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Beppe Grillo wants Italians to vote on leaving the Euro

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Beppe Grillo, the leader of Italy’s nascent Five-Star Movement catapulted into power by last week’s Italian elections, is causing a bit of a stir this weekend. Yesterday, Grillo told German weekly news magazine Focus that given the dire straits Italy’s economy is in, if things didn’t change, Italians would want to leave the euro. Today, in an interview with Bild – Germany’s ... Read More »

Egyptian protesters break through barricades outside Morsi’s palace

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Protesters have breached barricades outside Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s palace as both supporters and opponents of the president gather throughout Cairo for rival rallies over a disputed draft constitution. The rallies come just before Saturday’s constitutional referendum. Several hundred protesters using makeshift equipment pulled apart concrete and metal barricades, forcing back soldiers maintaining security, AFP reported. The banners at the ... Read More »