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Greek transport and media workers start week of strikes

Fences have been placed around the Greek parliament, ahead of the 48-hour nationwide general strike, in central Athens. Photo: AP

Public transport and media workers began a week of strikes in Greece yesterday, contesting fresh austerity measures needed for a lifeline from creditors which are due to be presented by the government to parliament.

Tuesday, 6 November, 2012, 3:27am

American nabbed in Greece for nude parliament run

A naked demonstrator flashes the victory sign while running in Athens during a demonstration against the vist of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

Greek authorities have brought indecency charges against a US national who allegedly pranced naked at a prominent Athens war memorial following an anti-austerity protest outside parliament.

The 56-year-old man, who was not identified, was arrested late on Tuesday in the aftermath of a 50,000-strong rally during a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

11 Oct 2012 - 5:34pm

Spain prepares to pass reforms, budget cuts

Anti-austerity protesters march in Madrid. Photo: AFP

Spain will announce economic reforms and a tight budget on Thursday, in an attempt to avoid Brussels imposing conditions on a request for an international bailout.

27 Sep 2012 - 7:07pm