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By Marita Vlachou, Deputy News Editor

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LONDON

Thousands of people in London protested the proposed privatization of the National Health Service this weekend. The protest was organized by a group called 999 for the NHS and traveled through 23 towns along a 300-mile route, ending in Trafalgar Square.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/thousands-join-new-jarrow-march-in-protest-at-nhs-cuts-9716618.html

PRAGUE

The city council in Prague announced last week that it would be ending its partnership with Moscow and St. Petersburg because of Russia’s ongoing aggression against Ukraine.

http://blogs.wsj.com/emergingeurope/2014/09/02/city-of-prague-suspends-partnership-with-moscow-due-to-aggression/

BUENOS AIRES

Argentinian President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is considering moving the country’s capital from Buenos Aires to Santiago del Estero. Fernández is in favor of moving the capital to a more centralized part of the country.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/argentina/11063797/Argentinas-president-contemplates-moving-capital-city-from-Buenos-Aires.html

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About the Writer
Marita Vlachou, Deputy Managing Editor
Marita Vlachou is a junior at the College of Arts and Science studying Economics and Journalism. She is currently the Deputy Managing Editor for WSN. She was born and raised in Athens, Greece and has always enjoyed traveling around the world and learning new languages. When she is not working for WSN, she organizes events...
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