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Venezuela strike deepens challenge to Maduro's rule

Caracas - A nationwide strike brought parts of Venezuela to a halt Thursday as the opposition ramped up its challenge to President Nicolas Maduro following four months of deadly street protests and amid threats of US economic sanctions.

Venezuela strike tests Maduro as pressure builds

Caracas - A 24-hour nationwide strike in Venezuela on Thursday is set to increase pressure on beleaguered President Nicolas Maduro, whose policies have put him on a collision course with the United States.

Guinea-Bissau parents coax truant teachers back to school

Cacheu - The school year is ending in the west African nation of Guinea-Bissau, but some pupils will hardly notice the difference.

Syria warns of allied response in case of US attack

Damascus - The Syrian government on Monday warned that any new attack by Washington on the war-ravaged country would provoke an even stronger reaction by Damascus and its allies.

Spain's dockers end strike after deal with employers

Madrid - Spain's dock workers on Thursday called off a nationwide strike to protest at an EU-triggered reform in the sector after reaching a deal with employers that protects jobs but lowers salaries.

Madrid metro drivers go on strike during WorldPride

Madrid - Madrid metro drivers began a five-day strike Wednesday, threatening to create travel chaos during WorldPride, one of the biggest celebrations of lesbian, gay and transsexual rights.

Athens rubbish piles up as Greeks protest contracts

Atenas - Mounds of rubbish festered in soaring temperatures in Athens on Thursday as thousands demonstrated in support of refuse collectors demanding the renewal of their contracts.

24 killed in air raid on Yemen market: medical official

Sanaa - At least 24 civilians were killed in an air raid Sunday on a market in northern Yemen, a medical official and witnesses said, blaming the Saudi-led coalition battling Yemeni rebels.

24 killed in air raid on Yemen market: medical official

Sanaa - At least 24 civilians were killed in an air raid Sunday on a market in northern Yemen, a medical official and witnesses said, blaming the Saudi-led coalition battling Yemeni rebels.

24 killed in air raid on Yemen market: medical official

Sanaa - At least 24 civilians were killed in an air raid Sunday on a market in northern Yemen, a medical official and witnesses said, blaming the Saudi-led coalition battling Yemeni rebels.

US forces conduct strike against Somalia's Al-Shabaab: Pentagon 

Washington - US forces carried out a strike in conjunction with Somali special forces Sunday against Al-Shabaab approximately 185 miles (300 kilometers) southwest of Mogadishu, according to the Pentagon.

Copa pilots in Panama threaten strike over pay

Panama - Dozens of pilots with Panama's main carrier Copa Airlines protested outside Panama City's international airport on Thursday in an intensifying campaign for higher pay.

US-led strike kills 21 civilians fleeing Syria's Raqa: monitor

Birut - A US-led coalition air strike killed 21 civilians on Monday as they tried to escape the Islamic State group's Syrian bastion of Raqa, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Protestors and police clash over arrest of Morocco movement head

Alhacemas - Hundreds of young people clashed with riot police in northern Morocco Friday, following a general strike called by activists demanding the release of a protest leader.

Spanish taxis go on strike against Uber, Cabify

Madrid - Thousands of Spanish taxis went on strike in Madrid and Barcelona on Tuesday to protest against ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Cabify.

New US-led Syria strike kills 80 relatives of IS fighters: monitor

Birut - A US-led coalition air strike on the eastern Syrian town of Mayadeen early Friday killed at least 80 relatives of Islamic State group fighters, a monitoring group told AFP."The toll includes 33 children.

New US-led Syria strike kills 80 relatives of IS fighters: monitor

Birut - A US-led coalition air strike on the eastern Syrian town of Mayadeen early Friday killed at least 80 relatives of Islamic State group fighters, a monitoring group told AFP."The toll includes 33 children.

New US-led Syria strike kills 80 relatives of IS fighters: monitor

Birut - A US-led coalition air strike on the eastern Syrian town of Mayadeen early Friday killed at least 80 relatives of Islamic State group fighters, a monitoring group told AFP."The toll includes 33 children.

Moscow says US coalition strikes on Syrian forces 'unacceptable'

Moscow - Russia on Friday condemned strikes by the US-led coalition against Syrian forces as "unacceptable", state media reported, after the bombing of pro-government troops.

Greeks mark May Day with strike, demos against fresh cuts

Atenas - Greek trade unions marked May Day on Monday with a 24-hour nationwide strike and protests against looming new cuts demanded by the country's creditors in return for bailout cash.

After turbulent protests, Brazil cleans up littered streets

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian authorities were working Saturday to clear away the remains of barricades, burned-out buses and trash strewn about the streets during a general strike the previous day that saw violent clashes between protesters and police.

Violence mars Brazil's anti-austerity general strike

Rio De Janeiro - Police in Brazil tear-gassed demonstrators and rioters burned buses in the violent conclusion of a general strike that shut down transport, schools and banks in protest against austerity reforms.

Clashes at protest to support Palestinian hunger strikers

Palestinian - Several dozen Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli forces Thursday outside a prison where detainees are on a hunger strike, while a group of Israeli hardliners nearby taunted prisoners by barbecuing.

Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails launch mass hunger strike

Ramallah - Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails launched a hunger strike on Monday following a call from leader and prominent prisoner Marwan Barghouti, a Palestinian Authority official said.

Sao Paulo train strike strands hundreds of thousands

S - Hundreds of thousands of commuters in Sao Paulo were stranded Tuesday as a train strike hit the suburbs of Brazil's biggest city.

Jets launch raids from Syria base hit by US: monitor

Birut - Two warplanes took off from a central Syrian airbase Friday hours after it was struck by US missiles and carried out bombing raids nearby, a monitoring group said.

Syria rebels welcome US strike, urge more

Birut - Syrian rebels on Friday welcomed a US strike on a government airbase, but urged additional action, with one powerful faction saying a single strike was "not enough.

Syria army says six dead in US missile strike

Damascus - Six people were killed and serious damage caused by a US missile strike on a Syrian air base in the centre of the country early Friday, Syria's army said.

US strikes on Syrian base: what we know

Birut - The missile strike against a Syrian airbase marks the first time the United States has directly attacked the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.Here is what we know so far about the target and the outcome of the strike.

Scuffles, planes grounded in Argentina strike

Buenos Aires - Airlines in Argentina grounded international flights and riot police scuffled with protesters Thursday as workers staged a general strike to protest job and pay cuts.
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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.
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.
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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Smithsonian Workers Strike
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Mary Bistol, Toronto Public Library librarian, speaks to the crowd talking about how important libraries are to the community.
Scenes of protest in Lisbon.
Scenes of protest in Lisbon.
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People deposited their garbage at the doors of the banks during the recent strike by garbage workers...
People deposited their garbage at the doors of the banks during the recent strike by garbage workers in Spain.
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Verizon workers on strike.
Verizon workers on strike.
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People deposited their garbage at the doors of the banks during the recent strike by garbage workers...
People deposited their garbage at the doors of the banks during the recent strike by garbage workers in Spain.
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Smithsonian Workers
Smithsonian Workers
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Cibeles, Madrid, 29 March 2012
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Ontario Federation of Labour President Sid Ryan shows up in support of Monday s strike outside of To...
Ontario Federation of Labour President Sid Ryan shows up in support of Monday's strike outside of Toronto city hall.
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.
Scenes of protest in Lisbon - visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel on November 12.
Scenes of protest in Lisbon - visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel on November 12.
Vimeo
Line Service Representatives at Porter FBO at Billy Bishop Airport are on strike this morning for th...
Line Service Representatives at Porter FBO at Billy Bishop Airport are on strike this morning for their personal safety.
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Detroit Tigers player strikes out
Strike by teachers and students in Spain  May 22  2012
Strike by teachers and students in Spain, May 22, 2012
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Line Service Representatives at Porter FBO at Billy Bishop Airport are on strike this morning for th...
Line Service Representatives at Porter FBO at Billy Bishop Airport are on strike this morning for their personal safety.
Protesters in Madrid  Spain on 29 March 2012
Protesters in Madrid, Spain on 29 March 2012
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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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