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Latest update : 2011-03-23

Berlin bails out another EU partner - but Germans at home are also feeling the pinch

With other European countries in financial turmoil, Germany seems to be one EU member state who runs a tight ship. Angela Merkel was instrumental in the Greek bailout, and her government played a part in the Irish rescue earlier this week. But jo just how well is Germany's own economy doing? As France 24 discovered, while the Bundestag might be able to help other countries, the German people themselves are not immune from painful austerity measures.

Programme prepared by Kate Williams, Marie Billon and Patrick Lovett

By Jessica SALTZ , Brice BOUSSOUAR , Anne MAILLIET

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2018-04-20 Asia-pacific

Pashtun Protection Movement speaks up against extrajudicial killings

Some 30 million Pashtuns live in Pakistan - that's around 15% of the country's population. Partly because most Taliban members are Pashtun, the word "Pashtun" has, for many...

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2018-04-19 Middle East

The citizens finding solutions to Lebanon's chronic waste crisis

For years, Lebanese citizens have been dealing with the consequences of bad waste management. This is especially visible in the capital Beirut and the heavily urbanised coastal...

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2018-04-18 Americas

Video: A look back at the Castro years in Cuba

A new chapter is beginning in Cuba, with the country's National Assembly meeting to elect a new president. Raul Castro is stepping down from his position as head of state after...

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2018-04-17 Europe

Andalusia, the gateway to Europe for cannabis

More than 70% of cannabis in circulation in Europe transits through Andalusia, in southern Spain. The drug is transported from Morocco on speedboats across the Strait of...

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2018-04-16 Africa

Video: Embedded with French troops in eastern Mali

Just this weekend, seven French troops in Mali were injured and one UN peacekeeper killed in a four-hour rocket, mortar and car bomb attack on their camp at Timbuktu airport....

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