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Farmer fury and environmental anger in protest-hit Germany

Berlin, Germany | AFP |  From grumpy bee-keepers dumping honey on politicians’ doorsteps to furious farmers holding up traffic, increasing tensions between farmers and environmentalists have overshadowed the opening of the biggest show on Germany’s agriculture calendar. Thousands of tractors descended on cities across Germany on Friday at the opening of …

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Washington silent as US-crafted regime under fire in Iraq

Baghdad, Iraq | AFP |  It posted tens of thousands of troops in Iraq, huddled with its leaders and helped craft its laws — but with the country swamped by deadly protests, Washington is staying out of the fray. Its apparent absence during a key turning point in Iraq lays bare …

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Police in Bolivia join opposition as crisis mounts

La Paz, Bolivia | AFP |  Police in three Bolivian cities joined anti-government protests Friday, in one case marching with demonstrators in La Paz, in the first sign security forces are withdrawing support from President Evo Morales after a disputed election that has triggered riots. The defense minister said the …

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Makerere University students paid to protest-Police

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Police Force is investigating reports that Makerere University students are paid by political actors and activists to engage in protests. Police Spokesman Fred Enanga says that the payments, made through mobile money platforms, are part of the various clues being followed to establish …

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Week of furious protests leaves Chilean leader Pinera stunned

  Santiago, Chile | AFP |  After a week of huge and sometimes violent protests, Chileans are showing no sign of easing the pressure on a government that seems stunned and paralyzed by a popular explosion fueled by years of socio-economic frustration. Seeking to negotiate an end to the crisis, …

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A surge in protests around the world in October

Paris, France | AFP | The past weeks have seen a wave of protest movements erupt in countries worldwide. Here is an overview of the main demonstrations that started this month and others that are ongoing. – Bolivia – When? Since October 21. Trigger? The disputed results of the October …

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Postponed El Clasico to be played on Dec 18: federation

Madrid, Spain | AFP | The rearranged El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid will be played on December 18 despite opposition from La Liga, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) confirmed on Tuesday. Spain’s most prestigious fixture, which was due to take place at Camp Nou on Saturday, was postponed last week …

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