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Peru farmworkers block Pan-American Highway again in pay dispute

Ica - Striking Peruvian workers temporarily erected new blockades on the Pan-American Highway on Saturday, a day after they had ended a five-day blockage following the shelving of a controversial agricultural law.

Peru repeals farm law after days of road blockades

- Peru's Congress on Friday repealed a farming law that had triggered days of roadblocks and other protests by striking workers.

New Bolivia president's foes call strike in key region

La Paz - Conservative opponents of Bolivia's leftist president-elect Luis Arce have announced a two-day strike from Thursday protesting alleged electoral fraud.

Madrid funeral workers strike during pandemic

Madrid - Madrid municipal funeral home workers staged a 24-hour strike Sunday to demand more staff to face an expected rise in coronavirus deaths during the second wave of the pandemic.

Biden vows to back Belarus opposition in removing Lukashenko

Washington - US presidential hopeful Joe Biden voiced support Tuesday for the Belarus opposition in its general strike against President Alexander Lukashenko, saying the strongman was illegitimate.

Belarus opposition leader says supporters launching strike

Minsk - Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya said Monday supporters were beginning a nationwide strike after her deadline expired for strongman Alexander Lukashenko to step down.

Belarus opposition leader says supporters launching strike

Minsk - Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya said Monday supporters were beginning a nationwide strike after her deadline expired for strongman Alexander Lukashenko to step down.

Belarus opposition calls general strike as tens of thousands march against Lukashenko

Minsk - Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya on Sunday called on the country to strike from Monday as 100,000 people took to the streets of Minsk to protest against embattled strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko.

Taliban propose potential Afghan talks timeline as violence soars

Kabul - The Taliban are prepared to hold peace talks with the Afghan government next month straight after the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, the insurgents said Thursday, provided an ongoing prisoner swap has been completed.

Eight civilians killed in Afghan strike on freed Taliban fighter

Herat - Eight civilians were killed when an Afghan air strike hit a group of people gathered to celebrate a Taliban commander's release from prison, an official said Thursday.

Thousands protest in Greece against pension overhaul

Athens - Thousands protested in Greece on Tuesday against a new pension reform as a 24-hour strike paralysed transport and services.Some 10,000 people demonstrated in the capital against the reform, which encourages a longer stay in the workforce, police said.

French ski workers latest to rally against Macron's reforms

Moutiers - French protests at planned labour reforms hit ski resorts on Saturday, with chairlift operators and other seasonal staff downing tools over fears their livelihoods could be on a slippery slope.

Paris Opera finds its voice after weeks of strikes

Paris - The Paris Opera reopened on Saturday night after weeks of strike action against the French government's pension reforms that have cost the arts organisation millions of euros in ticketing losses.

French union cuts power to thousands of homes in pensions protest

Paris - Striking workers at France's national grid operator cut off electricity to thousands of businesses and homes south of Paris on Tuesday, the latest in a string of power cuts over a planned pensions overhaul.

French strikes fizzle, but protests take a radical turn

Paris - The longest transport strike in France in decades appeared to be petering out on Monday, with most Paris metro and national train services back up and running, offering relief to weary commuters.

French strike rumbles on as PM, unions defiant

Paris - Parisians again battled stamina-busting commutes on Monday as a transport strike dragged on into its 40th day, with both the French government and hardline unions digging in on the pension reforms that sparked the standoff.

Indian police open fire to clear strike protests

Kolkata - Indian police fired live rounds Wednesday to break up a protest by strikers taking part in nationwide action against government economic policies, officials said.

Thousands march against pension reform in Paris

Paris - Thousands of people demonstrated on Saturday against French President Emmanuel Macron's proposed pension reforms which have sparked a month-long transport strike.

French govt meets as unions vow to harden pension strike

Paris - Top French officials met Friday to hash out their strategy ahead of fresh pension overhaul talks with unions who have threatened wider protests alongside a crippling transport strike now in its fifth week.

Protest songs: Paris Opera musicians chime in with strike concert

Paris - Paris Opera musicians on Tuesday gave a symphonic show of support for the grinding transport strike over the French government's pension overhaul.

France waits on Macron as pension strike stretches on

Paris - French union leaders upped their calls on Monday for President Emmanuel Macron to give ground on a planned pension overhaul, amid signs that support is flagging for a gruelling transport strike now in its 26th day.

French government, unions exchange barbs in strike deadlock

Paris - The French government and a key trade union on Sunday exchanged bitter accusations over who was to blame for France's over three-week transport strike against pension reforms, as the stalemate showed little sign of relenting.

French govt offers concessions to striking dancers of Paris Opera

Paris - With France gripped by strike action crippling the transport system in a dispute over pensions reform, news emerged Saturday of the latest government concessions -- to striking ballet dancers at the Paris Opera.

Born to revolt: Why the French go on strike

Paris - France, it sometimes seems, is either in the throes of a major strike or facing the looming shadow of one. Workers in the country go on strike more than most nations in Europe.

On day 22, French transport strike heads for record

Paris - A transport stoppage that has caused daily travel misery for millions of people in France entered its 22nd day on Thursday, equalling the duration of a 1995 strike whose success against government reforms unions are hoping to repeat.

Strikes kill 8 in Syria's Idlib as Turkey, France urge de-escalation

Sar - At least eight people including five children were killed Tuesday in Russian air strikes on northwest Syria, as France and Turkey appealed for an end to violence that has forced tens of thousands to flee.

Little Christmas cheer as French transport strike enters fourth week

Paris - Christmas Day brought no respite for travellers in France as a transport strike entered its fourth week, ruining the plans of thousands wanting to celebrate with loved ones.

French transport strike brings Christmas Eve woe

Paris - Christmas Eve in France was set to be marred by the nearly three-week standoff between French train drivers and the government over pension reforms.

French transport strike drags into Day 19, casts pall on Christmas

Paris - French train and metro drivers took their crippling transport strike into its 19th straight day Monday in a standoff with the government over pension reform, casting a pall over Christmas plans with many unable to reach loved ones.

Strike makes for not-so-merry Christmas travel in France

Paris - Holiday travellers across France scrambled for alternatives Sunday as an 18-day-old transport strike over pension reform saw train services slashed yet again.
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STRIFE: A line of cranes waits for cargo at the Port of Oakland  the only port on the U.S. West Coas...
STRIFE: A line of cranes waits for cargo at the Port of Oakland, the only port on the U.S. West Coast that failed to reopen this week following months of disagreement over a new contract for dockworkers.
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Protesters in Madrid, Spain on 29 March 2012
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Library workers and union members walk the picket lines outside of Toronto city hall.
Library workers and union members walk the picket lines outside of Toronto city hall.
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Ontario Federation of Labour President Sid Ryan addressed the crowd of library workers, union members and supporters outside of Toronto city hall.
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Rev. Michael Livingston
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Verizon workers on strike.
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Walmart workers on strike walk a picket line during a protest over unsafe working conditions and poor wages outside a Walmart store in Pico Rivera, California, October 4
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Smithsonian Workers Strike
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People deposited their garbage at the doors of the banks during the recent strike by garbage workers in Spain.
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Protesters in Madrid  Spain on 29 March 2012
Protesters in Madrid, Spain on 29 March 2012
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Strike by teachers and students in Spain  May 22  2012
Strike by teachers and students in Spain, May 22, 2012
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Last November s strike by public service sector workers in the UK.
Last November's strike by public service sector workers in the UK.
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Smithsonian Workers Strike
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Elementary Teachers  Federation of Ontario held a one-day strike across the Toronto Area on what is ...
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario held a one-day strike across the Toronto Area on what is called "Super Tuesday." It also included a protest in front of Kathleen Wynne's constituency office in Leaside.
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Canadian National freight train.
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Lufthansa crew cabin members go on strike.
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14N in Rome, Italy
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Mary Bistol, Toronto Public Library librarian, speaks to the crowd talking about how important libraries are to the community.

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