Greece is once again paralyzed by a general strike. Union members are objecting to the pension reforms required by the new austerity plan, and have occupied the finance ministry in protest. Meanwhile, Italy has announced it will slash its public sector wages by 15%, and Romania by 25%.
In other news, pirates are plying the waters of a lake that straddles the Rio Grande between Texas and Mexico. They rob boaters on the lake at gunpoint, and are thought to be associated with drug traffickers.
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