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10.03.2013

Kenyan presidential election a triumph of democracy, winner says

Kenyan presidential election a triumph of democracy, winner says

Newly elected Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, the son of Kenya’s first President Jomo Kenyatta, has called his election victory a triumph of democracy and peace. Kenyatta, who was declared winner of Monday’s presidential election by a slim margin — 50.07 percent of the votes cast — said on Saturday that… »

08.03.2013

Greek students protest against education reform bill

Greek students protest against education reform bill

Thousands of Greek university students have protested against a higher education reform bill, amid the government’s austerity measures. The students held a rally in front of the parliament on Wednesday, opposing the administration’s plan to close down or merge 350 university departments and faculties. “We want our diplomas, not worthless… »

08.03.2013

Thousands of Quebecers protest against tuition deception

Thousands of Quebecers protest against tuition deception

Thousands of students have taken to the streets in the Canadian city of Montreal to protest against the Quebec government’s move to increase tuition fees, Press TV reports. “I feel sort of tricked. [Premier Pauline Marois’] and her government have proven that they’re not interested in supporting the universities,” said… »

08.03.2013

China calls for calm after North Korea threats

China calls for calm after North Korea threats

China has called for “calm and restraint” after North Korea reacted to a new series of UN sanctions with vows of a nuclear strike and cancellation of peace deals with South Korea. “China calls on relevant parties to exercise calm and restraint, and avoid actions that might further escalate tensions,”… »

06.03.2013

Venezuela: Chavez is dead, but his revolution goes on

Venezuela: Chavez is dead, but his revolution goes on

Thousands of saddened Venezuelans poured into the streets of Caracas crying, hugging each other and shouting slogans in support of President Hugo Chavez after learning of his death. “I feel such big pain I cannot even speak,” said Yamilina Barrios, a 39-year-old office worker, to the Associated Press. “He was… »

03.03.2013

Portuguese people rally against austerity measures

Portuguese people rally against austerity measures

Over one million people are out again in a rally against tough economic measures. The Portuguese took to the streets on Saturday March 2nd 2013 to say enough is enough and to demand the government to put an end to its austerity policies. The troika (the European Union, the… »

27.02.2013

Police arrest university students in Montreal demo

Police arrest university students in Montreal demo

Police in Montreal have arrested ten university students during a protest against a decision by Quebec’s government to raise tuition fees. The demonstration on Tuesday had been organized by the student group Association pour un Solidarité Syndicale Étudiante (ASSE). The protest was against the lawmakers’ agreement to index tuition to… »

26.02.2013

France defense minister rejects talk of Mali withdrawal

France defense minister rejects talk of Mali withdrawal

France has rejected any talk of pulling its troops out of Mali in the near future, saying the troops are involved in “very violent fighting” in the mountains of northern part of the African country. France’s Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Tuesday that it is too early to… »

26.02.2013

Argentina slams UK for violating anti-nuke treaty

Argentina slams UK for violating anti-nuke treaty

The Argentine government has deplored the UK for ignoring international obligations by dispatching nuke-armed submarines to the Malvinas islands (The Falklands), which is a nuclear free zone, thus breaching an international treaty. Eduardo Zuaim, Argentina’s Foreign Relations Secretary was quoted by MercoPress as saying that the UK is defying an… »

23.02.2013

Fresh anti-regime rally held in Saudi Arabia

Fresh anti-regime rally held in Saudi Arabia

People have held fresh demonstration against the Al Saud regime in Saudi Arabia, demanding the immediate release of political prisoners. The demonstrators took to the streets in the city of Qatif in Saudi Arabia’s oil-rich Eastern Province on Saturday. The anti-regime protestors also urged retribution for those who have attacked… »

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