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    Lidia Gany had some tea and bread, all she can afford these days for most meals, put on her duffel coat with the fake purple fur collar, and came down to the main square of this down-at-the-heels industrial city at Ukraine's eastern edge to join fellow ethnic Russians in urging Moscow to send troops across the border and protect them.

  • Large Spanish protest against health privatization

    Thousands of Spanish medical workers marched through downtown Madrid on Monday to protest against budget cuts and plans to partly privatize their cherished national health service.

  • Thousands in Spain protest health privatization

    Several thousand Spanish public health workers and other people marched from four main hospitals in Madrid to converge on a main square in the capital Sunday, protesting the regional government's plans to restructure and part-privatize the sector.

  • Election boosts push to split off Catalonia

    Voters in Spain's wealthy Catalonia region Sunday sliced the majority held by a nationalist alliance in snap elections, giving strong gains to left-wing parties that favor independence, exit polls said.

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Pope Benedict XVI serves Communion to a girl wearing a T-shirt bearing his name while celebrating Mass at Cuatro Vientos airfield outside Madrid on Sunday. The pope was in Madrid for the four-day World Youth Day event that drew 1.5 million.

    Pope to youth: Resist secularism

    Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday called on 1.5 million young people attending a Mass here to become missionaries and to resist secularism, as he ended the Catholic Church's four-day youth celebrations.

  • In this Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, picture made available Thursday, Aug 19. 2010, a bull charges against spectators after leaping into the stands during a bullfight in Tafalla, northern Spain.Up to forty people were injured when a bull leapt into the packed grandstands of a Spanish bullring and ran amok, charging and trampling on spectators. (AP Photo/Manuel Sagues)

    Bull leaps into bullring stands in Spain; 40 hurt

    A bull leapt into the packed grandstands of a Spanish bullring and ran amok, charging and trampling spectators and leaving 40 people injured, regional officials said Thursday.

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