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Thousands protest deal offering wider use of Albanian language in Macedonia

SKOPJE: Several thousand people protested in Skopje against an agreement that would ensure the wider use of the Albanian language in the ethnically divided state. Last Thursday, the leader of the Social Democrats, Zoran Zaev, said he expected to be able to form a government in March after he had secured support from ethnic Albanian… Read More »

Thousands in Europe march against Trump immigration ban

LONDON: Thousands of Europeans enraged by US President Donald Trump’s immigration ban demonstrated Saturday (Feb 4) in cities across the continent, calling on Americans to “dump Trump” and vowing to fight his policies. In London, an estimated 10,000 people turned out, chanting “Theresa May: Shame on You” to denounce the British prime minister’s support for… Read More »

Indian state names successor as thousands mourn charismatic leader

CHENNAI, India: The party of Jayalalithaa Jayaram, a powerful Indian politician who died on Monday, appointed a loyalist to lead her southern state and keep her supporters together as thousands of them grieved in the streets. Jayalalithaa, the five-time chief minister of Tamil Nadu state, ran her AIADMK party with an iron hand and appointed… Read More »

Thousands of Moroccans keep up pressure over fishmonger's death

AL-HOCEIMA, Morocco: Thousands of chanting, flag-waving Moroccans protested in a northern city on Friday, keeping up pressure on authorities a week after a fishmonger was crushed to death in a garbage truck in a confrontation with police. The death of Mouhcine Fikri has prompted a week of street protests in some of the biggest and… Read More »

Thousands take to streets across US to protest police violence

SAN FRANCISCO: Thousands of people took to the streets in U.S. cities on Friday to denounce the fatal police shootings of two black men this week, marching the day after a gunman killed five police officers watching over a similar demonstration in Dallas. Protesters clogged roadways in New York City, Atlanta and Philadelphia on Friday… Read More »