Greek Labor Day Protests Held over Energy Prices

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Large groups of workers joined the Labor Day rallies at Klafthmonos and Syntagma Squares in central Athens on Sunday to protest against soaring energy and food prices. General Confederation of Greek Workers had called its member organizations on a 24-hour …

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Workers March Resumed in Cuba After Three Years

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Cubans celebrated International Workers’ Day on Sunday in Havana’s Revolution square for the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic two years ago. Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel and Army General Raúl Castro led the parade, which started at …

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Netherlands Celebrates King’s Day Normally after 2 Years

Netherlands celebrated King Willem-Alexander’s 55th birthday on Tuesday, marking the first time the country was able to have festivities since 2019 without COVID-19 restrictions. King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima, and their three daughters — Princess Catharina-Amalia, 18, Princess Alexia, 16, and …

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U.S. President Joe Biden Marks Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery

United States President Joe Biden participated in a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery to mark Veterans Day on Nov. 11, honoring veterans as the “very spine of America.” “Our veterans represent the best of America.  You are the very spine …

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South Korea Extends Social Distancing Measures Ahead of Thanksgiving Holiday

South Korea extended its social distancing measures as it anticipates a surge in COVID-19 infections toward a thanksgiving holiday in September. “We fear a spike in outbreaks from increased movement around the Chuseok holiday,” Health Minister Kwon Deok-cheol said. Prime …

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U.S. Senate Unanimously Votes to Make Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

The United States Senate on June 15 unanimously voted to make June 19, or “Juneteeth,” a federal holiday. Democrats and Republicans in the Senate approved the “Juneteenth National Independence Day Act” (S. 4019), establishing June 19, the day that marks …

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