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In Europe, poor countries in economic straightjacket

To satisfy the International Monetary Fund, countries like Ireland and Greece have taken drastic anti-worker measures.

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Artists protest funding cuts

Singers, painters and television presenters demonstrated across the Netherlands on Saturday against government plans to slash funding and subsidies for the arts.

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Cutbacks force destitute to line up for food

Hundreds of desperate Romanians left destitute by the country's austerity drive lined up for food aid Wednesday in the Black Sea port of Constanta.

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At UN, Obama highlights break with Bush policies

Obama's boldest statements came in relation to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, when he dismissed "cynics" who say a just peace is impossible.

With layoffs come opportunities in Cuba

Cuba announced a half million lay-offs this week. International affairs writer Emile Schepers gives some context and history  to the announcement.

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Greek workers stage second general strike in two weeks

Two million Greek workers walked off the job for the second time in two weeks Thursday after the country's Parliament backed slashing of the nation's pension system.

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G-20 fails to do enough for job creation, global labor says

TORONTO (PAI)--The world's top political leaders are failing to meet the global job creation challenge resulting from the Great Recession, global labor leaders charge.

Portugal: Economic struggle goes to the streets

On Wednesday June 2, the Portuguese parliament voted by a thin margin to accept the austerity package presented by Socialist (PS) Party Prime Minister Jose Socrates.

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Greece and Angela Merkel

BERLIN (May 7) - Pity poor Angela! She's caughte between the rock of Greece and its economic woes, and the hard place of the May 9 elections in Germany's largest state.

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May Day message from the Acropolis

Members of the Communist Party of Greece staged a symbolic occupation of the Acropolis May 4, hanging enormous banners bearing the slogan "Peoples of Europe rise up."

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