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Several thousand people have held a rally in Russia's Far East, demanding the government resign over the country's growing economic problems.
The protesters in Vladivostok blamed Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's cabinet for mismanaging the economy and suppressing political dissent.
The rally - which passed off peacefully - was the first in a series of protests expected in Russia on Saturday.
Other recent protests across Russia have been broken up by the authorities.
Thousands of people in Mexico City have protested against what they say is the inadequate response by the government to growing economic problems in Mexico.
The protesters - most of them from rural areas - were angry at President Felipe Calderon's recent move to freeze the price of petrol but not diesel.
They said the costs of running farm machinery had become prohibitive.
Unemployment across the nations that share the euro rose to its highest level in more than two years last month, as more firms laid off staff.
The eurozone unemployment rate totalled 8% in December, according to the latest official European Union data, up from a revised 7.9% in November.
Unemployment was highest in Spain, which recorded a 14.4% figure.
Meanwhile, eurozone inflation fell in January to 1.1%, its lowest level in almost 10 years, from 1.6% in December.
While Spain saw the highest unemployment last month, the lowest was Netherlands on 2.7%, and Austria at 3.9%.
Porsche has become the latest car manufacturer to cut back worker hours amid falling global demand.
Porsche's preliminary results for the six months to the end of January revealed sales had slumped 14% to 3bn euros ($3.9bn; £2.7bn).
The number of cars sold fell 27% to 34,000 in the six-month period. No profit figures were released.