Thousands protest against austerity in Italy
Labour unions urge new Prime Minister Enrico Letta to focus on job growth instead of further spending cuts.
100,000 Protest to 'Turn Up Heat' on Rome Gov't
Demonstrators applaud during the left-wing Italian metalworkers' union FIOM rally in downtown Rome Piazza San Giovanni on May 18, 2013. (Filippo Monteforte) Roughly 100,000 protesters marched through Rome on Saturday to say they are fed up with Italy's austerity heavy policies and climbing unemployment.
Rome protest turns up heat on new PM Letta
ROME - Thousands of people protested in Rome on Saturday against austerity policies and high unemployment, urging new Prime Minister Enrico Letta to focus on creating jobs to help pull the country out of recession.
The Saturday Profile: Olli Rehn Tries to Shed ‘Austerity’ Label
Olli Rehn, the European Union’s top economist and a focus of anger across Europe against harsh belt-tightening policies, says he is not a doctrinaire adherent to austerity measures.
News Analysis: Japan Courts Growth While Europe Keeps Up Austerity
Japan’s economy has posted an unexpectedly robust growth rate, but economists said Europe, particularly Germany under Chancellor Angela Merkel, is not willing to learn from Tokyo.