A general strike crippled public transport in Athens on Monday and was set to hit air traffic ahead of a parliamentary vote on controversial reforms demanded by Greece's creditors, including curbs on industrial action. Apart from introducing...Show More Summary
Clashes between police and demonstrators erupted Monday outside Argentina's Congress as lawmakers debated a pension reform measure that has angered retirees and prompted union leaders to wage a general strike. … Click to Continue »
A general strike in Greece on Thursday has paralysed the civil service, trains and ships and will also disrupt some domestic flights as well as the operation of public hospitals and schools. Greek unions called the 24-hour labour action against new budget cuts and plans to revamp labour mobilisation rules. Show More Summary
(This version of the story was refiled to modify the headline) By Tova Cohen TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Reports that Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is planning a restructuring involving mass layoffs in Israel sparked calls on Wednesday for a half-day general strike to be held in protest. Show More Summary
By Tova Cohen TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Reports that Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is planning a restructuring involving mass layoffs in Israel sparked calls on Wednesday for a half-day general strike to be held in protest. The plan includes...Show More Summary
Greece's biggest labor unions have called a new general strike next month against bailout-linked austerity policies, as the government launches new talks with its international rescue creditors. The ADEDY civil … Click to Continue »
Protesters have blocked roads and stopped commuter trains as Catalonia faces a general strike in the wake of unprecedented controls in the region by Spanish central authorities to crush an … Click to Continue »
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Catalonia and road traffic, public transport and business were disrupted on Tuesday in protest against Sunday's violent crackdown by Spanish police on an outlawed independence referendum.
Protesters set to bring Barcelona to a standstill as part of protest against police violence during Sunday's referendum.
The Catalan rebellion escalated on Tuesday, resulting in a day of "total stoppage" for the Catalan capital, in which Barcelona metro stations were closed, pickets blocked main roads and civil servants walked out on Tuesday in response...Show More Summary
FC Barcelona signaled its unhappiness with the Spanish government Sunday by closing the doors to its stadium and playing a La Liga match before over 99,000 empty seats. On Monday, the team said that it would join a general strike set for Tuesday in Catalonia, one meant to protest the violent crackdown on an independence […]
The brutal repression that Spain's government meted out to Catalonians in yesterday's independence referendum has cemented the determination of many in the region to be shut of the government, which is perceived as authoritarian and in thrall to the banks (especially the bondholders who worked with the EU to impose punishing austerity on Spain). (more…)
There appear to have been no winners in yesterday's disputed referendum on independence for the Spanish region of Catalonia. But hundreds of people got hurt in clashes with the police. There's to be a general strike tomorrow. And police investigators say the man who killed two women in Marseille yesterday had just been released from police custody.
Opposition campaigners launched a two-day general strike Tuesday to pressure DR Congo President Joseph Kabila to set an election date -- a day after 12 people were shot dead in an anti-government rampage in the capital. The "dead city"...Show More Summary
The ouster of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif heightens instability in a nuclear-armed country plagued by terrorism.
Opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez called on Venezuelans to support a 48-hour general strike beginning Wednesday in protest of government plans to rewrite the constitution, in his first direct public message … Click to Continue »
Venezuela's opposition has called a fresh 48-hour general strike against embattled President Nicolas Maduro's plans to have the constitution rewritten giving him broader powers. "We are calling out the entire people, all groups in society, for a 48-hour strike" Wednesday and Thursday, lawmaker Simon Calzadilla said. Show More Summary
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on Venezuela's political crisis and the opposition's general strike (all times local):
The Latest on Venezuela's political crisis and the opposition's general strike (all times local): 2 p.m. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is decrying a general strike by the opposition as a … Click to Continue »
President Nicholas Maduro plans to rewrite Venezuela's constitution. As a general strike begins, the Organization of American States expresses fear that security forces might start a "bloodbath."