Belfast experienced violent unrest for the fifth day in a row as loyalist protesters clashed with police. The cause of the demonstrators’ anger was an official decision to stop flying the Union Jack every day over public buildings.
In other news, the number of unemployed in the Eurozone rose by 113,000 in November, pushing the jobless rate to a record 11.8%. Meanwhile, the European Commission warns that the gap between the richer countries and poorer countries is widening.
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