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Thousands of Kuwaitis storm parliament

Thousands of Kuwaitis stormed parliament after police and elite forces beat up protesters marching on the prime minister’s home to demand he resign, an opposition MP said. The demonstrators broke open parliament’s gates and entered the main chamber, where they sang the national anthem in a country so far spared…

First day of Greek anti-austerity strike ends in violence

ATHENS — Greek police fired tear gas as protestors threw firebombs, burnt dustbins and vandalised shops Wednesday at the start of a two-day strike ahead of a vote on a new austerity bill to stave off bankruptcy. Police in Athens clashed with protesters outside parliament as more than 70,000 people…

White House sees October vote on U.S. jobs bill

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama’s administration is expecting Congress to vote on his sweeping jobs bill in October, a senior advisor said Sunday, dismissing talk of discord over the bill among Democrats. Obama has encountered stiff resistance from Republicans who make no secret of their desire to bounce him…

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