Thousands march in Greek annual demo against US-backed military junta Nov 18, 2019 0 290 12345 Athens: Thousands of Greeks took part in demonstrations on Sunday to mark the anniversary of a 1973 anti-junta uprising, with police bracing for trouble after a series of raids on anarchists.This year the protest looks set to be dominated by opposition to the new conservative government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis, elected in July on a pledge to strengthen law and order.Some 5,500 people marched in Athens, police said, in remembrance of dozens of people who died in the 1973 military crackdown on a student uprising at the Athens Polytechnic.The annual march regularly descends into violence and some 5,000 officers were mobilised for the day, backed by drones, a helicopter and water cannon, police said.The protest marks the 46th anniversary of the student uprising. At least 24 people were killed in the crackdown, an event generally considered to have broken the US-backed junta’s grip on power and helped the restoration of democracy. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES G Rajapaksa declared winner of Sri Lankan presidential election Nov 18, 2019 0 332 French ‘yellow vests’ shut down top Parisian department store Nov 18, 2019 0 295 New testimonies show concerns over White House pressure on Ukraine Nov 18, 2019 0 531 Embattled Pakistan PM Imran Khan takes time out to unwind ISLAMABAD: After a rollercoaster few months, embattled Imran Khan, for the first time since assuming the office of the prime minister, has finally decided to take a break – albeit a brief one of just two days. The premier .. Indian Muslim body to challenge Ayodhya verdict in court New Delhi: A Muslim organisation in India said on Sunday it was to seek a review of a Supreme Court decision which granted a contested religious site to the Hindu majority. The court on November 9 held that the site in the .. UK govt and military covered up war crimes, says report London: The UK government and military covered up credible evidence of war crimes by British soldiers against civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to an investigation by the BBC and the Sunday Times. Leaks from .. British media slams Prince Andrew’s ‘car crash’ interview on Epstein links DPA London British media and commentators on Sunday slammed a ‘car crash’ interview in which Prince Andrew discussed allegations about his links to late financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The BBC .. Trump says North Korea went too far in calling Joe Biden ‘rabid dog’ Washington: US President Donald Trump issued a rare -- if tepid -- defence of election rival Joe Biden on Sunday, saying Pyongyang’s depiction of him as “a rabid dog” who should be “beaten to death” went a bit too far. “Joe ..