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2 years 2 weeks ago

Thousands of Greeks protest planned gold mine

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) - More than 10,000 people have taken to the streets of Greece's second largest city to protest a planned gold mine they see as an environmental risk. Police blocked the crowd's march to the Canadian Consulate in Thessaloniki, but Saturday's protest took place and ended peacefully. Eldorado...

2 years 2 months ago

City fracking ban unlikely

COLORADO SPRINGS - Energy companies may soon be drilling for oil and natural gas near Colorado Springs neighborhoods. City Council held a work session Tuesday hear from members of the state oil and gas commission about new environmental restrictions on drilling. Oil companies have expressed interest in drilling wells...

3 years 4 months ago

CO Springs Occupy permit running out

Colorado Springs Occupy protestors are running out of time on their city permit for Acacia Park. The 30-day permit is set to end Sunday night at midnight. Protestors say they've put in a full request for another permit, but haven't heard back yet from anyone with the city. ...

4 years 6 days ago

Yemeni president fires Cabinet

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemen's president has fired his entire Cabinet amid escalating protests demanding his ouster. President Ali Abdullah Saleh is facing a monthlong popular uprising against him that has turned increasingly bloody in the past few days as security troops opened fire on demonstrators in the capital...

4 years 1 month ago

Egypt arrests Nobel winner amid violent clashes

CAIRO (msnbc) - Nobel Peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei was under house arrest Friday, Egyptian security officials said, after Cairo became a scene of violent chaos with tens of thousands of anti-government protesters clashing with police. The demonstrations were a major escalation in the ongoing rallies against President Hosni Mubarak's...

4 years 4 months ago

More protests in France over entitlement change

PARIS (AP) - Tens of thousands of protesters are marching throughout France in the latest emonstrations against plans to raise the retirement age that are awaiting President Nicolas Sarkozy's signature. The marches amount to a last-ditch attempt led by labor unions to derail the conservative government's aim to boost...

5 years 4 months ago

Health Care Overhaul protests in Colorado

Some opponents of the health care overhaul headed for a mammoth House floor debate in coming days are planning Colorado protests to try to stop the bill. Members of the Colorado Tea Party anti-tax group are planning to protest outside the offices of several Democratic members of Congress. The group...

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