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Austerity strikes sweep southern Europe

Austerity strikes sweep southern Europe

Police and protesters have clashed in Spain, Italy and Portugal as millions of workers went on strike in organised labour's biggest Europe-wide challenge to austerity policies since the euro zone debt crisis erupted three years ago.

Violence erupts at Greek austerity protest

Violence erupts at Greek austerity protest

Greek police fired teargas and water cannon at protesters hurling petrol bombs outside parliament in one of the biggest rallies in months against the cuts the country must approve if it is to secure aid and avert bankruptcy.

Death in Greek riots, Govt faces dissent

Death in Greek riots, Govt faces dissent

Clouds of tear gas choked central Athens as rival demonstrators fought with stones and firebombs outside parliament, leaving one man dead and dozens injured.

Greeks riot amid general strike

Greeks riot amid general strike

Greece's parliament has given initial approval to a new round of belt-tightening needed to avert default, despite violent protests during the biggest rally in two years against the bitterly resented measures.

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