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As a desperate power struggle unfolds in Libya, its neighbors fear hundreds of thousands may flee across the Mediterranean to seek asylum in Italy, Cyprus, France, Greece, Malta and Spain. Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said the region should brace for a “biblical exodus” because one-third of Libya’s population—2.5 million people—are recent immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa who are now caught…

A 24-hour strike on October 7th conducted by civil servants will disrupt flights and paralyze state services, shutting down schools, ministries, and local authority offices, and leaving hospitals to run on emergency staff. A four-hour work stoppage by air-traffic controllers joining the action will ground flights between 3:00pm-7:00pm. Cancellations and delays have been announced by Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air,…

The two main labor unions in Greece, representing three million workers, are striking in major cities and ports today. The strikes are in response to the opening day of the financial reforms debates in the Parliament.  These debates are expected to last at least a week, so it’s possible the turmoil outside will continue at least that long. Unfortunately, this…

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