Some 10,000 workers at German carmaker Daimler AG walked off their shifts for an hour on Tuesday as they sought to persuade employers to give engineering workers around Germany more pay and a shorter working week.
Thousands of Greek protesters marched in central Athens on Friday against new reforms, including restrictions on the right to strike, that parliament is set to approve next week in return for bailout funds.
At least a dozen more civilians lost their lives when Saudi fighter jets carried out an airstrike in an area of Yemen’s southwestern province of Ta’izz as Riyadh presses ahead with its devastating aerial bombardment campaign against its conflict-plagued southern neighbor.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi has strongly condemned the killing of at least eight Palestinians in a strike carried out by the Israeli regime on a tunnel in a southern town of the Gaza Strip.
Protesters blocked roads, public transport slowed to a crawl and FC Barcelona refused to train on Tuesday as Catalonia observed a general strike over police violence at a banned weekend independence referendum.
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has shrugged off nationwide protests against planned reforms to France’s strict labor regulations, saying on Wednesday he was “listening” but would nonetheless press ahead with the bill.