On the Wire: Global

February 11, 2014

Florence
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
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

Madrid
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

Paris
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

Prague
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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