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Thousands protest against austerity in Portugal, Italy

Last Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2013, 22:33

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Italy and Portugal today to protest against budget cuts and the social cost of the economic crisis, amid concern over possible clashes in Rome.

Bulgarian PM resigns amid austerity protests

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 14:50

Bulgarian PM Boiko Borisov announced on Wednesday that he would resign.

Austerity protests stall several European nations

Last Updated: Thursday, November 15, 2012, 09:31

Workers with jobs and without spoke of a "social emergency" crippling the world's largest economic bloc, a union of 27 nations and half a billion people.

Spain, Portugal hit with anti-austerity protests

Last Updated: Sunday, September 30, 2012, 10:20

Spaniards and Portuguese rallied in the streets of their countries` capitals to protest enduring deep economic pain from austerity cuts.

Near-daily protests add to the hardship in Greece

Last Updated: Friday, October 07, 2011, 12:48

The scene during a student demonstration this week reflected the increasing irritation and despair felt by many Greeks, weighed down by a financial crisis that has led to repeated strikes and demonstrations.

Greece geared up for vote on austerity

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 29, 2011, 18:19

Greek Parliament is voting on the austerity bill which has sparked a violent protest in the country.

Greek police clash with austerity protesters

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 22:13

Parliament is due to vote on a package of spending cuts and tax hikes as part of a massive bailout.

Romanian govt in uproar amid austerity protests

Last Updated: Monday, September 27, 2010, 20:24

The Romanian government was in an uproar Monday over austerity protests — the interior minister resigned, the opposition demanded the prime minister go as well and top police officials held emergency talks with the president.