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Romanian coal miners pursue pay dispute

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Thousands of miners in western Romania have marched for the fourth day running in a pay protest, after talks with the new government broke down.

The miners are demanding a bonus for working in dangerous conditions. They say this was promised to them by the previous administration.

Police said the protesters threatened to block the main road from Petrosani, their company’s base, to the capital Bucharest, 340 kilometres southeast.