Iran steps up arrests ahead of protests

Gearing up for possible protests during state-sponsored rallies in celebration of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution on Thursday, police have stepped up arrests of political dissidents in Iran. Opposition groups in Iran use a tactic of briefly showing themselves during state rallies before disappearing back into the crowds, Associated Press.

Civil servants in Greece are striking after the government announced a plan to freeze wages to save money, Al Jazeera. Greek protests in pictures, BBC News.

The outcome of the Ukrainian election is in dispute. Current Prime Minister Yulia Yanukovich received 3% less votes than rival Viktor Yanukovich but has not yet conceded, New York Times.

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