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Tunisia hit by general strike, amid economic tensions

Jan 17, 2019 - Associated Press Financial Wire

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) - Workers around Tunisia went on strike Thursday to demand higher pay in a standoff with a government struggling to reduce unemployment, poverty and social tensions.

All flights in and out of the North African country's main airport were cancelled, and schools nationwide were closed. Ports, public transport, hospitals and other public services were also disrupted.

Marathon last-minute negotiations between the government and union umbrella group UGTT failed to aver...