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Tensions flare in French protests as pension dispute grinds on

Paris, France | AFP |  Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to streets across France on Thursday in the latest mass protests against a pensions overhaul that critics say could cut benefits even while requiring people to work longer before retiring. Tensions flared in Paris and other cities as some black-clad …

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Regime stalwart elected Algeria president, angering protesters

Algiers, Algeria | AFP |  A former ally of Algeria’s deposed leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika was elected president of the protest-wracked country in a widely boycotted vote, sparking another outpouring of anger on the streets Friday. Huge crowds massed once again in Algiers vowing to keep up their campaign for the total …

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Protests, unrest mar Algeria’s disputed presidential vote

Algiers, Algeria | AFP |  Algeria held a tense presidential election Thursday meant to bring stability after a year of turmoil, but voting was marred as protesters stormed polling stations and staged a mass rally in the capital. The unpopular vote comes almost 10 months into a street protest movement that …

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Thousands rally worldwide against abuse of women

Paris, France | AFP | Tens of thousands have rallied across the world to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, as France unveiled new measures to combat domestic violence. Demonstrators on Monday gathered in countries as diverse as Guatemala, Russia, Sudan and Turkey, where riot police …

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Russian opposition to take to streets again, defying crackdown

Moscou, Russia | AFP | The Russian opposition vowed to stage another mass rally Saturday despite increasing pressure from authorities, who arrested nearly 1,400 people at a protest last week and have launched a criminal probe into the movement. The march along Moscow’s leafy boulevards will be the latest in a …

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Sudan protesters reject ‘absolute immunity’ for generals

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s key protest group is opposed to giving the military “absolute immunity” against prosecution for violence against demonstrators, a spokesman said, as the two sides held talks on a power sharing deal. “We refuse absolute immunity that the military rulers have asked for,” Ismail al-Taj, …

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