Stories tagged: austerity
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 8:54 A.M.
Greeks stage nationwide strike and demonstrations
A nationwide 24-hour general strike called by unions against austerity measures disrupted public services across Greece on Thursday, while thousands marched in protest in central Athens.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 9:01 A.M.
Greek journalists on 24-hour strike to protest austerity
Greek journalists are striking to protest austerity measures, pulling all television and radio news broadcasts off the air a day before a nationwide general strike expected to shut down services …
THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016, 7:33 A.M.
Greek unions call 3-day general strike over austerity vote
Unions in Greece have a three-day general strike to protest a parliamentary vote on a new round of bailout austerity measures.
MONDAY, FEB. 8, 2016, 2:43 P.M.
Giant red carpet for Egypt leader’s motorcade sparks uproar
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is facing criticism after a massive red carpet was laid over public roads for his motorcade during a trip to open a social housing project in …
MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012, 9:20 A.M.
Dutch government resigns en masse
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Dutch government, one of the most vocal critics of European countries failing to rein in their budgets, quit today after failing to agree on a …