Global financial crisis

Firemen take part in a demonstration of Italian trade unions Cobas and Usb against austerity measures and European politics. Thousands of people protested against economic austerity in Rome today as partial transport strikes across the country cancelled dozens of flights and snarled buses and trains.

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Firemen take part in a demonstration of Italian trade unions Cobas and Usb against austerity measures and European politics. Thousands of people protested against economic austerity in Rome today as partial transport strikes across the country cancelled dozens of flights and snarled buses and trains.

Man walks past an empty shop, which has been covered with artwork to make it look more appealing, in the village of Bushmills on the Causeway Coast...A man walks past an empty shop, which has been covered with artwork to make it look more appealing, in the village of Bushmills on the Causeway Coast August 19, 2013. One of the homes of Irish whiskey has taken a scheme developed in Northern Ireland of erecting fake shop fronts where derelict buildings lie and has truly run with it in a bid to woo tourists. Bushmills, best known as the village where the whiskey of the same name was distilled for the first time 400 years ago, is now also becoming recognisable for the artwork and graphics that brighten up shop fronts left empty during the economic downturn. Picture taken August 19, 2013. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton (NORTHERN IRELAND - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY TRAVEL TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)     ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 13 OF 20 FOR PACKAGE 'NORTHERN IRELAND'S TROMPE L'OEIL'  SEARCH 'BUSHMILLS ART' FOR ALL IMAGES

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A man walks past an empty shop covered with artwork in the village of Bushmills on the Causeway Coast in Northern Ireland. One of the homes of Irish whiskey, Bushmills has taken a scheme developed in Northern Ireland of erecting fake shop fronts where derelict buildings lie in a bid to woo tourists Read more

Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, delivers his address to business leaders on August 28, 2013 in Nottingham, England. Carney's first policy speech as Bank of England governor is his chance to address investor doubts that he can keep interest rates on hold at a record low until at least late 2016. During his speech, Carney said officials are ready to add stimulus if investor expectations for higher interest rates rise too far and undermine the recovery.

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Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, delivers his address to business leaders on Wednesday in Nottingham, England. Mr Carney’s first policy speech as Bank of England governor is his chance to address investor doubts that he can keep interest rates on hold at a record low until at least late 2016. During his speech, Mr Carney said officials were ready to add stimulus if investor expectations for higher interest rates rose too far and undermined the recovery.

Municipal policemen march on their motorcycles during a rally by local government workers, against the public sector reforms and layoffs Greece has promised its international lenders, in Athens...Municipal policemen march on their motorcycles during a rally by local government workers, against the public sector reforms and layoffs Greece has promised its international lenders, in Athens July 8, 2013. The euro zone must decide on Monday how to keep Greece on a lifeline but is divided over whether to delay aid payments to Athens to force through unpopular reforms ranging from sacking public workers to selling state assets. REUTERS/John Kolesidis (GREECE - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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Municipal policemen on their motorcycles join a protest by local government workers in Athens against the public sector reforms and layoffs the Greek government has promised its international lenders. The eurozone must decide on Monday how to keep Greece on a lifeline but is divided over whether to delay aid payments to the country to force through unpopular measures ranging from sacking public workers to selling state assets. Read more

Members of the European Parliament take part in a voting session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg...Members of the European Parliament take part in a voting session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS)

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Members of the European parliament take part in a voting session in Strasbourg on Thursday.

Activists of the PAH mortgage victims platform occupy a branch of the BBVA bank to demand the renegotiation of the mortgages of 232 families, in Sabadell, near Barcelona, June 21, 2013

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Activists of the PAH mortgage victims platform occupy a branch of BBVA bank in Sabadell, near Barcelona, to demand the renegotiation of the mortgages of 232 families, on Friday. Read more

People take photographs and others read anti-government graffiti painted on the ground in front of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk's statue, founder of Turkey, at the Taksim square in Istanbul, Thursday, June 6, 2013. The reasons behind Turkey’s eight day of protests are serious enough. But demonstrators have also reacted with humor, particularly on social media sites, often lampooning the prime minister and poking fun at his comments

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People take photographs while others read anti-government graffiti on the ground in front of the statue of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of modern Turkey, at Taksim Square in Istanbul, the site of anti-government protests. Many of the demonstrators have reacted with humour, particularly on social media sites, often lampooning the prime minister and poking fun at his comments

A protester sleeps at a bus stop sprayed with graffiti at Taksim Square in Istanbul...A protester sleeps at a bus stop sprayed with graffiti at Taksim Square in Istanbul June 4, 2013. Pockets of protesters clashed with Turkish riot police overnight and a union federation began a two-day strike on Tuesday as anti-government demonstrations in which two people have died stretched into a fifth day. Hundreds of police and protesters have been injured since Friday, when a demonstration to halt construction in a park in an Istanbul square grew into mass protests against a heavy-handed police crackdown and what opponents call Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's authoritarian policies.  REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (TURKEY - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

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A protester sleeps at a bus stop sprayed with graffiti at Taksim Square in Istanbul on Tuesday. Pockets of protesters clashed with Turkish riot police overnight and a union federation began a two-day strike on Tuesday as anti-government demonstrations in which two people have died stretched into a fifth day. Hundreds of police and protesters have been injured since Friday, when a demonstration to halt construction in a park in an Istanbul square grew into mass protests against a heavy-handed police crackdown and what opponents call Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s authoritarian policies Read more

REUTERS PICTURE HIGHLIGHT...ATTENTION EDITORS - REUTERS PICTURE HIGHLIGHT TRANSMITTED BY 1400 GMT ON MAY 31, 2013    KAI11   German riot police scuffle with protestors in front of the European Central Bank (ECB) head quarters during a anti-capitalism "Blockupy" demonstration in Frankfurt

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German riot police scuffle with protestors in front of the European Central Bank head quarters during an anti-capitalism “Blockupy” demonstration in Frankfurt on Friday Read more

Portugal Financial Crisis

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Commuters walk along Praça do Comércio during a 24-hour subway workers strike in Lisbon, Portugal on Thursday. Read more