Caracas May Day tense after deadly unrest, demands for Maduro's ouster

May 2, 2017

Caracas May Day tense after deadly unrest, demands for Maduro's ouster

Security forces in riot vans blocked off central Caracas Monday as Venezuela braced for pro- and anti-government May Day protests one month after a wave of deadly political unrest erupted. Opposition leaders vowed no let-up in their protests demanding elections to get rid of President ...

Moscow May Day march turnout said almost 1.5 million

May 2, 2017

Moscow May Day march turnout said almost 1.5 million

Almost a million and a half people turned out in central Moscow on Monday for the annual May Day parade, many more than in past years, Russian police said. "Nearly 1.5 million people marched on May 1," police said in a statement quoted by Interfax ...

Abe pledges to spread benefits of economic recovery

/ Apr 26, 2014

Abe pledges to spread benefits of economic recovery

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Saturday to do his utmost toward continued economic growth and to spread the benefits among the wider population. Addressing a May Day gathering of some 40,000 participants in central Tokyo, Abe said he is aiming for a sustained recovery that ...

Workers hold May Day rally seeking higher pay, stability

May 2, 2013

Workers hold May Day rally seeking higher pay, stability

An estimated 21,000 workers gathered at a Tokyo park for a May Day demonstration Wednesday, calling for higher pay, stable employment and an end to nuclear power. "Pay raises will help Japan get out of deflation," said Sakuji Daikoku, chairman of the National Confederation of ...