Greeks strike over austerity plan

Plans to cut government spending spark mass protests by civil servants in Athens.

    Thousands of civil servants have marched through Athens, the Greek capital, as they went on a 24-hour strike in protest against the government's plans to freeze wages, gather more taxes and reform pensions.

    The action left flights grounded and many schools and government offices closed, while public hospitals were expected to only take emergency cases.

    Barnaby Phillips reports from Athens.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    Meet the deported nurse aiding asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

    Meet the deported nurse helping refugees at the border

    Francisco 'Panchito' Olachea drives a beat-up ambulance around Nogales, taking care of those trying to get to the US.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.