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Fear as midnight airstrike hits close to Donetsk centre

Donetsk - A midnight air strike near the heart of rebel-held Donetsk provided a terrifying signal for residents that the conflict between insurgents and government forces is drawing closer to their doorsteps.

Major public sector strike in Britain over pay and cuts

London - A major public sector strike took place in Britain on Thursday, with hundreds of thousands of workers rallying against the government's austerity-driven spending cuts and pay restraint measures.

Iraq air strike on Kurdish forces 'kills six'

Sulaymani - An Iraqi air strike hit a convoy of Kurdish forces which have moved into an area of eastern Iraq during a militant offensive, killing six fighters, officers and a doctor said Sunday.

Bus strike hits Natal, host of second World Cup match

Natal - Natal, the city hosting the second match of the World Cup, had to find extra buses to transport fans Friday as bus drivers went on strike for a second day.

S.Africa workers look set to back wage deal, says union source

Kroondal - Workers at the world's top platinum producers on Thursday looked set to back a deal brokered between union leaders and miners to end the longest mining strike in South Africa's history.

European taxis cause chaos in app protest

London - Taxi drivers brought parts of London, Paris and other European cities to a standstill on Wednesday as they protested against new private cab apps such as Uber which have shaken up the industry.

Rio subway workers threaten pre-World Cup strike

Rio De Janeiro - Subway employees in Rio de Janeiro threatened Tuesday to go on strike the day before the World Cup opens, in the latest bid to use the tournament as leverage in labor negotiations.

Brazilian police crack down on pre-World Cup protest

Braz - Police in Sao Paulo fired tear gas Monday to disperse protesters supporting a subway strike that has unleashed transport chaos three days before the Brazilian mega-city hosts the World Cup kick-off.

Subway staff stick with strike snarling World Cup city

Braz - Sao Paulo subway workers ignored a court ruling Sunday and extended a strike threatening to cause traffic mayhem at the World Cup's opening game in Brazil's biggest city.

Court rules against strike snarling World Cup city

Braz - A court on Sunday ordered Sao Paulo subway workers to pay a daily fine if they continue a strike threatening to disrupt the World Cup's opening game in Brazil's biggest city.

Court rules Sao Paulo subway strike illegal

Braz - A Brazilian court ruled Sunday that a subway strike that has caused traffic mayhem in Sao Paulo and raised fears of transport chaos at the World Cup kick-off is illegal."The court ruled the strike was abusive.

Brazil leader slams 'campaign' against World Cup

Braz - A strike by subway workers snarling Brazil's biggest city Sao Paulo threatened Saturday to disrupt the World Cup with the kickoff in the city just five days away.

Brazil leader slams 'campaign' against World Cup

Braz - A subway strike snarling Brazil's biggest city before the World Cup entered a third day Saturday as President Dilma Rousseff denounced a "systematic campaign" against her government and the tournament.

Police, strikers clash in Brazil World Cup host city

Braz - Brazil's World Cup preparations endured a rough Friday, as police clashed with striking subway workers in Sao Paulo, massive traffic jams snarled the mega-city and fans booed the national team.

Police, strikers clash in Brazil World Cup host city

Braz - Police clashed with striking subway workers in Sao Paulo on Friday while 3,000 people protested government policies, causing traffic chaos six days before Brazil's mega-city hosts the first World Cup game.

Blatter confident over World Cup as chaos grips Sao Paulo

Braz - Football supremo Sepp Blatter voiced confidence that Brazil would deliver a successful World Cup, as the city hosting the tournament's opening match grappled with transport chaos.

Blatter confident over Cup as chaos grips Sao Paulo

Braz - Football supremo Sepp Blatter voiced confidence that Brazil would deliver a successful World Cup on Thursday as the city hosting the tournament's opening match grappled with transport chaos.

Traffic jams, uncertainty as Sao Paulo bus drivers strike ends

Braz - Commuters in Sao Paulo faced huge traffic jams and lingering uncertainty Thursday, but the Brazilian metropolis was slowly returning to normal after a paralyzing bus drivers' strike.

Brazil strikes mar run-up to World Cup

Braz - A bus drivers' strike stranded more than two million passengers in Sao Paulo on Wednesday, just 22 days before the Brazilian megacity hosts the opening match of the World Cup.

McDonald's employees arrested protesting for living wage

As this is being submitted, police are arresting employees of McDonald's and their supporters who have shut down McDonald's headquarters.

Brazilian police call new strike ahead of World Cup

Bras - Police in Brazil will stage a 24-hour strike Wednesday in 14 states, including six that will host World Cup matches, their union said on its website.

Strikers urged to 'remain steadfast' at S.Africa platinum mine

Kroondal - Thousands of club-wielding striking workers at a platinum mine in South Africa were urged by their leaders to remain steadfast in the face of a deadline to return underground Wednesday.

Brazil leader warns against World Cup violence

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Tuesday her government accepted people's right to demonstrate during the World Cup but warned that it would not tolerate violence.

Drivers trash buses as strike strands Rio commuters

Rio De Janeiro - Commuters faced chaos Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro as bus drivers went on strike, trashing dozens of buses in the latest walkout to hit Brazil in the run-up to the World Cup.

Hundreds of buses damaged during Rio strike

Rio De Janeiro - A partial strike by bus drivers in Rio demanding a 40 percent wage hike on Thursday saw 325 vehicles damaged, with some set ablaze, a union leader opposed to the stoppage said.

Bolivia's Morales urges troops to end their strike

La Paz - Bolivian President Evo Morales on Friday urged striking members of the armed forces to return to their barracks, calling for a return to military "discipline" by the soldiers.

Brazil police strike ends after looting, 39 deaths

Salvador - Troops patrolled the World Cup host city of Salvador on Thursday after a deadly orgy of violence triggered by a police strike less than two months before thousands of fans descend on the coastal Brazilian metropolis for the football extravaganza.

Anglo American 'mulls sale of S.African platinum mines'

Johannesburg - Anglo American's chief executive has hinted that the mining titan is looking to offload its strike-hit South African platinum mines to concentrate on open-cast extraction.

Argentines strike over inflation and crime

Buenos Aires - A general strike called to protest against the government of Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner disrupted public transport Thursday amid growing public anger over price rises and crime.

Argentina hit by strike over inflation, crime

Buenos Aires - A strike against the policies of Argentinian President Cristina Kirchner halted trains and buses on Thursday amid growing public discontent over high inflation and crime.
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Scenes of protest in Lisbon - European general strike on November 14.
Scenes of protest in Lisbon - European general strike on November 14.
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Mary Bistol  Toronto Public Library librarian  speaks to the crowd talking about how important libra...
Mary Bistol, Toronto Public Library librarian, speaks to the crowd talking about how important libraries are to the community.
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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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Was this from meteorite?
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Greece: General strike
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Toronto & York Region Labour President John Cartwright speaking to the large crowd.
Toronto & York Region Labour President John Cartwright speaking to the large crowd.
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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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People deposited their garbage at the doors of the banks during the recent strike by garbage workers in Spain.
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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.
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The large crowd huddles in for speeches outside of Toronto City Hall.
The large crowd huddles in for speeches outside of Toronto City Hall.
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Protesters in Madrid  Spain on 29 March 2012
Protesters in Madrid, Spain on 29 March 2012
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Trade unions in Belgium believe the Eurobonds can bring relief to the troubled Euro.
Trade unions in Belgium believe the Eurobonds can bring relief to the troubled Euro.
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Smithsonian Workers Strike
Smithsonian Workers Strike
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Local 4948 President Maureen O Reilly talks to reporters during a scrum about Monday s strike and th...
Local 4948 President Maureen O'Reilly talks to reporters during a scrum about Monday's strike and the current negotiations with the City.
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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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14N in Rome, Italy
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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.
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Protesters in Madrid  Spain on 29 March 2012
Protesters in Madrid, Spain on 29 March 2012
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