Concerns are mounting that Spain will be the next Eurozone country to seek a financial bailout. Not only is the central government struggling with debt, but so are local authorities, particularly in Jerez. The Andalusian city, known around the world for its sherry business, owes some 950 million euros and some are calling it a mini-Greece. It's widely thought Jerez and other Spanish towns and cities will have to receive financial support from Madrid.
The financial crisis is taking a heavy toll in central and Eastern Europe, where the downturn brought an economic boom to a grinding and painful halt. Focus investigates how Romania is cutting costs to battle the effects of the global recession.
Opium and heroin trafficking in Afghanistan is a considerable source of revenue for the Taliban, but they are not the only ones who profit from it. In the meantime, the United States have radically changed their strategy in the war on drugs...
While Afghans back home vote in an election marred by violence, thousands of refugees are looking for asylum abroad. Here in a Paris park, Afghans refugees have joined Iranians and Kurds in setting up a makeshift camp.
The recent spate of deadly bomb attacks across Baghdad is seen in some quarters as an attempt to destabilise the government and undermine confidence in its ability to provide security. The attacks were the worst seen in the capital for months.