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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Rallies in Athens Starting chaos

Demonstrations in Athens Greece-related debt from chaos. At least, according to AP and AFP news on Wednesday June 15, 2011 the demonstrators had clashed with police in front of parliament. Currently, parliament is to hold debates about the new savings policy.Greece and the European Union required the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to prepare and implement conservation measures to get the rescue package funds.

Pushing and throwing incidents took place outside the parliament complex, where thousands of residents gathered to express objection to the saving measures proposed by the Government of Greece. The mass of demonstrators at first tried to blockade the parliament and prevent members of parliament went into the building. Police finally managed to insulate the streets towards Syntagma Square and the opening track for the people's representatives.

Some demonstrators then pelted the police, who tried to chase them, with stones and yoghurt in Syntagma Square. Police retaliated by firing tear gas into the mass.

The demonstration raised by the movement calling itself The Indignants (Angry People) as well as union activists.

Greek unions also launched a strike, including in hospitals, banks, public transport, and broadcasting. Thousands of workers from public and private sectors comply with the call for general strike which is a similar action a third time in Greece this year. However, the airport operates as usual after officials canceled the air traffic controllers strike them.

Prime Minister of Greece George Papandreou asked for the support of parliament to pass a new savings program worth 28 billion euros that will apply from 2012 until 2015. In a related development, the credit rating agency Standard & Poor's lowered the rating of Greece to the state level which at least deserve a loan of 131 countries they monitor.
The Greek government said the decline in ratings from B to CCC by Standard & Poor's put aside the country's efforts to ensure that the funding could be obtained. Greek Parliament must approve the new savings plan proposed by the government no later than the end of June for the next rescue aid package can be met.
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24 Hours Demo in Athens

Slowly but surely, people from all sectors in Greece began to riseprotest . The plan, a rally that began on Wednesday June 15, 2011 it will last for 24 hours. The protest took place in Athens, the capital of Greece.

Xinhua News shows, only hospital serving the emergency room during a rally. Then, mass transportation sector is also not moving bandwagon. Shipping dock and do the same.

In Athens, the protesters will target places like the area the President's residence, offices of Prime Minister, and parliament building.

Government and the Greek parliament was brewing draft new regulations related to the country's high debt levels. That rule, it can be ascertained, will increase the tax burden for many people. Meanwhile, the social security budget even more reduced.
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Turkey's Borders Remain Open

Turkey remains open its border with Syria to the displaced victims of armed violence in Syria. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, as news Xinhua on Wednesday June 15, 2011 suggests so. "Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said clearly. Turkey and the Syrian brothers. We were together looking to the future," says Davutoglu.

According to him, in the near future Prime Minister Erdogan will meet with the special envoy of President of Syria Bashar al-Assad in Ankara, the capital of Turkey. "In addition to discussing refugees, they also will discuss the development in the region," said Davutoglu.
Until now, the wave of refugees from Syria increasingly large numbers. Syrian People avoid bloody violence during the internal crisis.

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Armistice Becoming Necessity

The armed conflict in Southern Kordofan increasingly heated. Violence, as the AP and AFP news on Wednesday June 15, 2011, involving stakeholders namely North Sudan and South Sudan. So, departing from it, President Barack Obama called for both a ceasefire.Obama urged both parties more responsible in order to avoid a new civil war "There is no military solution, the leaders of Sudan and Southern Sudan shall have the responsibility," Obama said in a message pre-recorded audio.

"The Sudanese government must prevent this crisis does not deteriorate in a way to stop the shooting, including bombings, the expulsion of citizens and intimidation," added Obama.

Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of people forced to leave their homeland due to violence that took place just weeks before the independence of the South already.

The violence near the border of North and South Sudan is considered the United Nations (UN) also endanger humanitarian missions. Armed militia roadblocks built blocking various aid reaches thousands of refugees who need them.

The UN refugee agency said it asked the government of Khartoum to allow planes to land at major airports Kadugli, South Kordofan. North Sudan troops accused of targeting the targets where the pro-Southern Sudan.

Already last month armed conflict broke out in North and South along the border near the disputed town of Abyei. The dispute was sparked fears of civil war that had stopped in 2005 will again be repeated.

Earlier this week, Sudan and South Sudan agreed to withdraw their military from the Abyei region and hand over security to the army of Ethiopia.
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