi Shiite protesters shout 'death' to ruling family

Dubai - Shiite Muslim protesters in eastern Saudi Arabia called Friday for the "death" of the Sunni-majority kingdom's ruling Al-Saud family at a rally to honour executed Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr, a witness said.

Ethiopian forces 'kill 140' in land row over Addis Ababa expansion

Nairobi - At least 140 people have been killed in Ethiopia over the past two months in a crackdown on anti-government protests sparked by plans to expand the capital into farmland, Human Rights Watch said Friday.

Nepali protesters to continue blockade over charter

Kathmandu - Ethnic minority protesters in Nepal vowed Tuesday to continue their border blockade over a new constitution, rejecting an "incomplete" government proposal designed to end the impasse, and dashing hopes of resolving a months-long political crisis.

Dozens injured in German protest clashes

Berlin - More than 50 police officers and several demonstrators were injured in clashes in the eastern German city of Leipzig on Saturday as far-left protesters rallied against a neo-Nazi rally, police said.

Athens rallies on the anniversary of teen's killing turn violent

Atenas - Anarchists turned part of central Athens into a battleground on Sunday during a march to mark the seventh anniversary of the fatal shooting of 15-year-old boy by police.

Russian truckers gather outside Moscow in rare protest

Moscow - A group of Russian truck drivers on Friday huddled by their lorries near a shopping mall on the edge of Moscow as a rare protest against the authorities under President Vladimir Putin crept closer to the capital.

Police ban demos on Paris' Champs Elysees during climate talks

Paris - French police on Tuesday banned demonstrations on Paris' prestigious Champs Elysees avenue and near the venue for the UN climate conference at Le Bourget north of the capital during the two-week talks.

Polish Muslims rally against racism and terrorism

Poznan - Hundreds of people protested in the Polish city of Poznan on Sunday against terrorism and racism, in one of the first such demonstrations called by Muslim leaders in the overwhelmingly Catholic country.

Paris police detain 208 after climate change demo

Paris - French police detained 208 people and kept a total of 174 in custody, after activists clashed with police in Paris on Sunday ahead of key climate talks, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said.

'Not in my name': Muslims hold peace rallies in Italy

Rome - Hundreds of Muslims rallied in Rome and Milan on Saturday to show solidarity with the victims of jihadist attacks, condemning violence in the name of religion and chanting "we are not the enemy".

Czech president attends anti-Islam rally on revolution anniversary

Prague - The Czech president attended a rally against migrants and Islam in Prague on Tuesday on the anniversary of the 1989 Velvet Revolution, which peacefully toppled communism in then Czechoslovakia.

Brazilians strip off to expose violence against women

Rio De Janeiro - Topless, with slogans scrawled on their bare skin, feminist protesters in Rio made a colorful sight Saturday, yet their worries about horrific violence against women were deadly serious.

Thousands protest in Haiti over 'electoral coup'

Port-au-prince - Thousands of people aligned with the political opposition demonstrated in the Haitian capital on Wednesday against President Michel Martelly, accusing him of orchestrating an "electoral coup d'etat.

Massive protest in Kabul over decapitation of Shiite Hazaras

Kabul - Thousands of protesters marched coffins containing the decapitated bodies of seven Shiite Hazaras through the Afghan capital Kabul Wednesday to demand justice for the gruesome beheadings, which the United Nations says may be considered a war crime.

10,000 march in Moscow to mark 1917 Bolshevik Revolution

Moscow - Around 10,000 people marched through central Moscow on Saturday to mark the anniversary of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution after an official military parade in the iconic Red Square."Long live the workers!

Students, police clash in Honduras capital during anti-graft protest

Tegucigalpa - Rock-hurling students clashed with riot police firing tear gas and water cannon in Honduras' capital Wednesday at a demonstration seeking a UN probe of alleged government graft.

Palestinian students clash with Israeli police

Abu Dis - Israeli border police stormed a university Monday in the occupied West Bank after clashes with Palestinian students protesting against Israel's separation barrier and recent Palestinian deaths.

Thousands in Paris anti-racism rally mark 2005 riots

Paris - Condemning racism and police heavy-handedness, thousands of people attended a "march of dignity" rally in Paris on Saturday to mark a decade since the deaths of two youths sparked nationwide riots.

Thousands demonstrate in Czech Republic against migrants

Prague - Thousands of people protested against migrants in towns around the Czech Republic on Wednesday, a week after the UN slammed the country's treatment of new arrivals as "degrading".

Thousands mobilise against far-right rally in Cologne

Cologne - More than 10,000 people demonstrated in the western German city of Cologne on Sunday in protest against a rally by far-right extremists and football hooligans, an AFP reporter at the scene said.
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Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
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A man sticking the middle finger up high in the air.
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Since Israel's raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, the world's attention has been captured and focused on the Middle East. Supporters of Israel and Palestine stood in front of the Israeli Consulate in Toronto to show their support of their respective side.
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Málaga and Fuengirola 15m supporters in the plaza in Fuengirola.
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Hundreds gathered at the Toronto police headquarters to protest against the police's treatment of protesters, journalists and citizens.
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
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Protesters in Rio de Janeiro over oil royalties.
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A helicopter hovering over the massive rally.
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Four detainees who were arrested during the havoc from the G20 protests on Jun. 26-27 discussed their tragic experiences.
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Anti-government protester in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo Alessio Fratticcioli.
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Women protest Namibian police intention to arrest girls wearing mini-skirts.
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Taiwan's workers and Labor Unions protested at Ketagalan Blvd and marched to Ministry of Labor on May 1, 2014 in Taipei.
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Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
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Our Times journalist Lisa Walter
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Iranian activist holding a sign.