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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Thousands rally against European austerity in May Day protests

A May Day protester uses a slingshot to throw a stone at riot police as he and others try to break through barricades to reach the city's main square in central IstanbulBy Renee Maltezou and Clare Kane ATHENS/MADRID (Reuters) - Trains and ferries were canceled and hospital staff walked off the job in Greece on Wednesday and thousands were due to demonstrate across Spain as May Day triggered protests against harsh government spending cuts. Separately, Turkish riot police fired water cannon and tear gas to disperse crowds gathering in central Istanbul for a rally on what has become a traditional labor holiday. ...