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Protesters cause traffic chaos at Heathrow airport

Activists opposed to the expansion of London's Heathrow Airport blocked an approach tunnel on Thursday by chaining themselves to a parked vehicle, bringing traffic chaos to Europe's busiest airport. Police said they had ar

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UK, India sign $13bn in deals despite protests

Britain and India welcomed more than £9 billion ($13.7 billion) in commercial deals during a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but his arrival was overshadowed by protests over a perceived rise in intolerance back home.

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Alba staff in row over promotions

Staff at Alba, one of the largest aluminium smelters in the world, are threatening to protest over alleged changes to the promotion system. The Alba Labour Union claims as many as 600 people could be affected by plans to reduce the cap on prom

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Alba staff in row over promotions

Staff at Alba, one of the largest aluminium smelters in the world, are threatening to protest over alleged changes to the promotion system. The Alba Labour Union claims as many as 600 people could be affected by plans to reduce the cap on prom

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Kuwait summons Iran envoy over disputed gas field reports

Kuwait has summoned the Iranian charge d'affairs and handed him an official protest over reports that Iran had published a brochure on investment opportunities at a disputed gas field, state news agency Kuna said. &nb

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One-man protest over telecom tower work in Bahrain

A homeowner at a luxury residential development staged a sit-in yesterday (June 15) to prevent work going ahead on a telecom tower outside his house in Bahrain. Mohammed Ali Harazy, 62, from Saudi Arabia, refused to move from

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Tofas halts production after labour action

Turkish automaker Tofas said on Monday it halted production at its plant in the northwestern city of Bursa as employees joined a labour protest, adding the stoppage was not expected to have an impact on its sales. Workers at Tofas

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Bahraini fishermen protest 6 months shrimping ban

Bahraini fishermen gathered at the Bahraini Fishermen Society headquarters in Muharraq to renew calls to reject the new six-month shrimping ban. The fishermen said that the new ban, which has been extended from four to six months,

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Libyan chaos threatens more oilfields, gas exports to Italy

Libyan protesters have shut down an eastern gas field and threaten to close the western Wafa oil and gas field, which would stop gas exports to Italy, a spokesman for state oil firm NOC said.   The closure will w

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Parents protest at Bahrain school over unhygienic conditions

More than 60 parents have protested outside a public school in Sanabis, Bahrain over allegations of rat infestations, power cuts and unhygienic conditions. They gathered outside the Sanabis Primary School for Girls yesterday along

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