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    • Thousands join anti-government protests in Romania

      Thousands join anti-government protests in Romania

      Tens of thousands of protesters rallied peacefully against the ruling Social Democrat government in the capital, Bucharest, on Saturday on the one-year anniversary of a violent protest where riot police disproportionately used force. According to the Romanian news agency Agerpres, an estimated 24,000 people both from the diaspora and from within Romania gathered outside government headquarters in scorching temperatures, waving Romanian and European Union flags and demanding the Cabinet’s resignation, shouting "Thieves!" and "Resign!".

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    • Puerto Rico swears in third governor in less than a week

      Puerto Rico swears in third governor in less than a week

      Puerto Rico's Justice Secretary Wanda Vazquez Garced was sworn in Wednesday afternoon as the third governor that the financially and politically troubled island has had in less than a week. The move came just a few hours after the highest court declared unconstitutional the governorship of disgraced former Gov. Ricardo Rossello's handpicked successor - a move certain to prolong the political crisis on the US territory.

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    • Climate activists disrupt British cities

      Climate activists disrupt British cities

      Environmental activists from the Extinction Rebellion group took the streets of five British cities on Monday in a new wave of action, aimed at forcing the government to act to help avert climate change. As part of the so-called "Summer uprising" in all the targeted cities, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds and London, a large boat with the words “ACT NOW!” is to be unveiled. The protests will continue until 19 July, event pages on social media state.

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    • Hong Kong extradition bill 'is dead', Lam claims

      Hong Kong extradition bill 'is dead', Lam claims

      After weeks of huge Hong Kong demonstrations, that plunged the former British colony into its biggest political crisis in decades, nation’s embattled leader declared the controversial extradition bill that sparked the unrest 'dead'. In a press conference on Tuesday, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam also admitted the government's work on the bill had been a "total failure", making her latest attempt to reduce the political temperature in the semi-autonomous territory.

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    • Czech PM fires back after EU audit, as protests swell

      Czech PM fires back after EU audit, as protests swell

      Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis on Wednesday stepped up criticism of a European Commission audit into his possible conflicts of interest, calling the auditors incompetent and demanding a meeting with the head of the commission executive. His response came after an estimated 120,000 protesters took to Prague’s streets on Tuesday evening to demand Babis’s resignation, one of the biggest protests since the end of communism in 1989.

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