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Latest update : 2012-03-30

Living the vida low cost in Spain

Today in Spain, 63% of workers earn just 1,000 euros a month and 23% of the active population is unemployed. Cash-strapped Spaniards are now looking at alternative ways to get the goods they need, and bartering is making a comeback with shops introducing point systems. Protest groups are also emerging against the price of living and austerity measures, such as the "I'm Not Paying" movement. Our correspondents speak to some frustrated citizens in Madrid.

By Sarah Morris , Clément PERROUAULT , Adeline PERCEPT

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2016-02-08 Tunisia

The Arab Spring's unfulfilled promises

In January, Tunisia saw a week of protests as people voiced their anger over unemployment and corruption. The country is often held up as an example of one which survived the...

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2016-02-12 Senegal

Forbidden love in Senegal: Khady and Massamba's caste struggle

With Saint Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we decided to take a look at some modern-day Romeo and Juliets, couples who are in love but faced with enormous obstacles.

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2016-02-11 Ireland

Ireland is back in business

Ireland's strong economic recovery will be the main backdrop to the country's general elections on February 26. After five years in power, Prime Minister Enda Kenny's...

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2016-02-10 France

A look at France's efforts to boost patriotism and social cohesion

The French government wants to boost patriotism and social cohesion among the young following the November terror attacks. It's part of a bid to counter radicalisation by...

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2016-02-09 tourism

Morocco sees drop in tourist numbers

Unlike its neighbours, particularly Tunisia, Morocco has been spared terrorist attacks in recent years. The last one was five years ago. But tourist numbers are still down.

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