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5,000 protest in Romania against proposed changes to employment law

BUCHAREST, Romania — About 5,000 Romanians are protesting legislation that would make it easier for employers to fire people or demand they work longer hours. Workers in the automobile and health sectors gathered Friday in the southern city of Pitesti … Continue reading

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Romanian flings himself from Parliament balcony

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s government survived a no-confidence motion in Parliament on Thursday in a session overshadowed by a man who flung himself from the chamber’s balcony, apparently in protest over the government austerity measures. His injuries were not … Continue reading

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Romania’s health system suffers from cuts

October 4 At the Giulesti maternity hospital in Bucharest an eerie calm has displaced the searing agony of little more than a one month ago when a fire engulfed an intensive care unit killing six premature babies and leaving several … Continue reading

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Austerity protests break out across Romania as health workers, police, civil servants protest

BUCHAREST, Romania — Anti-government demonstrations swept across Romania on Wednesday, with medical workers, taxi drivers and civil servants protesting cuts in salaries, bonuses and jobs. Authorities fired tear gas after health workers scuffled with guards and tried to break into … Continue reading

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Romania pensioners in the streets against austerity cuts

Thousands of Romanian pensioners rallied Wednesday in Bucharest and other cities against the government’s planned austerity measures, local media reported. In the capital city, a thousand elderly people staged a rally in front of the presidential palace, calling on President … Continue reading

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Anti-Immigrant Bomb Threat Campaign

A racist group has told immigrants to leave Northern Ireland within days or face bomb attacks.

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