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TUNIS, Tunisia | Tunisian teachers demand better pay, protest work conditions

TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisian high school teachers have taken to the streets of the capital to demand wage increases and improvements to what they call dire working conditions. Thousands of protesters, many of them bused in from across the country, marched in Tunis on Wednesday, starting at the Education Ministry and finishing at the city’s … Continue reading TUNIS, Tunisia | Tunisian teachers demand better pay, protest work conditions

BELGRADE, Serbia | 2 men die in cold spell in Serbia; schools close in Bosnia

BELGRADE, Serbia — Two men reportedly have frozen to death in Serbia as a cold spell throughout the Balkan region slowed down traffic, disrupted power supplies and closed down schools in some areas. Serbian state TV reported that the body of a 48-year-old man was found in the snow Monday in a northern village after … Continue reading BELGRADE, Serbia | 2 men die in cold spell in Serbia; schools close in Bosnia

TIRANA, Albania | Thousands of Albanian students step up rally against fees

TIRANA, Albania — Public university students protesting the cost of tuition fees have gathered for the largest rally to date, threatening to escalate it unless their demands are met. Thousands of students on Tuesday held posters, blew vuvuzelas and shouted “Lower the tariffs!” in front of the Education Ministry. Students from other cities and Tirana … Continue reading TIRANA, Albania | Thousands of Albanian students step up rally against fees

TIRANA, Albania | Albanian students demand that tuition fees be cut in half

TIRANA, Albania— Public university students protesting in the Albanian capital have turned down offers to negotiate with the government, saying their demands must be met first. Students on Saturday defied the rain and increased their demands, also turning down support from the political opposition. They have blocked a main street in front of the Education … Continue reading TIRANA, Albania | Albanian students demand that tuition fees be cut in half

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador over criticism

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates  — Saudi Arabia expelled the Canadian ambassador on Monday and froze “all new business” with Ottawa over its criticism of the ultraconservative kingdom’s arrest of women’s rights activists — yet another warning to the West reflecting Riyadh’s newly assertive foreign policy. The sudden and unexpected dispute bore the hallmarks of Crown … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador over criticism