Armenian prime minister rejects 25,000 protesters’ calls to resign
24 December 2020 | 2:43 pm
Opposition supporters have started a nationwide strike and set up tents in the capital. They claim they'll stay until the PM steps down, but he said he has no intention of leaving office.
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Food prices have almost doubled within a year, and increasing numbers of retired people are falling below the poverty line. Meanwhile, the government continues to invest heavily in the arms industry.
The majority of Germany's pharmacies have shut their doors in protest as their work becomes more demanding, without becoming more rewarding.
The display of solidarity comes after Brazilian striker Vinicius Junior was subjected to racial abuse while playing for his club Real Madrid at away games.
Supporters gear up for the the Women's World cup match between co-hosts Australia and Ireland at Stadium Australia in Sydney.
Australia opened their World Cup campaign with a victory — despite being without injured star Sam Kerr. The Matildas broke Ireland's resistance in the 52nd minute through Steph Catley's expert penalty.
Climate activist Greta Thunberg was charged with disobeying police orders at a protest in Malmo, in southern Sweden, last month. She said she had acted out of necessity to fight the "climate crisis."
A top court in the semi-autonomous territory has turned down an effort to ban the protest song "Glory to Hong Kong." The anthem emerged from the city's widespread pro-democracy protests in 2019.
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Supporters of Niger's junta planned a march in the capital Niamey on Thursday to protest sanctions and demand the departure of French troops, which are stationed in Niger to help it fight an Islamist insurgency.
A nationwide strike called by Nigeria's labor unions to protest against the removal of a petrol subsidy and demand a new minimum wage got off to a slow start on Wednesday as most businesses were open, though with reduced traffic in some spots.
Hong Kong police have been cracking down on pro-democracy activists and civil liberties since China imposed a sweeping national security law.
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