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Hundreds of thousands protest Spanish labour reforms

MADRID — Hundreds of thousands of people, many waving red and white union flags, protested across Spain on Sunday against sweeping labour market reforms that make it easier to slash pay and lay off workers. Spain’s two biggest unions, the CCOO and UGT, led protests in 57 cities against the…

UN inspector hopes for ‘concrete results’ from Iran trip

VIENNA — The chief UN nuclear inspector on Sunday expressed hope that “concrete results” would emerge from his two-day visit to Iran, but cautioned that progress “may take a while.” “We hope to have a couple of good and constructive days in Tehran,” International Atomic Energy Agency chief inspector Herman…

Iran halts oil sales to France, Britain

Iran has halted its limited oil sales to France and Britain in retaliation for a phased EU ban on Iranian oil that is yet to take full effect, the oil ministry said on Sunday. “Oil sales to British and French companies have ceased,” spokesman Ali Reza Nikzad Rahbar said in…

Egypt sets date for presidential election

Egypt’s first presidential elections since a popular uprising ousted veteran leader Hosni Mubarak a year ago will be held in the first week of June, officials were quoted as saying on Sunday. Egyptian authorities are due to officially announce the timetable for the presidential election later on Sunday. “The election…

Netanyahu meets with top U.S. advisor amid Iran tension

A top US security official was due to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday amid rising concerns over Iran and ahead of a trip by the Israeli premier to Washington. The White House has said that National Security Advisor Tom Donilon would talk to senior Israeli officials on…

Syrian activists call for ‘day of defiance’

Syrian activists called for a “day of defiance” in Damascus Sunday after security forces shot dead a mourner at a funeral that turned into one of the largest anti-regime rallies ever seen in the capital. “We expect huge demonstrations,” in Damascus, Deeb al-Dimashqi, a member of the Syrian Revolution Council…

Afghanistan’s toxic cocktail of drugs, graft, mafia

It’s below freezing, but the Afghan lies rigid in the snow of Kabul. He doesn’t move. His arms and legs are bare. He has overdosed on heroin. He only lives to see another day because of a charity. “Every night I feel I’m going to die. I sleep in the…

North Korea threatens retaliation over South’s war games

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea warned South Korea on Sunday that it would shell islands close to their disputed sea border if the South violates its territorial waters during a military drill reported to begin in the Yellow Sea this week. The official KCNA news agency also quoted the North’s…

Constant aftershocks expose remains in New Zealand graves

Constant aftershocks in Christchurch have pushed human remains up from burial plots in one of the quake-ravaged New Zealand city’s graveyards, according to a report. In a grim reminder that the ground in Christchurch remains unstable 12 months on from a quake that killed 185 people last year, television images…

Motorists circle Moscow in anti-Putin protest

Moscow drivers flying white balloons and ribbons prepared to circle the Kremlin on Sunday in protest against Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s likely return as president in March 4 polls. The second such auto rally in three weeks was due to be picked up in other cities as the opposition sought…

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