Magazine article The Spectator

Abroad

Magazine article The Spectator

Abroad

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Eurozone finance ministers offered Spain ?30 billion by the end of the month as part of a bailout for its beleaguered banks.

Spain was forced again to pay 7 per cent in the markets for ten-year borrowing. In Germany the constitutional court heard objections to the European Union's planned European Stability Mechanism. In Russia floods killed at least 171 people in the southern Krasnodar region, north-east of the Black Sea. Norway used emergency powers to end a strike by offshore oil and gas workers. President Evo Morales of Bolivia was re-elected head of the cocagrowers union.

Ansar al-Dine, a group affiliated to al-Qa'eda, tightened its grip on northern Mali and destroyed two more ancient Muslim shrines in Timbuktu.

Violence continued in Syria despite peace efforts by Kofi Annan; 17,000 were said to have been killed in the past 16 months.

Libya held elections, with 2,639 competing for 120 seats. …

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