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Spain is supposed to be one of austerity's more positive stories. The economy has returned to growth after years of contraction. But years of budget cuts have caused havoc in education and health care.
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Greece's leftist government has sent conflicting messages on its finances as it gradually runs out of money just a week ahead of a series of crucial debt re-payments to the IMF.
Nigeria has just narrowly avoided a complete economic shutdown after the main unions - along with gasoline and diesel distributors - met the new government. The talks ended a crisis which has left domestic airlines grounded and seen gas stations run dry, hitting businesses and homes.
The G7 is "indispensable" in shaping the global agenda - that's how European industry leaders feel about the annual meeting of the seven leading industrial nations. But with emerging powers such as China left out, many say the G7 has become an anachronism.
The French parliament votes next week on legislation forcing large supermarkets to donate rather than destroy unsold but edible food. Those who fail to comply will face fines and even jail sentences.
Turkey's thriving auto industry has been hit by one of the worst strikes in years. A wave of strikes began last week in the country´s largest car plant, the Renault factory in Bursa.