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Argentina's Macri announces new austerity measures

Argentina's Macri announces new austerity measures

Argentina's president Mauricio Macri announced austerity measures on Monday, including the elimination of government ministries and stiff taxes on exports.

Tunisia says more than 900 arrests in anti-austerity violence

Tunisia says more than 900 arrests in anti-austerity violence

Interior ministry spokesman Khlifa Chibani said 41 people aged between 13 and 19 were detained on Sunday amid fresh protests.

200 arrested, dozens hurt in Tunisia unrest

200 arrested, dozens hurt in Tunisia unrest

Tunisia has been hailed for its relatively smooth democratic transition since a 2011 revolt that sparked the Arab Spring uprisings, but seven years after the revolution, tensions over economic grievances are high.

200 arrested, dozens hurt in fresh Tunisia unrest

200 arrested, dozens hurt in fresh Tunisia unrest

Ministry spokesman Khalifa Chibani told local radio that 49 police officers were wounded during clashes across the country and that 206 "troublemakers" were arrested.

Saudi Arabia confirms princes arrested over protest

Saudi Arabia confirms princes arrested over protest

Saudi media on Saturday had reported the princes arrested after gathering outside Qasr al-Hokm, a historical palace in Riyadh, in protest against a government decision to stop paying the water and electricity bills of royals.

New Indian rule backfires, boosts unofficial gold trade

New Indian rule backfires, boosts unofficial gold trade

Try as it might, the Indian government appears to be unable to curb the country's love for gold.