SAO PAULO — Protesters on Friday promised more organized action across Brazil in the days to come, following clashes in which police in Sao Paulo set upon thousands of young demonstrators angered by hikes in bus and subway fares.
A White House petition requesting that President Obama pardon admitted National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden is quickly amassing signatures as the 29-year-old former government contractor looks abroad for political asylum.
Snowden came forward on Sunday to reveal his identity as the source behind the most recent NSA leaks, which were reported by The Guardian and The Washington Post last week.
Thousands of anti-austerity protesters have flooded the streets leading to the European Central Bank in Frankfurt in a so-called ‘Blockupy’ protest. They are demonstrating the bank’s role in enforcing crippling spending cuts across the Eurozone.
Protesters occupied Taksim Gezi Park in the center of Istanbul, Turkey on Tuesday to protest its imminent destruction. The public park is reportedly slated to be replaced by a shopping mall. After setting up tents and sleeping in the park, protesters were attacked with tear gas on Wednesday morning, prompting them to manufacture homemade gas masks and physically block police and demolition vehicles in their attempt to prevent the clearing of trees.
By Ingrid Melander and Nicholas Vinocur | PARIS | Tue May 28, 2013 4:40pm EDT
(Reuters) - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble warned on Tuesday that failure to win the battle against youth unemployment could tear Europe apart, and dropping the continent's welfare model in favor of tougher U.S. standards would spark a revolution.
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