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Belgium has been paralyzed by a general strike as the country’s labor unions protest against government austerity measures, which raise taxes and cut benefits for hundreds of thousands of workers.


Tens of thousands of Britons are struggling to make ends meet, forcing ever greater numbers to resort to the use of food banks.

There are now 163 food banks in the UK. In 2011 alone there was one opening every week.


Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos has announced that the cabinet has approved an EU-IMF debt deal, despite days of demonstrations against the austerity cuts required to receive the rescue package.

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