France hit by new wave of strikes against Macron’s pension reform

Reform would raise retirement age to 64 Schools, transport networks, refinery deliveries hit Macron: Reform vital to ensure viability of pension system SAINT-NAZAIRE, France, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Striking workers disrupted French refinery deliveries, public transport and schools on Tuesday in a second day of nationwide protests over President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to make people … Read more

Thousands rally for ‘Invasion Day’ protests on Australia Day holiday

SYDNEY, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Thousands of Australians marked the country’s national day celebrations on Thursday with rallies in support of Indigenous people, many of whom described the anniversary of the day a British fleet sailed into Sydney Harbor as “Invasion Day”. In Sydney, the capital of New South Wales – Australia’s most populous state … Read more

Tens of thousands of Israelis protest against Netanyahu’s justice plans

TEL AVIV, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of Israelis joined demonstrations on Saturday against judicial reform plans by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new government that protesters say will threaten democratic checks and balances on ministers by the courts. The plans, which the government says are needed to curb overreach by activist judges, have … Read more

French strike nationwide to say ‘no’ to Macron’s pension reform

Government wants to raise retirement age by two years to 64 Railways, schools and refineries among those hit by strike Macron’s reformist credentials at stake in dispute Polls show widespread opposition to pension reform NICE/TOURS, Jan 19 (Reuters) – French workers went on strike and joined marches across the country on Thursday, halting trains and … Read more

Greta Thunberg arrested at German mine protest, will be freed later, police say

LUETZERATH, Germany, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Climate campaigner Greta Thunberg was detained alongside other activists on Tuesday during protests against the demolition of the coal village of Luetzerath, but the entire group will be released later in the day, according to police. “There is no reason to hold them for days. It might take hours … Read more

Outgoing Sri Lankan president lands in Singapore after fleeing uprising

Rajapaksa arrives on Saudi flight from Maldives Interim successor imposes curfew in Colombo Protesters hand back president, premier’s residences President ousted by unrest over economic meltdown COLOMBO / SINGAPORE, July 14 (Reuters) – Outgoing Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa landed in Singapore on Thursday after fleeing mass protests over his country’s economic meltdown, as troops … Read more

Ethiopia denies Sudan’s accusation it executed Sudanese soldiers, civilians

Sudan’s Sovereign Council Chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan addresses delegates after signing a declaration of principles between Sudanese Transitional government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – North, in Juba, South Sudan March 28, 2021. REUTERS / Jok Solomun / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 27 (Reuters) – … Read more

Islamic State claims attack on Sikh temple in Kabul that killed two

KABUL, June 18 (Reuters) – An attack claimed by Islamic State on a Sikh temple in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday killed at least two people and injured seven, officials said, another deadly incident in a spate of violence targeting minorities and places of worship. On an affiliated Telegram channel, the local branch of … Read more

Protests against India’s new military recruitment system turn violent

LUCKNOW, India, June 16 (Reuters) – Police in northern India fired shots in the air on Thursday to push back stone-throwing crowds and authorities shut down mobile internet in at least one district to forestall further chaos, as protests widened against a new military recruitment system. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government this week announced an … Read more

Congo rebels seize eastern border town, army blames Rwanda

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, June 13 (Reuters) – M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo have seized the eastern border town of Bunagana, the rebel group and local activists said on Monday, sending more than 30,000 civilians fleeing into neighboring Uganda. The Congolese army in a statement said Rwandan troops had occupied the … Read more