News Headlines - 26 September 2012

Clashes in Greece as strikers protest austerity measures - Channel 4 News

Greek riot police have battled protestors in central Athens as tens of thousands of people took to the streets in protest against the country's harsh austerity measures.

EUobserver.com / Anti-austerity protests in Spain turn violent

Thousands of people marched toward the Spanish parliament asking for the government to resign... Violent protests are new to Spain, where people have in the past taken to streets in peaceful rallies, as with the "indignados" movement.

Spain’s Prime Minister Fails to Reach Revenue Deal With Catalonia - NYTimes.com

Spain’s prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, already under pressure from his European counterparts to clean up Spain’s banks and public finances, failed on Thursday to ease what has recently turned into his biggest domestic political challenge — a separatist push by the nation’s most economically powerful region, Catalonia.

Peers jailed for expenses fraud ordered to pay back £188,000 - Telegraph

Two Tory peers jailed for fraudulently claiming thousands of pounds of parliamentary expenses have been ordered to pay back £188,000.

Billionaire Putin critic faces 5 years jail in Russia | Reuters

Russian billionaire Alexander Lebedev was charged on Wednesday with hooliganism and battery over a televised punch-up and faces up to five years in jail in what he says is revenge for criticising President Vladimir Putin.








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