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Vegetable prices jump in India as farmers go on strike

Vegetable prices jump in India as farmers go on strike

Farmers began their 10-day protest on Friday to press demands such as farm loan waivers and higher prices for produce such as cereals, oilseeds and milk.

One million bank workers go on strike across India

One million bank workers go on strike across India

Around one million bank employees went on strike across India on Wednesday, a union representative said, demanding better pay and a government crackdown on companies who wilfully default on loan payments.

Brazil cuts fuel prices after strike leaves food, fuel scarce

Brazil cuts fuel prices after strike leaves food, fuel scarce

Brazil's President Michel Temer, under pressure from a week-long national truckers' strike which led to fuel and food shortages, ceded to protesters' demands Sunday and slashed the cost of diesel.

Brazil truckers strike enters sixth day

Brazil truckers strike enters sixth day

A truckers strike that has paralyzed Brazil entered its sixth day Saturday as government troops slowly cleared roads of barricades in a bid to break the impasse.

Brazil's security forces ordered to remove trucker blockades

Brazil's security forces ordered to remove trucker blockades

Brazilian President Michel Temer ordered security forces on Friday to clear roads blocked by truckers staging a five-day-old strike that has left the country virtually paralysed.

Indian Kashmir shuts down to protest Modi visit

Indian Kashmir shuts down to protest Modi visit

Large parts of Indian Kashmir closed down on Saturday to protest a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Muslim-majority region gripped by deadly new tensions and clashes with Pakistan.

Macron faces spreading student protests, rail strikes

Macron faces spreading student protests, rail strikes

President Emmanuel Macron faced booing from hostile railway workers Wednesday while touring a town in eastern France, as spreading student protests and a fourth round of crippling train strikes in a month piled on the pressure.

Air France says 7 days of strikes cost company 170 mn euros

Air France says 7 days of strikes cost company 170 mn euros

Air France said Tuesday that seven day-long strikes since February by workers demanding higher pay are set to cost it 170 million euros ($209 million).

Syria says suspected US missiles fired at air base; Washington denies strike

Syria says suspected US missiles fired at air base; Washington denies strike

Syrian state TV said there were casualties in what it said was a suspected US missile attack on a major air base in central Syria but the United States denied it had launched any air strikes against the country.

French rail workers strike again; fewer disruptions reported

French rail workers strike again; fewer disruptions reported

Renewed labour strikes disrupted some rail service in France on Sunday, though authorities said the disruptions were not as severe as those experienced earlier in the week.

France braces for mass rail strikes

France braces for mass rail strikes

France braced Monday for the start of three months of rolling rail strikes, the first in a series of walkouts affecting sectors from energy to garbage collection as President Emmanuel Macron's reform agenda comes up against resistance.

Security clampdown after clashes in Kashmir kill 20

Security clampdown after clashes in Kashmir kill 20

Four civilians were killed when police opened fire on stone-throwing mobs protesting anti-militancy operations in the southern Kashmir region on Sunday. Three soldiers and 13 militants died in three gun battles.