Europe

Gas station operators in Italy go on strike

On Wednesday, trade unions Faib, Fegica and Figisc-Anisa called for a two-day strike to protest at “being hit with a wave of mud over high fuel prices.” The trade unions say a decree recently passed by Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s cabinet, that the government says is aimed at boosting the …

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Zelenskiy flags shake-up after corruption allegations

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Monday that changes would be announced imminently in the government, the regions and in the security forces following allegations of corruption nearly a year into Russia’s invasion. Zelenskiy, elected by a landslide in 2019 on pledges to change the way government operated, did not …

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Another coup plot foiled in Germany

Five suspects from right-wing circles were charged with preparing to overthrow the government and abduct a minister German security services have charged five suspects with treason over an alleged plot to overthrow the government. The group, whose members are now all in custody, allegedly planned to cause a “civil war-like” …

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FBI searches Biden’s home and finds more classified materials

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigators have found additional classified material while conducting a search of US President Joe Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware, home, an issue that has lowered his approval ratings to near-record lows. The FBI search took place over nearly 13 hours on Friday. Bob Bauer, Biden’s personal attorney, …

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Police fire tear gas as French workers strike nationwide

French workers have gone on strike and joined nationwide marches on a day of protest against President Emmanuel Macron’s very unpopular pensions reform plan. Train drivers, teachers, and refinery workers were among those who walked off their jobs in Paris and several other major cities on Thursday. “It’s salaries and …

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