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Beloved stray ‘riot dog’ becomes mascot of Greek protests

Meet “Sausage the Riot Dog”. Reuters reports that in Athens, Greece, a stray ginger mutt from the streets has become a celebrity and a mascot of the protests that have been sparked by the Greek government’s increasingly draconian austerity cuts. Some people call him “Cinnamon”, but most refer to him…

Three dead as Bahrain police clear Pearl Square

MANAMA (AFP) – Bahrain’s opposition accused the kingdom’s Sunni authorities of killing three protesters in a violent raid Wednesday on a peaceful pro-democracy camp that sparked Shiite outrage across the region. Hundreds of riot police backed by tanks and helicopters fired shotguns and tear gas canisters early morning at demonstrators…