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Climate Activists Smash Windows of Barclays Bank in London

Seven people were arrested outside the London headquarters of Barclays bank on Wednesday after climate change activists broke windows to protest the role of the financial sector in climate change, news wires reported. "You may dislike our action today but I ask you to compare a crack in a window to funding wildfires and flooded homes," said a campaigner cited by Reuters.

Kosovo’s Vetevendosje Makes Surprise Call for Election Law Changes

The election of Kosovo's next president took a new twist on Friday when the Vetevendosje [Self-Determination] party's parliamentary group called a meeting of the parliamentary presidency to examine a request to amend the Law on Election, suggesting that new snap polls might be on the horizon, less than two months after Kosovo's last elections.

Teens charged with felony for attack against metro employee

A prosecutor in Athens charged two teenagers with grievous bodily harm for the violent beating of a metro station manager in central Athens on Wednesday, when he asked them to wear a mask in the train.

They were also charged with disobedience, a misdemeanour, after they refused to give fingerprints.

Kosovo Sets Election Date Amid Constitutional Controversies

A man in Pristina votes at a polling station in the early parliamentary elections on October 6, 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE/GEORGI LICOVSKI

The decision came hours after the Constitutional Court ruled that Avdullah Hoti's current coalition government was illegitimate because it was voted into office with the help of an invalid vote cast by an MP with a criminal conviction.