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... more »
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... more »
COLORADO SPRINGS- Controversy continues over oil and gas fracking.
After 3 hours of debate at city hall, council members voted 6-3 to move forward with plans allowing companies to buy city land and drill for oil and natural gas through a technique called fracking.
The process involves using... more »
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.
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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... more »
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... more »
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... more »
Following months of heated debate, the Alameda Board of Education has voted to phase out the elementary school curriculum it adopted in May to prevent anti-gay bullying. The five member school board voted 4-1 to replace the controversial curriculum with more generic lessons that promote tolerance. In a related move,... more »
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... more »