On the Wire: Global

Businesses are beginning to take advantage of the large number of foreign students in Florence by putting them to work in carefully structured and beneficial internships. — The Florentine

London’s plans to change its underground transportation are expected to cause a loss of 650 jobs. There was a strike last week that disrupted public transportation, and another strike is planned for Tuesday. — The Guardian

Protesters in Madrid demonstrated against the Spanish government’s recent legislation to limit abortion to cases involving rape or risk to the mother’s health. — The Guardian

Protesters in Paris and Lyon gathered to show their support of the traditional family and oppose the French government’s approval of gay marriage and adoption. — The Guardian

Lubomír Zaorálek, the new foreign minister of the Czech Republic, encouraged the idea of a Prague Spring and said the country is looking to strengthen its ties with the European Union. — Reuters


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