Nov 16

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BASEL, Switzerland | The small nation of Switzerland, which already has a higher immigrant population than most of its neighbors, is about to vote on a measure that could be another bellwether of anti-immigration sentiment spreading across the European continent.

Tens of thousands of protesters marched Wednesday in Brussels and trade unions planned strikes in Spain over planned austerity measures that are aimed at preventing an economic crisis in Europe, though critics say they would harm the poor.