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Michigan passes anti-union measures amid protests

Right-to-Work Bill

Michigan lawmakers gave final approval Tuesday to legislation that would sharply limit labor rights, passing the measures over the objections of thousands of people packing the Capitol in protest.


Egypt protesters demand that Mohamed Morsi step down

'Leave, leave like Mubarak!' protesters chant as tens of thousands break through barbed wire at the presidential palace to denounce President Mohamed Morsi. Tens of thousands of Egyptians broke through barbed wire and marched to the presidential palace Friday demanding that President Mohamed Morsi step down even as government officials appeared to offer a slight concession on a controversial proposed constitution.


Egyptian protest turns violent outside palace

Police have fired tear gas to stop protesters from approaching the presidential palace in Cairo as tens of thousands take to the streets to demonstrate against the assumption of nearly absolute powers by the nation's Islamist leader....


'Turning point': Egypt's top court suspends work

Egyptian Protest

Protests by Islamists allied to President Mohamed Morsi forced Egypt's highest court to adjourn its work indefinitely on Sunday, intensifying a conflict between some of the country's top judges and the head of state.


Egypt's Mursi to meet judges over power grab


Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi will meet senior judges on Monday to try to ease a crisis over his seizure of new powers which has set off violent protests reminiscent of last year's revolution which brought him to power.


Treetop tents, tear gas: French protest turns ugly

Protesters squatting in treetop tents and makeshift shelters are battling French riot police trying to expel them from the site of a planned airport in western France.


Labor Protesters Target Wal-Mart

Protesters targeted Wal-Mart stores on Black Friday as part of a campaign waged by a union-backed group against the company's treatment of workers.


Protesters in Jordan denounce King Abdullah II

In a sign that the U.S.-backed kingdom of Jordan may yet be vulnerable to the "Arab Spring" upheaval, angry demonstrators Friday denounced King Abdullah II and his ruling circle as "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves" and demanded swift reform or an end to the monarchy.


Jordanian protesters, police scuffle as Amman demonstrations continue

Police armed with truncheons skirmished with protesters outside a central Amman mosque on Friday as demonstrations over rising fuel prices rocked this Western-backed Arab monarchy for a fourth straight day.


Violence amid austerity protests in Europe

Europe Protest

Pockets of violence broke out as public demonstrations and strikes over rising unemployment and austerity measures took place in many parts of Europe Wednesday. Spanish and Portuguese workers staged a coordinated general strike across the Iberian Peninsula, shutting transport, grounding flights and closing schools to protest against spending cuts and tax hikes.


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