Many Greeks and Spanish are taking to the streets to protest austerity measures being considered by the governments in the debt-addled countries. Demonstrations became violent in Athens when police fired tear gas at rioters throwing gasoline bombs and chunks of marble. In Madrid, thousands marched as close as they could to Parliament, where they were met with riot police. There were no reports of violence across Spain, but protesters cut off traffic on one of the city's major thoroughfares.
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- How a degree from Duke University dashed my dreams of buying a home
- Half the world's population lives in these 6 countries
- This is why you can't trust the NSA. Ever.
- Four annoying sounds you need to stop making
- The best online movies to watch this weekend
- Why you should stop believing in evolution
- 10 things you need to know today: August 23, 2014
- Innocent before proven guilty? The bizarre bipartisan rush to clear Rick Perry
- It's time for the police to rethink 'shoot-to-kill'
- ISIS and the echoes of the West's religious terror
Subscribe to the Week